Patty said it best. “Neither earthquake or hurricane will stop the U.S. Mail.” Our teacup round robin was safely returned into my hands in yesterday’s delivery. The box was aptly adorned and the lovelies inside are awesome. What a talented group of ladies you are who took part in this teacup adventure.
Patty’s address label was to the box as yummy icing is to cake.
Even the box is a perfect, thoughtful choice. What cuppa lover doesn’t love Starbucks?
One of my granddaughters just happened to visit yesterday. I was mulling around in my mind what the best way to choose the winner of all the lovely artsy treasures would be. Patty enclosed a list of the names of each participant, and I cut it into strips, folded them and put them in a container. I had Rachel do the honors of picking one.
And the winner is…
You might know Patty loves swans…I thought it uncanny, appropriate her name would be drawn from my black swan container. Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo. Congratulations, Patty!
Here is what the wonderful round robin treasure box holds…
In the beginning the box held the cup…assorted tea…a small journal and a small fabric flower brooch.
The teacup’s first stop was Halle’s house. The worse tragedy in a teacup’s life was discovered when she unwrapped the package. Our traveling teacup suffered a mishap…it was now the cracked traveling teacup. Halle added a sweet crocheted dish cloth and a magnet with the right idea and sent the cup on its way.
Next stop: Amy. Amy graced the treasure box with a wonderful butterfly creation and a bookmark. Both are beautiful pieces.
Amy sent the box on its way to Jill. Jill added a truly lovely handmade card w/envelope. With each addition the treasure box gets grander! I inadvertently neglected to add a picture of this beautiful card when I originally posted.
Lori Northon graced the treasure box with a lovely teapot bookmark and matching bottle cap magnets. (I think Lori should start a blog so we can see ALL the lovely things she makes.) Lori, I am so sorry I failed to acknowledge you as the creator of your beautiful work. I’m so not perfect. :)
Next stop…Pat. Our round robin was had mad it half-circle. Pat added a lovely, calico friendship heart to our mounting treasures. She enclosed a perfect quote…”Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that gives value to survival.” (C. S. Lewis) Lewis was a wise man.
After taking the cup and all the lovelies in the treasure box to tea with tried and true tea friends Pat whisked the box on its way to Dawn. Dawn added crocheted coasters in delicious sherbet colors. They look yummy enough to eat.
Kim was next to receive the package. Inchy magnets were added to the already abundant loot. Each tiny magnet glitters with emotion…such expression in such a tiny space! My picture is not of great quality, because I was sure I couldn’t return them to their package in the pristine fashion they arrived.
One last stop before heading back home…last but not least…all things being equal. After receiving the box Patty added a button-adorned, heart-shaped, lavender sachet and an altered playing card. Both are delightful pieces…and both will remain with me since Patty won the artsy pieces added during the round robin. It must have been meant to be, because lavender is one of my favorite fragrances.
The full circle was completed and the round robin teacup came back to me. The teacup was a little worse for the wear…travel can do that to the best of us. It will be retired and looked upon with fondness from time to time. To the box full of treasure I am adding one last thing…a mug rug in full fall flavor. I think every cuppa lover should have at least one.
To all who took part in this (my first) very successful round robin, I thank you. I hope you enjoyed it. To each of you I wish you a happy tea day. I enjoyed a cup of White-Vanilla -Grapefruit added to the round robin box while putting this post together. It was a good choice.
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Until next time…
May there always be work for your hands to do, may your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine on your windowpane, may a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you, may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you. – Irish Blessing