I do like tea a lot. Tea bring back great memories of certain tea loving friends. Some even read my posts -- you know who you are.
This tea quilt is blue work embroidery and is one of the few quilts I've done that was from someone else's pattern. The blocks in this quilt were designed by Debbie Foley and Valerie Bowman for a quilt shop here in Arizona several years ago. I was busy writing my book at the time, but needed some hand work for travel time. Embroidery is so relaxing to me. The original blocks were done in cobalt blue, but I decided to use a lighter, more country blue that matched the blue stenciled walls in the family room and kitchen of the house we lived in then. I would make it the cobalt today, but since I've done it once, I won't be doing it again.
All but one of the blocks had the name of a tea beneath the tea pot. Since Earl Grey is my favorite tea (followed closely by Lady Grey) that is the name I chose to embroider in that block.
This was a fun project to do since it took absolutely no thinking! Just thread the needle with the same color over and over and embroider. Sometimes we need those projects so our mind can work on other things.
So now that the weather is cooler, even here in AZ, it is time for tea and maybe some scones!
What do you do when you need to unwind and let your mind wander?
Do you space out with TV or read a book -- not one that requires thinking, of course?
Does tea comfort you? I remember my mom giving us tea and toast when we didn't feel well. Maybe that's why it is a comfort to me.
Have a cup of your favorite -- even if it is coffee instead of tea and relax a bit. I'll pretend I'm there with you and have a cup myself.
Until next time,