Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tatting Tea Tuesday 12/29/09

Love and scandals are the best sweeteners of tea. ~ Henry Fielding

I almost forgot that today was Tatting Tea Tuesday and then I read Heather's blog post about it being the last one of 2009. Can't close the year without a tea post!

Today I've been alternating between water and iced tea, the iced tea flavored with vanilla chai tea. I added less sweetner than usual because my tea had been tasting too sweet and yet, this still tastes a little too sweet for me.

Someone asked me what I was going to do with the matching edging and needlelace center so I contemplated making a small tea cozy today and embellishing it with the edging and motif, but I had company and I've been tatting for a friend so I didn't get to it.

Here's the pair of earrings I've made for her. The brown and turquoise pair are for her granddaughter. I made a black and gold pair before but I used Altin Basak gold thread. This gold is the same Sparklers thread I used for the all-gold pair. She helps manage a spa for her son and the color theme is gold and black there so she wears/embellishes accordingly. (in Vegas Baby!)

In return, she made me some scented bath salts which arrived today! She took the scents I told her I really liked and came up with an essential oil mixture that is perfect for me. The bag on the left is Ginger-Lemon and the one on the right is Lavendar-Sandalwood. SOOOOO...I not only get to loll around drinking tea and tatting today, I get to take a wonderful scented bath! Except my drain stopper is broke and I have to use something else to plug up the water and I'm not sure the current plug works so I will test its ability to hold water before I dump precious bath salts in.

In the meantime, I'm luvin' this time off!


  1. How NICE! I hope your tub stopper stand-in proves salt worthy! The earrings you made your friend are GORGEOUS! I've liked all the color combinations you have made.
    :) Ann

  2. Ooh, what a wonderfully indulgent way to spend the last Tatting Tea Tuesday of 2009. (I'm only jealous because I didn't think to have a long, scented soak myself!) Enjoy!

    Your tatted gifts are LOVELY and will grace the ears of each recipient for years to come.

    Thank you so much for contributing to Tatting Tea Tuesday in 2009. Your participation helped mold it into the joyful, fun event it grew to be.

  3. Wowza! Those earrings are stunning! I just downloaded that pattern a week ago. Your earrings are enticing me!

    The bath salt scents sound wonderful, too. Enjoy that soak!


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