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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #2

It’s going to be fun to see what flowers make their appearance in the various little gardens of the house that we’re renting. I’ve been checking daily and there are a few tulips making buds but any other bits of green poking through are still too small to tell what they might be.

Maybe they’re waiting to be sure that our warmer weather is here to stay. Friday and Saturday we had temperatures in the 20s ⁰C (upper 60s/70s ⁰F) and were wearing short shirt sleeves and not having to worry about jackets.

But Sunday morning when I went for my walk, not only did I need a jacket but a pair of gloves to keep out the wind. As I rounded the corner to head for home I spied these two brave little daffodils in the yard across the street.

Two Brave Daffodils

So today, for Vintage Embroidery Monday I’m sharing two small patterns; one for a daffodil and the other a basket of flowers with a pansy, tulip and lots of daisies.

Vintage Workbasket Pattern for Daffodils and a basket of flowersThe pattern is available to download as a pdf here.

Last week for our first Stitchery Link Party there were 13 lovely projects linked up (14 if we count mine.)

I visited each one and I can only say that I’m sure that others were as inspired as I was!   I know that I’m certainly going to be trying out some new projects as time and money allows.

In the comments on last week’s post Sally had a couple of really good questions that I answered at the time but I thought I’d answer again in case anyone missed them.

First… is linking to machine embroidery allowed?

While there are many beautiful patterns and projects for machine embroidery, I would like to keep the Stitchery Link Party to hand embroidery only.   So the answer to that question was a no.

But I was happy to be able to say yes to Sally’s second question.  She wanted to know if she could link up projects where she had taken a vintage embroidered piece and re-purposed it into something else.

I hadn’t thought along those lines when I decided to create the Stitchery Link Party, but I imagine quite a few of us who love embroidery have such items and it would be great to see new creative ways to use them.

I’d also like to mention that your project doesn’t have to be vintage; as long as it’s done by hand, you’re welcome to link up.

The rules 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.

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.

Stitcher Link Party ButtonSimply 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. Buttons to follow me on other social media are in the upper left hand side bar.)

Let’s have a Stitchery Party!

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  • Bits of Stitching!
    April 21, 2015 9:04 pm

    This is a great idea! Hand embroidery is very dear to me. Thanks for the invitation to link up and the comment left on my blog! My schedule is a bit tight, as soon as I have a moment I’ll try to visit the other posted links and will also edit post to link back here. Thanks again!

  • Raewyn
    April 21, 2015 3:38 pm

    Hi Sue, the vintage designs are gorgeous aren’t they – thanks for sharing! We’re in Autumn at the moment, my spring bulbs are already starting to poke their heads up above the ground!

  • Doris McCarty
    April 20, 2015 3:39 pm

    I working on hexes right now. Daffodils are one of mt favorites. All we’ve had lately is rain,rain, and more rain.

  • Renee
    April 20, 2015 1:57 pm

    The daffodils are lovely! Our sunny weather today is screaming for me to go give my yard some much needed TLC. 🙂

  • Christine B.
    April 20, 2015 9:34 am

    Love your pretty little redwork project! So cute!! 🙂 x

  • Karen
    April 20, 2015 8:32 am

    I actually have 3 projects going on right now that have embroidery in them. The redwork snowmen and two applique projects that I am adding some embroidery to here and there. Looking forward to seeing the links this week.

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