Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Needlework Tuesday - A Really Cute Tea Cosy

My second tea cosy of the year is perfectly timed for the cold snowy weather we've been having.  It is from the pattern Purple Teacozy of Sex by Suzy Gonzalez.   It turned out great, though it is too big for any of my teapots.  It is supposed to fit a 4 cup pot, but using two strands of worsted weight yarn together is obviously bigger than chunky.  Oh well, some one in the family is bound to have a larger pot.  Daughter helped me select the fun buttons for the front.

This month I'll be working on the Scallop Tea Cosy  by Crochetroo from Australia.

Needlework Tuesday is a regular weekly post where I share the progress of my various needlework projects over the past week. I enjoy the encouragement that I receive from my readers and in return visit their blogs and cheer them on with theirs. You are welcome to grab the cute little mouse and create your own Needlework Tuesday post. Leave a comment with a link and I'll be sure to visit with you.
The temperature scarves and getting long; they are as tall as I am now.  On the left is mine for Waterloo, Ontario and on the left is the mystery location which I'll be revealing in October.
Last week I mentioned that I have once again signed up for the 350 Block Challenge hosted by Shelly at Prairie Moon Quilts. see the link in the side bar to the left of this post.  This month I pieced 20 fabric post cards and two more traditional blocks.  The construction of the postcards will be more fully discussed on my postcard blog Send a Postcard a Week.  ps. if you like to receive postcards,  I currently have a contest running to have a Nancy Drew postcard mailed to you. click this link to be taken to that post where you can use the Rafflecopter to enter.
Red Heart Yarns is hosting a Crochet Along this year.  Every two weeks they will be releasing a new pattern stitch.  There will be ten different blocks along with ten granny squares to compete the quilt.  Cross stitched Square is the first block, so if you haven't started, it won't take you long to get caught up.  My block is a bit small even though I increased my hook size from 3.75 to 4.25 mm.   I'm looking forward to the  next pattern which will be on Red Heart's blog on Thursday.
Did you have a chance to do some stitching this past week.  Add a link to your recent post to Mr. Linky and I'll be sure to drop by for a visit.


Sherrie said...

Hi Heather,
Love all those postcards, they are beautiful. I think I'll hop over and check out the crochet a-long. Thanks for the link. Have a great day!!

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Barb said...

That is such a fun tea cozy!!

Tami said...

So many beautifully knitted projects - and I can't even make a hot pad :) I guess I'll try again one of these days.

The tea cozy is adorable! I'm not even a big tea drinker, but I want one. And the fabric postcards are amazing. I will be checking them out on your other blog because I really want to swipe your idea.

I didn't have much to share this week - so no Needlework Tuesday post this week. Maybe next week.

Tami said...

Also - could you guide me to some instructions on how you make your fabric cards. I see many beautiful cards on your other blog, but couldn't find a post that explains what you use for a base, how you create them and if they are still mailable as a postcard.


Kate said...

You have inspired me!

Mary Ann Tate said...

Love the postcards:) I just found your blog today and I'm going to link up.

Felicity Grace Terry said...

Such an incredibly cute tea cosy. I'm glad they seem to be making something of a comeback.

Shelly said...

What a lot of work! That tea cozy is so adorable!

Roslyn said...

Very cute, I have an old knitted cozy I made decades ago, might try another when I need a hand project-right after I make the hexies!
The scalloped cozy from Cocketroo is typical Aus. I remember seeing them often, it is a popular pattern.