UNDER certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. ~Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady
The above quote is quite appropriate; most days I like to make a pot of tea in the afternoon and sit on the front stoop sipping from my tea-cup. On those days, I allow my mind to drift to far-away-places, places where I can forget about the stresses that weigh me down.
My favorite tea is black tea with a hint of added flavor. Some days I will have chocolate tea. Then there are those days where I like cherry tea or ginger-peach. When I have fresh ginger, I like to brew some green tea and add ginger slices to the pot. “La donna è mobile” some may say.
I have a favorite tea service for one. So the other night-out of boredom-I made a tiny doily for the tea service.
I used the pattern from Classic Coasters To Crochet from Leisure Arts. The pattern was a little to small for the service, so I added a couple of rounds to make it bigger.