Cup of Tea

I think I may have missed a block this week??? So I am just having a cup of tea and browsing some blogs when I should be working here….


Cup of tea stitchery block of the week
Cup of tea stitchery block of the week

And look what I found here and here – how wonderful. These gals have started their own NPNT group and blog to keep each other going and it sounds like they are all so excited. It gives me great joy and satisfaction to watch others get pleasure out of a project or design. Listening to them chat about fabric choice, personalised blocks, alphabets, nice people and nice things is such fun. Why not pop over and say hi to them, I am sure they’d love to see your progress or what colours you chose. Thanks Colleen for sharing and being such a nice person 🙂

Reading through their young blog just wanted to remind you of a few things. There is an alphabet link on the side of this blog under blogroll where you can go and print out a copy of the alphabet I used. Then you can make up your own blocks or verses with matching fonts to the rest of your quilt blocks.
The nine appliqued plain heart blocks can be used for your own personalised blocks or the bonus blocks if you wish. Or some people dont like some of my choices 0r they dont apply to them so just swap them out for another if this is the case.
If you happen to get a box of cards with double designs or some missing PLEASE email me and let me know – there was a slight glitch with last batch from the printer and some cards have been mixed in the packs. I will replace them straight away for you.
Some of you will be coming along nicely with your quilt now. Why not send us a photo so we can share your progress and your achievements.. we’d love to see them.
my tea has gone cold – not hard when its only 2degrees here today so time to go and post a little giveaway here before working – pop over quickly to get in early.
There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.  ~Bernard-Paul Heroux
Another novelty is the tea-party, an extraordinary meal in that, being offered to persons that have already dined well, it supposes neither appetite nor thirst, and has no object but distraction, no basis but delicate enjoyment.  ~Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste

Find some more lovely tea poems and sayings

Published in: on July 25, 2008 at 11:42 am  Comments (2)  
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and the winner is…..

Sorry, not Friday but here tis…. The winner of **** is Jayne. Please send me your snail mail addy so I can get your goodies in the mail.

hugs, Helen

Published in: on July 7, 2008 at 10:03 am  Leave a Comment  

mmmm chocolate.. will have to share

okay, who doesnt love chocolate? I have to admit is is one of my two major vices in life and takes the shine out of any diet I attempt….. but its good for you isnt it?

Check out Sarah’s new blog at She has finally joined the ranks of blogging….hi Sarah.

We are very fortunate (or perhaps not) to live in the same town as the main Cadbury Chocolate factory. Now anyone who has ever visited Tasmania has visited the Chocolate factory. Unfortunately they have currently closed down their factory and tasting tours.

So for todays block I thought we could share chocolate recipes. Leave your favourite in a blog comment and I will choose the best one for a little suprise gift – its a suprise cos I dont know what it will be yet, but I can sure find something fantastic for the winner. Mention this giveaway on your blog and leave your recipe here by Friday of this week.

Now to my recipe:

from my Christmas Truffles book:

Double choc orange balls

250g/80z crushed sweet biscuits (graham crackers)

3/4cup desiccated coconut

4 tablespoons cocoa

395g/14oz can sweetened condensed milk

2 tablespoons Grand Marnier or orange liqueur

extra coconut or chocolate shavings for rolling in.

Mix all ingredients. refridgerate until firm. Shape in to balls, roll in coconut or chocolate shavings. Refridgerate.

hugs, Helen

Published in: on June 30, 2008 at 7:29 pm  Comments (6)  
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noodle box naming….

I know its been a long time coming but it is such a hard decision. Anyway I have decided on

‘Stitchers Takeaways’

and if the store adds threads or fabric they could be takeaways with the lot..

so to all who left a comment, a suggestion or just positive affirmation thankyou very much from the bottom of my creative heart… which sometimes needs a little help from my blogging friends….

 so I chose two numbers and played on my new Adobe CS3 suite to come up with

which means the winners of a ‘stitchers’ takeaway are:
Lisa R and Tina Dillon
Please email me with your snail mail address and I’ll put an order in my system to send one your way when they are done…. maybe you won over on the Helen’s Hugs blog too,… yes I weakened and gave two away on each as you were all so generous..
hugs Helen
Published in: on February 26, 2008 at 10:39 am  Comments (1)  
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the chosen 20

HI all, well I have decided on my 20 blocks to go into my little noodle boxes but I have not yet been completely sold on a name although some have tempted me and certainly given food for thought – ha ha – I have opened up the naming competition on my blog to see if there is more inspiration out there…. So the 20 blocks are:


Christmas,Stitching, sunshine,home,daisy,love,angels, butterfly,kittens,

teddybear and cup of tea.

noodle boxes
And as you can see my yummy boxes have arrived in four exciting colours… a bit more production and planning to go yet to fill them so please be patient.
So the lucky winners of the giveaway will be announced in a few more days, and yes I’ll give two on this blog and two on the other….

hugs, Helen

Published in: on February 5, 2008 at 5:53 pm  Leave a Comment  
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