CQJP July Block

Sunday, August 22, 2010

5zie # 4!!

I have finished the next 5zie!
As you may remember, Snowlady had invited Stan the Snowman to tea. He arrived amidst a flurry of snowflakes, and was invited into her cheery yellow kitchen. They stood watching the snowstorm through the large picture window, as the howling wind tossed clouds and snow along its currents. As the kettle began to whistle, the wind calmed, and the stars shone in the darkness. Snowlady placed two cups of tea on the table beneath the window.
"Ahh, " said Stan, and then began to sing," Tea for two.."
"And two for Tea," Snowlady sang.
"Me, for you," he boomed.
"And you for me!"  Snowlady blushed as she looked at Stan, who was beaming, his smile wide, and his eyes dancing.
" Good," he nodded, "That's settled then."
This 5zie was created with navy cotton, onto which different fibers were added, covered with a layer of periwinkle organza, and quilted onto felt with a metallic varigated thread.  A second layer of fibers was added to indicate snow, and sparkles were added for stars, and then covered with white tulle to give the impression of window screening. A window frame of yellow fabric was sewn onto the 'window', with recycled tea bags used below it as the table surface. A 't' tag was inserted into one of the tea bags and stitched in place.      I cut felt into two cups and saucers and embroidered them onto the 5zie, adding white and brown 'steam' rising from each cup. The window treatment is tatted lace. I then added a little snowman charm.
It's been a rainy day today, following a rainy Saturday, and I have kept the damp and chill at bay with several hot cups of tea. I hope you are cozy and comfortable, wherever you may be.
Thanks for visiting.
Hugs from Suz


  1. Suztats,
    Sounds like they was getting rather cozy at Snowlady's house. You better watch them...LOL! Gee, I was going to say we all was going to come over to your house for tea. But I was wrong it was a romantic night for the snow people instead..LOL! Very nicely done & love the story too!

  2. very bright summers day here. I love the shading in your cups and saucers, it's really effective.

  3. Let me tell you, Bsotf, things are going to get a little cozier than they are right now at Snowladie's place! I'm having a good time composing this little fluff...it makes me smile, and I'm so glad you're enjoying it too! I was afraid people might think it was a little too foolish.

  4. Hi Karen! The cups and saucers were the most time-consuming part of this 5zie, and I wasn't sure I'd ever get it to look half decent.Glad you like it, and I hope you had a wonderful sunny day!

  5. Suztats,
    IF we can't be silly from time to time & it not upset others..then we better hang it up. We have to let the kid in us out from time to time too. It's ok. Besides I like the story you are tell about them.
    I am sorry if I seemed to come across rude over the key bookmark. I really didn't mean to. I done the chain really stiff so it didn't bend using the Joshephine stitch. Sometimes stiff is a good thing. Even in tatting. LOL! Just don't ask Stan the Snowman ok? LOL!

  6. That's so true, Bsotf, we do need to let our inner child out to play. I forget, sometimes, ;-).

  7. This is amazing! I adore it and your wonderful tatted border. I wish I had the patience for tatting, I've always thought it a beautiful art form. Hope you have a great day!

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    P.S. Thanks for visiting me and for your sweet comment.

  8. Thank you Thespa! So glad you stopped by for a visit. I do love to tat, and, it's interesting to note that the tatted border took less time than doing the cups and saucers. But I suppose when we are doing something we love to do,we don't need patience to do it.


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