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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #91

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #91

Happy First Monday of 2017!

For the first vintage Workbasket pattern of the new year, I’m sharing this lovely center medallion fruit bowl designed to be stitched as the feature embroidery on a table cloth or table topper.

The whole pattern wouldn’t fit on an 8 1/2″ X 11″ sheet of printer paper so Dave has traced the fruit bowl onto one sheet and the vines that extend out either side on to another.

To make them easier to download, both pattern sheets are included in the same PDF. The numbered corners on Sheet #1 will match up to its correspondingly numbered vine on Sheet #2.

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern - Fruit Bowl Medallion

Traced out on to a larger sheet of paper, the pattern would also make a beautiful coloring page as well!

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery PatternFruit Bowl Medallion 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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  • Raewyn
    January 3, 2017 12:38 pm

    Thank you again for offering these patterns… while this would be gorgeous stitched, I think it would also be great as a quilted design too!~ Happy New Year!!

  • Celtic Thistle Stitches
    January 3, 2017 10:23 am

    This would make a great Boutis pattern Sue, I am determined to give it a go this year!

  • Renee
    January 2, 2017 7:58 pm

    Happy New Year! Thank you for another Link Party and another pattern.

  • Susan
    January 2, 2017 4:07 pm

    Thanks! I’m starting the year all wrong – no stitchery for me. Or maybe that was ending last year all wrong. LOL

  • Mary
    January 2, 2017 10:59 am

    I was thinking what a great coloring page that would make too! Happy New Year.

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