Today we take a little break as we enjoy:
noun - the time in the afternoon when tea is traditionally served, often accompanied by a slice of cake
But (in the UK) there are numerous variations of tea-time depending on time period and social class. For example:
afternoon tea - a break during the late afternoon during which tea was served with a light meal (cucumber sandwiches and/or scones for example)
tea time - the evening meal of the the working classes. The upper classes would have lunch (or luncheon) at midday followed by dinner or supper in the evening. The working classes would have dinner at midday followed by tea time in the evening.
Nowadays we tend to use lunch for our midday meal and dinner for our evening meal as that is the type of lifestyle we have grown accustomed to. There is little time to stop for a cooked meal at midday.
There are so many tea-time related charts and kits available but I have narrowed my selection down to:
Afternoon Tea by DMC
Tempting Teas by Tempted Tangles
Afternoon Tea by Randal Spangler (HAED)
My personal Ts include:
Toby - my wonderful handsome boy
Toronto - our honeymoon destination. This was the first (and only) time I have flown and I hated it! But I have wonderful memories of Toronto, the CN Tower, Niagara Falls and hubby's distant relations who we met whilst there. Nor will I ever forget looking out of the plane window when we took off at 9pm and slowly watching the lights fade into the distance.
And my finished T piece is:
A Taste of Tuscany by Rico designs (magazine charts)
I stitched these almost two years ago as they really took my fancy. They were lovely and easy to stitch but so effective. When you compare the size of the cat to the door and table though, that's a BIG cat, don't you think?!
Being Sunday tomorrow, you have another day off from A-Zing before the final week begins. Enjoy your break!