Sunday, 8 March 2015

A Dictionary of Tea Cross Stitch

So a couple of week's ago I finished off my "Dictionary of Tea" cross stitch from Bothy Threads. It's taken me, literally years, to complete. I've pretty much doing an hour or so every so often for at least three years. This cross stitch has moved with me to at least three different homes and I have to say I'm going to miss doing it!


As I began to near the end I began to think about how to frame it. It's got slightly odd dimensions and I wanted there to be a fairly consistent border of white showing round the outside. Luckily and with unbelievable timing, eFrame got in touch to offer me a chance to try out one of their frames*. Their custom made frames can be made for any dimensions and with different colours of wood or aluminium. Once I'd ordered online, the frame* was quickly posted out to me quickly, just in time for me to display a few years worth of stitching.


How do you display your finished projects? What's the longest you've taken to finish one project?

Linking up with Handmade Monday

12 comments:

  1. Aw it looks amazing. I've got you beaten hands down. It took me 10 years to complete the last supper for my MIL. It was on black aida and was a nightmare to work with. I have never picked up a cross stitch since. I love tea but even you can't tempt me. Have a lovely week.
    Ali xx

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  2. I have an afghan made of SEWING-THREAD that has been 2-strands chain-crocheted, then single crocheted. The threads have been worked on and taken apart so many times that I call IT "The PENELOPE PROJECT"! -- I've been "playing" with IT going on *45* YEARS!! In ITS "present" form, for about 30ish... IT's still not finished. Mind you, I haven't had time to "touch" IT for about 4 years or so. Too busy with OTHER BITS! -- IT's my Legacy "Piece"... Some of the threads are well over 60 years, from and have travelled ALL over! I forget how many Countries. But at least 3 Continents. IT stays HOME now though, too HEAVY [and valuable] to bring anywhere any more!

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  3. This picture is just my cup of tea! (see what I did there!!!)
    I've had embroideries that have had the needle go rusty in them I've left them for so long (hangs head in shame) and I made my daughter a patchwork quilt cover that I started when she was 2 and finished when she was almost 10. She does still use it now though and she's 20 so all's well that ends well I suppose.

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  4. This is such a beautiful work of art that has taken you years to complete; it deserves a prime spot for displaying it. How I admire your patience and intricate needle work. I don't think I could ever make a piece like this. It's truly lovely.

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  5. So beautiful, love cross stitch and know the hours that goes into a piece.

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  6. It looks amazing, I had one project on the go for about 15 years but in the end I got rid of it because it was just too big. In my defence it was a tapestry picture that was over a metre in length.

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  7. Wow looks amazing, you must be so proud, such a fun piece and howlovely to get it framed so it can be admired properly. Well done for your persistence x

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  8. Wow looks amazing, you must be so proud, such a fun piece and howlovely to get it framed so it can be admired properly. Well done for your persistence x

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  9. Oh wow, isn't it fun! You've done a great job, well done for persevering. I think a few months is the longest i've spent on a project and that felt loooong! x

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  10. Such a lovely project, what will you do now it's finished? I never get around to framing anything I do but perhaps I shall have to try eFrame next time.

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  11. Such a lovely project, what will you do now it's finished? I never get around to framing anything I do but perhaps I shall have to try eFrame next time.

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  12. Ohhh I love this! Possibly because I also love tea! Looks beautiful framed :)

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