Thank you so much Stephanie for organizing this fun event where many blogging friends are created through the exchange of a teacup or mug. There is so much work involved to make this happen, and I really appreciate all that you have done with pairing us up and keeping everyone happy and informed.
I didn't know who was sending my own teacup until the day it arrived all the way from ... the Yukon!! How exciting it was to see the address on the box when I picked it up! Jennifer was my partner here, and she blogs at My Cubby Crafts. I really hope you visit Jennifer's blog as she shares lots of interesting things happening in her life in the far north. I've been enjoying reading back through her posts to get to know her better.
The teacup Jennifer sent is just perfect for me. A lovely chocolate brown with a simple pattern on the side. I've been using it quite a bit! It's such a nice big teacup and the saucer is roomy enough for a cookie to sit on the side. I have a couple of "Brown Betty" teapots, and this teacup looks great with them. Jennifer crocheted a couple of doilies for me as well. One is shown under the teacup below.
|Don't you love the shape of the teacup & saucer!|
... and this is the other doily ...
The blue and brown look so nice together :)
The card enclosed was made by Jennifer herself, and it's just so pretty!
Tiny crocheted flowers, pretty lace and lovely distressed paper with birds on it.
There were some chocolate fingers added, and they went so well with my Earl Grey tea!
The tea came in this sweet foxy tin.
I've enjoyed everything that Jennifer packaged up for me. Thank you so much again Jennifer for your thoughtfulness and care in these beautiful gifts. It's really nice to have met Jennifer now through our blogs, and we seem to have a lot in common.
|see the tiny fox paw print on the lid ;)|
I received word that Kelly at Homespuns ' n Hayfields would be the person receiving a teacup from me. I have known Kelly through our blogs for a little while now. Here are a few collages of what I sent to Kelly.
|I embroidered Kelly's blog name onto a piece of muslin set|
in an embroidery hoop. I added some country flowers & buttons.
|purchased tea towels with a cotton dishcloth I knit up|
|The tiny birdie creamer fit perfectly into a bunny box|
|the teacup fit perfectly inside this bright yellow gift box|
|I knit up a "coffee cozy" for take-out coffee/tea|
|Kelly collects Ironstone, and I saw this gorgeous pitcher when shopping for her teacup.|
I scooped it up without a second thought ;)
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Be sure to hop over to Stephanie's blog to see what other's are sharing today in this exchange.