To all my US readers:
Happy Memorial Day!
When Dave was in the Canadian Army, one of my biggest worries was that one day he wouldn’t come home to me. Thankfully he always did. Not everyone is so fortunate.
We lived in the US for enough years for this day to become a day in which we too will always take time remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice and never returned home. I hope that you too, no matter where you live in the world, will take a moment or two and remember your fallen.
On a lighter note… the first of this season’s organic strawberries have arrived in stores and I have been enjoying them for breakfast with kiwi and banana over yogurt.
So today, I’ve decided to share this vintage Workbasket pattern of a bowl of strawberries.
Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Strawberries in a Bowl downloadable pdf.
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.