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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #116

Happy Monday Everyone! Last week, I shared the vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern for Eva, the first pattern for a set of topsy-turvy potholders. Kind of like a topsy-turvy doll… but made into a potholder. This week’s pattern is for Eva’s best friend, Topsy. Of the two patterns, this one is my favorite because when I was in Grade 3, my…

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Quilting, Sewing

The Secret in Your Thread Spool

Did you know that most of the quality threads available on the market today have a secret? Or rather their spools have a secret? I’ve been sewing since I was a young girl when I started making Barbie doll clothes and I didn’t know this secret. Back then in the early 70s, you could still get thread on wooden spools!…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #115

Happy Monday! Have you ever seen the Topsy-Turvy dolls? The ones where you think it’s one doll but then you flip the doll upside down, smooth down her skirt and you have another doll? Sometimes one doll has her eyes open and when you flip her over, the other doll’s eyes are closed. Or one doll is Red Riding Hood…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #114

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. In my post about the Doctor Who TARDIS quilt finish, I mentioned how hard it can be to make gifts for the men in our lives. It seems to be equally difficult to find suitable patterns to embroidery for them. However, in searching through my collection, I found this…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #113

Happy first Monday of June! The last time I shared a vintage Workbasket alphabet embroidery pattern with you was this Curvy Alphabet. It’s time that I shared another one. I decided on the name Mid Century Modern for this alphabet because it has the same boxy style that you’ll see in a lot of the furniture designs of that period. The…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #112

Happy Monday Everyone! Welcome to another Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party. To those living in the US, I hope that you’re spend the weekend enjoying time with family and friends as you take time today to remember those who have given their lives in the line of duty while serving in the United States Armed Forces. When my…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #111

Happy Monday everyone! To those of you in Canada, Happy Victoria Day! With the US Memorial Day long weekend only a week away, I thought I’d share a smaller pattern that could be stitched in time. This pattern for the Liberty Bell was obviously sent out to Workbasket subscribers sometime during 1976 in celebration of the bi-centennial but you could…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #110

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope that all you mothers had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday. I spent the day getting ready for the coming week and then our son brought supper so I didn’t have to cook. 🙂 Here in Canada and the US, we have long weekends coming towards the end of May. Next Monday. May 22nd, Canada celebrates…

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