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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Mongrammes and tea tidy

I have always liked monogrammes, especially the posh intertwinned white/cream on linen. Here is my first one. I hope to make something for my d.i.l. with it. I used 1 strand of Anchor thread on linen. I wonder if it's a tad to dark?
This is the start;
Finished 'T'
I did realise to late that the rose in the middle of the T is more or less the same red as the T so it doesn't stand out as well.

Here is a close up;
For some reason the T looks a tad wonky but in real life it's straight!
 The white strands are ordinary sewing cotton (as I couldn't be bothered to get up and used what was beside me in my sewing box!) but I think it looks OK. I do a have some 'proper' silk threads which I might have a practise with on something else. Got to finish this one first!

On a completely different note here is a Spotty cat. I commissioned him from a lady on a craft forum I frequent who does pottery. www.clairemanwani.com I wanted something that goes in with the rest of my kitchen and to replace the dull manky brown tea bag holder that I had.

Look at his sweet face and blue eyes, and here he is with a tea bag (Scottish blend of course :0P )

The photo doesn't do him the justice he deserves. Why does red never photograph properly? Gotta go and have a cuppa!

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23 comments:

  1. Lol, kitty's expression seems to change when yu put the tea bag on him....like he is saying "ooof" and has received a medicine ball to the stomach.

    Your embroidery is beautiful. I don't think it matters that the roses blend into the letter. The letter is the point.

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  2. Loving the T and the tea bag holder is incredibly cute.

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  3. Your embroidery is exquisite! Love the teabag pussycat, he looks so shocked!

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  4. Love the monogrammed initial, and Claire's teabag holder is just lovely x

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  5. The tea bag holder is so cute and the initial is so pretty

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  6. Love your embroidery, it's beautiful! So glad you like the dish. It might photograph better without the flash on, I never use flash when photographing my work.

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  7. Tea bag cat is very cute and the letter T is very striking in red. I think it is beautiful. You are too critical on yourself, the rose looks fine.

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  8. I think the red looks lovely in the photos so I can only imagine how nice it looks in real life!

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  9. As always...love, love, love your needlework

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  10. All the T's!!! Love the monogramme. Very fine stitching. I think the rose in the middle stands out fine. The stitches are a different way so it's quite visible.
    Teresa x

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  11. What a lovely piece of hand embroidery... great work on the satin stitch which is a swine to get really smooth! Wish I drank tea, because your holder is rather cute :)

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  12. The embroidery is fabulous, so neat. I really wouldn't have the patience!

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  13. Your T is a work of art, the stitching is so neat. Looking at his face that must have been one very heavy tea-bag :)
    Anji x

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  14. That is a lovely piece of work. You must be so proud. And if you aren't... you should be :)

    Nice tea bag holder too. Claire's work is just fab.

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  15. Is there no end to your talents?! The embroidery looks gorgeous. I can see the rose ok. I think you may be being a bit too critical.

    Madison xxx

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  16. I agree with Ros Made Me. It's a shame that I'm not a tea drinker, as your tea bag holder really is lovely. Your embroidered T is so so beautiful. I wish I had the patience to complete something so delicate! xx

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  17. Your stitching is perfect, you are so talented.
    Hugs Sue x

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  18. Your embroidery is stunning. The tea bag holder is very cute too!

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  19. Monograms are special, your T is lovely, I love Claire's cat too.

    Jan x

    ps.... love your biker's in the previous post X

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  20. Wow the monogramme is lovely! The tea bag holder is very cute and these are so handy. Michx

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  21. Love your monogram T. I think it's perfect. And the little tea bag holder, adorable!!!

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  22. Just discovered your blog at Handy Man, Crafty Woman. I love all your creations! And your monogram is beautiful! I am so glad you shared. I'm just getting back into blogging after several months and am so enjoying blogs like yours!

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