“Wouldn't it be dreadful to live in a country where they didn't have tea?”
― Noel Coward
Are you a tea drinker? I sure am, English Brekkie or maybe Earl Grey brewed for 4 minutes if you please (yes I do use a timer) with a splash of milk, well not even a splash just show it the milk to tease it. Sugar? No way; I can tell if you've even used an empty sugar spoon to stir it. The best cup of tea anyone's ever made for me - well that would be my Dad's, no-one made tea like him, what I'd give to share just one more pot with him.
So what's the point of this post? I've found a pile of pics of Christmas gifts I made last year and never shared so here's the first:
A Christmas 2013 parcel ready to send off to England for my Mum - she's a big tea drinker too.
Her parcel included an apron, oven glove, hand towel and tea cosy.
I don't have Flicky around to model for me anymore so the balcony door handle's as good as it gets - you can rely on a good breeze up on the 23rd floor to add movement to your pics, though I remember I was nervous I might lose everything over the glass balcony wall. It was freezing too - don't let that winter sunshine fool you.
Close up shots of the embroidered pocket detail on the reversible apron.
Floral fabric: Autumn Medley Martha Negley for Rowan #MN44 Citrus;
Zig-Zag fabric: Dear Stella Piper Zig-Zag Orange #172;
Pink fabric: P&B Textiles: Bear Essentials 2 #570F;
Aurifil 40/2 thread #2277 - Light Red Orange.
And a couple of pics of the tea cosy and oven glove.
I added a strip of matching Martha Negley fabric to a hand towel to complete the set.
Mum, as always, loves them though she's only using the tea cosy - she doesn't want to spoil the other items, they're just for show in her kitchen!!!
I'll be with you in less than three weeks Mum, put the kettle on and make a brew, can't wait to share a pot with you and have a real good natter x
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