Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cathy's Tea Time RR block

Cathy's block after my additions
China Mug
What fun this was to work on!  Calthy's fabrics were all cotton and vintage.  The centre block is an embroidered teapot. The first thing I looked for was an area that could be a table, and I found it directly below the big teapot.  I added a beaded teapot, cup and saucer and a crystal footed cake plate with some Empire Biscuits.  The tablecloth is a little piece of lace with a scalloped edge.  Below the lace was my first attempt at a white damask tablecloth, but it looked too heavy, so I added the lace. 
To the left of the table is a large china mug with a rose design.
I also worked on four seams, chain stitch with pearls, stem stitch and lilac flowers, featherstitch with pink flowers and a herringbone with pink seed beads above the table. 
I love the empire biscuits!

Stem stitch seam
Afternoon tea with Empire Biscuits

Featherstitch seam


Honey Lamb and I said...

It looks amazing and I love doing a feather stitch! It makes my heart race to see your creations!!!

Thearica said...

Your work is lovely...That beaded teapot is precious!

May I ask what size thread you are using?

Cathy said...

Oh, Diane! Thank you! I couldn't ask for anything better. I love it all. It's so cute. - Cathy L

Cathy K said...

What a lovely, creative addition you’ve done, Diane! Your ideas and stitching always are so beautiful! Hugs, Cathy