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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Alice In Wonderland Teacup ~ Tea-Time Tuesday

 When my husband drew up the plans for our home here on Cedar Pond we knew we wanted most of the windows in our home to look out on Cedar Pond. Now we have a view of this pond through our front room window in all seasons, and we love it. Today the view showed me a stormy day.
 A perfect day to stay inside and sew.
 I am sewing a patchwork quilt of fabric one of my granddaughters chose for her bed. I gave her a 4 X 4 inch cardboard square to trace and cut out squares from fabric she chose  for me to sew her quilt. My granddaughter  traced and cut out hundreds of little squares for her quilt and today was a perfect day to sew  the squares together because there was no other work demanding immediate attention after I fed my animals. I could not garden in the down pouring of rain. I made myself a cup of peppermint tea and drank it from this teacup, a gift from my sister Karen, as I sewed many squares of fabric together to make a patchwork quilt for a granddaughter.
 The teacup is from Disneyland , but I think you could have guessed that as soon as you saw the photo. The quilt is barely begun in this picture. The puzzle for me is how to bring the differing fabric squares together to make an over all pleasing design for my granddaughter. I need some more tea and time to think about this.

 I have many friends & family who love Disneyland and all things Disney. I have never been to Disneyland, but I hear tell they love it and visit it as often as possible. My Alice In Wonderland teacup is from one of my sisters who also loves the magical land and especially sharing it with her granddaughter. I am honored she chose to give me a teacup that is a token of her good times in Disneyland.

Peppermint tea in a sweet teacup on a very stormy day spent sewing a quilt for a beloved granddaughter. A very good day for me.

When I look out my windows and see Cedar Pond I remember the many good times here with family & friends I love. I know I am blessed. Sip a cup of tea in your favorite spot at home and remember you are truly blessed !
Tea-Time Tuesday is hosted by these ladies , pop in and spend some time with them !



Martha's Favorites said...

Your granddaughter is getting a quilt, how lucky is she? Your a good Grandma. Love the tea cup, it is perfect. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Felicity W said...

I saw your photo taken with the cat. How graceful you look.

I once stayed with a host family where they have the pond and similar windows over looking the pond in Australia. Your photos of the windows bring back the memories. I miss that house.

I love everything handmade. Your families are so lucky.


Anonymous said...

I love your window. You describe a perfect day for sewing your granddaughter's quilt. The fabrics are so pretty and they match your cup!

Terri said...

I love that you are having her cut out the squares herself. That is a great way to introduce her to the process! Did you have her pick her own fabric? It looks like you are doing a great job creating a pattern. What a delightful project to share with a child!

Bernideen said...

What a wonderful post! So glad you shared at Tea In the Garden and a wonderful quilt project with your sweet grandaughter.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

You are blessed to have such a beautiful view to gaze out upon in all seasons. I know I would enjoy it too. Love the window! Your quilt will be wonderful and I know your granddaughter will love it. I like your Disney teacup. My son and his family have been to Disneyland twice. What a magical place! Thank you for joining me for tea today and have a delightful week, Kathy.


Connie said...

You have a beautiful view even in stormy weather. I love the flowers on the edge of the plate. What a treasure that quilt will be! Lovely post, Kathy.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How warming your post is today! Love the vibrant and cheerful patch work! Such a cute cup. Disney has always held a place in my and my family's hearts!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Just love how you describe you peaceful surroundings! How pretty is your patchwork! So vibrant and pretty! Love the Disney cup!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

You are blessed, and they are all blessed to have you too.

How pretty, your view, the quilt and the pretty little teacup.

I have been to Disneyland before, but I don't have any desire to go back. I really never got into the whole thing, though I do appreciate the old movies like Bambi and such.

Kathy M.