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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #39

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #39

I hope that 2016 is off to a great start for you as we move from holiday mode back to our regular daily/weekly schedules.  The first week of the month is always a busy one here on my blog and this week is no different as I’ll be sharing some of my plans for January and the months ahead.

I’ve also got a really beautiful finish that I can finally share with you now that it has arrived in China and been opened.

Today’s vintage Workbasket pattern is the second of a pair of beautiful tropical birds from pattern page 2-949.

Vintage Workbasket pattern for Tufted Tropical Bird 2A page 2-949

Vintage Workbasket pattern for Tufted Tropical Bird 2B from page 2-949Tufted Tropical Bird #2 – Part 1

Tufted Tropical Bird #2 – Part 2


Stitcher Link Party Button

Welcome to Stitchery Link Party #39

Before we get to this week’s Stitchery Link Party, I’d just like to provide a gentle reminder that the party is for hand embroidered projects only as described in #1 of the Stitchery Link Party Rules below. It’s okay if there are other items in the post you are linking as long as there is at least one project that is hand-embroidered.

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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  • CathieJ
    January 4, 2016 10:21 pm

    Thank you for the link-up. That tropical bird looks interesting.

  • Susan
    January 4, 2016 10:01 pm

    Thanks for the second great bird! I appreciate it.

  • Christine B.
    January 4, 2016 2:18 pm

    Hello Susan! I don’t have anything to link up this week but I am glad that you are still holding the link up parties…. I really enjoy them! Have a lovely week! Christine x

  • Renee
    January 4, 2016 11:21 am

    Thank you for having the Monday Stitchery Link Parties again this year! I look forward to seeing where your creativity leads you in 2016. 🙂

  • Mary
    January 4, 2016 10:53 am

    The detail in those birds is amazing.

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