Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A sweet tea to warm your heart...............

Happy Valentines Day! I know it's a week away but I let hearts be the theme of my day today. And here is what I enjoyed this afternoon.........a much needed break from a busy day!!


I decided to have a cup of Twinings Irish Breakfast Tea because I never ate breakfast this morning. I added a twist to it by putting two teaspoons of Nestle Hazelnut Creamora in the tea. I love Hazlenut flavored coffee so thought it would taste good in my tea. It was very tasty and I will try this more often. I had been rather busy today so my first delight with my tea was one of my favorite biscuits. I used those heart shaped cookie cutters and after they were baked, I scooped out the center heart so I could fill it with butter and jam. You already know it tasted really good!! Yum! Then I topped it off with a cookie, two actually. I didn't like the ones with the frosting. I am not crazy about frosting unless it's real chocolate fudge frosting. Everything tastes better with chocolate so I popped a kiss and finished off my tea and headed to the computer to share it all with you. I placed a couple of my favorite Valentine items on my old sewing machine. The little cross stitch piece is one of three that I did in the 80's. My cross stitch period was very short. My daughter picked it up though and so I have passed on most of my supplies and books to her. I have this thing about being "number-challenged" so any hobby with counting in it, is not one that I will excell at. The little bear is holding a tiny valentine that I did in my years of making miniatures. I need to share some pics of my mini scenes and will do that before Valentines Day.
Hope you enjoyed this stop for "Tea Time". I'll be back the first Wednesday in March! See you then.....
Sandi


And just one more thing........the cookie recipe that follows originated in this little gem of a cookbook and as you will read in the recipe, I combined it with one in the Rumford Common Sense Cookbook. Actually, "common sense" should have told me that it might not be wise to mix two without doing a trial run first. Anway, read on and enjoy my "Cookie Recipe" post. :-)

9 comments:

Pieceful Afternoon said...

It looks lovely. My favorite is pineapple crocheted tablecloths.

Peggy said...

Hi, I have your blog a legacy of stitches on a link from my own blog, this is the first time I came on to this one and really enjoyed the read!I have done 2 posts recently on tea and tea cosies, it must be the cold weather!

Pat said...

I need to get Kathy (who had the virtual tea party last week) to look at this post. What FUN!!! Thanks for "inviting" us to join you!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Oh Sandi, I wish we lived closer...I would LOVE to have tea with you in person!

Thanks!

MGM

susanm said...

Would love to have tea with you, but as a compromise I will be having tea with my sewing groups today, will tell them of your projects though. take care and hugs.Love the stitcheries.

quiltingnana said...

love reading about your teas...brings back so many good memories of times with a very special friend whom I do not see very often now...will certainly visit again

Stephanie said...

That was so lovely...really made me want to get up right now and fix some tea! Yummy!!

Stephanie

Terri - Ossineke, MI said...

I love your blog. Will definitely try to stop by each Wednesday for a cuppa. Please keep me in mind when you do new postings. My door is always open for a tea lover. Thank you for the delightful patterns as well. Have a great day!

Terri D in Ossineke, MI

Dionne said...

Teatime sounds lovely! A good cup of tea with a tasty baked good! You can't go wrong!
Cheers,
Dionne
PS - LOVE the cookbook!

A little stitching poem.........

This little poem was written for one of my beginning quilting students - only 8 years old but her stitches were those of a natural seamstress!

For Bailey Anne . . . .
When this you see, think of me.
Sit down and have a cup of tea.
Then place your quilt upon your lap,
begin to stitch . . . no time to nap!
Stitch patiently and you will see . . .

how fine a quilter you can be!

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