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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #101

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #101

Happy Monday!

Before we get to today’s vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern, make sure to scroll down to find out how to enter the giveaway I’m hosting to celebrate reaching the 100th Stitchery Link Party last week. The giveaway runs until April 3rd, so you’ll have lots of chances to enter.

Last week, I shared with you a pretty vintage tea set for you to embroider because we all bring out the good dishes when we’re celebrating. This week, we’re continuing our celebrations by decorating with this beautiful Double Rose Banner!

This is a 2 page pattern as the original vintage Workbasket pattern was too large to fit on a single 8.5″X11″ sheet of paper. When tracing the pattern, match up the marks where indicated.

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern - Double Rose Banner


Vintage Workbasket Embroidery PatternDouble Rose Banner downloadable PDF.





As mentioned above we’re celebrating the Stitchery Link Party with a giveaway!

Up for grabs is this pretty handmade zippered pouch with matching pincushion and needlebook as well as 3 coordinating fat quarters from that line of fabrics, embroidery scissors, 5 skeins of DMC #5 embroidery floss, a tin of pins and a handy magnifier.

100th Stitchery Link Party Giveaway Prize

Close up of the pouch, pincushion and needlebook:

Zippered Pouch, Pincushion and Needle Book - 100th Stitchery Link Party Giveaway Prize

Here’s a recap of the rules from last week:

  1. Link up to one or all of the Stitchery Link Parties up to and including April 3rd.


Leave a comment on one or all of the Stitchery Link Parties (one comment per post, please.)

But not just any comment will do… to make it more fun, visit one or more of the links and then come back and tell me something interesting you learned either about embroidery or about the link you visited.

Your name will be entered into the drawing for each time you link up and/or comment.

2. The giveaway is open to everyone, everywhere.

3. The giveaway runs from March 6th to Apr 3rd at midnight EST.



Stitchery Link Party Button





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.

If you’ve never linked up to a link party before and would like to join in, I’ve written a quick tutorial on How to Link Up to a Link PartyIt provides step-by-step instructions for linking to this party (or any other link party you might like to participate in.)

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.

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.  It would be wonderful if you decided to follow me but it’s not necessary in order to take part in the link party.

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I would be so pleased if you chose to share by clicking on one of the buttons below!


  • Susan
    March 27, 2017 10:01 am

    Hearts Creations Sunflower quilt was intriguing to read about. I am still trying to figure out just how she created the outside edge of the center of the sunflower to keep all those loops so close together and even. This is also the first I have heard about sewing down one side of a bias stip (stem) and hand stitching the other side. Not sure which side is which, but the concept is new to me. Usually all I read about is fusible applique and all machine stitching. I like the way she made the leaves and I like her added bee.

  • Shami Immanuel
    March 17, 2017 7:00 am

    Roses are alwAYS beautiful. This pattern of yours will make a beautiful cushion. Thanks for the giveaway. the fabric is unique.

  • Carol
    March 14, 2017 6:05 am

    I visited Hillview Embroidery who took a short break from a project and found she gained new perspective and took a bit of a different direction to get the result she wanted.

  • Catherine
    March 14, 2017 2:23 am

    Thanks for hosting! And for being so generous. That is a really lovely little set! Happy blog birthday.

  • Renee
    March 14, 2017 12:20 am

    Beautiful roses! I will link up tomorrow, I hope. Our router went out, so I cannot upload the photos for my blog post from my laptop. It’s supposed to be replaced in the morning. 🙂 Your giveaway gifts are lovely!

  • Beth T.
    March 13, 2017 9:47 pm

    Love the redwork kitten embroidery. It reminds me so much of my grandmother’s “day of the week” dish towels. I still use some of her dish towels daily. At first I felt bad about putting them into daily use, but then I realized that was how she wanted them used, and it was better than keeping them hidden away. This way, she’s part of my day-to-day life. When they wear out, I’ll need to do my own embroidery and replace them. 🙂

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