Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Coffee/Tea Swaps

Ok, I have good news and not so good news:

First Good, look what I got from Kathy, my Tea Swap partner. Stunning -
I love everything. Thanks Kathy.

Now, the not so good, I haven't heard back from my coffee swap partner with her questionnaire answers. I'm starting to worry because in order for me to get something that I know she'll like, I should at least be able to refer to her q-answers. Oh well, I have until 11/17 to get the package out - hopefully the Coffe Swap will go as nicely as the tea swap.

Ok, if you get a chance, check out Ceme Eats, Drinks and Shops. I've been taking cooking classes (not because I don't know how to cook, but because I want to entertain more and have a broader selection of recipes) at Williams-Sonoma. And see what we did in class ...



Wednesday, October 17, 2007

TS4 Questionnaire

Restrictions on type of tea? Only green, black, herbal etc? No restrictions, but I'm not crazy about raspberry tea unless its blended with something else like Earl Grey or something

Loose or bagged? Either

Treat preference? Butter cookies are my norm, but please "no" chocolate

Yarn color preferences? Anything in the browns and green family are to my liking. Actually, I love to try workign with a dark cranberry color.

Sock knitter? No

Any allergies or things you want your pal to know? Chocolate makes me itch, coconut makes me ill, mohair makes my eyes itch

Do you collect anything? Teapots, cup & saucer sets

What are you knitting right now? three shawls, rambling row blanket, top down Ceme Design sweater, my second baby surprise jacket for another co-worker.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Coffee Swap 3

I almost didn't make it. Coffee or Tea - I like both! Here's my answers to the CS3 questions:

1. Whole bean or ground? Ground
2. Fully-loaded or decaf? Fully Loaded
3. Regular or flavored? Flavored
4. How do you drink your coffee? Creamy with Equal
5. Favorite coffee ever? Blueberry, Hazelnut, Toasted Almond
6. Are you fussy about your coffee or will any old bean do? FUSSY
7. Favorite treats to have with your coffee? Butter Cookies or Custard Tarts
8. Anything else about your coffee preferences? Please "no" chocolate
9. Yarn/fiber you love? Lace weight - Habu, Alchemy, Misti Alpaca, Zephyr, Jade Sapphire, Helen's Lace, Schaeffer
10. Yarn/fiber you hate? Chunky, fuzzy or hairy - oh my
11. What's on your needles? Three shawls - Sampler, Spider, Ceme's Design and a Ceme's Design top down sweater
12. Favorite colors? Greens, browns (cranberry is a color I want to try)
13. Allergies? Mohair drives me nuts. Chocolate makes me itch.
14. Anything you really love, really don't like, or just need to get off your chest?
I really dislike flirt, fur, fuzz or fluff yarns.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Tea Swap 4

YIPPEEEEE! I had such a great time participating in TS3. I absolutely love this swap. As an an avid teapot, and cup and saucer collector - my teapot collection is well into the double digits, and my cup and saucer sets are, lets just say I have some real beauties - I absolutely adore the delicate beauty of fine china and I sit and knit after selecting the right teapot and it makes me feel like royalty! I remember as a child going to my first tea ceremony with my great-grandparents. And when I went to tea with my teachers Ms. Overtone, Mr. Brown and Mrs. Brown, I had a blast (so what my cousin Larry wore a powder blue suit, hey is was 1970 ok - smile). Oh and when my mom would let me and my baby sister have tea with the china my grandmother gave her (that my granny purchased in England), we felt like big girls!

Tea to me is a celebration. I still have tea with my grandmother - every chance we get. I even have my best friend and granny having tea with me and we sit and talk and I pull out my knitting and we have a wonderful time.

Well, now that I've said that, I have to call granny, to make our plans for tea tomorrow! Have a great weekend! Happy knitting!