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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #96

For today’s vintage Workbasket pattern, Dave and I searched through our files to find more hearts for you to stitch up for Valentine’s Day or any upcoming weddings and anniversaries you may be celebrating. Some of these may have been featured here in the past as pattern sheets with a mix of other small motifs but Dave transferred five of…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #95

Do you find you need to take breaks from working on a larger project to do some small projects just so you can have the satisfaction of having a finish? I know that I sure do. I’m not necessarily tired of the larger project, I just need to switch to something different for an hour or two. One of the…

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Chinese New Year Money Pips

Do you celebrate Chinese New Year? Our oldest daughter has been teaching in Shanghai​​ for the past several years. She’s sent us some pretty cool gifts and along the way we’ve gotten to learn a bit about Chinese traditions. One such tradition is to give money in red envelopes to friends, family and co-workers when you see them during the Chinese…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #94

Dave and I, our middle daughter and son went to see Moana on the weekend. Have you been? If not, I highly recommend it. I loved every minute and want to go see it again while it’s still in theatres! From a very young age, Moana is drawn to the ocean. It calls to her. And while I have no…

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Santa Sack Swap 2016 – My Gifts from Pauline

I’ve been meaning to post this since the end of December but life has a way of interfering with one’s best laid plans. In this post, I showed you the gifts I made for my Santa Sack Swap 2016 partner, Pauline who blogs at Phoenix Heirlooms. Wait until you see all the lovely gifts she made for me. I felt so…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #93

Are you like me and feeling like you just want winter to be over already? The weather has been so weird! Last week, we got dumped on with snow. I spent 40 minutes shoveling so Dave would be able to get in the driveway when he got home from work. (The snow plow had deposited a huge drift when it…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #92

Happy Monday Everyone! We’ve only just finished the holiday season but it’s already time for those of us who craft to be thinking about what to make for Valentine’s Day. Today’s vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern for Abstract Heart Flowers would be the perfect quick stitch project! Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Abstract Heart Flowers   ***************** WELCOME TO STITCHERY LINK…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #91

Happy First Monday of 2017! For the first vintage Workbasket pattern of the new year, I’m sharing this lovely center medallion fruit bowl designed to be stitched as the feature embroidery on a table cloth or table topper. The whole pattern wouldn’t fit on an 8 1/2″ X 11″ sheet of printer paper so Dave has traced the fruit bowl…

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Santa Sack Swap 2016 – My Gifts for Pauline

For the past few years, I’ve taken part in the Santa Sack Swap hosted and organized by Cheryl over at Gone Stitchin’. This year, I was partnered with Pauline who blogs at Phoenix Heirlooms. I thought it would be fun to show you the gifts I made for her. For the swap, we’re to make our partners a sack, stocking or…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #90

Happy Monday Everyone! Today here in Canada (and other Commonwealth countries) we’re celebrating Boxing Day. For some, it will be a day of hitting the after Christmas sales. But for me, it’s my day to slow down and relax after the busyness of the holiday season. I don’t have to cook because the fridge is full of leftovers. I don’t…

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