Do you find you need to take breaks from working on a larger project to do some small projects just so you can have the satisfaction of having a finish?
I know that I sure do. I’m not necessarily tired of the larger project, I just need to switch to something different for an hour or two.
One of the small motifs from today’s vintage Workbasket pattern would be quick and easy to stitch to give you that sense of completion while working on a longer term project.
Those intertwining hearts, for instance, could be embroidered on a felt heart. Cut out a second felt heart, sew them together with a bit of stuffing, add a length of braid with a tassel on the end and you’d have a lovely new bookmark for Valentine’s Day.
The His & Hers (or His & His/Hers & Hers) would be cute stitched onto a card for any upcoming weddings you may be attending.
Any of the other motifs would look really pretty embroidered on the collar or cuff of a blouse.
I’m sure you can come up with lots of other ways to use them as well.
Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – His & Hers and Other Small Motifs downloadable PDF.
WELCOME TO STITCHERY LINK PARTY
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 Party. It 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.