Saturday, April 05, 2008

Stitches-for-Tea


Welcome to "Week Four" of the Gracious Hospital-i-Tea blog-a-thon. Please join us this week in sharing Stitches-for-Tea. You may also post more to any of the previous weeks if you have more to share in those themes. Thank you to everyone who has enthusiastically posted in the blog-a-thon. I am really impressed by how y'all are sharing comments on one another's blogs. I have observed many budding friendships and that's what makes this all the more fun! It's not just about 'tea' but about 'tea and friendship'. I have read everyone's posts from previous weeks, and have commented on all. If I missed you, it was in error. Please, feel free to call it to my attention so I can be sure to go back and talk about your post!

Here's our assignment for this coming week:

April 6 - April 12
Stitches-for-Tea

Share ideas and pictures that involve stitching for the tea table. Any kind of stitches count: sewing, embroidery, knitting, crochet, tatting, quilting, etc. The work can be yours or of someone else, but should be homemade rather than done by factory machines. Ideas are napkins, tea cozies, table linens, and other creations made with tea themes.

The tea linens shown in the picture above were ones stitched and edged by my mother.


32 comments:

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  2. The linens are beautiful! I also love the runner you pictured below. If you would be willing to share the pattern info for that, I would love to try to find one! Thank you for hosting this event. It has been a real treat for me!

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  3. While i have various tea linens, they do not have a tea theme as such. So I posted a lovely apron with a teacup design.

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  4. The linens are beautiful. I don't have anything to share...but I'm working on embroidering a tea tray cloth on natural linen.

    Lorrie

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  5. Lovely, lovely linens. And such treasures from your mother!

    Thank you once again for hosting this fun springtime event!

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  6. Oh my goodness! Seeing those tea linens brought back a ton of memories. When I was a little girl, I embroidered tea linens and most of them my mother gave away as gifts. I know she kept a few of them, but I don't know what happened to them.

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  7. It's so nice to see all the different blogs participating in this. Thank you for hosting such a lovely blog event!

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  8. I did a post for week 2 and for week 3, but did each of them so late that I don't think anyone noticed. Despite that, I'm loving the themes and have enjoyed all of the posts I've read thus far (though I've got some catching up to do!)

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  9. your linens are beautiful, this is going to be a great week, seeing all of the posts, I am truly enjoying this blog-a-thon!!!

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  10. While I don't have any tea linens with teacups or teapots incorporated into the design, I do have lots of doilies that I use on my tea table. And thinking about it now, I'm ready to pick up my crochet hook to try to make my own once again.

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  11. My stitch post is up and I'm headed around to see what pretty things everyone has. Have a wonderful week LaTeaDah!!

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  12. Would you believe, I have no tea linens? Really... I'm deprived. :)

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  13. Hi LaDonna, I've posted this week's theme at my blog. I can't wait to check out the other blogs listed!

    Also, I really like your tea linens...they are absolutely beautiful! Your mom is a very talented woman (as is her daughter!).

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  14. Melissa's Cozy Teacup10:08 AM

    I posted and my pictures feature is back up and working. double woohoo on that one!

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  16. Looking forward to seeing what everyone has shared.

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  17. Oh, my goodness! What a lovely gift from your mother. Those are just absolutely gorgeous!

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  18. What beautiful linens to have from your mother! I love the colors so much. :)

    Revee

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  19. The tea linens that your mother did are precious! What a treasure! I regret that I can't find a thing to share! :( But, maybe I'll be back & have something to share for next week's challenge! Rhonda :)

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  20. Beautiful linen. I've tagged you in a book tag, details are on my blog. Don't worry if you are too busy, no pressure.

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  21. Your table runner, quilt and linens are all beautiful! It's hard to pick which one would be my favorite but after reading your Mother made the quilt, I would choose that :). I have enjoyed meeting everyone the past few weeks, I've met some great new friends thanks to you :).

    Kathi

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  23. Hi La Donna~
    I just love all your tea themed stitchery. How lucky you are to have such wonderful hand crafted items made by your mother. She was talented in many ways.

    I just posted some tea stitchery on our blog.

    Nancy

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  24. Anonymous8:40 PM

    I love this site the pictures are great. thanks laura

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  26. Such gorgeous linens, wouldn't it be good if we could have a huge tea party!

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  27. I'd love to participate this week, but I have discovered a complete lack of tea linens in my life. Hopefully I'll be able to do something about it someday, for now at least I have pretty tea cups and my little green tea pot.

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  28. I do not have tea themed linens, but did post an image of some of my collection of vintage hankies,doilies,vintage ladies gloves.hope that still qualifies.

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  29. It is such an encouragement to hunt through the house for things that will match up with the blog a thon....and if it isn't there I get another wonderful idea from the post! Thanks. I love the Emily Barnes quote. I took one of her classes many years ago as a young mom, and throughly enjoyed it. Great advice for a lifetime.

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  30. This was a fun challenge! I am so glad I got to play tea party this week! I'm off to sneak a peek at the coming challenge!

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  31. I am a little late, but as you will see, I am trying to play "catch up" so I can really be up to speed. Thanks so much for creating such a fun blog-a-thon!

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