I remember last year, shortly after making a tea cozy for Fat Quarterly hearing a story on the radio about teapot usage being in decline. Do bear in mind it was early in 2012 and there appeared to be no other news. That's not to say these things aren't important. I start each day with a teapot (filter built in), a cozy and loose Earl Grey tea. Now Penny is more likely to have a coffee first thing but I know she is partial to tea as well so I made her a tea cozy for her birthday a few weeks back.
The centre was made up of english paper pieced diamonds which I had sewn for the first Sewing Directory Exeter Meet up, (there is a second in September).
Aurifil had kindly sent me some 28wt thread which was perfect for hand quilting. I used the template from my Fat Quarterly cozy and added the 60 degree triangle with Y seams on the machine.
And I included my favroutie tea, Waitrose Loose Leaf Earl Grey. I have tried a lot of Earl Grey teas and this is my very favourite. The spoon is an old fruit sugar spoon, much tarnished which belonged to my Grandma, much loved.
The irony of that news story is another similar one only a month before showing the rise in teapot sales following a rather beautiful example which featured on Sherlock. My day is based around my tea consumption, definitely my favourite drink, followed by a really good bitter, though probably not for breakfast.