Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A teapot to cross-stitch

Stitchery has always appealed to me, but I do it in spells. As a young girl I crocheted first, then I learned to cross-stitch, then later I learned to tat, needlepoint and quilt. Lately, I've had a hankering to pick up my needles and cross-stitch again. So, this pretty rose cover on the new issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine caught my eye at the grocery store last week.

But never mind that pretty rose design—would you get a load of Donna Giampa's Red Transferware Teapot in this January/February 2013 issue? Isn't it gorgeous! Actually, I had to get this magazine to make sure our friend Phyllis of the Relevant Tea Leaf blog knew about it since she is very much into red transferware these days. (Phyllis, I hope you cross-stitch!) And I was happy to see that this is first in a six-part series of teapots. Oh, how I wish we all could get together and stitch these designs over cups of hot tea!

9 comments:

  1. Oh how beautiful, Angela! I wish I knew how to cross-stitch too! If I did, I'd definitely be doing this teapot. Regrettably, I don't. I never got into needlework of any kind. My mother could crochet and knit beautifully, but she never felt capable of teaching the skills to me, and I never pursued learning from anyone else. ;-(

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  2. Oh, that is beautiful! I used to cross-stitch, haven't done it in a long time, but I might just have to pick up my needle again! (And I did think of Phyllis when I saw it, too!) It would be lovely done in shades of blue, too...hmmm. I think I will look for this magazine. Thanks!

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  3. What a beautiful design. I'm so glad I read your blog before going to the grocery store this morning for I will surely look for this magazine! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  4. That is beautiful - might have to buy this magazine so hubby can stitch a transferware teapot for me. :-)

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  5. Oh how beautiful!

    I love you know how to do all those things. You are so talented, Angela!!

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  6. My eyes would go to this red transferware too. My fingers don't do embroidery anymore, but if they did I would be interested. But my fingers do very well at holding a red transferware teacup or teapot. Beautiful!

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  7. Getting together for tea and cross-stitch would be so much fun. I can just imagine there would be a little chit-chat, too.

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  8. I used to lead a Bible study with a cross stitch design to go along with the study. I always served tea in the morning. Usually a fruited tea because we couldn't eat sweets and cross stitch at the same time! It was a nice time. Judy

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