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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #4

I’m working on creating the pattern and tutorial for a super cute little pincushion that uses one of the small sew-in coin purse frames. I’m still tweaking the pincushion pattern but once it’s ready, I plan to make one with Redwork embroidery on it. To that end, I have traced out and started embroidering the sides and top using a couple of the small motifs from today’s Vintage Workbasket Pattern.

Redwork embroidery for coin purse pincushion

With Mother’s Day less than a week away, you might not have time to embroider a larger piece and then turn it into something but these small motifs would be quick to stitch up and make into a bookmark or perhaps a small sachet or pincushion such as the ones that I made here and here.

Small Motifs from Workbasket Pattern Page #86This pattern is available to download as a pdf here.

Stitcher Link Party Button

I am so inspired each week when I visit each of the blogs who link up to our Stitchery Link Party.  We had fourteen beautiful projects (15 if we count mine) linked up last week.

Although past link ups are closed to new entries, the Stitchery Link Parties themselves and all the projects that were linked up that week are available to check out any time you’d like.  So if you didn’t get a chance to visit during a particular week, you can do so anytime you like.

Thank you to those who were new who linked up.  And a special thank you to the lovely ladies who returned again for another week.

During the first couple of weeks of the Stitchery Link Party, I had a few comments and e-mails from readers saying they don’t know how to add their link to the party so I’ve written a quick tutorial called How to Link Up to a Link Party to help you not only link up to my Stitchery Link Party but to any link party you might like to participate in.

I’m looking forward to being inspired again this week.

The rules are simple:

1. The project can be anything you’ve made 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.

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. Buttons to follow me on other social media are in the upper left hand side bar.)

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  • Raewyn
    May 6, 2015 8:47 pm

    The latest designs are lovely, Sue. And I do like your redwork. At last I have a post to link up and I’m looking forward to visiting the other linky ladies 🙂

  • Radka
    May 5, 2015 12:58 pm

    Thank you for the kind invitation to your stitching party 🙂
    I have added a link to my blog side bar, so I and others can find our way to you again!

  • Celtic Thistle Stitches
    May 5, 2015 2:25 am

    Love those new designs Sue, loving the projects on the link up too.

  • Susan
    May 4, 2015 9:33 pm

    Thank you for this latest vintage design. I see already one that I want to use on something for a gift for December. You are so helpful! Going to go comment now where I am allowed to on the other link ups. =)

  • Renee
    May 4, 2015 6:55 pm

    Your patterns are lovely and your stitching is gorgeous!

  • Christine B.
    May 4, 2015 3:00 pm

    I do apologise….. I should really read my comments through before posting them that should have read ‘Hello’!!

    • Super Mom No Cape
      May 4, 2015 3:42 pm

      lol… I read this comment first and then of course had to go read the other one right away. It gave me a good giggle!!

      There are so many times when I will write a comment on someone’s blog and after I hit send I realize I should have read it first… lol.

      Aloha hugs,

  • Christine B.
    May 4, 2015 2:57 pm

    Hell Sue! What a pretty redwork design you are stitching! I am looking forward to seeing the finished pincushion! Have a lovely week! 🙂 x

  • rosa
    May 4, 2015 3:43 pm

    Beautiful projects.There are gorgeous projects!

  • Doris McCarty
    May 4, 2015 1:30 pm

    I’m not working on an embroidered project right now. But I looked at everyone that linked up. They are so pretty! I’ve been looking for a butterfly pattern, I really like the one on your sachet. I enjoy your blog.

  • Karen
    May 4, 2015 8:26 am

    pretty little flowers you are making!

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