One of the gifts I made is a tea cosy. I had run out of time so it had to be completed in a day!!
I decided on the background fabric - a French linen - and pulled out some vintage laces etc from my stash.
The tea cosy pattern is from my 2nd book "Foolproof crazy quilt projects".
I started with a simple feather stitch to anchor down the lace - I then added a few lazy daisies with a soft knot followed by colonial knots and more lazy daisies for leaves.
Time to add a doily...................
I couched this down with a few vintage buttons and added more lazy daisies and a blanket stitch using one of my favourite brands of threads; "Chameleon" from South Africa.
The doily on the other side of the cosy was a bit bigger - feather again and more vintage buttons.
Lazy daisy with a soft knot, colonial knots and lazy daisy leaves.
The completed cosy. Wheatear stitch and colonials anchored the lace on the right hand side.
The other side of the cosy.
Up-close; wheatear stitch and buttons.
The smaller of the two doilies and the feather stitch.
I used an insulated wadding to keep the heat in.
Stitched with much love and longing for my Mom.