Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Perfectly Sane Tea Party

Welcome, my dear! What's this you say?
A mad tea party is scheduled today?
Good gracious me, I must maintain
That my tea party is perfectly sane.

Come, sit down, have some tea and tarts.
I do not know the Queen of Hearts!
The clock is not broken, I hear the tick tock
Clearly it isn't six o'clock.

You must be imagining that grinning cat.
Next you'll be seeing a man in a top hat.
Surely you are mistaken, or have the wrong house
My guest list doesn't include a White Rabbit or Dormouse.

Nothing at my table will make you small.
Nor are there drinks to make you tall.
Rest assured, you can relax and sit
Your height will not change if you knit just a bit.

My party is not what I claim it to be?
You suspect there is madness among the confections and tea?
Before you go, please leave me your card.
I shall remember you with the kindest (and most perfectly sane) regard!


Maiden Jane said...


Twyla and Lindsey said...

This is the sweetest of parties! What could be sweeter than beautiful yarn asking to be knit?! To me, nothing is better:) Thank you for inviting me to your delightful party! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Maggi said...

~*~*~*Hip hip hurray it's Tea Party Day!*~*~*~

Oh wow, "Knit Me", that is the best ever! I love any party that involves yarn! :D How fun!

Thanks for having me at your tea party! if you haven't been already, you're cordially invited to my mad tea party! Have yourself a mad sort of day! :)

Designs by Blanche said...

What a fun Mad tea Party! Lovin the "Knit Me" tag!
Thanks so much for having us - please drop by for a visit when you can!

fawndear said...

So thankful that I could visit such a sane party. Mine was the opposite so I've had a delightful time here.

Thanks for sharing!

Suz said...

oh good grief I have no yarn
but I have a cat (or2)
maybe pass me a tart
Oh..I am already a tart...silly me!

Melissa said...

Thanks for having me for tea. I had the most wonderful time.

Happy Tea Partying!

Danni said...

I love the 'knit me' as well as the sanity and prose abundant at your party.

perhaps you'd care to share some tea with me?

Maria-Thérèse ~ said...

lovely, poetic party!

♥ Alice Maria-Thérèse Afiori in a Swedish wonderland

Christina Silverio said...

Very sweet! (though I do detect a hint of madness beneath the surface...which is ever so nice!)

M.E. Greene said...

Lovely! I participated in this very tea party last year, but was out of the loop this time. The fact that there was yarn at your party makes me sure that I would have had a blast there!

Brook said...

I loved the tarts! What a delightful tea! Thank you!

Lucie said...

thanks so much for the invite to your lovely tea party:) x

TwigandToadstool said...

What a lovely tea party!!! Once I hosted a real life "slightly dangerous" tea party...we drank tea, made earrings, laughed uproariously and had fun!!!
xo maureen

Theresa said...

I loved having tea with you and yummy tarts, girl makes me hungry!

Have a blessed day my sweet friend!

Hugs from theycallmeganky!

OmaLindasOldeBaggsandStuftShirts said...

I love the sincerity of your party. Very lovely indeed.

Kristal said...

Your confections look scrumptious! What a delightful party...thanks so much for inviting me!


Celia said...

What a wonderfully sane tea party! thank you for inviting me....and please come by and have tea with me too....

Scrap Vamp said...

I enjoyed your tea party! Mad or not!

Sarah said...

What a sweet party. I wish I knew how to knit. Thanks for having me. I hope you'll bring your knitting and come over to join me for a cup of tea. ~ Sarah

Jorgelina said...

Happy Tea Party!

Theresa MacNaughton said...

Wonderful Tea Party! Thank you for inviting me. :) If you have not already done so, please come and sit a spell with me ~ for tea. Sincerely, Theresa (aka The White Queen)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love it! LOL! In exchange for the sane, I will swap you some madness. Only a little. It involves eating the queen's cookies, but if you eat some, I'll never tell!


Sheila :-)

Niesz Vintage Home said...

What a fun tea party! And your tarts look fabulous!

Kimberly :-)

Marit said...

I was terribly late for your party. Sorry, sorry..... but I'm here now and I love knitting alto I haven't done it in a long time! It's fun to meet new crafty and passionate people! If you care for some more tea, you're very welcome at my place!

Rhonda Roo said...


Very cute, a brilliant move, frankly, to hold a perfectly sane tea party in the midst of such madness!

Love your quirky style! :-)
I hope you have a very er, sane normal happy day. :)
XOXOX Rhonda Roo

Waterrose said...

Lovely tea party and thanks for sharing with me!

Lauren said...

What a delightful tea party, thank you so much for having me over! :) Everything looks delicious :) ~Lauren

Sylvia Smiser said...

What a wonderfully smart event! I had loads of fun! Thank you for having me over!
I would like to return the favor and have you over to my tea party if you should have a moment.
Hope to see you there!

Thimbleanna said...

How fun! What could be more perfect than those lemon tarts, tea, and Knitting???

BunnyKissd said...

What a lovely tea party! Nice break from the madness... Very nice indeed! ^-^ Do stop by mine if you like...

Rachel said...

Hmmm... curiouser and curiouser...

Carousel Dreams said...

He he, knit me - too cute! Thankyou for having me today...sorry I was a little late...I have travelled all the way from Australia, so it took me a little longer than most!

Loretta said...

What a very sweet post!

Susan Gallacher-Turner said...

How lovely! Your tarts look delicious! I'm sure they go wonderfully with tea...and knitting,too!

Love it!

Kandes Naylor said...

I don't know how to knit, but perhaps I can crochet a chain. That is as good as it gets with me and yarn. If you haven't already, please stop by. It is not to late to enter my giveaway!
Take care,

Dogwood said...

I love you "Alice" blog. Well done and very creative. You know that I love your writing style and this post confirms that fact. And, great photos as usual.


PunkiePie (Jen) said...


Lilop said...

Of course I am perfectly fine
To dine on tarts and sweets divine
But there's nothing like, hmm, let's say
A ball of yarn to make your day

Wool, angora, acrylic, cotton
Mohair, polyester, and so on
Buy some Vicuna, that can't be beat,
Or some acrylic, a 3 dollar treat

Moral of the story, blend yarn with tea
Or with some creme brulee
Then fish out the needles, and then you'll see
A hat or a scarf-to-be

So next winter, you will know
You have a sweater to block out the snow
So go to your dresser and shout Hurray!
For it's a pullover soaked with Earl Gray!

Happy knitting, guys!