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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #87

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #87

Only 18 days until the jolly man in the red suit begins to make his yearly trip around the world… but that should be more than enough time for you to stitch up this sweet pattern of him and his sack filled with toys.

I’m thinking of stitching Santa on a light blue background done in Redwork except for the fur on his hat, coat and boots. I think those would look great stitched with a white lightweight yarn.

Satin stitch his mustache and eyebrows with white floss and french knots for his beard??

How would you stitch him?


Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern - Santa with Sack filled with toys


Vintage Workbasket Embroidery PatternSanta with Sack Filled with Toys 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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  • Susan
    December 5, 2016 4:31 pm

    Hate the pop-up still. It should know I’m already signed up. LOL

    The Santa is as cute as anything. I think it would be fun do combine the embroidery with the buttonhole stitch applique red fabric, the way Jenny Reynolds did blocks with her Gentle Domesticity BOM this year. Or maybe embroider everything except the furry parts and applique those with a hen-scratch stitching to look sort of the way it does on the pattern. Thanks for another great pattern for Christmas.

  • Renee
    December 5, 2016 12:22 pm

    Your Santa is adorable and I love the your embroidery plan for him. I think he’d be amazing with a short & long stitch, but it would take me AGES. 😉

  • Kathleen
    December 5, 2016 10:18 am

    I love playing Phase 10 but haven’t played it in years!!

  • Mary
    December 5, 2016 9:17 am

    You did have a busy weekend! Your Santa is so sweet. It’s hard to have quiet stitching time at this time of the year.

  • Helen
    December 5, 2016 8:09 am

    Thank you. I had requested the Praire Point Star PDF. I hope you can send it without too much trouble. Sorry if I confused you!

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