Sunday, 15 June 2008

Teacups, and a freebie!

I have made a start on the sweet little teacup stitchery design that I won on Catherine's blog, Willow Valley Store. She posted recently that she has been stitching one of her designs with a variegated thread. So that got me thinking! I found some very nice DMC variegated thread colours that I've not seen before. I am stitching with a blue DMC 4235. But the story continues! One of my local 'dens of iniquity & temptation' aka quilting stores had a 3 day sale during the week, and I scored myself some very gorgeous linen DMC threads for not very much! So now suddenly Catherine's design is just screaming at me to be stitched ON linen WITH linen. Ooooh, should be nice I think.I can highly recommend Catherine's iron-on transfers. They are so quick, a cinch to use & give a lovely fine & clear image to stitch. If talk of teacups has you boiling the kettle, be sure to visit Rachael Rabbit who is hosting a cupcake & tea party anniversary celebration. In lieu of a real-life tea party with her, she has arranged a 'Cupcakes & Tea' swap. So for all you organised creative girls out there not afraid of a deadline, join up before June 20th. The linen threads that I bought came in a pack with 10 bonus cross stitch charts. It is all but guaranteed that I will never get around to using these. I did cross stitch once upon a time, but these days I need quicker means of stitching. I am happy to post these charts to the first reader to leave a comment or email me that you would like them. If you click on the photo, you will see the designs in more detail. They are a series of heart designs. Just be aware I would only be sending the design charts - call me selfish, but I am keeping the threads for myself!

11 comments:

  1. Hi I would love them if you still have them
    I would share them with mum { Hugs Mary}
    thank`s
    hugs Beth

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  2. The stitchery will look great in variated thread.

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  3. Hi, I have purchased the same pack of linen threads myself. I found the linen thread not as nice to stitch with compared to the ordinary DMC cotton. The linen thread tends to drag through the fabric and doesn't flow nicely. I used the thread heaven but this didn't help very much. It does look nice and antiquey though on linen and calico. Hope you find the thread okay. The stitchery pattern looks lovely and I think iron-on's are they way to go. I have just purchased some Bronwyn Hayes stitcheries which have teacups and teapots with flowers which I can't wait to start.
    Happy Stitching, Kind regards from Liz

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  4. Love the teacup stitchery and will look good in the varigated thread. I've not seen that before. I'll head over to your links. I too USED to do cross stitch, but am the same now and need the quicker fix.

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  5. You will have to try the linen thread and compare it to the variegated thread stitchery.

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  6. Your stitchery looks great i love the threads you got they are fantastic happy sewing.
    Hugs Mary.

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  7. Linen floss...sounds lovely. The stitchery looks so nice.

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  8. Thank you so much for putting a link to the Cupcake and Tea swap ;-)

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  9. hello Bloom...back from Sydney Quilt show & catching up with what everyone is doing....love the stitchery you are doing & I must have a look at the Linen threads they look Gorgeous.
    cheers
    maree

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  10. What a pretty tea cup design, and I love it with the variegated thread.

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  11. Love your freebie from Catherine...I won one too...but a different one...haven´t tried it out yet..but will...They are sooo sweet!

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