All of my sewing was finished before Christmas so now I've got a week home before school starts up again, to think about some new projects. I do have a few pieces of material cut out to make some reusable grocery bags. I like to add my "green footstep" when I can! My mom received her Christmas surprise so I can post a picture of that now. For Mom I made an apron and hot pads out of a beautiful Amy Butler fabric. Amy Butler is one of my favorite fabric designers -- using bright, bold colors and designs. The last time I was at Mom's I used her apron (because I can't function in a kitchen without one), and saw that it was one I had made for her YEARS ago. (I think I had made that one). Anyway, I knew then what I was going to make. I love aprons -- possibly learned to appreciate them from Mom. I remember her wearing aprons when I was growing up. So -- although an apron may seem like a humble item to those who never wear them, to me, they are treasures of the heart -- an instant "basket" to gather flowers in, a "towel" always handy to wipe floured hands on, a corner to wipe a tear on when the onions get to the eyes, a handy pocket for a tissue or stray penny found on the floor, and of course, a cover-up for keeping clothing clean. So, Mom, for whatever purpose aprons have for you -- ENJOY! You are the best!!
|My own Silent Night label|