Helping you create a home by hand.

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #57

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #57

With graduation and spring and summer wedding season starting, I thought now might be a good time to share another Alphabet.

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern - Cross Stitch Alphabet

Use them to stitch a set of labels for the grad going off to college in the fall. The labels could then be sewn onto linens so that they can be easily identified if something gets forgotten in the communal laundry room.

And how sweet would they be embroidered onto a lace trimmed handkerchief with the brides new initials.

One of the things, I love about alphabets is that they can be added to so many other projects… such as these two cross-stitch patterns that I’ve shared in the past: Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep wallhanging and this cute set of smaller motifs.

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern downloadable pdf – Cross-Stitch Alphabet


Stitcher Link Party Button

Welcome to Stitchery Link Party #57

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 on How to Link Up to a Link Party.  It provides step-by-step instructions for linking to this party (or any other 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.

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.

 Loading InLinkz ...

I would be so pleased if you chose to share by clicking on one of the buttons below!


  • Guida
    May 9, 2016 8:58 pm

    Thank you for the lovely pattern.

  • Shez
    May 9, 2016 7:21 pm

    cant beat a classic sampler,thankyou 🙂

  • Mary
    May 9, 2016 5:31 pm

    Those are great. I wonder if they ever made lower case letters to go with them.

  • CathieJ
    May 9, 2016 4:06 pm

    I love that classic alphabet.

Comments are closed.