Friday, 5 February 2016

Everything Stops for Tea!

Still enjoying my little embroidery projects, I worked this in just a few evenings.  Whilst I do prefer my projects to have a practical use, a small panel does make a nice gift if you know someone who would appreciate something handmade. And of course you can make it personal to that person. I know quite a few people for whom this one would be perfect!!! I'm sure you do too. :o)

You could of course put the panel in a frame but I saw this way of hanging a project on Claire's Sweet Birdy Love blog last year and wanted to try it. It was a steep learning curve and I made a few errors along the way - including trapping my thumb in the wire cutters! But the next one will be better, not least because I'll buy wire that is easier to bend. I used a wire coat hanger and it was very difficult to work with.

And inbetween times I'm working these little patches that will eventually turn into a baby quilt I have planned. I much prefer having more than one project on the go as it stops me getting bored - but then of course there is the danger of nothing getting finished!!! But knowing there is a definite recipient out there and a definite time scale is an incentive to keep going, so I'm not bored yet!

I used these little drawings for my patterns.  Some of them have been slightly altered so they would fit into the square patch.  Designed by my favourite embroiderer Priscilla Mary Warner in the Dryad Press  leaflet Embroidery for the Nursery.


  1. Oh, I know, wire coat hangers areso hard to work with. I thought I was the only one with problems (seeing all those amazing wire-hanger-projects on the pinterest).

    However, you did a great job and your little hanging tea-embroidery is lovely.

  2. I never used them but i am'not surprised, the wire is rather sturdy...... Your teawallhanging is lovely and the cats and dogs are stunning. Oh waht a cute quilt that should be. Go on this way Ann......

  3. Oh these are all wonderful Ann, just adorable, you nimble fingered woman lol!

  4. Lovely embroidery.
    Julie xxxxxxx

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  6. Gorgeous work Ann from your number one fan! Love the cats 'n' dogs embroideries and although a cat lover I think my favourite is the dog with his head firmly in the food bowl with ears hanging out either side! x

  7. I love your hanging and totally agree with the sentiment. Those squares are adorable I love the dogs ones.


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