Announcing the Vintage Housewife Stitch Along - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Announcing the Vintage Housewife Stitch Along

Grab life by the apron strings! Lori Holt of Bee and My Bonnet is back with another endearing and sentimental stitch along, titled Vintage Housewife. This retro-style pattern pays tribute to the amazing divas who handle the house, the family, and everything in between with ease and grace!

We will be stitching a section of the Vintage Housewife Cross Stitch Pattern all year long, so read on to learn more about how you can channel your inner homemaker during one of the most delightful stitch alongs of 2022.

About the Cross Stitch

Vintage Housewife is a stitched story of a retro household, featuring sweet snapshots of all of the little tasks that come with the making of a vintage home. Lori designed each of these 9 blocks to represent a different task that a vintage housewife would do while wearing their apron!



It’s Sew Emma and Lori Holt have designed some of the most delightful notions for this stitch along, that are sure to add a little domesticity and sweetness to your stitching experience!

Cloth Alternatives

For those that are looking for more cross stitch cloth options for Vintage Housewives, Kimberly recommends these two as an alternative to Cloud 25 Count Lugana:

You can find all of the supplies for this cross stitch on the Vintage Housewife Stitch Along Page.

Stitch Along Schedule

Each month throughout 2022, we’ll be stitching part of the pattern and showing our progress at the end of each month!

JanuaryIron Block
FebruaryOven Block
MarchCooking Block
AprilTypewriter Block
MayApron Block
JuneTelephone Block
JulyTelevision Block
AugustVacuum Block
SeptemberSewing Machine Block
OctoberClothesline Block
NovemberGingham Border
DecemberGingham Border

Who’s Stitching Along?

We invited some stitchy friends to stitch along with us and they’re sharing their progress throughout 2022. You can follow their vlogs and social media for inspiration and tips along the way!

Meet the Stitchers:

Share with #VintageHousewifeSAL

You’ll also want to keep up with us on Facebook and Instagram at @fqsxstitch. Follow along with Lori Holt and watch her progress on her Instagram (@beelori1) and her flosstube channel! You can share your stitching progress with the hashtag #VintageHousewifeSAL, and be sure to tag us so we can see and share your work!

Happy Stitching!


  1. Is there a pdf of this pattern? Here in New Zealand, we can not get anything sent from the US. I’d love to be able to participate in the stitch-along.

    1. I just did a live chat with them because I had the same question. They informed me that the pdf version won’t be available for purchase until June of 2022:(

      1. Andrea is correct. At this time, due to printing costs, we’re making this pattern available as a PDF in June. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.