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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #40

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #40

Yesterday the temperature dropped from +4ºC in the morning to -6ºC by late afternoon and the rain from earlier in the day turned to snow. We’re supposed to get more snow later today and for the next couple of days after that. Winter is making itself felt in south western Ontario!

So today’s vintage Workbasket pattern recalls the warm, lazy days of summer to remind us that winter can’t last forever but it does provide us with time for stitching that we don’t always have in the summer.

Vintage Workbasket patter for an Old Mill - Upper Half of Pattern from page 90Vintage Workbasket pattern of an Old Mill - Lower Half of Pattern from page 90Vintage Workbasket Old Mill – Upper Portion

Vintage Workbasket Old Mill – Lower Portion


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Welcome to Stitchery Link Party #40

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.

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  • Renee
    January 11, 2016 1:33 pm

    Oh… I do hope I manage to make time to stitch this beautiful pattern. Thank you for sharing! Can you believe this is your 40th Monday Stitchery Link Party already? Thanks so much for hosting it!

  • Linda Mincher
    January 11, 2016 8:58 am

    That is a lovely embroidery pattern you are sharing today. Thanks so much!

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