Tuesday, April 18, 2017

T Stands For Tiggy

My teacup when Ma and I had tea
I've known my friend, Tiggy, for some 20 odd years. We have never met in person. We met in an old IRC chatroom for calligraphers. Tiggy got her nickname from her love of hedgehogs and Beatrix Potter's hedgehog character, Mrs. Tiggywinkle.

At the time we met, my girlies were little. The Eldest had to do a social studies presentation and her country was Scotland. Tiggy sent all sorts of trinkets, tartan hair ribbons, pamphlets and helped with facts. Four years later, the Young One used Scotland in her presentation.

Recently, Tiggy has had some health issues and has been going through a rough patch. I wanted to send something to her to cheer her up. I found a crochet pattern for a hedgehog applique. The instructions stated the larger the crochet hook, the larger the applique. I used the largest hook I had, a size K. I thought the size would make some cute coasters. I sent a note to Tiggy I made four coasters. One for her, her husband, and her son when he visited. The fourth coaster was mine when I visit. (An item on my bucket list). Of course, I graciously gave her permission to use the fourth coaster when she has company that drops by for tea.

Drop by hosts, Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to find out what the rest of the T Stands For gang are up to. If you want to play, include in your Tuesday post a beverage or container for a beverage. Don't forget to link your blog to Bleubeard and Elizabeth's page.

30 comments:

  1. I hope Tiggy ends up being ok. I think its nice of you to send her back some love. :) I that will make her happy. She sounds like a wonderful person and I betyour daughter's presentation had some extra authencity too.

    Oh yes, and I do remember that may snow of 1977. I was a junior in high school and I remember sitting in social studies seeing it all come down. :)
    Hugs-Erika

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    1. She is on the mend. Just has to remember to take things slow for the time being.

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  2. Wow, wow, wow. These hedgehogs are incredible. the are so gorgeous and useful, too.

    Let's hope Tiggy gets well soon, because she sounds like an amazingly generous person, sharing both her knowledge and items from her home country with your daughters.

    I LOVE that tea cup and saucer. And of course, I adore the hedgehog coasters you made for Tiggy. Thanks for your generosity and for sharing your hedgehog coasters and teacup and saucer with us for T this Tuesday. Yep, great minds DO think alike.

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    1. Tiggy is all of those things and more.

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  3. Hope Tiggy's health issues resolve and she feels better soon. I love the Hedgehog coasters. So cute and thoughtful. I am sure that your kindness will help lift her spirits.

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    1. The coasters made her happy though she said they were too cute to use. :-D

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  4. So sweet what you made Tiggy... I hope she feels better soon.... Have a wonderful T dayHugs! deb

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  5. Wow what a thoughtful and beautiful gift for your friend, they look so cute.
    Happy T day.
    Yvonne xx

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  6. oh wow those are adorable!! I love them what a thoughtful gift for a very good friend
    Hugs Happy T Day
    Kathy

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    1. They were almost too cute to mail (-:

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  7. wishing your friend well. Your coasters are sure to give her smiles over and over.They are adorable! Happy T day!

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    1. She loved them. Said they are too pretty to use as coasters.

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  8. I think those adorable hedgehog coasters are sure to brighten Tiggy's day! You are so thoughtful making them for her, what a wonderful surprise she will have when they arrive : -) . I do hope she is better soon and thank you for sharing such a heartfelt post - Happy T Day! J :-)

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    1. She is feeling better. Just will be a slow recovery which is frustrating

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  9. Adorable coasters! Glad to hear Tiggy is on the mend! Sending good vibes in that direction! :D

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    1. The only way they could be adorable is if they were kitty coasters :-D

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  11. What a wonderful chatroom friendship! Hope your friend gets well soon!
    oxo Susi

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    1. There is actually a small group of us who have kept in touch since the old chatroom days

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  12. Happy T Day

    Hope Tilly improves soon these coasters are such a beautiful and thoughtful gift
    Love Chrissie x

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    1. At last report from her husband, she's doing better.

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  13. The hedgehog coasters are absolutely adorable, CJ! Tiggy will be touched, I'm sure. I hope she continues to improve. What would we do without special friends that are always there for us, no matter where they live? Your friendhsip with Tiggy obviously works both ways ;-)

    I got an email from Buzz Feed that made me think of you and laugh. It was "8 Ways to Learn Calligraphy Quick and Easy." You and I know that's not possible. When I clicked to see the hacks, it was just how to hand letter like many of us do while doodling or journaling. lol.

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

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    1. Oh, if only learning calligraphy was quick and easy!
      :-D

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  14. I'm sure those hedgehogs will brighten up Tiggy's day. She'll love them (as do I)and the thought behind them of course. I hope she gets better soon.It's so wonderful to have special friends, wherever they might be.
    Belated happy T-Day,
    Hugs,
    Lisca

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    1. Having friends near and far, close and in the ether just goes to show us how small the world really is.

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  15. What fabulous hedgehogs! A really lovely idea - I'm sure they must have cheered Tiggy up! Belated Happy T Day! Things have been a bit hectic here! Chrisx

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    1. Tiggy was surprised and really enjoyed the coasters.

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