Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Tea & Leaf Tuesday ....

A New Year...

...a new look to Tuesdays!

I wanted to continue with the tea theme, but I think it needed a bit of a change...

...so from today, the first Tuesday of 2012, I'll be doing "Tea & Leaf Tuesday" postings.

What does this mean? I hear you ask....

Well, obviously there is still the "tea" element, although there may not be a "special" tea each week....

...it's getting a bit expensive, and I'm also running out of cupboard space :-o

And the "leaf" bit?....

It's just that....a leaf...but with a purpose.

I've made one out of my hand-dyed "Landscape Tissue", and stitched the veins on the sewing machine. The idea is that each Tuesday, along with my cup of tea, I'll be making something to put on the leaf.

This may be a bit of stitched textile....or paper quilting....or collage...or anything else that happens to be happening at the time.

The only requirement is that it doesn't overhang the edges!


So, here's my leaf...





..that will be a regular feature from now on :-)



And today's tea..."Prince Vladimir" by Kusmi.




Yes! It worked!

After verbally hinting a number of times...

...leaving notes with the Kusmi website address around the place...

...leaving the site up on the computer screen.....

...Santa got the message and brought me a pack of "Russian" teas!! :-D

Delicious this one is too...

...and feels really special in that darling little porcelain teacup, with a tiny saucer and porcelain spoon made by Julie Turner.

(I must admit to be terrified of the very delicate handle, but it's a lot stronger than it looks....although it does remind me of a doll's tea-set I had as a child.)


I hope you'll join me for tea on Tuesdays...

...I do so enjoy your company! :-)

5 comments:

ViDerTextil said...

Ok Chris, I'll have my cup of chinese tea this evening : I love the idea of your tuesdays!

Penny said...

I look forward to Tuesdays, and any other day with you and your blog.

Penny said...

I love your Tea on Tuesday blogs - I've been quaffing tea like mad as I came back from our trip with a cold! Nothing like a hot cup of tea to make a person feel better.

underatopazsky said...

Ooo, what's the tea taste like? I love the soft fluffy edges of the birch leaves.

Chris Gray said...

Thanks ladies!

I love my Tuesday Tea ritual...

...especially with tea as nice as this one....flowery, with a hint of vanilla.

It's a little oasis of calm in what is usually a busy day...

...time to think...