One birthday, my friend Donna mailed me a teabag in a little fabric envelope. Here’s how I learned about another Tea Wallet.
Last week at the NY Public Library, my sister found a murder mystery with knitting on the cover and thought of me. (Yarned and Dangerous by Sadie Hartwell) see cover image below
In the back of the book she said there was a knitting pattern for a Tea Wallet. I found another Tea Wallet pattern for one by Diane Trap on Ravelry. I knit one for my friend Vincie because I knew she carries her own tea bags in her purse. In a little plastic baggie. Not any more!
I made a modification on the front flap and made it a triangle shape, decreasing at each side.
The quilted knitting motion bag serving as a pretty backdrop for the photo shoot was stitched by my Woolswap partner, Catherine, in New Zealand.
Knit with scraps of organic cotton yarn –Made in America Yarns, the Wildflowers Collection . from Philadelphia
(Modified the front envelope flap- shortened it by half and made a triangle by knitting 2 together on edges while in one row BO 3 then next row CO 3 to create a button hole.)
My September calendar page with my sister and brother. September 8th, my sister’s birthday.
James’ mother Sharon made this wonderful personalized calendar for me last year.
Happy Birthday Mary. Know you’re having a good time with David.
We drove by the Allegheny Cemetery entrance on Butler St in Lawrenceville. We drove back to catch the sign she’d seen.
i just dropped my sister at the Amtrak Railroad Station in Pittsburgh.
She’ll get to New York City late this afternoon. A long day but scenic snd comfortable. You can get up and walk around. I packed her a lunch.
We’ve had a nice couple of weeks together, driving over 2200 miles. Our brother David had to fly out early Sunday. We got together with our Illinois relatives to celebrate our Aunt Rhea’s life.
Mary was able to stay through my birthday which felt really nice.
Here’s the train station collage from this morning
My sister found this happy face in the sky
while we watched the swim meet
a bit grainy but here it is
Transient for sure
Grateful to be a daughter, sister, mother and grandmother, every day of the year.
We made it back to Mary’s apartment after a long travel day- caught a tail wind and the flight was just four and a half hours from Seattle.
Temperature and humidity demand adjustment.
We had a wonderful trip to Okanogan and Alaska but are glad to be home. I’ve one more leg on the train to Pittsburgh.update 11:14 AM