I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Last week was a glorious week weather-wise, making it feel like spring. Friday, I was even able to go for my walk without wearing a jacket.
We’re back to cooler temperatures now but it won’t be long before things will be green again and the plants will be poking their heads up in our gardens.
One of my favorite spring and summer flowers that survive even into the fall are daisies. The reason I like them is that they are simple, unpretentious flowers.
Which brings us to this week’s vintage Workbasket pattern. These pretty daisy motifs could be stitched in the classic white with yellow centers or in the more vibrant colors of varieties such as Marguerite Daisies or Gerbera Daisies.
You could also stitch them in any color that strikes your fancy! If you used several of the motifs together, they would look fabulous stitched with a variegated floss.
Have fun and once you’re finished, if you post them on your blog or other social media such as Instagram or Facebook, make sure to link them up to one of our weekly Stitchery Link Parties (this week’s is at the bottom of this post.)
Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Simply Daisies downloadable pdf
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.