(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.
(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!
This was my contribution to the June SAL, this is from Vogart #7125, Animated Fruit for Kitchen Towels
And Flickr member, loves stitching, has been busy this month! The potato-man is a vintage McCalls pattern, Vegetables of the Nations.
from loves stitches, vintage McCalls pattern, Vegetables of the Nation
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.