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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #32

When we were posted to Germany from the mid to late 80s, one of the things I came to love was the pealing of the bells each Sunday morning. The sound of the bells was never more beautiful than on the clear, crisp mornings leading up to the holiday season.

This vintage Workbasket pattern for a trio of Christmas bells would be lovely stitched on any number of small projects… perhaps in the center of a set of napkins or as a gift tag that the recipient could then hang on the tree to become a treasured keepsake.

Vintage Workbasket Pattern for Christmas BellsVintage Workbasket Trio of Christmas Bells pdf.

Stitcher Link Party Button

Welcome to Stitchery Link Party #32

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 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.

The rules for the Stitchery Link Party are simple:

1. The project can be anything 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.  (Please note:  For those of you who have already been kind enough to add the button, the coding has been updated and I would so appreciate it if you would grab the new code.)

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.)

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  • Renee
    November 20, 2015 8:21 pm

    The bells are lovely! I hope to find time to catch up on the blog posts from Monday soon. 🙂

  • Mary Anne
    November 18, 2015 7:59 pm

    One of the churches downtown still has the bells that ring every hour – so nice to hear when we’re out on the balcony. Mind you, I’m not so sure that those that live quite close to them are maybe quite so thrilled!

  • Susan
    November 17, 2015 12:02 am

    Sadly, I have nothing to share this week. But I will next week! I love the bells, thank you! Your story reminded me of our time in Deming. It’s a town of about 1200, but was once as many as 7000, I think. The Lutheran church was a lovely old gray stone building and the church bells rang every hour to tell the time. I loved it especially at noon and midnight!

  • Mary
    November 16, 2015 9:57 am

    That WOULD make a beautiful gift tag. Great idea. Thank you.

  • CathieJ
    November 16, 2015 9:36 am

    Thank you for those beautiful bells.

  • Christine B.
    November 16, 2015 7:46 am

    Thank you for the link up and for beautiful embroidery pattern! Have a lovely week! Christine x

  • Carol
    November 16, 2015 7:09 am

    When we lived in the city, the churches would ring their bells at noon. I haven’t heard that in a really long time. Thanks for reminding me of a fond memory.

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