Come On Over for a Cuppa!

Come on over for a cuppa! This is the new word I’ve learned from my Australian friends. I’m not really sure if a cuppa is a “cup of coffee” or if a cuppa can be anything, like a cuppa hot chocolate, a cuppa tea, a cuppa milk, or even a cuppa V8. Here’s my question…if a cuppa can be anything how do you know what you’re stopping by for? What if you don’t like it? All you Australian’s out there please enlighten us!

You may want to wait for later to stop by my house for a cuppa. Any cuppa you get around here this morning would be of the decaffeinated kind. YUCK! If your a coffee drinker you want the real thing not decaffeinated. If you don’t remember me telling you (maybe I didn’t because it makes me sound VERY spoiled), my husband does all the grocery shopping. I just make the list and try and keep my mouth shut if he forgets something. I know a good thing when I see one.

But decaffeinated coffee means a trip back to the store. No other way to look at it. I have to pay bills today and I can’t do that with a cuppa decaf. Nope, just doesn’t work and neither will I.


I know, I know, the caffeine isn’t good for us. But what can I say? It’s my only bad habit. LOL!


The good news is that my next fabric line is FINALLY off to New York. It’s a children’s line and it took forever to complete the drawings and choose the colors. Mooch tried to help but all she wanted was gray and yellow. I swear she’s trying to match the color of her eyes with these color cards.

In case you’re wondering if I’m EVER going to do a new floral line the answer is a definite YES. I’m working on it already and it will be introduced at Spring Market. I promise you will love both of my next lines. I’m so excited about them! Children first, then the grownups.

Oh and before I forget, to all of you who have kindly emailed me, my RSS feed at the top is now working again!

I’ll pay bills as soon as I have some coffee. That’s right, I pay the bills, husband does the grocery shopping. If you’re in Safeway in Discovery Bay today say hi! He’ll be there for sure. (:



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  • Sinta - A cuppa, I have discovered in England, is a cup of tea. If you wish for a cup of coffee, one has to specify quickly after saying yes to the question “Would you like a cuppa?” :) After 4 years in the UK I still can’t brew a decent cuppa. Hopefully that will change.

    Ps. Your cat is adorable. Is she/he a blue?ReplyCancel

  • brigette - anne,
    i went on and looked up “cuppa”. seems like it’s a cup of tea. one entry said it could be used for other beverages, but sounds like “tea”.
    congratulations on finishing the line!!!!!!!
    have a great rest of your weekend!!!ReplyCancel

  • Miss Jean - AAAAACCCCCKKKKK! Decaffeinated anything is just plain wrong. I’d rather go without. Diet soda is bad and I just don’t drink any rather than drink the diet stuff.

    Hang in there!

    Can’t wait to see the new fabric lines. What fun.ReplyCancel

  • quiltingscraps - Ok the beauty of being an Australian is you don’t care what the “cuppa” is when you say you’ll come over, you are happy to be just visiting one of your mates for a chinwag (chat) and you’ll decide on your cuppa when you get there eg, tea, coffee, hot chocolate or even a v8 juice if that is what you want! Traditionally in Aussie slang cuppa means a cup of tea, but now days it really means “come over for a chat and we’ll have a cuppa while you are there”
    Cheers from Erica (Victoria, Australia)ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Oh my, a cup of coffee without the good stuff in it is hardly worth the trouble of brewing it. However, you are a wise woman to not criticize a husband who is willing to grocery shop. I love the word “chinwag” ..describes us all to a tea when we get together for our quilt talk.

  • PamKittyMorning - I’ll drink decaf or full strength I JUST LOVE COFFEE!!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - A cuppa is definitely a cup of tea. We also say chinwag here.

    Gillian (England)ReplyCancel

  • Daisy Jayne - As an Australian you don’t care what the “cuppa” is when you say you’ll come over,that you finally decided what you are having eg, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milo even just a cuppa of hot water Traditionally in England it means a cup of tea, but now days it really means……come over for a chat and we’ll have a cuppaReplyCancel

  • Helz - An excuse to get together for a jolly good chinwag over a Cuppa… of your preference be that Tea, Coffee, please don’t say Decaf – Horrors !!!ReplyCancel

  • Hannies Annies - I learned new words today, cuppa and chinwag! wow..I feel like I am in the loop! now for decaf, yucky! yes go to the store and get caffinated……….ReplyCancel

  • Darlene - LOL!!! We Aussie's just love to be different….

    but I'm with Erica…. when I invite firends over for a "cuppa" – it's more for the friendship & chat. I know I make the "cuppa" but often, I will find that it's gone cold because of the amount of chatting that goes on.

    Traditionally – it's a tea I love, but when good friends are over out comes the coffee.

    My favourite coffee – WHITE CHOCOLATE MOCHA with a touch of hazelnut syrup!!!!

    have a wonderful week full of creative inspiration!!

    ps: I look forward to seeing all you have created.


  • Scottish Nanna - I would be lost without my cuppa Being British Its Tea But here in Australia I think more people drink coffee But its a nice excuse to have a get together with old friends.
    Hugs Mary.ReplyCancel

  • ozjane - Historically in Australia, it would have been a cup of tea.
    Now we would say, would you like a cuppa? What will you have?
    Sometimes people throw in coffee tea or bonox, but that is a bit dated also.
    Now when I have sit and sew the first drink is usually served by myself whilst the latter ones are got by whoever is the most thirsty and asks does anyone want a cuppa?
    Tea bags, mainly Twinings are in the wooden divided box and coffee is usually the drip as I have not been willing…yet! to sacrifice bench space for a big machine.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - When I invite friends over for a cuppa it just means come, relax and have a chat. The berevage you serve doesn’t really matter,(decaf or full strength ) it’s the friendship thats important.
    Aussie julesReplyCancel

  • Lauren - As an Aussie, I’m definitely with Erica and Darlene. The friendship and chat is what’s important, not what’s in the cup.ReplyCancel

  • Shivi - And there was me thinking that ‘cuppa’ was English! And I call myself an Australian *tisk,tisk*

    (Born and Bred Western Australian)ReplyCancel

  • Lynette Anderson - Definately a ‘cuppa’ is tea, whether you are in England or Australia. I really like decaf tea, Dilmah make a nice one, but I like my coffee strong, espresso for me!ReplyCancel

  • Bronwyn - Yep, we Aussie love a cuppa. With my friends it could mean tea or coffee. If we chat long enough the tea turns into wine,LOL.If you are going to have a booth at Houston. I would love to have a cuppa with you, BronwynReplyCancel

  • Sue-Anne - I have been reading your blog for a while and I love it. As an Aussie, a cuppa tradionally means a cup of tea, but when someone comes for a visit, I ask them whether they want tea or coffee. “Come over for a cuppa” is another way of saying come over for a visit. We have lots of slang sayings that I think are unique to Australia.ReplyCancel

  • Nanette Merrill and daughters - Can’t wait to see the new fabric. I like the cuppa word. They say it in England, too. I don’t drink coffee but I love a cuppa hot chocolate (with whipped cream – super naughty).ReplyCancel

  • yellowfarmhouse - Stay out of my way in the morning until I have that first cuppa of FULL STRENTH coffee – hubs always has it ready to go for me, what does that say, LOL. Can’t wait to see the new fabric line – both of them.

    Hugs – KarenReplyCancel

  • suz - We’ll have to start using this “cuppa” phrase – love the meaning attached – getting together for a chat – wasn’t there a phrase in the 50s – a coffee klatch? okay, just really dated myself!
    Congrats on finishing your new line, can’t wait to see it. suzkReplyCancel

  • Mary's Cottage Quilts - My cuppa is a big gulpa of diet pepsi from the sev.
    have a great “caffinated” day!

  • Vicky - Originally from the South, that be a cuppah cafe au lait! Or a mint julep out on the veranda under the old magnolia tree – with friends, of course! White gloves optional! LOLReplyCancel

  • Happy Zombie - Decallf. Ick. I feel for you!
    Hubby once came home with NON-FAT half & half. First, it's as bad as it sounds. Second… it defies science. Third… hubby made a trip back to Safeway.ReplyCancel

  • Happy Zombie - PS… I have no idea what Decallf is. I think it’s a second cousin of decaf… who’s apparently been fooling around with my keyboard in the middle of the night.ReplyCancel

  • Julie - Translation – come over for a chat. It really doesn’t matter what is in the cup.ReplyCancel