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

5 comments:

Mary Welsh Hubbard said...

I love that tea cozy! I have a pattern for a knitted one that I made for my mom and my sister for Christmas that I loved - I want to make one for me now. I was going to respond to your comment to me but realized I didn't have your email address...

I have some cotton to knit wash clothes. I wanted to try new patterns and thought that would be the perfect way to learn the new stitches. There was a rug hooking pattern that I wanted to buy but the woman didn't have the pattern with her - so disappointed in that. It was a wonky circle of fish and I really liked it. I took her card so that I can place an order. Hopefully she will have it soon. I think I'll buy it as a kit if I can because I really loved her sample.

Mary Stanley said...

Loving your beautiful pillow and wonderful tea cozy! Now I want to make one!
xoxo mary

Esther Aliu said...

I just found your blog. I love your work,colors...
and wonder would it be possible to use cotton fabric strips?to create those georgeous designs.
esther

Relyn Lawson said...

Hey, Marti told us about Jim's video. How wonderful! I missed you at Art Fest. I just miss you in general.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Just say "no" to naked tea pots!! It turned out so lovely!