October 7, 2009

A Pink Tea Cozy...

Isn't this pretty? I'm still in a pink mood, too! I told you that I'm clearing out the cobwebs, and this piece really proves it.

This project has been squirreled away for far too long. (I mean, years too long!) and I was actually tickled - as in, "I found a present" tickled - when I saw it. I took it out of the cabinet and decided it deserves to be completed.

It's a crazy quilt of Ralph Lauren fabrics that I purchased as pre-cuts and then assembled many moons ago. Then I found the padded cozy liner when I owned Stitches, so the project started to take shape. I loved the friendship-themed counted thread sampler, so it needed to be the centerpiece of the cozy. (It is not one of my Brynwood Needleworks sampler designs.) I can't remember if I stitched it, or if one of my employees did. There were soooo many samplers stitched back then, and this one wasn't signed. (Note to needleworkers and crafters of all kinds: Always sign your work. Always!)

Over the years, I have added hand stitching, lace, special buttons and ribbon embroidery. It's really hard for me to know when enough is enough on these things, so I'm going to err on the side of "less is more". I'm going to select the lining fabric today and decide what I want to do to finish the project.

So, before the end of this week, I'm planning that you'll get to see my completed pink tea cozy. I can't wait to share it with you. It's certainly about time I finish it, don't you think? Please let me know if you've been cleaning out the cobwebs at your house and which projects you've unearthed to complete!

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Mumsy said...

Just finished reading your blog today. What a beautiful cozy!I think a pretty checked material would be the perfect lining for it. What a work of art. I love it!

DeeDee said...

oh ah! so beautiful...

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Oooo! Good for you! Don't ya just love it when you can find something and complete it! I love this. Of course, I'm a fan of hand stitching!
bunny hugs,

Catharina Maria said...

This is really beautiful !
Love the color pink and the text is this good English , i hope so !
Love from the Netherlands , Rini


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