Saturday, June 7, 2014

Books, tea and more

It's that time of the week when all the hustle and bustle are winding down for me and I can look forward to a quiet weekend. I'm planning on pulling out my drop spindle and some roving and try my hand at spinning some yarn, I haven't done any spinning in months so this should be a little bit of a challenge.

I finished reading the Vintage Teacup Club by Vanessa Greene, this is the book I included in the gift
bags for my Spring tea party guest which we agreed to read and discuss at the upcoming summer tea party. I enjoyed the book and I will probably pick up the next book when its available in October.
meanwhile there is a new Teapot themed mystery series by Amanda Cooper (akaVictoria Hamilton) which was just released, here is a link for more info
so a trip across town to the bookstore is in my future, I love mysteries, I love tea I have a small teapot and teacup collection so you know I'm going to read this book. Speaking of tea my friend set my a tin of Twinings English Breakfast tea, I was thrilled by the 200 gram size as I've only been able to get a
small 100 grams tin at the market I may have to see if the market can carry the larger size tin. My
friend also sent the new tea cup above I just love the cottage among the roses, this little beauty gets lots of use this summer along with the violets teacup I just bought while away. I like using my teacups
according to the seasons, I stopped displaying them on shelves a few years ago when one of my shelves crashed to the floor unexpectedly leaving me a pile of broken china and a mosaic project I didn't really want, it save on dusting too. I keep a few on hand in the kitchen cupboard the rest are packed in a box.

I don't have a garden update except to say I pulled weeds and watered the remaining plants and I'm just ready to pull up everything and be done with it, for some reason mother nature is working against me this season.

Keep in mind June 14th is Worldwide Knit in Public Day. Get your knitting needles, yarn and favorite pattern ready and encourage other members of your knitting group to do the same.
Wait a second doorbell is ring, postal carrier dropping off a package that wouldn't fit in the mailbox, along with a few letters and the newest issue of Tea Time magazine.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend and leave you with another sweet illustration by Inge Look


  1. Hello Deb,
    Beautiful yarns there. Sorry to hear about your tea cups. Those you posted are very pretty. Love the cottage on too. They look like interesting reading there. I have a stack of books to read but at the moment I have not been in the mood to read lately. Have a wonderful weekend too and enjoy your "tea time magazine".
    Bobbie Lynn

  2. Goodness I love the beautiful colors of your yarn. Spinning yourself WOW!! Not something I know much about but gosh that is awesome!
    English tea! I live in UK and dont like tea! It is lovely that you enjoy it so much.. and your tea cups look really pretty too. Enjoy!
    Hope your having a lovely weekend
    Smiles :)

  3. Thank you Jacquie, I am just learning to spin after attending a class last year, I'm slow at it but its quite relaxing. Hope your weekend is lovely.

  4. Hi Deb,
    Thank you for visiting me. I'm so sorry to hear about your garden. I'm struggling here with mine. I think it is due to the soil. With all the planting over the years, the soil really needs to be condintioned a good layer of compost this fall. Also, Hubby and I are thinking that we need to plant one type of veggie a year. My space in the vegetable area has become smaller over the years too. The rose area has expanded. We are thinking tomatoes and pepper and the following year after plant just squashes. Well see. I just may go all roses.
    Enjoy your Sunday.
    Bobbie Lynn