Saturday, July 23, 2011

Quilts & Coffee....what could be better?

It's been a good weekend so far.  Last week I found a comment on my blog from Debbie at Happy Little Cottage blog.  We exchanged a few emails, and I went over to her blog to pay a visit.  I enjoyed looking at her quilts, but as I scrolled down the page she had a post about making iced coffee.  I followed the link to the recipe to give it a try, and it is just as wonderful as she told me it was, and it's super easy.  I have another batch "brewing" right now.   I add some milk and then a big splash of cream.  I think I'm addicted.  Thanks Debbie! 
My friend, Val, from Canada made the cute coffee mat for me.

Here is the recipe for iced coffee that Debbie uses:

Mix 1/3 cup of ground coffee with 1 1/2 cups water.  Let sit overnight or for about 12 hours.  Then strain through 2 coffee filters.  Pour over ice and add milk, cream, sugar or whatever you like.  Debbie tells me that it is really good with sweetened condensed milk added.   There's no cooking.....you just stir.  What could be easier? 

I basted several quilts in the last couple of days.  In fact I basted until I ran out of curved safety pins.  And, then I thread basted a couple of small quilts.


We also saw the final installment of the Harry Potter movie.  A good movie, and I really enjoyed seeing the ending.  I love all the special effects. 

I hope you are all having a good weekend and doing something you enjoy.

Thanks for visiting! 

14 comments:

Pokey said...

I'm not a coffee drinker, but that sure looks good to me. The coffee mat with the fussy cut mugs is very cute!
Good for you to get all those quilts pinned. I wish I was being as productive.
:-}pokey

Janet O. said...

Not a coffee drinker, either, but that is an awfully cute mat.
I want to see those basted quilts UNfolded! (Hint, hint)

Sue said...

Love the coffee mat. Great idea

Ellen said...

Good for you for getting all those quilts basted. I am not much of a coffee drinker but I will give the recipe to my husband - I am sure he will really enjoy it.

Elly D said...

Yummy, like the sound of the iced coffee so have made a note of how it's made. Thank you. I bet it would be good with a dollop of ice cream in it. ;))
I notice your little red blue and white Little Quilts flag quilt on the top of your to quilt pile ;))
I have enjoyed my visit with you today Luann, very inspirational :)) Ellyx

scraphappy said...

Pretty mug rug under yummy iced coffee. Looks like a perfect pair. What a great sense of achievement in a stack of basted quilts ready to go. Good luck getting them finished up.

Linda said...

Coffee mat is darling!! The coffee drink so refreshing!

Terry said...

Coffee in all forms yummy and all thoes basted quilts. Looks like you have plans for the next little while. Enjoy

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Coffee and quilts...sounds pretty good to me...you certainly have been very busy!!! I've seen the last Harry Potter film and I am off today to see it in 3D..and then have a coffee, not iced though as it's cold here...Dzintra

Connie said...

The coffee sounds yummy! You have a lot of quilts ready to quilt, that will keep you busy!

Miss 376 said...

I've really enjoyed having a read through of some of your past posts.
I can't believe that stack of quilts, you are going to be busy with the quilting now

Raewyn said...

The coffee AND the coffee mat both look gorgeous..I will have to put that recipe away until the New Zealand summer arrives! I realised one good thing about basting quilts sooner rather than later recently --less fraying at the back if it's encased in a quilt sandwich - which is less tidying up to do when basting. Good on you for getting that pile done - now the big decision, which to quilt first??

Kathie said...

omgosh that coffee mat is adorable....
lucky you!

Scrapatches said...

Thanks, LuAnn ... now I am going to have to make iced coffee today. Yummy! Oh, and the cute coffee mat is a must make, too ... um ... I have plenty of UFOs of my own already, though ... ;) Pat

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