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!