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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #59

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #59

Here in Canada, we have a long weekend so…

Happy Victoria Day to all my Canadian readers!

Next Monday is the Memorial Day long weekend in the United States. When we lived in the States, many of our friends and neighbors liked to decorate for Memorial Day and then leave the decorations up right through until Independence Day. I loved seeing all the patriotic displays!

Recently I was fortunate enough to find a small collection of vintage Workbasket patterns depicting US flags, eagles, the Liberty bell plus more.

One of those patterns was this United States Coat of Arms, also known as the Great Seal of the United States.

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern - Great Seal of the United States of America

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Great Seal of the United States of America downloadable pdf.

You’d have to hurry to stitch it in time for Memorial Day but there’s more than enough time to finish it to have to display for July 4th!


Stitcher Link Party ButtonWelcome to Stitchery Link Party #59

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.

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


  • CathieJ
    May 23, 2016 7:19 pm

    That is a great embroidery pattern.

  • Guida
    May 23, 2016 6:26 pm

    I had problems with the email you sent, its the same security problem as before. Thought you should know.
    Lovely pattern, thanks.

  • Susan Nixon
    May 23, 2016 5:01 pm

    Thanks for the great pattern of the Seal. Happy Victoria Day!

  • Laura
    May 23, 2016 9:12 am

    OOPS! Sorry! I linked to a post I’d already linked to another one of your stitchery parties. If I knew how, I’d delete it, so if you know how to delete it, feel free.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      May 23, 2016 10:01 am

      Hello Laura,

      Not to worry… I don’t mind if you link to something more than once.

      I suppose if someone linked to the same post week after week, I might start deleting but I want this to be a fun party for everyone. And readers might not have seen a post the first time round so now they’ll get chance to come see.

  • Deborah
    May 23, 2016 8:16 am

    Love this pattern, in 1980 I made one very similar framed it and it still hangs on the wall today.

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