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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #86

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #86

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

With less than 4 weeks left before Christmas, the push is on to get more gifts on the go. Most other years, I’d be closing in on the home stretch of gift making but this year I’ve barely just begun.

There’s going to be a lot of late night sewing and crafting happening here!

Imagine how pretty today’s holly branches would look stitched on a set of tea towels. With four different styles to choose from… including one of holly and poinsettia, no two tea towels need be the same.

If you’re a really fast stitcher (which I’m not)… you could repeat one design or mix and match them to create the border of a tablecloth or a set of napkins.


Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern - Holly Branches

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery PatternHolly Branches downloadable PDF.


Stitchery Link Party Button



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 PartyIt 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!


  • Susan
    November 28, 2016 4:14 pm

    Thank you! Those are really pretty, for lots of uses.

  • CathieJ
    November 28, 2016 3:14 pm

    I love those holly embroidery patterns.

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