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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #8

It’s going to be busy on the blog this week. I’ve got another small giveaway to announce that will be open to anyone, anywhere to win… as well as my June goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes. And in addition to that, I’ve got a unique tutorial to share. I’m also hoping to have at least one finish to show you come Friday.

But as always, to start the week, I have a vintage Workbasket pattern for you to stitch up.  As I mentioned Friday, Dave and I have been working on getting the garden planted. Most of the direct seeding has been finished but I still need to plant the dill.  And I want to pick up a couple of mint plants to transplant into pots for here at the house. Both are great to have and use fresh but they also dry really well for use during the winter months.

So this week’s pattern will hopefully remind me to get those done.Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern for mint, dill and sweet marjoramThis pattern can be downloaded as a pdf here.


Stitcher Link Party Button

Welcome to our 8th weekly Stitchery Link Party.  For those visiting for the first time, please be sure to check back through the other seven link parties.  There are so many beautiful and inspiring projects.  There are also quite a few that are just plain fun and will make you smile.

I try to make sure to have this post scheduled to go live each Monday at 7 am EDT (11 am UTC.)

The rules for linking up 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.)

Oh and don’t worry if you’ve never linked up to a link party before, 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.


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  • Mary Anne
    June 4, 2015 5:27 pm

    I know it’s Thursday, and not Monday, but better late than never!

  • Susan
    June 3, 2015 11:41 pm

    Thanks for the lovely herbs. I did NO stitching last week, so I had nothing to share. =P

  • Terry in California
    June 2, 2015 1:13 am

    Hi Sue, I am really enjoying your “LINKY PARTY”. I have viewed many woderful blogs. So many talented stitchers. ALSO thanks for the instructions on how to link. Someday soon I hope to figure it out.

  • Mary
    June 1, 2015 12:52 pm

    I love the herb designs. Gardening always takes so much time away from stitching, but it feels so good to be playing in the dirt. 😉

  • Christine B.
    June 1, 2015 10:24 am

    Hello Sue! What a beautiful stitchery design of herbs! I love fresh herbs! Good luck with your busy blog week and thank you for the link up! Happy June! 🙂 x

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