Monday, November 2, 2015

Joy

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm joining in with the T Stands for Tuesday blog hop, as I often do on Tuesdays.  Today I actually am drinking tea, too.  It's pumpkin spice decaf black tea.


Last time I mentioned treating myself to a pumpkin spice latte from a coffee shop.  That kind of "designer coffee" is too expensive for everyday consumption, though.  This tea is a nice alternative for getting that autumn flavor at home and not blowing the budget.  :)


The little hang tag on each tea bag says "Cup of Joy," which I hope you can see in the above picture.  It's appropriate, because drinking the spicy, warm tea really does give me feeling of autumn joy.


The path from autumn joy to Christmas joy is short, and I have already started working on some handmade Christmas gifts.  I can't show any of the gifts that I'm making now (just in case the gift recipients read my blog, which would ruin the surprise), but I thought it might be fun to show you some gifts that I made for last Christmas.  Today, I'm showing you a Christmas ornament that I cross-stitched.  I adapted the design from the book Cross Stitched Cards for the Holidays.  The two robins and the word "joy" were actually three separate patterns in the book, but I thought that they would look good all together.


What kinds of projects have you been working on lately?  I look forward to catching up with you when I visit your blog!

23 comments:

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Denise! Ooooh! Pumpkin spice tea sounds delicious and what could be more perfect than a cup of joy! Wonderful post, my friend! HUGS, Sharon

Krisha said...

Thanks for popping by my blog this week. There are times I just like to color and that mandala was a perfect project for that.

You tea sounds interesting, I hope you kept the tag for crafting...;))
LOVE the cross stitched ornament.
Happy T-day

Simply Playing said...

I loved the ornament so much I leave it out all year on our closet door knob. I mean who doesn't need joy all year long?

Denise Price said...

^ Now you all know who I gave this ornament to. :)

Ann, I didn't know that you leave this out all year. I'm so glad that you like it!

Valerie-Jael said...

Your spiced pumpkin tea sounds good, never seen that over here. Flavoured coffees are always very pricey here in the shops. Have fun with your crafting, happy T day, hugs, Valerie

Divers and Sundry said...

What a wonderful fall beverage. I don't ever seem to drink the flavored teas and coffees, but they do sound good.

Happy T Tuesday!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Spiced pumpkin tea...hmmm, I must look out for that. I'm looking forward to having my first Gingerbread Latte of the year, this weekend when I go shopping with my friend. Fingers crossed for me huh?! Lol. Your cross stitched ornament is adorable, and you were right, the three elements do look good together. Happy T Day :D

Patricia said...

adorable cross stitch








Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I should have found some of that tea to go with my pumpkin bread. It would have been the perfect addition. It looks like it was a joy to drink, too. I was going to buy some pumpkin spice creamer, then saw the ingredients AND the price, and decided to just THINK about pumpkin spice when I drink my coffee (grin).

Looks like your gift from last year got lots of good use and praise, too. It is wonderful. I'm sure you're glad you didn't show anything you've made this year so far.

Thanks for sharing your tea with us for T this Tuesday, and thanks for showing a gift you made for Ann last year.

Viktoria Berg said...

Those Christmas birds are too cute! Are they gingersnap birds or do you have brown Christmas birds in the States? Pumpkin tea sounds adventurous - it is not a taste I can identify, but then we are not pumpkin eaters in this country. We have started carving them up for Halloween, however, inspired by you. Happy T-Day!

jinxxxygirl said...

Hi Denise,

With working on the house unfortunately working on projects for giftgiving is out of the question this year..Maybe next year. :) Love the tag on your tea! Happy Tday! Hugs! deb

Lisca Meijer said...

That cross stitch present is so cute. I bet the recipient was thrilled!
Pumpkin pie tea sounds very nice. I have never seen it, but I imagine it must taste gorgeous.
Thanks for visiting me earlier,
Have a good week,
Lisca

Carol said...

That teas does sound very good :) Love the little cross stitch piece too . I've got to get busy with my Christmas gifts too. Thanks for stopping by.

Rita said...

Yes, I do think the two robins and Joy look good together. Glad you found an alternative pumpkin tea. Happy T-Day! :)

Dianne said...

An adorable ornament! I make ornaments for Christmas sometimes too, and it is quite a time commitment. Hope you get all of yours done in time! happy T day!

johanna said...

this cross stitch Ornament surely was welcomed very much... so beautiful!!
happy t-day and rest of the week!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Your cross stitch piece is beautiful...reminds me of the days I still cross stitched too.

dawn said...

Hello and Happy T Day! Your tea sounds perfect for fall and yummy too. How sweet your ornament is, great job on it. Have fun crafting more holiday surprises! Thanks for sharing with us. Have a good week.

~*~Patty S said...

Pumpkin time is here and hot drinks sure do taste good with the cooler weather.
Sweet ornament you made Denise.
Happy day after T day.
oxo
p.s. Thank you for visiting my Magpie's Nest

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Never heard about this tea! Sounds good..and the cross stitch piece is lovely!

voodoo vixen said...

I would have to keep the tags for that tea to add to journal pages, it is so sweet and your embroidered decorations is lovely too! Happy T Tuesday to you!

Karla B said...

We don't have pumpkin tea here but it must be wonderful!Love your cross-stitch piece!SoHappy T Day :) sweet!

Halle said...

I'm a big fan of pumpkin! Fall is my favorite time of year. Of course my waistline doesn't always fair to well with the yummy pumpkin treats around every corner. :)
I haven't been working on much. I've been busy dealing with my elderly mom's stuff lately. She is no longer driving so I just became her taxi driver.
Happy T day...a little late!