Friday, 28 November 2014

Time for one last cup of tea


As we get together for the last cup of tea in Abi's idea to get together over a cuppa once a month, I thought I'd get the best china out and have a 'proper' cup of tea. 
 
It's been such fun to go round the world via cups, mugs and wine glasses, catching up on news, sharing ideas and admiring crafty work.  But as the saying goes 'all good things must come to an end' and I think we can all agree that Abi has more than enough on her plate in her final year of university! 
 
Today we seem to be experiencing the madness that has come over here from the US that goes under the name of 'Black Friday'.  While I was at work this morning, I received over 20 emails on my phone all from companies inviting me to take advantage of savings if I buy before midnight tonight.  I can't think of anything I desperately need so I am quietly deleting them so that I am not tempted to buy something that I don't need just because it's got a good discount! 
 
I am still of the feeling that Christmas shouldn't start before December 1st; what do you think?  Our tree doesn't go up until the weekend after my husband's birthday - 12 December.  I can't imagine having it in the lounge for over a month, 2 weeks is about right for me! 
 
As I pour another cup (one cup is never enough when you normally have tea in a mug!)we would sit with our feet curled beneath us, a quilt over our lap and an optimistic dog close by hoping for a crumb or two from a biscuit.  I would ask if you could help me in a search.  I am making a quilt for my daughter, one that can cover the seat on a sofa once she moves into a new home.  One that Coco can curl up on without ruining the furniture.  I've found two pieces of fabric, one black with white paw prints on it and one white with black bones on it - yes, there is a dog theme!  She only wants it in black, white and grey and I am now struggling to find a couple of other fabrics that have a dog related design on it.  Do any of you sewing ladies have ideas of where I might find some?  Mr Google is not helping much at the moment!
 
You see, this is what is lovely about sharing a cup of tea; likeminded people sharing news, views and ideas.  Abi's idea has been brilliant and I've loved getting to know more about everyone.  I'm a firm believer that as one chapter closes, another begins and I am sure that 2015 will bring other memes that we can all join in with.  Ideas anyone?!
 
 

11 comments:

Missus Wookie said...

What a lovely idea that quilt is, not a sewer sorry but I do hope that you find some.

Ruth said...

When The Boy Child and I were out on the Common earlier with the pooch, we saw a couple carrying a Christmas tree ... honest, we did!
I can't help with doggy fabrics, but I love the idea of Coco having her own quilt. I bet she will still spend much of her time with you, no?

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

There's a collection called Pugs Day Off (wrong dog I know!) and Plush Addict have several dog themed designs, although I'm not sure they fit your colour scheme.

Prairie Jill said...

Thank you for tea - and in your best china, too! Can't help you with the fabric, I'm afraid, but the quilt sounds wonderful!

Alison said...

Well you know me Deb....Christmas starts for serious by the last week in November...the Christmas Village is up and one tree is assembled just waiting to be decorated!..love your china! Xx

Abi said...

Thank you, thank you for your sweet words Deb! It has been an utter joy traveling the world each month, catching up on everyone's news. I am honoured you got your best china out!
I agree that Christmas doesn't start till the 1st! We too don't get our tree up until everyone is back from uni so around about the 12th.
Thank you for stopping by with me over the last few years! Bring on the new meme I say!

Sian said...

Sorry, can't help with the fabric either but I do love the idea of the quilt.

It's been a pleasure to drop in and chat with you and the others: such a great way to catch up on the chat!

alexa said...

Lovely to be able to catch up :) and wishing you lots of success with quilt ...

Beverly said...

I love using the good china and yours is very pretty! No Christmas at our house until the 1st although with today being the first Sunday of Advent, church had hanging of the greens and preparing our hearts. We leave our tree up until Old Christmas which would probably drive you crazy lol

Jane said...

It's been lovely dropping in and the best china too, what a treat x

Susanne said...

Thanks for the cozy chat. I have to smile at the idea of making a place for the pup - that should be a priority. And I totally agree that Christmas shouldn't start until December, and Black Friday shouldn't start till Friday, but that doesn't seem to be the way of things these days.