Wednesday, April 14, 2021

A bit of serendipi-tea

Do you ever have those days when all your devices need to go on a diet? This week alone, my laptop, desktop computer, and iPhone are all telling me that they've gotten too fat with photos and need to slim down, so I've had to spend a little time going through photo files, and I came across something on my iPhone that I meant to share last month. I was sewing at the dining room table one day, and the scene looked like this.

I was about to pick up this teacup-shaped needle book when the strangest thing happened. I saw that tea bag tag and thought, "Wait a minute! I didn't sew a tag onto the handle of the teacup, so how'd it get there?"

And then I realized I was looking at the fabric on the table runner, and I had to laugh at myself as I reached for a needle! This beautiful table runner, a gift from reader Nancy C. in Iowa in 2017, is a piece I treasure, and I use it every spring, but the way the teacup and tea bag happened to align threw me for a loop! (And it doesn't take much.) Have you ever had a bit of serendipi-tea like that?


  1. I'm not sure that I have, but your table runner and needle book are both lovely, and they combined in a beau-tea-ful way.

  2. That is a very cute bit of serendepity! I HAVE expereinced moments like that, too. I think a person needs to be OPEN to seeing things like, and then you will notice them. One of my favorite quotes is by the artist Henri Matisse: "There are always flowers for those who want to see them."

  3. It’s always nice when something unexpected brings a smile.

  4. Happy to see you're still enjoying your table runner.I have another "goodie" for you that just might show up in your mail box one of these days... Heeeeee!


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