Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Surprise Visit and Teacup Aprons

Happy "in between"!  That's what I call this time between Christmas and New Year's.  I hope you have time for slowness, reflection and rest. 

I spent a very nice Christmas with family.  A special highlight was the surprise visit from dear friends who live a good drive away!  Timing played out so that I wasn't going to be able to visit them this year.  Unknown to me, they had planned with my sister to come and see me instead!  Oh, what a wonderful gift!  They even brought lunch with them.  Thank you from the depths of my heart!

These friends are very creative people.  We celebrated with Esme the publication of her prize-winning fiction story.  And Sweetcakes, crafter extraordinaire, gave us these lovely, whimsical aprons.  Mine is a fashion statement to be worn with a skirt!  I can promise it will never see the likes of a kitchen mess.
My Teacup Apron
And matching ones for my sister and her little one, too

I'm very, very grateful to all of my friends and family who remain constant in my life, despite the miles and distance between us.  Much love!

7 comments:

Esmerelda said...

wish it could have been for longer. Your friendship is treasure.

Happy New Year
Amy

sweetcakes said...

Steph, you should use it in the kitchen. It is washable, you know.;)

It was great to see you and your family! Miss you already!

massagematters said...

I Love you and miss you already! Great profile picture, by the way. :)

La Tea Dah said...

What adorable aprons! I love the steaming teacup design! Very creative! And I agree, you really should use it in the kitchen. Aprons are like fine silver --- they develop a patina with use that makes them even prettier and more precious!

Enjoy the "in between" time. My husband and I celebrated a wedding anniversary during our "in between" time.

Happy New Year!

Marilyn said...

What sweet aprons. And definitely sweet friends to make the effort to come and see you.

parTea lady said...

What a great surprise from your friends. The aprons are really pretty. I'd love to try making a similar design.

I've enjoyed reading your tea reviews.

Happy New Year,
Maureen

Angela McRae said...

Wow, that surprise visit was a GREAT gift! Love the teacup aprons--can't believe how quickly your sweet niece is growing up!