Welcome to this week's edition (April 6–12) of La Tea Dah's Hospital-i-tea where we are to share ideas and pictures that involve stitching for the tea table. Any kind of stitches count: sewing, embroidery, knitting, crochet, tatting, quilting, etc. The work can be yours or of someone else, but should be homemade rather than done by factory machines. Ideas are napkins, tea cozies, table linens, and other creations made with tea themes.
Alack and alas, until last evening at 5, I had nothing to share. I hated the idea of sitting out this week so much, even though I had made my apologies to La Tea Dah already, that I couldn't let it go without attempting something...anything! Besides, I'd always wanted a tea cozy...
So here's my picture story:
I remem-bered some old quilted fabric packed away for over 15 years, which definitely needed a good washing.
A friend had already sent me a tea cozy pattern. Thanks, Teresa!
Now that I know how to do my own bias tape, this part was a cinch.
Using this quilt block pattern, I was able to reproduce the following embroi-dery pattern. Source
...which changed this to
Yes, the time is correct...roughly five hours to change this to that, but who's counting when I can participate after all?!
Have fun on the remainder of your Stitches-for-Tea tour!