Gentle Friends, you might remember I do like a good cup of black tea... my favourite tea is from Kusmi Tea and called "ANASTASIA"... it's an orange blossomed flavoured black tea with bergamot and lemon, really delicious.
In the past, I've gotten Christmas teas from Lucpicia, I do like their "White Christmas " and "Jingle Bells." Another super Christmas tea is called "Esprit de Noel" from Mariage Freres. But, they have closed both of the Lupicia stores here in SF and the store that carried MF has also closed.... so it's harder to get fun Christmas tea here in SF....and then I got an email from Kusmi Tea. They have blended a tea called Tsarevna. I placed an order a few days ago and whiz-bang it arrived last night...here some snaps...
... a pretty red christmasy box...
a nice red tin...
... and a delicious blend of tea...comprising of black tea, ginger, cardamom seeds, liquorice root orange peel and spices. I've not made a pot yet, I was waiting for the weekend to really sit back and enjoy. So although it smells great just popping the lid, I'll let you know on Monday about how it tastes.
There you go sports fans... only 33 short days until Christmas!!
Gentle Friends, here's my start on a Christmas piece I've had in my stash for a few years...
... It's called "Tidings of Great Joy" from La D Da. I'm stitching this on the bottom half of the piece of 40ct Vintage Pecan Butter I used to stitch the BBD piece I just finished up... it was still on top so what the heck why not!! I shifted/adjusted some of the overdyed flosses from the called for to more traditional Christmas colours.
That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!
Gentle Friends, I wrapped up the BBD Loose feathers piece over the weekend and here's a snaperoo...
Blackbird Designs - Loose Feathers "Summer, Autumn and Winter"
40 ct Vintage Pecan Butter
The recommended Overdyed Floss
...it was a fun piece to work on !! I changed very little as I stitched only here and there when the floss was a bit light or it needed a bit of backstitching... for the most part, it is as charted. I'm not sure if I want to keep the charts or not. They each have a couple of smaller things to stitch, but I've really not stitched any smalls for such a long time... and will I ever stitch these cute things??? I don't know.
Oh well, I have moved on to another piece but the start is so small it wasn't worth showing. It's a Christmas piece I have a for a couple of years.
That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by dos top again!!