So often Tea Tuesday rolls around and passes by without my recognition…it’s early Monday evening. I’m kicked back with a mug of relaxing Rooibos Chamomile Tea watching Antique Roadshow with my true love. This tea is perfect for unwinding after a busy day. With a little multi-tasking Tea Tuesday will come to be howbeit a wee bit early.
I’m sharing the wonderful needlecase I received in a one on one swap with Pat. It is my latest treasure…Pat did a beautiful job of crafting the wonderful materials into a lovely work of art. Notice the beautiful stitches…all hand stitched and so precise. She used thrifted tatting and hand-dyed wool dyed by Patti. The little pocket and pin keeper are cuttings from a vintage, handstitched quilt.
I love the appliqued flower…and the fabric used for the pin keeper.
And the sweet pocket and lovely applique leaves and embroidery stem work.
And Pat received this needlecase from me…I cross stitched the cover piece 20 or so years ago when my eyes were sharper and fingers nimble. The body of the needlecase is felted wool from a thrifted sweater. I cut a frame in the front for the stitched piece.
I made a mini pincushion using a piece of a sweater my dad used to wear…it’s attached to the front inside cover. An adapted elastic ponytail elastic is attached between the the two fabric layers as part of a fastener. A large round bead is sewn to the middle outside fold to complete the fastener.
I added a pocket made with a piece of eyelet lace from a thrifted roll of wide eyelet lace. The background fabric is cut from a piece of cotton fabric I plan to make a tunic for myself. The needle keeper is a piece of the same felted wool used for the front cover. A very rustic dragonfly is stitched on the needle keeper wool.
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Until next time…
The mug from the washstand was used as Becky’s tea cup, and the tea was so delicious that it was not necessary to pretend that it was anything but tea.
-Frances Hodgson Burnett