December 27, 2012

AMOR - My best wishes for 2013

Olá! I'm passing by only to wish a great 2013 and to offer you a late Christmas gift...

After reviewing the book "Traditional Embroidery of Portugal" I begun adapting and recovering some vintage patterns that came in the design sheets. To end 2012 I decided to share with you one of my favorite patterns, already embroidered in my cork fabric book cover...

This pattern belongs to Azores embroidery (that I will review soon), called the Long and Short stitches embroidery, usually embroidered with two shades of blue.

Amor motivo para bordar - "Amor" (love in Portuguese) embroidery pattern
Embroidery pattern adapted from "Traditional Embroidery of Portugal".

Pattern from Traditional Embroidery of Portugal
Design sheet from "Traditional Embroidery of Portugal"

Book cover and back cover
Book: Traditional Embroidery of Portugal

I believe that in 2013 "all we need is love"... And as the Portuguese word for LOVE is AMOR, this is my way of wishing you all the love in the world!

See you next year!


  1. Quse lindo desenho e linda mensagem...
    desejo o mesmo apra vocêd...muito amor...

    abraços de MFilomena

  2. Thank you! This is a lovely pattern and it carries very sweet wishes for the new year.

  3. Very nice thread
    work and very good color combination I love the design very nicer, I have
    bookmarkthe design for future reference.

  4. These design are very good and simple to stitch also. I have save this link for design only. thanks for the. post.