During that crazy bad, knock-me-down week one of the many, many things that went wrong was our coffeemaker giving up the ghost. This is a seemingly small thing but it definitely sent us (both) over the edge. We only just got a replacement yesterday, a good old-fashioned french press. And, of course, I promptly made a cozy for it.
I used a vintage, hand-pieced feed sack quilt block from the 30's (I picked up a bunch of these on eBay a while back for precisely this kind of thing) on a linen ground, 2 layers of batting, some thrifted elastic and vintage buttons. It all went together just like a page in my books, though in my haste I made it a wee bit too short. I suppose I'll just have to make another one. And many more for gifts--so, who's got a french press?