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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #11

Sometimes on the way back from the farm where we buy our eggs, we’ll stop and pick some wildflowers that are growing in the ditch beside the road.  In keeping with their rustic origins, when I get them home, I like to arrange them in mason jar vases.

Wild flowers arranged in mason jar vases

Today’s Vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern would look lovely done up as white Ox-Eyed Daises and purple Dame’s Rockets.

Vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern for a Flower Basket - Left half from page 77Vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern for a Flower Basket - Right half from page 77The pdf pattern for the left half can be downloaded here.

The pdf pattern for the right half can be downloaded here.




Stitcher Link Party Button

Welcome to Stitchery Link Party #11!

For those visiting for the first time, you are in for a real treat.  Every week, I’m amazed and delighted to discover all the beautiful projects everyone is working on.

If you have a bit of time, be sure to check back through previous link parties as well.  Parties #1 through #10 can be accessed by clicking on Stitchery Link Party in the categories section of the left hand tool bar.

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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  • Angela Grasse
    June 26, 2015 3:32 pm

    Thanks for inviting me to participate! I am so glad that I was actually able to accomplish a little something this week!

  • Renee
    June 25, 2015 12:06 pm

    Thanks for another great link party! Your embroidery pattern is gorgeous. So, so pretty!

  • Shez
    June 24, 2015 5:05 am

    Hi,oh I love your jars of flowers,so pretty xx

  • CathieJ
    June 23, 2015 3:42 pm

    Such pretty flowers. Thank you for the flower basket pattern and the link-up.

  • Celtic Thistle Stitches
    June 23, 2015 9:05 am

    Another lovely pattern Su, one of these days I will have some embroidery to link up 🙂

  • Mary Anne
    June 22, 2015 6:58 pm

    How I wish that I had all the old Workbasket magazines that once belonged to my grandmother. Alas, many of them were lost in a house fire.

  • Patti K
    June 22, 2015 5:21 pm

    Thank you for this beautiful pattern. Could you please share how to get the pattern onto fabric for stitching? Thx

    • Super Mom No Cape
      June 25, 2015 8:20 am

      Hello Patti,

      I have a small homemade light box that my husband put together for me a few years ago. I put the pattern on the light box and then lay the fabric over top of that. Then I trace it lightly, either in pencil or with a Clover water soluble pen.

      But before I had the light box, I would tape the pattern to a window and then tap the fabric to hold it in position while I traced it.

      For some projects where I’m using fabric that I can’t see through to trace, I use a product called Sulky Sticky-Solvy. The self-adhesive sheets have a paper backing so they can be put through the printer. Then you peel the paper off and smooth it on the fabric.

      There’s also tracing paper specifically for transferring patterns.

      I hope that helps.

  • Christine B.
    June 22, 2015 9:15 am

    Thank you for hosting another link up and for the beautiful pattern. I love wildflowers! 🙂 x

  • Mary
    June 22, 2015 8:58 am

    Your wildflowers are so pretty. That flower basket embroidery is beautiful too.

  • Linda Mincher
    June 22, 2015 7:33 am

    Love the flower basket pattern. It reminds me of one from my Great-Grandmother that I made for my sister. Thanks for the link party!

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