June 30, 2012

New Embroidery with Vintage Patterns - June Stitch Along - RoundUp

Hi, everyone!  Just reporting for my monthly stitch-along round-up post!  Each month in the New Embroidery with Vintage Patterns group on Flickr, we have a stitch along.  This month there were two themes:  (1) "One pattern, many stitchers" and (2) Stitcher's Choice.

(1)  "One pattern, many stitchers"  After a casual discussion in our NEwVP group, many people thought it would be fun if we all stitched up the same vintage embroidery pattern.  We thought it would be neat to see the similarities and differences in our floss colors and stitch choices.  Prior the start date of our June stitch-along, I chose about a dozen patterns from Hoop Love that I felt were "summery."  The majority decided this was the pattern they all wanted to stitch together.  This darling, sailing kitty is shared by Flickr member, just-a-mere -- thank you!  It is Vogart #102, Gay Kittens and Puppies for Everyday Use.

Sailing Kitty

June 2012 Stitch Along, Smooth Sea
from Flickr member, oneplaidaunt
photo replaced on 7-23-2012, stitchy spelling corrected

Come Sail Away with Me
from Flickr member, experimentl

Sailing Kitty Quilt
A mini quilt stitched up by our group's founder, Mom Walds Place

Sailing Kitty for the June SAL
Close up of lovely hand-quilting details

from flickr member, happyluludaze

(2)"Stitcher's choice" For those who weren't smitten with the kitten, this theme was added so participants could choose any vintage embroidery pattern they wanted to. It may sound fun to be able to stitch up anything you want, but with the overwhelming amount of vintage patterns to choose from, it can be an overwhelming decision to just pick one!

June Stitch Along - stitcher's choice
This was my contribution to the June SAL, this is from Vogart #7125, Animated Fruit for Kitchen Towels

June Stitch-Along finished! Life Anew, Design 2068 DOW pattern
from Flickr member, giddy99 this part of a DOW (day-of-the-week) vintage pattern set that has been identified as "design 2068" (not sure of the company who made this pattern.)

Vegetables of the Nation Embroidery Pattern
And Flickr member, loves stitching, has been busy this month! The potato-man is a vintage McCalls pattern, Vegetables of the Nations.

Vegetables of the Nations Embroidery  Pattern
from loves stitches, vintage McCalls pattern, Vegetables of the Nation

vintage vogart
from loves stitching, this cute poodle coming back from a trip to the grocery store is from a vintage Vogart pattern, specific pattern number and name not known.

I invite y'all to come by and join our group New Embroidery with Vintage Patterns group on Flickr. In addition to the photos added to our group's photo pool each month for our stitch alongs, there are many other stitcheries (not related to any stitch along) added to the photo pool frequently -- people just have that itch to stitch!

And don't forget about our SUMMER OF VINTAGE STITCHY LOVE CONTEST! There is still plenty of time to enter -- the deadline isn't until July 20. It's going to be tons of fun and there are tons of prizes! Read all about the contest here.


  1. not "smitten with the kitten!" LOL!  Bethie, I love your Feeling Stitchy posts!  And thanks! :)

  2. I love them ALL, but especially the sailing kitty stitcheries.

  3. These are all so darling. I never seem to have time to participate, but absolutely enjoy seeing everyone's take on the patterns. It's a real treat. :) Great work, stitchers! 

  4. They are all so cheerful and summery together!

  5. Love them all and wish I could embroider as well as this. But just one small thing. If you are going to put so much time and effort into a project make sure the spelling is correct. Skillful or skilful but not skillfull.