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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #34

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #34

Only 24 more days before Santa comes.

And as you can see, he’s making a list and checking it twice.

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern - Santa Checking His ListDon’t you just love the little mouse!

Now I wonder, has he been naughty or nice?

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Santa Checking His List downloadable pattern.



Stitcher Link Party Button

Welcome to Stitchery Link Party #34

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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  • Susan
    December 4, 2015 2:39 am

    Thank you for Santa, though I’m quite late to our meeting! This is adorable. I need more time – maybe another 50 years – to make all these wonderful things!

  • Flashinscissors
    December 3, 2015 5:55 am

    Thank you for all the Christmas patterns you have been giving us. I might not stitch them all, but I know where they are to come back for them! Thanks Sue.

    Lots of lovely stitching blogs to visit again this week too in the Stitchery Party!

    Thank you for organising the party!

    Barbara xx

  • Mary Anne
    December 2, 2015 8:14 pm

    This pattern is another keeper! Thank you.

  • Renee
    December 1, 2015 3:23 am

    What a CUTE pattern!

  • Mama Bear
    November 30, 2015 7:33 pm

    I love the embroidery patterns you offer and one of these days I’ll actually download one. I did draw off one of Jenny of Elefantz’s designs this weekend thinking I would do it in time to make a bag as a Christmas gift…might be too ambitious, we’ll see.
    I’ve sent your package a week ago today so you can be on the look out for it. I forgot to photo the contents so I’ll let you post it when you get it.
    Mama Bear

  • Raewyn
    November 30, 2015 1:14 pm

    Such a gorgeous pattern, thank you 🙂 My handstitching is going a little slow at the moment!

  • Carol
    November 30, 2015 11:04 am

    I love that Santa and the mouse is so cute!

  • Daryl
    November 30, 2015 9:51 am

    My bag is mostly machine embroidery stitched, however I did add some hand stitches like French Knots, so I hope that’s okay to link it here?

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