Monday, August 29, 2011

Cosy Crazy......

Our library recently held a tea cosy competiton.........and yesterday the winners of the various categories were announced at......an afternoon tea!  What better way to celebrate than with tea and jelly cakes!  .......oops too late for the jelly cakes.....which went like "hot" cakes......


Some of the entries........


My personal favourite.....


Cock-a-doodle-cosy.........


Not being a knitter I was impressed with the knitted cosies.....the honey pot......


and the overall winner.......


That little mouse dunking his Oreo was just too cute!!


This one won a prize for innovation.......it's made entirely of tea bags and the flowers are made from the boxes the tea bags come in.........I missed getting pics of the fruit bowl cosy, the Jester cosy and many others.......


This cosy was knitted by the entrant's Nanna who passed away in 1956....a sentimental favourite.  .....I can't leave the Tea Cosy display without congratulating Julie and the other fantastic library staff who are always coming up with great ideas.....and working hard to carry them out.  Well done!!


Leanne has just bought  Really Wild Tea Cosies  by Loani Prior..........so watch out over there for some creative fun!  

Speaking of being creative.....I cut out the fabric for the basket blocks for my Basket quilt.....18 of them.....and even made the templates for the first basket.......it is said that every journey starts with a single step....I feel I have taken that step in the making of what is going to be my long term project!  Procrastination over fabric choices is bound to make it an even longer one!  :)

'Til next time.....................Lorraine




21 comments:

Nays Place said...

wow - love the tea cosies - proud of you for cutting your blocks - perhaps I should take a hint from the procrastination lesson - then maybe Nays Place will be finished... have fun and keep posting

Suzanne said...

Very creative tea cosies! Love the mouse with the cookie.

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing a wonderful array of tea cozies! That's at item we NEVER see here in the US. Could be because of our high rate of coffee consumption, huh? Funny, I'm sitting here with a cuppa beside me!

Shay said...

Tea Cosies have really made a come back of late. I wonder how many got thrown out in the years they were out of favour. Breaks my heart to think of it.

There are certainly some beauties in that collection! Your favourite is the one I like best too.

Good Luck on that quilting journey of yours. Lets hope it doesnt end up like the FD quilt of mine!

Pat said...

Cute, Some very talented ladies. I would find it difficult to pick a favorite.

Lenora said...

It would have been a tough job judging those, they all looked worthy winners. Congrats on starting the basket quilt, be sure to post us your progress.

Amanda said...

Love the tea cosies aren't ladies clever. I never procrastinate over fabric choices I always just dive straight in but I quite often procrastinate over the doing quite happily.

simplestitches said...

great tea cosies....reminds me of my Nan.

Jo said...

wow great tea cosies hard to pick a favourite.

Pip said...

The black and white tea cosy was the one that drew my eye as well, although I do like the knitted ones as well, a lot of time, effort and love goes into them all.

Farmyard Crafts said...

That's great! Love tea cosies! Not that I drink tea!

Good on you for cutting out your blocks too!!

Lynda said...

What a fantastic display - people are so creative. I'm looking forward to seeing which tea cosy Leanne makes - those designs are such fun.

One basket - good on you. Fabric choice always flummoxes me too.

Cheryl said...

WOW...so amazing and so creative! Way to get going on your long term project!!

Kris said...

Great display!

I love that you have started that long term project. Hope you plod along a little better than I have with the pies and tarts! And yes, it was February 2010 that I pied and tarted with you on the Doc Martin/Closer holiday!

Leanne said...

I am not great at picking fabrics. The rooster tea Cosy is in the book.

Katie said...

Despite the fact there are few tea rooms around, tea cozies are something you just don't see in North Carolina. Sigh.

deb said...

this is the cutest post ever...love looking at all the tea cosies!!!! LOVE the winner, that cute little guy with the cookie!!!!

Levin said...

gotta love libraries!! (okay i'm a little biased because i work in one).
i love, love, love the rooster one. i think i need one of those.
l
x

Vivian said...

Oh my goodness -- the tea cosies are wonderful! Such a great display for a library to put on.
Linda's right. This is not something we'd see here in the US. It's so nice that our blogland friends treat us to sights we'd otherwise miss.

quiltygal said...

Gotta love a good "cosie" ...hasn't the weather been beautiful?...back from the Gold Coast..counting down to Port Pirie...bring it on..

jen said...

The tea cosies are fantastic a great exhibition.
The basket quilt is getting a good start with 18 blocks cut out.
We all have to procrastinate at times that way we get it right when we get going.It sounds lovely.