Today’s vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern is the third in the series of Days of the Week Brownies that I’m sharing during July and the first part of August.
Did you go to Brownies when you were a child? I did and so did our two daughters. The motto when I was a girl was “Lend a Hand.” It has since been changed to “A Brownie Guide thinks of others before herself and does a good turn every day.”
In today’s pattern, one of our Brownies has torn a hole in her pants and her friend is being helpful by stitching a patch in place to cover it. Such a fun example of lending a hand and doing a good turn.
And wouldn’t it be fun to stitch these Brownies (as well as the other Brownie patterns) for the Brownie Guide in your life!
The Brownies could also be turned into Christmas Elves by stitching them in green and red. Perhaps add a small doll or stuffed toy to the motif, to show that the sewing elf is taking a break from making toys to help a fellow elf out of an embarrassing situation.
By adding wings, they can be magically transformed into fairies.
Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Days of the Week – Wednesday Brownies
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For those who are newly subscribed or are visiting for the first time, every Monday I host a link party in which I invite others to share their hand embroidery projects.
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The rules for the Stitchery Link Party are simple:
1. The project can be anything as long as it includes hand embroidery stitches in some form. Such projects might be but are not limited to redwork, blackwork, goldwork, bluework, (etc), counted cross-stitch, crazy quilting, crewel, silk ribbon, pulled thread, hardanger and sashiko.
These projects do not have to be vintage or vintage inspired. All styles are welcome as long as it’s hand embroidered.
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