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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #9

This week’s vintage embroidery pattern for rosemary and thyme is the last of the series of herbs I’ve been sharing and they are so appropriate for my week just past.

Last Monday, during a trip to the library, I picked up the first season of a cozy mystery TV series on DVD called Rosemary & Thyme.   I’ve really been enjoying watching the shows in the evenings while I work on my Under The Sea crazy quilting block or other hand work.

Then when I went to the garden center to pick up some peppermint transplants, right beside them were small pots of thyme and rosemary and they went in my basket too.   A couple of four packs of sweet basil were added to round out my potted herb garden here at the house.

Rosemary, Thyme, Basil and Peppermint plants in pots

As you can see the peppermint has already been transplanted.  The others are patiently waiting their turn to be repotted.

Once the peppermint has a chance to settle into it’s new home, I’ll be snipping leaves to use to make the refreshing, thirst quenching drink that I like to keep in the fridge during the summer months.

The basil, rosemary and thyme will likely take longer to get established but I’m hoping they do well and that I’ll have enough to dehydrate this fall.

Vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern for Rosemary and Thyme

This pattern can be downloaded as a pdf here.

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Welcome to Stitchery Link Party #9!

For those visiting for the first time, please be sure to check back through previous link parties.  You are sure to be inspired!

For those of you who like to plan ahead, 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.

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  • sally
    June 9, 2015 6:29 pm

    Very topical here too, I’ve just been potting up some herbs this weekend, and I love fresh mint so will definitely have to give your drink a go, thanks!

  • Renee
    June 9, 2015 1:01 pm

    Don’t you just love cooking with fresh herbs?! We have a rosemary bush that has grown so large I need to divide it and while our sage was in full bloom, my friend used it as a background for one of my son’s senior pictures. 🙂

    Thanks for another great link party!

  • Susan
    June 8, 2015 6:41 pm

    The nursery woman told me the more I snip those plants, the bushier they will become. She recommended clipping the rosemary back about 4 inches, and the others beyond a leaf joint. Love the pot you’ve put the mint in!

  • Catherine
    June 8, 2015 12:46 pm

    I’ve pinned the link for the drink It looks delicious. Can I use any garden mint or do you think peppermint is essential?
    I’m just about to start doing embroidery after many years so I may have something to show by the next link party, you never know!

    • Super Mom No Cape
      June 8, 2015 4:07 pm

      Hello Catherine,

      You should be able to use pretty much any kind of mint. I use peppermint because it’s my favorite.

      It’s not in the photo that I posted because I’d already moved that pot to the other end of the patio but when I was at the garden center they had lots of different varieties of mint so I also bought some called Chocolate Mint to try using in that drink.

      And it would be so fun to have you join in the link party with your embroidery. Even if you only manage to get it traced out, ready to work on, you’re welcome to link up your post about it.

      Wishing you a heart-centered day with much Aloha,


  • Rachel
    June 8, 2015 10:43 am

    I managed to find my Canvaswork Knot Garden post, so this time I fit in with your post!

  • Christine B.
    June 8, 2015 7:27 am

    I love using fresh herbs and your stitchery patterns for them are really lovely too! They will be great to use on a kitchen or garden inspired project! Thank you for sharing them! 🙂 x

  • Linda Mincher
    June 8, 2015 7:56 am

    I’m loving the herb embroidery patterns. Thanks so much!

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