Friday, April 3, 2015

Aprons and coffeemakers

As for  the little poem March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers, it seems to me that March is trying to catch up. This is our third windy windy April day! The kind of wind that parts your hair in the back and wraps it around your face. No need in even trying to fix your hair to go to town.

I've piddled around in my teeny tiny sewing room the last couple of nights and did manage to finish up another apron and bonnet. The red print turned out pretty good...



It's almost impossible to find a spot on the bed to lay out a yard of fabric where there's not a kitty cat napping or waiting...



to grab anything that touches the bed. Poppy says, "run them off", but I can't hurt their feelings. They just want to be with me...



This apron I put together with scraps of different fabrics and it turned out rather old fashioned looking...



and the bonnet too. Not a match really but okay...


A bunch of bonnets...oh, and see the Jane Eyre movie there on the sewing machine table. The new TV/VCR is hooked up and ready to go. I love it! But haven't watched my favorite old VCR tape yet. There's just not enough hours in the day!



a few more bonnets...




Better get busy. I'm off to Belk's in Henderson to return a coffee maker. Poppy and I went all out and bought a nice one this time...$132.00 we paid by the time shipping and taxes were added on.  Anyway, I hate the new coffee maker. We haven't had a good cup of coffee since we bought the thing. It drips coffee constantly! The coffee maker we had before was a small cheap, less than 15.00 Sunbeam. It made a good cup of coffee and was still working after about eight years of service. Every morning we expected to find that old Sunbeam in the kitchen dead. The day we plugged in the new fancy coffeemaker, Poppy dropped the little Sunbeam off at Dumperoo's old home place...the Moulton Road dumpster site. 

Happy Easter! Hope to be back soon.

Love,
Henny

10 comments:

  1. My coffee maker is not working to well right now but I think something is stopped up on it. I love all of your bonnets and aprons! I love mine! I hope you have a wonderful Easter! Love you!

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  2. We have an old Sunbeam coffeemaker bought at Walmart a long time ago. It makes a good cup of coffee and when it ever quits we'll replace it with another much like it!! I love the "old-fashion" apron you sewed.

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  3. "New and improved" isn't always so.
    But what you sew is wonderful.

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  4. Oh you should get an old fashioned stove top percolator. That's what I use and the coffee is great, nice and strong. The only drawback is that you have to hang around once it starts perking and turn off the gas before all the liquid perks away------Oh No there goes the smoke detector yet again!

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  5. Your aprons and bonnets are soooo pretty!!! Look at all that bias trim on your aprons.. whew I know how much work that is! Your stitching is so perfect on that trim girly.... Ok I can't figure out what is that inside the back of the bonnet? The piece that has a cord drawn through it? Scratching me head? mmm 5th picture down on your post. I don't think that is the outside back of it? It looks like its inside the back? I am sure when you tell me, I will say DUH ok got it LOL ... we use a stainless steel percolator coffee pot. Its not stove top its the electric kind. We just love it. It took me a bit to find one that the pot body and the basket inside that you put the coffee in was stainless steel.. not aluminum but I finally found one on Amazon! We have had it now several years, it makes a really good cup of coffee. I can say it gets quite a work out around here lol...

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  6. Glad you have been finding time to do some sewing. I need to find some time too!
    The thrift stores here sometimes seem to be over run with coffee makers. I think a lot of people are switching to the individual cup type. I can't imagine paying $132 for one:) Since the beginning of the year we have been cold brewing coffee, (because it isn't as bitter) which just calls for a couple of jars and some filters. I do miss the smell of brewing coffee though, that is the best part :)

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  7. You've 'piddled around' your sewing room ? oh deary me Henny -
    'piddled' is a slang word here in UK for 'urinate' - !

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    1. It can mean either here:)

      piddle - definition of piddle by The Free Dictionary
      www.thefreedictionary.com/piddle
      intr.v. pid·dled, pid·dling, pid·dles. To urinate. Phrasal Verbs: piddle around. To spend time aimlessly: piddled around the house for a few hours. piddle away.

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    2. It can mean either here:)

      piddle - definition of piddle by The Free Dictionary
      www.thefreedictionary.com/piddle
      intr.v. pid·dled, pid·dling, pid·dles. To urinate. Phrasal Verbs: piddle around. To spend time aimlessly: piddled around the house for a few hours. piddle away.

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  8. Love the aprons and bonnets, delightful. Easter blessings.

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