Wednesday, March 21, 2007

tea for two or two hundred?

Artsymama is hosting a global teaparty so in honour of the occasion, I give you [ once again ] my tea-shirt [ or is it a T-cosy? ]

It's after 11.30 pm so I'm downing one last cuppa and heading off to bed rather than grab the camera and buggerise around with a brand new photo of my teapot collection or something equally pertinent.

I'll leave you with a couple of quotes :
'Where there's tea, there's hope" ... Sir Arthur Pinero
"Tea. Earl Grey. Hot" Capt. Jean-Luc Picard, Star Date: 41697.9
and finally
in the immortal words of Noel Coward: "Wouldn't it be dreadful to live in a country where they didn't have tea?"

for those who might like to make their own tea-shirt, here it is out flat. It was made in 2 strands of vintage laceweight and I'd write you up the pattern but I can't remember for the life of me what size needles I used. If I work it out, I'll get back to you.

The pattern for my teaparty quilt appeared in the 2001 Australian Patchwork and Quilting Yearbook and again recently in one of those compilation-type editions they put out from time to time but I don't recall the name. I hadn't realised until last night that I hadn't photographed it [ pretty poor since it was finished in 2000 ] so that was rectified this morning.


crazyhaberdasher said...

Aaaaaah Teeeeeea!....and perhaps a pumpkin scone?

Natasha Burns said...

Mmmmm so warm and comfy!!! Enjoy the tea party!

Cecilia said...

Oo, I love this tea cosy! I want to make one of these!
It's so fun to discover new blogs and creative people! This tea party is the best!
I'm off to mingle some more, have fun!

Sugar Bear said...

That cosy is so warm and fuzzy! Makes me wish I was a tea pot! -Karla

karla said...

That is a cozy looking tea cozy. I'd like to have a sweater like that one!

crafty said...

put the billy on and I'll come and keep yopu company tomorrow.
joan in italy

dede warren said...

oh the cozy... you clever girl. pass the pot please ladies.

Sheepish Annie said...

I'm more of a coffee drinker...but this post is making me crave a nice pot of Earl Grey with milk. And a cookie. Or two...maybe three.

The quilt is stunning! It makes me want a cookie, too. But I suspect that I really just want a cookie and am looking for an excuse.

Laume said...

Finally a blogger I recognize! This tea party has been exhausting - I've been around the world at least twice by now.
I like your quotes. I included a tea quote in my blog too.