Friday, February 21, 2014

Flowers on Friday

Another week, another flower.  I did finish the flower for last week and have started on the new one for this week.  Next week we will be finding out what our new project will be....  But so far I am keeping up fairly well.  This is the one I finished for this week.  I am working on the next one but
you will have to wait until next week to see it and maybe even the start of the next project.



I mentioned I would have UFO (unfinished object) to show you this week.   This is a table topper I made from a pattern in the magazine  PRIMITIVE QUILTS and PROJECTS (Fall 2013).  It is one of my favorite magazines.  I like to make felt applique projects and it is usually filled with them.
    Notice it is another way to use felt applique besides the flowers I have been doing.


 I have put it on a small frame and will be quilting it by hand.  A slower process but better looking for this kind of quilt.

 And finally here is a quick picture to show you some of the icicles on my house.  We are having a bit of melting every day but they ends up as icicles.  Pretty while it lasts I suppose.


But Spring may be near.  We can only hope!!

Thanks for stopping by to visit today. Don't forget to check in again next week for Tea Cup Tuesday.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Tea Cup Tuesday

 This week  I will just be sharing one of my absolute favorite cup and saucer sets.

The flu bug hit and the snow storm hit and hit and hit.....  so I didn't even open my shop for a week.  No point since I didn't think customers would want to come by any way.  Driving was dangerous. Usually I do my Tea Cup Tuesday pictures in my shop.... but not this week.


So I went back into the archives a bit and found this cup and saucer.



 Angela by  Royal Albert (my favorite maker.)

I don't know what the flowers on this set represent for sure however I like to think of them as hydrangeas. I have looked on line but can't find out for sure.  Maybe someone knows.

I love hydrangeas when they are in full bloom or even when they are dried.  Here is a picture  I took up in Gloucester, Ma. last summer.  Hydrangeas love the sea air and the soil in the area.


And here is a quick pic of the hydrangeas I have along side my antique shop.

And hydrangea dries so nicely............


I am showing the cup and saucer set here with a pretty aluminum serving piece.  I sell a lot of aluminum pieces in my shop.  They are easier to keep looking good than silver so can be good idea for places like informal lunches, teas, and even on the patio.


A pretty little surprise inside the cup.




I hope you are enjoying this weeks Tea Cup Tuesday.   Here are links to some of the other sites.

 http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com

http://www.marthasfavorites.com/

 

Rose Chintz Cottage

http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/

 http://www.antiquesandteacups.info/


  http://blog.bernideens.com

 

I hope you will come back here next week for another tea party.  And check with me on Thursday or Friday when I hope to show some progress on my latest Fellowship of Flowers projects.  And this week I will be sharing a UFO I decided to finish!