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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #107

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #107

Happy Monday! And welcome to another Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party.

For most of my growing up years, we lived in the country… not on a farm but on various small acreages. Our birds and animals came with us as we moved from place to place.

Today’s free vintage Workbasket pattern reminds me of the bantam hens that we had back then.

Banties are great brooders and once spring came they would start to brood or get clucky as the old saying goes. Soon they’d be sitting and hatching chicks.

Sometimes Dad would substitute their own eggs for regular size chicken eggs that he got from local farmers and as in this pattern… the chicks would hatch out and be twice as large as their own chicks would have been.

It was funny to see the momma hens trying to fit all those oversized chicks under them at night. But banties are wonderful mommas. Somehow they managed to raise those chicks until they were all feathered out and it wasn’t long before they were much bigger than the mommas.

And woe to the kid who tried to chase and catch those chicks. Banties can be scrappy little things!

Word from the wise, if you ever need to round up chicks to move them, make sure to catch momma first  🙂

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern - Hen and Chicks

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Hen and Chicks downloadable PDF


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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1 Comment

  • Susan
    April 27, 2017 4:41 pm

    No stitching this week, sick, so no link to make, but I do like those chicks and hen!

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