Thursday, November 21, 2013

Chilly Morning and Tea Time Thursday #28

Happy Tea Time Thursday on this chilly November morning! We had a couple hard freezes this week, which reminds me that fall is leaving us and winter will soon arrive. You know how I love fall and I really am sad to see it go. It is my most favorite time of the year. The woodstove is going most of the time now and I love the warmth of a wood fire.

This wooden item is called a dough bowl and it was used to make bread. I have always wanted one and Jim found it at a wonderful Estate sale filled with primitive goodies. It is quite large and looks like a baby bed! I wish I had a large harvest table, but I don't have room for that in my little home. Anyway, this is the little quilt I was working on. I wanted something to line the bowl with and give it a harvest look. Then I filled it with ornamental gourds and corn and a pumpkin...tucked in some leaves too. I like it.

Very homey and it was a fun project. I always seem to add more fall quilting goodies each year.

So for Tea Time Thursday, I am featuring a couple of my fall teapots. I have had this pumpkin teapot for years. I got it when I had my shoppe when it was hard to find fall items. I still remember the showroom where I ordered it in Seattle.

I have a lot of the blue Calico dishes and was thrilled when I found this brown Calico teapot at a thrift store about 5 years ago. I just got the little blown glass dishes you can see, also thrifting.

Jimmy and I are back into our tea time afternoon breaks around 3-4 PM. It's been nice to take a break together and enjoy a good cup of tea again. A nice habit! These are two we have been enjoying. I do like loose tea better, but these are good for tea bags.

I need to get ready for bible study. I took some pictures last week when we were working on our charity quilts. We sew the second Thursday of each month. They tie their quilts and they are just scrappy quilts. Nancy and I are trying to move them into something a bit different, but as you can see, these are older ladies and they are pretty set in their ways, but they are all so very sweet! They don't even know how to use a rotary cutter!

This is Nancy, my good friend who has started our quilting group that meets once a month. She is an excellent quilter and is helping me on my journey. She is so funny. She is learning to long arm and is really doing a great job. A fun retirement business for her.

Busy bees for sure! I just love these little ladies. So loving and so sincere.


Marta said...

Hello from Spain, I love your teapots and your tablecloths. Nice furniture. In my country also is very cold these days. Awesome quilt. Tea is very healthy. Keep in touch

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hello Linda - Lovely post, as always! I love your bread bowl still life with the quilted liner - it is the perfect fall centerpiece. Your teapots are darling. My Mother collected tea pots and she had a blue calico very much like your brown one. My eldest daughter has it now and treasures it. So nice that you and your dear Mr. have tea together every afternoon and your quilting ladies are just precious, working so hard for a good cause. Enjoy these crisp late autumn days - winter is coming! Hugs xo Karen

Bernideen said...

I love your teapots. The brown calico one is amazing and great choices of tea. Lastly, what a special group of ladies and a wonderful quilt!

Lady Jane said...

I would love to belong to a quilters group. Perhaps I should try to start one. I would be one of the little ladies that does know how to use a rotary cutter, lol

FreshIsYummy said...

This is amazing!:)

Denise said...

That was fun Linda.The whole post was so interesting...quilts,ladies group,Thanksgiving pretties.I enjoyed :) Our old computer died this past week.That's why I couldn't comment or respond right away.Paul bought a smaller computer.I'm just now on it for the first time.I'm now so slow working it :( Love Denise

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello my friend, your dough bowl is wonderful and it looks very festive lined with your quilt and fall gourds. I LOVE both your teapots; very cute. I am quite taken with the brown calico one. Nice find! Thank you for sharing with us and linking to my HOME. Have a lovely weekend, Linda.


Ruth Weston said...

Great fall arrangement, I love it! And I love your teapots. The brown Calico is a favorite pattern. Glad to see you blogging again...missed you.