Saturday, August 11, 2012

My Carafe Needs a Bib!

It never fails that after the morning coffee I have coffee on the counter and sometimes, dripped down my clean cabinet doors beneath the coffee pot.  All carafes leak.  I can be so careful to pour my coffee but there is that drip that will linger on the edge of the pour spout that finally makes it way to my counter.  Then you get a husband in there who does not care that it drips and you have a coffee puddle.  

My carafe needed a bib! 

So I made one!
Now, I thought all my problems were solved and I was so proud of myself for solving one little problem.  I even made coffee and drank two extra cups in the afternoon just to make sure it would work.

This morning I came in and made the usual pot of coffee and my carafe was wearing it's brand new bib.  I asked my husband if he would like to serve himself a cup of coffee while I watched.  It worked!  He poured his cup without one drip!  

I'm so happy!

Then he asked if he could pour me a cup and with that devilish smirk  he gets he started pouring before he was over my cup!  


Well, it doesn't cure the devil in those men but it did stop the drip from coming off the edge of the pour spout.

I made my bib from a fat quarter and the pattern just fits from corner to corner on printer paper.  
Click on picture then right click to save image to print.
Here is my plan.  
  • Place on fabric putting fold edge on fold.
  • Cut two pieces for front and back.  
  • Put right sides together and stitch around the entire pieces but leaven an opening big enough for turning.  
  • Turn the fabric right side out going through the opening created.
  • Press. Hand stitch or top stitch around the opening.  

Remember that coffee will stain so starting with a color that is already a coffee color made sense to me. 

I think I need another cup of coffee!
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Monday, August 6, 2012

And the Winner Is.....

How fun!  Think Christmas has ended but the inspiration from all those great ideas will continue.
 I hope everyone found something that is perfect for you.

I have a Giveaway to complete.
 I used a random selection to pick my winner.
I do wish I could give everyone a stocking panel but since I can only do one I had to pick.  
And now I know who my winner will be.
The beautiful stocking panel by Jacquelynne Steves will be sent to 

Her comment was:
Wow! That's your first quilt-love the "wonky" trees-reminds me of some of the real ones I've had! Your adaptation of the 12 monkeys into the 12 squirrels is great. We all learn from our mistakes no matter what our age. What kind of a machine did you get? Thanks for the opportunity to win some great Christmas stuff-that would really motivate me.
 So Rosemary please, email me privately telling me where to send your package . 
I used the email address provided and emailed you at the time of this post.   

Thank you all for your recent comments!
 I had so much fun doing the blog hop! 
I hope to do another soon.

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