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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #127

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #127

Happy Monday Everyone!

Welcome to our weekly Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party.

As I searched through my files for something appropriate to share today for 911, I came across this pattern for a candle and star.

The ritual of lighting a candle to pay tribute to a life or lives which have passed has long been a part of our and other cultures. It’s a practice that may well trace back almost to the time of the invention of the first beeswax candles over 5000 years ago.  

Light dispels darkness, nourishes life and illuminates everything.

As the ritual lighting of candles evolved over the centuries, keeping that light burning is intended to promote reflection and signify that the memory still lives on and burns bright.

And while I know the one below is a Christmas pattern, I’m sending it out today to invite you to light a candle, either figuratively or literally, in remembrance of those who died 16 years ago today on Sept 11, 2001.

You might also like to light one to remember those who have been lost more recently in various natural disasters around the world.

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern - Christmas Candle and Star

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Christmas Candle and Star downloadable PDF

Some of the other vintage candle patterns I’ve shared:

Holly and Candles

Candles and Greeting Wreath

Days of the Week – Sunday Hurricane Candle


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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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  • mary
    September 11, 2017 8:20 am

    That is a great design for dispelling the darkness on this day.

  • Renee Younger
    September 11, 2017 5:20 pm

    This is always such a somber day. The candle seems a perfect pattern to share. Thank you.

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