Sunday, March 8, 2015

Egg Cosy and Table Mat

These are the egg cosies and table mats I have been working on for Easter. The embroidery was quick to do, but getting the pattern ready took a little longer.

One of things that I always find challenging when putting together a pattern are the photographs. This time I set everything up on the end of the kitchen table where the light is good for my little point and shoot camera in the afternoons . For about four afternoons in a row, the cloud was heavy over the mountains in the west and at just about the time when the light is usually fairly good, the sun would disappear behind the thick clouds. I took a number of photos which were just too dark to use, but eventually the sun shone brightly at the right time and I was able to take some reasonable photos.

The lacy border of Australian Cross Stitch on the egg cosies and the place mat is quick to embroider and the pattern I have drawn up is suitable for both beginners and more advanced stitchers. You can find the pattern in my Etsy shop Lynlubell.  

Till next time, happy stitching!


  1. It looks just great, Lyn. The blue is perfect. I know the photo problem I am usually too impatient - wanting the photo NOW. I often find the problem is glare -plenty of light but not evenly spread. You've done well with photo and product.

    1. Thanks for your kind comments Jillian. Yes, the light in my photographs is something I still have to work on too, especially the shadows and the areas that turn out grey.