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?!