Wednesday, March 12, 2014

My Irish Great-Grandpa Sampler Quilt and an Irish Tea

Welcome to my Irish tea!  It feels like spring inside
with my Irish Great-Grandpa Sampler Quilt as a tablecloth. 
 
 
Some Irish Breakfast Tea, a few cookies, and some lively Celtic music
while outside my window . . .
 
 
 
 It is definitely still winter!

Do you take time for tea during the day?  Inquiring minds want to know!  If you are reading via email, click on the title at the top of the post so you can comment and read the comments of others.  By commenting, you'll be entering to win a copy of A Time for Peace (Quilts of Lancaster County) by Barbara Cameron.  The more posts you comment on, the greater your chances of winning.  If you are reading this via email, you must click on the title of my blog post to be able to comment and read the comments of others. The winner will be announced on April 1.

You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post Mystery Quilt Block and the Setting of A Drunkard's Path by Clare O'Donohue.

22 comments:

  1. I take time for tea everyday, especially afternoon tea (around 4 pm) . I recently discovered Irish breakfast tea which is now my favorite.

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  2. I always enjoy having a cup of tea in the afternoon and another in the evening. Your white honey comb and bee themed china is really cute. Lovely quilt too. Thank you for joining me for Tea Time and have a beautiful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  3. Your quilt is very, very beautiful! I love the colors, the pattern and the way you mixed the fabrics. I wouldn't want a drop of tea on it! Is the pattern one of your creations?

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  4. What great photos of "you know what - winter" and I love your darling tea set with the bees on it and of course that delightful quilt is majestic!

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  5. I love the quilt! Perfect for St Patricks Day. The winter scenes remind me it's not spring yet. I take time for tea at least 3 times a day! Our family floats through the day on tea of one type or another. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  6. What a beautiful quilt and I love your winter photos....even thought I'm tired of winter! Thanks for sharing.
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  7. Thanks for visiting me at Delights of the Heart.
    Yes, there is tea time everyday in my life.
    Your quilt is indeed beautiful and have not seen
    this tea china before, lovely.

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  8. what a pretty spring like quilt! yes, i drink tea every day. i never was a coffee drinker, so tea is my drink of choice.

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  9. I am a tea drinker! And I'm hosting a tea party in a few weeks.

    Love the quilt. After this winter, I am so ready for some greens and yellows!

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  10. I had a cup of tea at work this morning. You pretty quilt reminds me of sunflowers.

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  11. I have tea every day,and especially try to have a blend of green tea. Am going on doctors who recommend guzzling as much as you can take in. Love those antioxidants!!

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  12. Here in this house it is tea time anytime. We make it in a pot for breakfast and in the afternoon as well, other times its just a tea-bag. I have a collection of character teapots which are fun, and a silver tea service which sits on the sideboard. I often have a tea party and use one of the fancy pots with my lovely antique china and little silver spoons.

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  13. I am sitting inside looking at a very snowy outside this afternoon. I don't normally drink tea alone. I need guests to enjoy a "cuppa." I love your tea set with the bees. My niece reminded me the other day that we need to have another tea party soon!

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  14. Every once in a while I make myself a cup of hot tea

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  15. In the winter months, I drink a pot of tea every day (12 cup coffee pot size). Hot tea is my 'go to' drink in the winter months.

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  16. Yes, I do take tea every(almost) afternoon. It started when I was a teenager living in England with my family and just carried on from there. I love the whole ritual, the teapots, china, lovely linens, and scones. At the quiltshop where I worked for 15 years, I started a tradition of teatime every afternoon at 4:00. Of course, it was a very simple one, but every one joined in when they could. kellam.susan@yahoo.com

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  17. I can drink coffee all day long with no problem but one cup of tea and I can walk up the wall, across the ceiling, and down the other wall. If I drink tea, and I do, it will be herbal ... maybe "sleepytime tea" before going up to my freezing bedroom.

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  18. I drink tea everyday. I have to start my day with hot tea, and I drink it throughout the day!

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  19. I rarely have tea anytime unless I'm at my friend's house. I am a coffee drinker.

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  20. I drink hot tea in the morning (and all day if it's cold) and switch to iced tea at lunch time. I really loved afternoon tea when I visited friends in Australia and England - oh the lovely baked goodies they made to go with it! Too much quilting to do to stop for afternoon tea now - have a quilt show in 2 months and everyone wants a quilt quilted!!

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  21. I have tea in the morning, and always at 3:00 in the afternoon I take a break for a cup of tea!

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  22. I'm a coffee kinda girl, and have been known to have a cup or two of irish coffee from time to time, but what girl doesn't love a tea set. I've one vintage teapot, it's in my studio, used for holding pens and rulers. I see so many cute patterns for tea cozies that I'm considering taking up tea drinking just so I have a need to make one of these cute cozies. After seeing whats outside your window I'd say a nice cup of something hot is needed! Lovely quilt and tea display!

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