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Monday, April 11, 2011

Tea, For Me!!


I am a tea drinker. And I have my favorites! I am always on the look out for new things though--

Just recently I came across Yogi Egyptian Licorice tea. I love the flavor of black licorice, and I know as an herb, it is touted to do a number of things:

“Licorice is useful for many ailments including asthma, athlete's foot, baldness, body odor, bursitis, canker sores, chronic fatigue, depression, colds and flu, coughs, dandruff, emphysema, gingivitis and tooth decay, gout, heartburn, HIV, viral infections, fungal infections, ulcers, liver problems, Lyme disease, menopause, psoriasis, shingles, sore throat, tendinitis, tuberculosis, ulcers, yeast infections, prostate enlargement and arthritis.”

Sounds like a total cure-all doesn’t it? Well I don’t know about old wives' tales, but you see that word MENOPAUSE in there?? I figure it’s worth a try! I just know I like the flavor of this tea….

So while we are on the subject of tea, I want to show you what Kathy made me! She first showed me this Tea Wallet during our Star Struck workshop in Wallingford, and I fell in NEED for one!

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Isn’t this cute? It has all these pockets that will hold your tea bags, your splendas, etc….Love it!

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The sides fold in like this…….into thirds…..and then:

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And into thirds again, and look, it fastens with this adorable button!! Can’t you see all kinds of possibilities for these? They can hold other things besides tea too…..

So Saturday, at the workshop…..Kathy walked in with a whole boat load of these goodies, and told me to PICK A COLOR!!

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I chose the red one with the big recycled brass button on it! Don’t you love this print?!

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I also love the fabric she used as the lining….and it came with a couple of tea bags to get me started! I need to put some of my new Egyptian Licorice tea in the pockets and slip this into my purse so I am ready for tea on the go…

Don’t you just love the nifty cute things that Quilters come up with?

Today I am off to meet with the CT Piecemakers for a lecture/trunkshow this morning…it’s a whole new group to meet, and I can’t wait to get started!

24 comments:

SharonF said...

Sooooo wonderful! Yet another thing to sidetrack me from my own quilt ... but I think I really need to make one of these!

Becky said...

Thats a wonderful idea! Thta way you have the tea YOU LIKE with you all the time.... hhhmmmmm..... I'm feeling a copy copy session for me and my Mom.

regan said...

What a great idea! I have a couple of tea-drinking relatives who are getting one of these pronto! Thanks!

DonnaP said...

That is so cute! Are we allowed to copy this for ourselves? And licorice tea - I am so jealous! Where did you find it?

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What a great idea. I just take a box of tea and a small container of sugar in my bag on trips. It takes up way too much room, and, then I'm limited to just one flavor of tea. : ( I love the red you chose. Red is my favorite color! With all of your traveling, I'm sure you'll wear this out soon.

lynneUSA said...

love it -- i am a also a big tea drinker, is she selling the pattern ? See you Friday

Loretta said...

Would you please measure yours and post the measurements so that we can duplicate it? :)

Thanks!

Jennifer said...

So where can we find of these for ourselves? Or find the pattern?

KaHolly said...

I couldn't quite like the licorice tea, but I tried!! Cute tea wallet.

karenfae said...

I will have to look for that tea -- cures so many aliments :) wow, wonder if it works LOL - doubtful but worth a try - nice tea wallet, I might have to make one of those.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

marcella said...

My friend did a really nice pattern for this. You can get it from Nancy's notions - http://www.nancysnotions.com/product/tea+satchel+pattern+and+magnetic+closures.do

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I need a tea wallet, read my post today... I can use a BIG one; HA!! Seriously, I love the tea wallet idea, I made need to borrow yours for measurements.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

...should read: may need... jeepers.

lleblanc_nd said...

I made this version for my quilt group members for Christmas this year:

http://blog.christyscreations.com/tea-wallet-tutorial/

Impera_Magna said...

How perfect.... I love it! Another project to go on my "must make" list...

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

how brilliant! I'll make one. I think we can just figure it out.

Cat said...

How wonderful. I can think of quite a few people (including myself) that need this. Now all I have to do is make it and then find some of that licorice tea to put in it.

Lynn W. said...

How absolutely adorable the tea wallet is! As for the English licorice tea, well ... I'll keep eating my beloved black licorice twists and hope the effects are similar. ;~)

kwiltnkats said...

Nice tea wallet. Such a thoughtful gift. Anxious to hear how you like your new tea. Sandi

Kathryn said...

Great idea! Perfect gift to give.

Jen W said...

Here is the pattern for the tea bag holder just like Bonnies.
http://thimblesbobbinspaperandink.blogspot.com/2010/12/teabag-organizer-tutorial.html

Beth said...

Cute tea wallet. My DD loves tea this would be a perfect littlr gift for her. Thanks for sharing.

woolywoman said...

How fun!

Stash buster 2 said...

I love it!!! I belong to a tea group. There are 12 of us and we meet once a month in our homes. I'm hosting the Christmas tea and would love to give these to our members. Now I need to find a pattern! Google search time.