For some time I’ve noticed teapot cozies and thought how much fun it would be to have one. They aren’t something you see for sale everyday. Actually I’ve never seen one for sale, so I decided to try my hand at making one. I found a pattern online I was going to follow, but follow it I could not. Instead I winged it. It definitely keeps tea water or tea hot longer. I can see me making one for all my tea pots now that I’ve made one.
I had not sewn the finishing touch on…the pompom, when my dear MIL called and asked if she could stop by for a visit. We asked if she would like tea, and I put the water on to heat so it would be ready when she arrived. The pompom may be overkill, but I love pompoms, because they are frivolous and fun. I stitched it on after the first round of tea was served.
Here’s what I came up with.
There will be a little tweeking here and there on the next one, and I’ll use wool for it rather than acrylic. I have some yummy navy blue wool I’ve been saving for something special. It will make a perfect cozy for the Blue Willow teapot in the background. All in all I’m pleased with the way my first effort turned out. Thank you for looking.
We shared the wonderful, wonderful shortbread Christen sent in my teacup package. It’s a good thing we did, because I can imagine eating all of it, it was so good. Our thirteen year old grandson even joined us for tea. After declaring for a long time he does not like hot tea, he recently discovered how tasty the old standby Red Zinger is. I just happen to keep that on hand. I told him it was the very first herbal tea I bought. Back then it was sold by bulk out of wooden barrels in the health food store I used. It was quite a few years before Celestial Tea Company started bagging and boxing their tea blends.
Until next time…
I leave you with this invitation to tea…
I invite you magnanimously to please be my guest for tea at a room with high standards of taste where the hostess remembers my face and greets me by name at the door and recalls what Ive ordered before and inquires kindly after my day, and appreciates all that I say. She’ll have orange pekoe for the pot and darjeeling, as likely as not, or if you are not in the pink our hostess knows which herbs to drink, like ginger to help with the grippe mixed with cinnamon and the rose hip; or fresh lemon balm if you wish, perhaps blended with sweet licorice. So whether you feel well or ill, this refreshment will quite fit the bill and, of course, you will quite enjoy me. Yours truly. RSVP ~ Aubrey Henslow ~