September 22, 2010

Evening Tea Party & a Cozy


I made this french press cozy a while back. It is much simpler than my other designs... floral linen with red plaid binding and ties, and buttons embellishing the centres of quilted flowers! Lately I can seem to resist adding some sort of hand embroidery to each piece so I added little cross-stitches on the ties in the same dusty grey-green as in the linen. I really like how it turned out :o)




I hosted what will no doubt be the last evening tea party in my garden for the year. The weather is getting colder and wetter but I'm not complaining because my craftroom is bright even on a gloomy day. I am so lucky to have two of my high school friends as neighbours since moving to New Westminster. We try to get together every Wednesday evening for tea and sometimes a walk as well. Our visit was lovely! Solar lanterns hung from the wisteria vine, and tea lights in lanterns and jars added sparkle to the evening. The pie was baked with freshly picked blackberries! Yummmm...




For pure eye candy, I will throw in a picture of the cake I made for my husband's birthday in August...

Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)

29 comments :

Strlady said...

Wow, that all looks yummy and so inviting. Love the cozy! It's just perfect!

myredbike said...

What a magical tea party, Laurraine! How lovely!

XUE said...

Your garden looks so pretty in the day as well as in the night! And I didn't realise solar lanterns can be so bright too. Happy Lantern Festival from the East !

Laurence said...

Very beautiful ! It's a very good idea.

Martina said...

I LOVE this post!! Every photo, the tea party, the desing of this press cozy...OHHH...THANKS!!!!

Hugs,
Martina.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Love your tea cozy, beautiful work and decor.

Raj Lal said...

I love the cozy! It's just wonderful! You have beautiful garden.

vladika said...

WOW!all what i can say is WOW!!! Fantastic work and photo!

Sew Useful Designs said...

Another beautiful project Laurraine! :-) Love the photo of your husband's b'day cake, my mouth is now watering!!

Warm wishes! Vikki :-)

Just-Do said...

A very nice teaparty you show us here. I love your french press cozy; the details are stunning!

Ms Muffin said...

What a nice evening party! And I love that cute cozy!

Fabielle Bacelar said...

Uau... é lindo...

Sorry.. I dont know speak english but one thing i can to talk..

You work is so bealtiful... I am in love!!!

You have a brasilian fan...

Fabielle...

Nelli said...

Очень понравилось! Очень красиво!

Maria del Valle Abad de Pinto said...

Amiga Laurraine, felicitaciones todo quedo muy hermoso,la torta se ve muy
rica.....Cariños

V A N I A said...

Excuse me for my bad english....J love so much your new creation....
tanti saluti dall'italia
vania

Tatkis said...

Your new cozy is just beautiful! And other pictures - so cute an atmosphere!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Poppyprint said...

You've got such lucky friends! What a visual (and tasty) treat your party must have been. Love your table setting, and the new Bodum cozy is divine, too.

Isabel said...

Hi Laurraine,
The new work is really beatifull,
hugs, isabel
argentina

Teje said...

Hello! Wonderful teaparty!!! And the cozy is beautiful with lovely details! I enjoy always visiting you! Wishes from Crete Teje

Sandra said...

Ciao ,bellissimo questo blog !!!! Un bacio dall'Italia Sandra

What Comes Next? said...

I just love your backyard soooo much! and it's just gorgeous all dressed up for your tea party. Do you want to make me a birthday cake??? yum!

Cláudia Murakami said...

Laurraine, is that all true? WOW! Dreamy. Heavenly. Your artwork is the best ever!!
Kisses!!! Bela.

Ágota said...

It is so beautiful!

I like your sewings very much!

I am a hungarian patchwork blogger, if you have a little time, please look at my blog:
http://huncutkacerna.blogspot.com/

Best wishes: Ágota

Patricia said...

Hello My name es Patricia I from Argentina You work is so bealtiful... I am in love!!!
kiss

Carin said...

I love that idea !!!

Mezzaluna ~ said...

Very Nice BLOG!!

Maria said...

Hi! I'm stopping over here from Cláudia Murakami's blog ~ I saw your coffee press cozy and thought it was such a GREAT idea! It's wonderful!
The thin glass doesn't keep tea or coffee very warm for very long... I never thought to make a cozy for it!
Looks like my weekend project ~
It's lovely to stop over here~ I will be back to visit again, I'm sure! ~Maria

Sylvie said...

It is lovely!!! I made one for my friend inspired in yours designs. You can see it in my blog http://laslaboresdesylvie.blogspot.com/2010/09/cumpleanos-de-gloria.html
Thanks so much.

Sylvie

Kalemsiz said...

It's so beatiful..