Coffee does refresh you!

Life's a Beach

 (Another of Rosie’s photos – just looking at this makes me feel cold) 

 Brrrrrrr… it’s chilly here today.  Spring has packed her bags and retreated southwards and we have returned to grey skies,  now accompanied by a vicious easterly wind that penetrated right through my several layers of clothing (thermal vest, woolly jumper, even woollier cardigan) when I went outside to play with Daisy yesterday.  Her fuzzy puppy coat seems to keep her nice and warm though, and Ben simply loves this kind of weather.  I have trouble getting him to come indoors – he’d far rather lie outside, basking in the frigid air, than be safely tucked up in his cosy bed indoors.  I spent a while outdoors with the small furry monster(!), throwing her ball, tugging on her rope and generally pottering around before retreating to the warmth of the woodburner and a nice cup of coffee. 

Coffee Refreshes You

 Which sort of brings me neatly to showing you another of the designs for the March issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine.  It’s hard to quite make out the text in this photo but it actually says “Coffee refreshes you” – it’s a companion piece to the “Tea revives you” cushion I created back in those balmy summer days….

Tea Revives You (1)

It was in the June 2012 issue of the magazine.  I’ve made the coffee pot design a bit sharper with less of a vintage feel – which reflects my feelings about these drinks – coffee is consumed in the morning, while I’m working, whilst tea is my drink of choice for relaxing with some stitching or a good book later in the day.  Townie Husband loves Earl Grey, whilst I’m more of a PG Tips kind of woman – I wonder if that says anything about our personalities?!!?


Please tell my husband that! Coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon! He seems to like coffee in the afternoon! Me……..I don’t like coffee at all, I much prefer tea! Earl Grey or PG!
Julie xxxxxxxxx


Wow Julie, Are our husbands related? I think we must be too! Hubby likes coffee morning noon and night. I can’t stand the taste of it… love the aroma though. Tea is my beverage of choice. I prefer a simple cup of black served white, no sugar. If I could find an organic version of PG here in the states I’d drink that almost exclusively! Does anyone know if there is such a thing as organic PG Tips?


I agree. Coffee, definitely, in the morning although I must admit. Some days require coffee all day long!
X Linda


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