Monday, 7 July 2014

Home blessed

I've finally finished up this project. Which ended up becoming a tea cozy. I've always liked the 'Bless this House' and 'Home Sweet Home' traditional sayings. In the houses I've lived in there has been one or more of those sayings appearing on various items I collected or painted. It wasn't long before I also added stitched ones to the collection. One year my niece gifted me a sign with a dragon and on it has: God bless this house as much as possible. (She has my humour). The sign is now hanging in the front room at this house my parents are in.

The tea cozy used up some odds and ends and I add some new stitchery to some previous stitched ones, like the ginger cat sleeping amongst the flowers. If you look, there is of course an owl too. Traditionally, Crazy Patchwork always had an embroidered spider and/or spider web. The idea being they bring good luck to the embroiderer.
The back of the tea cozy uses up a patch I recieved in a birthday swap, many a moon ago. We all at the beginning of the year signed up to fill the year up and each month a person recieved blocks on their birthday. I like Autumn. Fairies. And the colour blue. I love the blocks I recieved. Some are shown here.

This angel looked right at home on this piece. I've had her for a long time waiting for that right place to call home.

Once the tea cozy was done, it was time for a walk around the garden and brave the somewhat cold day. It was nice in a sun. I don't know what is going on with these Irises. I think we have a mixed lot in this bed because they either come up as a peach colour or a purple. This year we've purple.

And I've some new projects on the go. I'm not sure what it says about me when I can say a box of crayons still makes me happy. I think it's the sign of the times too when the box of crayons were the most expensive item for this new project at 3 dollars. Although the transfer pencil was maybe a little bit dearer but I already had that.
I hope everyone is having a good day or evening whereever they are.

1 comment:

  1. I just love that tea cosy, Shiralee. Crazy patchwork is my favourite. I have been meaning to try and knit a tea cosy this winter but that hasn't happened as yet.