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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #124

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #124

Happy Monday!

With fruit canning season in full swing here in southwestern Ontario, I thought this week would be a good time to share this vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern for a variety of summer fruits.

Cherry season has passed and they’re kind of pricey to buy enough to can anyway but I’m planning to get a case each of pears and peaches to can sometime over the next couple of weeks.

Then early this fall, I’m hoping to get to one of our local organic u-pick farms to pick apples. I’ll be turning those into apple sauce, apple butter and dehydrated apples slices for snacking.

I can picture the summer fruits in this pattern stitched on so many different things… napkins, tea towels or even small draw string bags just the right size to pop in a piece of fruit to add to a lunch bag.

You could also stitch little faces on the fruits to give them each their own personality… something like the veggies I stitched onto this Thanksgiving apron I made from a vintage pattern.


Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern - Summer Fruits - Peach, Apple, Pear, Plum and CherriesVintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Summer Fruits – Peach, Apple, Pear, Plum and Cherries



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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.

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 Party. It 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.

  1. Link directly to your blog post, not to your blog home page.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:

  1. Please link back to the Stitchery Link Party with a text link somewhere in your post.
  2. As well, please share the love and visit one or two (or more) of the other links and take time to leave a comment.
  3. 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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  • Joy
    August 21, 2017 11:50 am

    The fruit stitchery is very cute! They’d also look cute stitched on the top of a doily to cover a jar of preserves! Thanks for dropping by my blog and encouraging me to link! xx

  • Deborah
    August 21, 2017 7:10 am

    Love the fruit patterns, I do love a good day apple picking in the autumn, for the past few years I have driven north from Florida to do some apple picking and to take in the colors of the season sadly lacking in evergreen Florida. I may plant a peach or plum tree this fall. Enjoy!

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