Monday, June 18, 2012

Teacup Pincushion 2

"Needles & Pins"
Designer: Maria Diaz
Stitched on 28ct Off White Cashel Linen
DMC threads

You might remember my Teacup Pincushion here:
which I stitched a few weeks ago. Since then I've already had quite a bit of interest from friends wanting me to stitch one for them. Last week I visited a friend who has just undergone major surgery and I noticed she had lots of lovely teacups in her display cabinet. This one used to belong to her mother. It's the Royal Albert "Moss Rose" design.

Maria Diaz original design worked just perfectly with this teacup and I was able to use all the recommended DMC colours for it.

I'm really enjoying stitching these little teacups. They are so quick and easy to make and the finished product looks just gorgeous. This one took me just three hours to stitch last night.

Stitched on 18ct Black Aida
DMC and Anchor threads assorted.
Design name: Unknown
Designer: Lakkana Jones for The Weekly
Circa: 1960-1970s

This unnamed cross-stitch was one I stitched many many years ago. It's a vintage pattern that I remember finding amongst my mothers sewing things when I was a young girl. I still have the pattern on a very old black and white photocopied piece of paper and all it says is that it was a Handmade Tapestry to stitch. I though turned it into a cross-stitch and chose my own colours. It was stitched on 18ct black Aida and used a variety of DMC and Anchor threads that I had available at the time.

It reminded me today of one of Nurdans' from Nurdan Kanbers' Workshop lovely original pieces. She always designs her own cross-stitch work and I eagerly look forward to reading her blog and seeing what she has been stitching. She never disappoints with her very original designs.  


  1. I really love these. You have done such a wonderful job on them!

  2. The table on the black fabric is something totally different!!!

    I think, you've made such amazing and most difficult stitching ever!Because it is too difficult to stitch on the black fabric as well as dealing with a number of colors! It looks just stunning!

    Your tea cup covers are so lovely, so elegant....

    Very well done!!!!