We woke to this
and it stayed this way all day. It was lovely. I decided to do a little sewing which I haven't done for several months. I had a sewing block - I kept thinking about projects and working with brightly colored textiles but just couldn't get down to my sewing room. The room is in the laundry area which to me has always been the best place for sewing - everything is right handy and the light coming in from the east window is perfect.
However, the room is in the basement and the heat from the woodstove upstairs will not flow down there so I have to bundle up and use a small space heater. I've toyed with the idea of moving things to the room where my looms are which is on the top floor and will stay toasty all winter. But, my sewing room has been in the laundry area from the day I moved into my own home.
For Christmas my husband gifted me with a fine Bodum french press. And I have been enjoying the wonderful coffee it makes, covering the pot with a tea towel to keep the contents warmer. tinyhappy has a tutorial for making a french press cozy (see her left side bar) and I realized that this small project was perfect for getting through my sewing blockade. My french press has a slightly different handle placement and is a different size, so I did make a few changes. I also stitched up a small coaster to match. Both are patchwork pieced, batted and lined.
It was an easy and fun little project and a good way to get me sewing again.