Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Time for Tea

Last month before winter break, we had a Secret Santa exchange at school.  The person I was buying for is a tea drinker, so I made this little cross-stitch piece for her and put it in a green frame (her favorite color).
Though I love trying all sorts of teas, my favorite tea to drink on a daily basis is green tea.  We always have some with our meal when we go to our favorite Japanese restaurant.
Tea is especially good on all these cloudy days we've been having lately.
As the centerpiece of a cherished ritual, it's a talisman against the chill of winter, a respite from the ho-hum routine of the day. (Sarah Engler)

I'm joining Kimmie at Art in Red Wagons for tea today.  Hope you are all having a terrific Tuesday!

P.S. If you get a chance, stop by Mariette's Back to Basics for her international giveaway.

27 comments:

A Vintage Chic said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift you gave, Tammy--I'm sure she loved it! I really need to dust off my cross-stitching skills again...when my eyes got worse (bifocals AND reading glasses needed!), I stopped...think maybe I've adjusted now...hopefully!

Love that beautiful sky photo you took--just gorgeous!

Hope you're having a wonderful week, my friend...

Julie

Maaike said...

Hi Tammy, thank you for your new year wish on creJJtion! I wish you and your family a wonderful and healthy 2012 too.
We drink mostly green tea too, and indeed green tea is the best drink when eating sushi!

Love, Maaike

Yvonne said...

Cross stitch is something I've never done. Your piece is lovely.
Green tea is one of my many favorites.
Happy Tea day.

Rizzi said...

VERY NICE TAMMY.....YOU DO LOVELY WORK.......THAT WAS A REAL NICE GIFT YOU MADE FOR YOUR FRIEND.....
I USED TO CROSS STITCH, DON'T KNOW IF MY FINGERS ARE CAPABLE ANY MORE.......RIZZI

Grateful4Crochet said...

Gorgeous cross stitch and I love that tea quote!!

rosarod said...

Hi Tammy, I came to say hello, nice what you do with this tea pot. Greetings. Rose M

Privet and Holly said...

There is nothing better
than tea time with a
friend....so relaxing!
Cute, cute cross-stitch!

xx Suzanne

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

There is a certain grace to tea... ;) blessings ~ tanna

Susan said...

Hi Tammy....That sky shot is outstanding. Susan

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I'm a tea drinker as well..I love white tea and lately Celestial Seasoning's Gingerbread Cookie herbal tes..wonderful!
The cross stitch is darling and those cloud photos?? Awesome!

kimmie said...

I used to do lots of cross stitch when the girls were very small - I love the portability of it. Your little tea pot is try sweet :)

I love green tea, but it's very hard to make it just right .... I have to get it at a japanese restaurant or my japanese friends house if it's going to taste good :)

your cloudy weather must be quite a switch from the rest of the year .... enjoy!

~*~Patty S said...

I still have never tried counted cross stitch...I certainly do admire your patience and the gift for your friend is lovely Tammy!

gorgeous sky capture too!

oxo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I adore the way you make counted cross stitch look so easy, but I know how hard it is if you don't count right. I'm also a big fan of green tea! Happy really late at night Tea Tuesday.

Lisa Super said...

I'm not much of a tea drinker but I'm determined to embrace green tea this year. It's SO good for you it's hard to not get excited about it isn't it?

blessedmom's simple home said...

Oh, that turned out so nice. I'm such a tea lover! It's my favorite drink. I prefer it iced, but at this time of year, I like it hot :) I love that photo of your sunrise or sunset :)
Blessings,
Marcia

The English Romantic said...

It's Earl Grey for me every time, pale straw coloured and without any additives (milk or sugar), so refreshing.
Love your little picture for Secret Santa.
Hugs, Angela.

Becca said...

Love how your piece turned out. I really love Green Tea too.

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

What a lovely gift your time for tea cross stitch makes, nicely done.
I like the new layout for your blog it looks great.
Have a lovely week Tammy.
Julie.C

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I love the new look of the blog! :)

Your stitching is charming, hope you enjoyed your tea. :)

Blessings always

nanny said...

Your cross stitch is so sweet....I love tea parties with granddaughter....

I bought some lemon ginger tea today. Good!

Anonymous said...

I can only really enjoy tea when it is cold, and I am trying to get warm. We had a cold spell in November and early December, and now it is already humid if you can believe that. I wish it was cold again!!
I love knowing that you are doing a bit of cross stitching again. A woman after my own heart!!

Hope you are having a wonderful day!!

XOXO
Renee

Createology said...

Tea is wonderful...my favorite. Lovely cross stitch dear.

GardenofDaisies said...

Your little tea cross stitch pictures is very sweet, and I'm sure the person you are giving it to will LOVE it! I love green tea too and I love the handle on that teapot.

Zuzu said...

Love your sweet cross-stitch, Tammy. I drink green tea daily now. Coffee in the morning. Tea with lunch. And water the rest of the day. :)
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Annaboo said...

Tea, tea and more tea- I could never get sick of it! And I love all variations of it too.
Love your little cross stitch- very cute!
Happy weekend.
Xx

From the Kitchen said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I'm looking forward to spending time on your blog--maybe living a little vicariously!!
You seem to be in a very interesting place.

Best,
bonnie

Serena Lewis said...

A lovely gift for your exchange partner, Tammy! I love green tea best too. :)

Have a lovely weekend,
Serena xo

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