"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Australian Tea on WIP Wednesday

When I signed up for Lucy's Grand Tea Swap, I anticipated that I would be introduced to bloggers new to me, and indeed I have!  I received a packet from Wendy who lives in Australia!  Wendy is interested in knitting, crochet, sewing, redecorating, family...and well, many of my interests :-)

I have had fun exploring Wendy's blog, Ruffs Adventures and look forward to visiting in the days ahead as well.

Along with some tea and a lovely card, she sent me some fingerless gloves [my first pair!] she had made for me.  They are purple, my favorite color, and a very pretty stitch pattern. Thank you again, Wendy!

This afternoon I made up a pot of Australian Afternoon Tea from one of the tea bags Wendy sent.  Mmmmmm, it is delicious, and I wish I could share it with you!

Tea, winding some yarn, and knitting more rows on my wip moreno blanket helped this to be a cozy, happy rainy day for me.

Did you work on any of your wips today?



  1. Ooooo ... Russian Caravan Tea is lovely!! Still have my fingers crossed the parcel I sent to you arrives soon!! xxx

  2. Lovey way to spend the day. I need to get to work on some of my projects, but I have been a bit lagging in that department.

  3. Hello Gracie such alovely parcel to receive. This morning went to Knit and Knatter but only knattered as didn't stay long. Not feeling too good today. Am going to knit a beret for one of the ladies at the group. She has been involved with a local school and there work on Second World War. The children have been making a film about evacuees & need authentic knitted items. Usually this lady does the knitting but fell and broke her wrist so the group are stepping in to help.I am also knitting for the Lenten Appeal I mentioned earlier. Hugs Anne x

  4. What fun Gracie! I shall have to do this one day! Love the gloves, and the goodies in your photos!
    Have a lovely day!!!
    xo Kris

  5. Hi Gracie.. I am looking forward to our lunch and chat time! I am working on my shawl, you're going to love these colors of the sea! I'm going to put up a blog post in a bit, about our trip to the Oregon Historical Society - they have a show of Western Women - you'd love it!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. Hi Gracie:
    I'm so excited about lunch with you, Teresa and Taci in a few weeks. Lets hope I can find the place! :-) What a nice swap package you recieved. Love all the goodies and a nice cuppa tea sounds really good right now. I can hear the wind blowing outside.
    I'm crocheting somemore baby blankets right now and enjoying the easy rhythm of it.
    Have a comfy, cozy day sipping tea Gracie!

  7. Fantastic fingerless...wow. I'd love the pattern name if you have it

  8. Hi Gracie,
    I noticed in your beach post that someone owns Edie's Beyond the Square crochet book. Edie is a delightful lady and great teacher. I had the privilege of taking a knit class from her several years ago.
    And I love your glowing fireplace in the background of your photos.

  9. Love the fingerless gloves and your cute table with all your knitting and crochet goodies :)

  10. I enjoy seeing your cozy living space - your tables are always so full of fun, fancy things and lots of project bits. Makes me want to pop over for a cuppa!

  11. Again so happy you loved the tea and the mittens!!
    Love your blog too and beautiful pictures xoxo wendy in oz


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