Not too busy for a little tea


Tea with Jane by The Sampler Girl
28 ct. Gray Flannel Jobelan by Sassy
WDW Cadet Blue, Palomino, DMC 3750 and 4220

Hello friends,

So sorry for the long absence ~ I have been super busy of late keeping up at work and school ... and looking for a new job. As of last Saturday I have accepted a new position doing mental & behavioral health therapy at a community clinic. This job will give me hours towards the counseling license I am seeking to acquire, yay. It's also a 30 min. commute instead of the 1 hour commute (one-way) that I have been making. I should be starting there within a few weeks. I will be doing some counseling in Spanish, which should be interesting and challenging.

On Sunday, I had the privilege of meeting some great ladies at the most delightful tea that Anna organized at her home. It was lovely to meet Jennifer, Jenna, and Lee, and remember that we all have first names and not just blog names. :) I did take a picture but was asked not to make it public for all the world to see . . . so you will just have to come to Philly to meet us in person to satisfy your curiosity. :)

We had delicious tea, scones, sandwiches, lime marmalade, petite cupcakes, interesting conversation (read Anna's much more entertaining description here) and a bit of stitchery. I worked on Autumn Song by BBD and finished up the bird in the middle. I don't have any real life buddies who stitch so this was an extra special treat for me. The day before, I made up the little pillow pictured above, to thank Anna for getting us together. I am a sucker for color and couldn't resist giving it with this beautiful tin of tea and Anna informed me that the whole ensemble coordinated with her bedroom and outfit, so ... bonus.

I am only managing to get this item posted as it is the middle of the night and I am having trouble sleeping tonight. I'm sorry I haven't been commenting on many blogs lately. Hopefully life will slow down soon! Thanks for stopping by.

21 comments:

Hazel said...

I love the way you have finished your pillow. Great fabric. x

KarenV said...

Lovely pillow Rachel, the colours you chose are beautiful!

lena-lou said...

Beautiful little pillow for this lovely little design, you certainly did it justice :-)) I am glad you had a nice time having tea with your blogging friends, little treats like that are so nice !

Good news about your job too .
Take care and hope you sleep better again soon.

Annemarie said...

Congratulations on finding a new job! I'm sure once you're used to your new job, you will be back to your old self in no time.
Your gift for Anna is stunning, Rachel. I love the fabric you used to finish the pillow. And the design is great too, of course :o)

Anna van Schurman said...

Thanks again for my little pillow. I love it! Congrats on the new job. I had trouble sleeping after I took this job. This too shall pass. Cheers.

Nancy said...

Hi Rachel! So fun that you got together with stitching friends. I don't have anyone to stitch with either so I know what a treat this is. I love your little pillow with Tanya's design. I really think it is the most beautiful finish I have seen with this.

Congratulations on your new job! I hope it takes you down the path you are heading for. Sleep well!

Vonna said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful day :)

Sally said...

Oh wow the pillow is so pretty Rachel. I've just stitched and finished this and wish I'd put fabric ar both ends instead of just one.

At the Honeysuckle Tree said...

Super finish, Rachel!! Love it :o)

Happy tea drinking,
Tanya

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful finish! Lovely colors!

staci said...

That pillow is gorgeous...I'm so envious of your beautiful finishing :) And wow, the tin is beautiful and does match perfectly!

Andrea said...

The pillow is lovely. The fabric is a great match to the stitched piece.

Sonda in OR said...

That's a lovely little pillow! The finishing looks wonderful!

Mary Kathryn said...

Sounds like a lovely party. Harney & Sons Irish Breakfast is my most favorite tea.

Beautiful pillow!

:0)

CraftyT said...

I absoultly love the pillow finish. Just beautiful!
Natasha

Michele said...

The pillow looks great!

Elisa said...

Lovely finish...I adore this design

Tracy said...

Congrats on the new job. I really like your blog...

;)

At the Honeysuckle Tree said...

I Tagged you!!!

Tanya

Michelle said...

Beautiful pillow - those are just her colors!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Hi Rachel, I ran across this post in a Google search. I'm trying to locate a copy of this Sampler Girl freebie. It appears to have been removed from her blog. Might you still have it and be willing to share? Thanks in advance. Have a wonderful day! ~Lisa