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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #33

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #33

Many years ago, Dave and I started the tradition of putting up our tree the weekend before Christmas but I know that many people put their trees up much earlier. When we lived in the US, several of our neighbors decorated their tree this coming week as part of their preparations for Thanksgiving on Thursday.

So this week’s vintage Workbasket pattern is a sweet pattern for a tree in two different sizes.

Wouldn’t one look cute stitched on one half of a mug rug with patchwork on the half where the cup sits or perhaps as the insert for the front of a Christmas card made for someone special in your life.

Vintage Workbasket Magazine Christmas Tree in 2 SizesVintage Workbasket Christmas Tree in Two Sizes downloadable as a pdf.


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Welcome to Stitchery Link Party #33

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 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.

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. It would be wonderful if you decided to follow me but it’s not necessary in order to take part in the link party. (If you choose to 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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  • Mary Anne
    November 28, 2015 6:50 pm

    Such a cute tree! Wish I was doing another Christmas-themed crazy quilt block because I’d definitely be using this one.

  • Celtic Thistle Stitches
    November 24, 2015 12:14 pm

    Our youngest son’s birthday is in December so the family tradition for years has been that he and his dad go out on his birthday to pick the tree! We miss it now he no longer lives at home.

  • Renee
    November 23, 2015 8:41 pm

    Sue, I love the trees! I may have to see if one will fit on my current project… 🙂

  • Flashinscissors
    November 23, 2015 4:55 pm

    Hello Sue,
    Thank you for the lovely Christmas tree patterns, this is just what I need for my Christmas project. And, thank you once again for organising this link up party!
    Have a great week.
    Barbara xx

  • Susan
    November 23, 2015 3:49 pm

    Thanks so much for this great Christmas tree, and in two sizes! That’s adorable for many small Christmas projects.

  • Sherrie
    November 23, 2015 12:52 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing all the embroidery patterns.
    Have a great day!

  • Mary
    November 23, 2015 10:35 am

    Cute trees, Sue. Thank you.

  • Christine B.
    November 23, 2015 8:10 am

    What a beautiful tree pattern Sue! Thank you for sharing them and for hosting the link up party! Have a lovely week! Christine x

  • Cath
    November 23, 2015 7:06 am

    the Christmas trees are just lovely…..saving these ones to do really soon!

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