Monday, February 18, 2013

Waiting for breakfast

Here we are starting a whole new week.  February is flying by and March seems just around the corner.  Today is a holiday for most of us in the states, and so everyone here is home.  My husband is cooking sausages, and the kids are still in bed.  I'm taking pictures.
Another Claudia scarf is finished, this time out of a soft blue alpaca.  It measures 59x9 and was worked with a G hook (DK yarn).

Whenever I finish a project I usually know exactly what I want to work on next, but this time it's different.  I'm hovering between starting something new and working on all those half finished projects.  Nothing seems to be falling into place.  I either need a bit more fabric or a certain color thread, or I have to pick something apart to fix it first.  So I'm just playing.

Stacking blue fabrics for a blue and white quilt.

Laying out all the orphan blocks that I have saved over the years.  I'm thinking of a sampler quilt, but I don't quite know how I would tie it all together.

Found a little stitching project buried in with those blocks, which I might incorporate it into a mini quilt.  I seem to be drawn to them lately.

Okay I'm smelling sausages and onions from the kitchen now, mmmm!  Let me show you what I just bought.
A Presto percolator coffee maker!  Isn't it cool?  My parents used to have one like this when I was a kid.  I ordered it from Amazon (over 500, 5 star reviews!)  We have gone through so many drip style coffee makers, some expensive and some cheap.  They never last or seem to keep the coffee hot enough.   This one stays hot until you unplug it, and the coffee tastes really fresh.  Plus I love the little percolating noise it makes when it's brewing.  I wish it had the clear glass top though, so you could see the coffee bubbling up.  Anyway, I'm being told breakfast is ready and I need to top off my cup.  Time to put the camera and computer away.

Welcome to my new followers and Thank You again for leaving such nice, encouraging comments on my blog!  I hope you all have a wonderful week and enjoy whatever it is you're working on!


  1. Lovely Claudia scarf. I made one of those a long time ago too. It's a great pattern. I used Caron Spa yarn for it and it was perfect for it. I love the drape and how it feels. You might try it if you make another one.

    I love a peculator! It looks so cool sitting on your counter there. That's a sweet little birdie square you made too. So cute. Have a great week!

  2. I hope you are enjoying your day off with the fam! Nice of hubs to make breakfast. I am going to attempt to make a quilt out of orphan blocks, also. You go first, please, so I can be inspired! :-)

  3. Ooh, I can just smell the aromas.. percolating coffee & sausages - YUM!
    Your scarf is beautiful, I love the softness of the colour. And your pink tulips are so pretty too!
    Have a happy day off,

  4. Your Claudia scarf is irresistible. Just queued it at Ravelry. I bought one percolator after another for years, but they kept breaking (and always at the worst time!). Unfortunately, the drip pots don't last much longer and the coffee isn't as good -- maybe it's time to look into the one you got!

  5. Your scarf is lovely.....such a beautiful color. I had no idea they still made percolators! How cool!

  6. I had no idea you could still buy a percolator! You're right, it needs the glass top. Your scarf is luscious. Can't wait to see your next project!

  7. Hi Lynne! I love the blue scarf! I also love your orphan blocks! I also have a lot of those, and a lot of unfinished quilt tops in my sewing room. I need to get started on them, and put down the yarn for a while. I still love to quilt, but I have a new love, and it is yarn!
    Can you believe how fast time is going? It will be March in no time at all. And soon enough, time to garden. Oh how I cannot wait!!!!! But I love the winter too. We have a storm coming, and that means cozy time by the fire, and snow in our mountains!!!
    XO Kris

  8. I like your scarf a lot, thank you for the link to the instructions!
    Oh, you have a lot of orphan blocks, that will be a big job to put them all together in one quilt, I think you will have to make a few different smaller projects so you can use similar blocks together.

  9. Bubbling percolater sounds remind me of Sunday morning when I was a child. I was always fascinated by its sounds and smell even though I never like the taste of coffee. Its funny how such simple things should lie dormant in our memories but suddenly awaken and rush us back to those yesterdays.
    I look forward to seeing the new blue and white quilt. Philippa xx

  10. I love this post, all the photos, everything speaks to me. :)


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