Thursday, April 29, 2010
Pillows and Teapots
This is my latest....I'm working on a hydrangea pillow design. I'm trying to keep my colors faded and old looking, and I'm really loving working with a different color palette than my usual brights. I have yet to finish the motif and hook the border. I'm then planning on prodding the edges with deep purple/rose petals. You know, I've lost count of how many pieces I've hooked over the past 5 or 6 years, but have never done a pillow. I'm hoping it will be the first of 3 floral pillow designs I have dreamt up.
Moving on to teapots and tea cozies............
Notice my poor naked teapot to the left. Well, I made a cup of tea yesterday morning. After I poured it I decided to put my newly hooked tea cozy by Primitive Spirit (Karen Kahle) over my teapot for a sort of warming test drive.
It looks just too cute, but really wanting it to be functional. About half hour later we had a visitor. I asked him if he'd like a cup of tea, and he said, "I would love one". Well, I was a bit worried that my water would have cooled too much by then, and I would need to make another pot. But, YIPPEE, the water was still quite hot after being kept all tidy and warm in it's tea cozy. I lined the cozy (as per directions from Karen) with a quilted muslin, so that's what did the trick. I'm sure all that hooked wool didn't hurt.
Moving on.....once again I spent too much $$ at Teal's nursery this afternoon. After planting my pots all morning, I went and bought more for hanging baskets....also found a gallon pot of Spanish Lavender with the most beautiful blooms. I already have a few lavender plants, but not Spanish. So.....I'm out the door with gloves and spade! Have a fab weekend. xo