Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tea Time Terror

The reign of Tuesday Tea Time Terror continues at Ambitatterous in her Knot-Tea Paroday giveaway contest. Take time to check it out at

In order to win a beautiful quilted ball ornament you have to change a few lines in a quote about tea. Since I love giveaways I decided to yahoo tea quotes and found a few I liked:

"Tea tempers the spirit and harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue; awakens thought and prevents drowsiness." (Lu Yu, 5th Century Chinese Poet)

"If you are cold, tea will warm you. If you are heated, it will cool you. If you are depressed, it will cheer you. If you are excited, it will calm you." (William E Gladstone)

These quotes seemed perfect for a tatting time massacre but then it occurred to me that a good Canadian girl could come up with something a little closer to home:

No Tatting Tonight / New Lacy Nature
The Guess Tat

Lonely pattern deep inside
Find a couch where I can hide
Silent shuttles crowdin' me
Sudden chains, but I have tea

No tatting tonight in my coffee
No tatting tonight in my tea
No tatting to stand beside me
No tatting to run with me

tat-un-do-tat tat da-un-do-tat
tat-un-do-tat tat no no
tat-un-do-tat tat da-un-do-tat
tat-un-do-tat tat

Poor Randy, what have we done to your song?


  1. Started singing along after a few lines. How cool!

  2. You had me at "Tea Time Terror!" LOL!

    I'm undone by such sublime and diverting lyrics. You're a master crafter of fractured fare.

  3. Brilliant, you have missed your calling!


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