Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Tea & Leaf Tuesday ....



Here we are again...

I can't believe it's been a whole week since the Brambly Hedge "Winter" cup was used for that lovely M&S "Winter Spiced" tea!

It's been a really hectic week, taken up with hospital visiting...

...finishing off textile pieces for another couple of magazine articles...

...AND sorting out a veritable MOUND of music for choir tonight.

Of course, that's exactly when the printer decides to play up isn't it?!!!

Never mind....it's all done...(apart from the writing of the articles :-o )...

...and I can now sit down with an orient flavoured Japanese Sencha....

...in one of the beautiful little tea-tasting bowls given to me by my Bloke for Christmas :-)



It doesn't look much when dry, but after steeping you can see all the full leaves and flower heads in it.

It is delicate and delicious.

On my leaf this time....

....I have placed a little sketch.

I have another little book on the go...

...getting filled-up with "little houses" that will (eventually) get turned into stitched and/or stuffed pieces.

This was done from a photo I took whilst living in Brittany....

...where they have such beautiful little houses....

(a lot of which have been captured and are sitting on my hard-drive or cd's!)





..if I can get my writing out of the way soon....I can begin stitching this one by the weekend....

...I'll enjoy that...

5 comments:

Penny Berens said...

Feeling refreshed and without even having taken a sip....and oh, the anticipation of seeing those houses in stitch.

Chris Gray said...

..I'm looking forward to doing them!

They've been on my "to do" list for quite some time now :-)

Penny said...

Love your 'tea cup'! I would like to start a collection of cups but its something I never get around to. I cannot wait to see these houses in stitch -- just your sketches look wonderfully magical.

Mermaid's Purse said...

The house is beautiful ...... so charming and peaceful!

Chris Gray said...

..hopefully I'll have a bit of "me" time to do those houses...I sort-of have a "plan", but need some playtime with them.

I have such a large collection of "houses to do".....

Thanks to you all for calling by...

...I do love to hear from you....

...and I'm glad you like my houses too! :-)