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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #10

I’ve been noticing a bit of a baby boom across some of the blogs I’ve been following.   There are lots of new parents and grandparents out there, so this week I thought I’d share this sweet cross stitch from vintage Workbasket pattern page #70.

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern from page #70This pattern could quite easily be completed by someone who has never embroidered before because as you can see, the picture is made up entirely of little x’s.  Simply trace the pattern onto a piece of fabric and then make a straight stitch in one direction, then a straight stitch in the other direction to complete the x.

Please note:  This is not a counted cross stitch pattern.  I’m not even sure it if could be converted to counted cross stitch as that is one form of embroidery that I haven’t attempted in several years.

The pattern can be downloaded as a pdf here.


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Welcome to Stitchery Link Party #10!

For those visiting for the first time, please be sure to check back through previous link parties.  You are sure to be inspired!

For those of you who like to plan ahead, I try to make sure to have this post scheduled to go live each Monday at 7 am EDT (11 am UTC.)

The rules for linking up are simple:

1. The project can be anything you’ve made as long as it includes 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.

2. Link directly to your blog post, not to your blog home page.

3. If you happen to sell your embroidery or embroidery patterns, feel free to link up to a blog post you’ve written about a project you’re selling, but No direct links to shops or websites selling things.

4. This will be a curated link party. In other words, if a link does not conform to the three simple rules above, it will be removed.

The next three are more requests than rules.   They are by no means a requirement to take part in the party:

5. Please link back to the Stitchery Link Party with a text link somewhere in your post. Or if you’d prefer you can use the cool button that our son designed for me.

Simply copy and paste the code you’ll find under the button in my left side bar. You can add it to your post or to the sidebar of your blog.

6. As well, please share the love and visit one or two (or more) of the other links and take time to leave a comment.

7. I would, of course, love it if you decide to follow me but it’s not necessary in order to take part in the link party. (If you do decide to follow me, you can subscribe to e-mail updates in the box on the upper right hand side bar. You will then be sent an activation e-mail.  Once you click on the link in that e-mail, you will begin receiving updates each time I post.  Buttons to follow me on other social media are in the upper left hand side bar.)

Oh and don’t worry if you’ve never linked up to a link party before, I’ve written a quick tutorial called How to Link Up to a Link Party to help you not only link up to this party but to any link party you might like to participate in.

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  • Snoodles
    June 18, 2015 7:48 pm

    What fun! I joined the party and I posted your cool button (great job by your son) on my sidebar! I get your posts in my inbox!

  • Lisa
    June 16, 2015 10:25 am

    Would love to make several of these! How would you transfer this to the fabric to then stitch?

  • Maria
    June 16, 2015 8:45 am

    I remember saying that prayer. When I was wee.

  • Mary
    June 15, 2015 7:10 pm

    That is such a cute cross stitch design for a new little one.

  • Renee
    June 15, 2015 2:45 pm

    Congratulations, Karen!

    The stamped cross-stitch is darling! Thanks for another great link party!

  • Rachel
    June 15, 2015 12:51 pm

    Converting it to counted might require a bit of tweaking, but I am sure it will be do-able!

  • CathieJ
    June 15, 2015 12:35 pm

    Thanks for the cross stitch pattern. I will probably convert it to counted cross-stitch because that is what I do.

  • Kim
    June 15, 2015 11:38 am

    What a gorgeous kit! Congrats to Karen. (NUTS! I was off by one!!….maybe next time) ;0)

  • Christine B.
    June 15, 2015 7:40 am

    What a pretty little cross stitch to celebrate a new baby’s arrival and congratulations to Karen on her win! 🙂 x

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