Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tea Time


Tea is my beverage of choice...always has been. Somehow I never acquired the desire to try coffee. I am not even wild about the smell of coffee. I suppose when I was growing up, most adults smoked and drank coffee. Perhaps it was this awful combination that turned me against the idea of coffee. So, ever since I was a child I have been attracted to teas. As it turns out there are many health benefits to drinking tea. And...there are so many teas to try! I have quite a collection of teas and tea pots and using them gives me great pleasure. Years ago I found an antique wooden box with a beautiful dark patina that serves as my tea box. In it are many types and flavors...each with their own mysterious benefits.
To celebrate my love of teas my next project is going to be a mini quilt that I will use on my table when serving tea. It will consist of 4 main appliqued squares set on point...the sashing and trim in coordinating fabrics (yet to be planned). Here is the start of the four blocks....

7 comments:

Autumn said...

I have recently started drinking teas-though I do love my cajun coffee.
The tea pot squares are adorable! Can't wait to see the finished work.

Sheri from Prim Rose Hill Studio said...

Hi Beverly! I am a tea lover too! I love your teapots and can't wait to see your finished mini quilt!
Happy New Year to you!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Bev, I love the old wooden box. I quit drinking coffee over a year ago now and only drink my hot tea. Now I wonder how I missed the tea journey for all those decades! My favorite so far is Earl Grey from Republic of Tea company.

The mini quilt will be super cute..will watch for it's completion.

Have a grand week!
Steph

Anonymous said...

the quilt is adorable..great idea..love it

~~Anne said...

As a fellow tea lover and collector of tea cups all I can say is that this mini quilt is off to a beautiful start. You do such awesome work....can't wait to see this one finished.
Your wooden box is beautiful too.

~~Anne
www.backyardtreasures.wordpress.com

Katmom said...

I too luv my afternoon cup of tea, whether it be black, green or a tasaine(sp)....I usually pull out one of my favorite tea cups & saucer, a couple of cookies or sweet flavored rice cake and enjoy a 'cuppa'.
It's that "take a moment to breath" feeling that I luv with the tea time.
I can hardly wait to see the end results of your Tea Quilt....sew get to sewing lady!
hugz,
>^..^<

Katmom said...

I too luv my afternoon cup of tea, whether it be black, green or a tasaine(sp)....I usually pull out one of my favorite tea cups & saucer, a couple of cookies or sweet flavored rice cake and enjoy a 'cuppa'.
It's that "take a moment to breath" feeling that I luv with the tea time.
I can hardly wait to see the end results of your Tea Quilt....sew get to sewing lady!
hugz,
>^..^<

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