Happy Monday Everyone!
We’re just 2 days and 2 months away from Christmas. Can you believe how fast the year has gone?
If you haven’t already started to work on your Christmas decor and gifts, now would be a good time to do that. 🙂
I know that I’ve spent far too many Christmas Eves busy trying to finish up gifts so they can be wrapped and put under the tree before everyone gets up Christmas morning.
To help you along, today and over the next several weeks, I’m going to be sharing holiday designs for you to stitch. And I’m starting things off with this beautiful Christmas Pine Cone Centerpiece motif.
It would be lovely embroidered on the corners of a table cloth!
Then next week, I’ll be sharing the smaller version that could be stitched on matching napkins.
Or wouldn’t it look pretty printed out on card stock to make cards to send to friends and family.
Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Large Christmas Pine Cone Centerpiece downloadable PDF
Now if you prefer acorns to pine cones, I have these patterns available in the archives that would also look beautiful stitched on linens or printed out on card stock:
(ad) Several of these Valdani 3 Strand Embroidery Floss Samplers pictured below have the perfect colors for stitching either the Christmas Pine Cone Centerpiece or the Acorns. You could also choose more than one to get just the right color combinations.
Each sampler comes with 12 tiny sample balls. 30 yds combined total in the set. (Please note: Not 30 yds each.)
Click the photo to check them out.
Bonus… they’re on sale!!
WELCOME TO STITCHERY LINK PARTY #133
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:
- 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.
- Link directly to your blog post, not to your blog home page.
- 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.
- 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:
- Please link back to the Stitchery Link Party with a text link somewhere in your post.
- As well, please share the love and visit one or two (or more) of the other links and take time to leave a comment.
- It would be wonderful if you decided to follow me but it’s not necessary in order to take part in the link party.