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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #37

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #37

Each year, when we put up our tree, the very last thing that is added is the angel topper.

This week’s pattern reminds me a little of the angel topper Dave and I bought for our very first tree way back in the early 80s.

Our first Christmas Angel Tree Topper

A few years later, Mom and Dad gave me an new Angel Tree topper that has a porcelain head and hands and satin dress and it lit from inside. The new Angel took her place at the top of the tree. But the one above will always hold a place in my heart as the first.

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern - Angel Praying


Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Vintage Angel downloadable pattern.


Stitcher Link Party Button

Welcome to Stitchery Link Party #37

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 21, 2015 10:01 pm

    And thank you for the pattern – I mean to add that. She’s a wonderful vintage angel, too!

  • Susan
    December 21, 2015 10:01 pm

    What a cute little angel. I think it must have been hard not to use her each year, beautiful as the newer one is. I have an angel, too – one I bought because she was slightly cracked – stained glass – and I thought no one else would buy her. I couldn’t stand that fate for something so beautiful. =)

  • Renee
    December 21, 2015 12:17 pm

    What a sweet angel, Sue! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  • Mary
    December 21, 2015 10:10 am

    It DOES look like your first angel….very sweet.

  • Margaret
    December 21, 2015 9:49 am

    I love your angel design, another one to add to my ever-lengthening to do list for NEXT Christmas! Merry Christmas to you and all the best for the New Year 🙂

  • Kate
    December 21, 2015 8:54 am

    Sue, you’re a sweetie to share these beautiful vintage designs with us – thank you.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  • Christine B.
    December 21, 2015 8:02 am

    No time to link something this week Susan but, I just wanted to pop in and wish you a very Happy Christmas and New Year! Hugs Christine x

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