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Friday, 11 May 2012

AN UNLOVED TEAPOT . . .

Sitting at the back of one of our kitchen cupboards was this . . .


This was our first teapot when we set up home 26 years ago and the red and white matched everything else in the kitchen.  Although DH loves a cuppa, it's a definite NO! for me, I am a self-confessed total coffee addict so being the most useless tea maker I always resort to a teabag hence this has been forgotten ~ well, I think it's time to show this teapot some love!


Mmmm, interesting ~ 6 balls of wall on the go at the same time . . .


resulting in a lovely tweed effect . . .


blanket stitch and a googly eye???


Say Hello to my 'Morning Owl'.  He knitted up really quickly, a little fiddley to piece together but I'm pleased with the result.  His eyes make me laugh, the black pupil moves around and sometimes he looks like he's been out on the town having a very good time!




I must be having an owl fetish at the moment as I've started this kit too . . .


'A Wise Old Owl' by The Historical Sampler Company stitched on 32-count linen with DMC threads


One down, eight to go!


Have a lovely weekend ~ hope the sun shines in your lives.
Thanks for stopping by
HAPPY STITCHING
xxx


23 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh both of your projects are sweet. You are very clever. :)

Elaine said...

OMG Jane how cute is your teacosy!
I love owls. Can;t wait to see more of the little cuties stitched up. Have a nice week-end, hugs.

Julie said...

I have a thing for owls so I loved both your projects. Especially the tea cosy, very cute. Don't the Historical Sampler people do amazing stuff? I have a cup cake design of theirs in my kitchen, can't wait to see yours finished.

Maggee said...

How cute!! Love that teapot cozy! You did a terrific job! I never heard of The Historical Sampler Company, but love the Wise Old Owl chart and a bunch more. Just have to figure out what it will cost in USD to buy from them! Hugs!

Cross Stitch Crazy Mum said...

Such cute owls! Well done :)

Karen said...

So cute!!!!

Michelle May said...

Oh my gosh is that ever precious! Love the little stitchy owls too!

Rhona said...

WOW, what a fantastic tea cosy - it's adorable! Well done. Love your owl stitching too!

Mouse said...

ohhhhh just love that tea pot cozy ... much better than the tea pot on display :)
and well done on your new start too :)
love mouse xxxxx

Penny said...

Very sweet! :) Love the little owl stitch too.

Lesleyanne said...

Wow your teapot cosy is gorgeous. I am sure it brightens a morning. I have a total coffee addict as well. Great new start - looks like a great design.

Barb said...

Oh absolutely love the owl Jane, and may I ask where did the pattern come from. Thanks for the mail by the way will reply soon , just so pleased by the news,(the good anyway).
Hugs for Tilly and Oscar time for a bunny fix me thinks.
Hugs for you too.

Catherine said...

How adorable! The eyes crack me up!

Love your stitches too!

Shirlee said...

I love tea & teapot cozies! The one you knitted looks great! I do admire your knitting ability : ) I think it's wonderful that you have had this teapot all these years : )

Jen said...

How cute is that teapot cosy?? Absolutely love it! I love owls too, so I also love the design you've started. :)

Kate said...

That is so cute.

cindy said...

verry, verry beautiul.

greetings from belguim
cindy

Lois said...

Oh, isn't that cute!!!!

Lynn said...

OMG, how cute is this?!! I love, love it Jane! You did an amazing job on the cosy. It makes me smile too!

Anne said...

Such an adorable teapot!! I love the owl! He's a hoot!

Lillie said...

The teacosy is so cute!

ross said...

bellissimo il copri teiera!!!!!brava!
un caro saluto
ross
firenze

Rosa said...

So very cute. What is the name of this pattern