Monday, January 30, 2017

A New Apron Thanks to Sandy in California

After my post of January 12th, one of my readers, Saundra (Sandy) in California, sent me a note saying she had used the same "Winter Birds" fabric along with some of the companion fabric in the line.  She said she had leftovers of the companion fabric and didn't wish to keep it.  Would I like it?  If so, she would send it to me.


What a kind and generous offer!  I told her I'd be delighted to have it and a short time later, yards (yes, yards) of the companion fabric arrived here in Minnesota.


Last Saturday I spent several hours in my quilt room making an apron using some of Sandy's fabric and a pattern I'd been wanting to make.


The apron is reversible so I searched in my stash and found a brown that perfectly matched the brown stems in the berry fabric.

The idea of this apron with no strings, ties, buttons or snaps appealed to me, but I have to admit while attempting to try it on a couple of times to check for strap length, etc. during construction, I found myself feeling like I was tied in a straight jacket.  I was home alone and feared I was going to have to lie down on my quilt room floor trussed up like a turkey ready for the oven until someone came home and rescued me.  Truth to tell, once I figured out where my arms and head should be inserted, it was an easy on and off.  (Some of us are slower learners than others.)


Here's the front of the finished apron.  I didn't notice that those two straight branches down the front of the apron would stand out as they do until I saw this picture.  I should have centered them.  My bad.  Darn.


This is the reverse side of the brown fabric.  Looks kind of muddy in this picture . . . but then mud brown is one of my best colors.


And here's the back with the crisscrossing straps.

So, many, many thanks, Sandy, for your generosity in sharing this fabric with me.  I still have plenty of it left.  Hmmmmm, potholders?  Lots of potholders??

19 comments:

Michelle said...

Another sweet story courtesy of blogland!

Tombstone Livestock said...

I am sure you did not have that much trouble getting it on and off once you figured it out. Good Job.

Mama Pea said...

Michelle - With all the awful, terrible, bad things going on these days, I feel so blessed to be a part of the wonderful, wide circle of good, good people I've "met" in Blogland. Let's stick together to be a balance for some of the not-so-nice stuff out there.

Mama Pea said...

Tombstone Livestock - You would have laughed to see me struggling at first. Once I learned what part of the straps to hold on to it all went much better!

Laurie said...

A trussed up turkey..... Lord, you crack me up! And I sure do love that apron and fabric. Pot holders are a good idea and tea towels and placemats.....

Goatldi said...

What not a trussed up goose? I am glad to hear that it was a go after all. I took one look at the pattern and thought I could do that. Lovely outcome and that is nice fabric you got there. Does this mean another pot holder give away in the future? If you want to take it that way that could be a hint.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely apron! And so sweet of Sandy.
Sue

Sandy said...

Mama Pea,
Now that's a sweet friend!!! Love the apron, great idea not having to tie, snap, or button the apron. Great job Mama Pea!!!

Hugs,
Sandy

Susan said...

I love that apron! I had to laugh - I have a long one and I feel the same way every time I try to put it on. What a thoughtful gift!

Vera said...

What a kind lady to send the fabric to you, and what a well designed apron, although I think I shall keep to the usual design of apron!

Saundra said...

Love the apron even if the tree lines are off center. When it's hanging no one will notice & when it's worn by you and/or your daughter it'll be in motion. Not like your beautiful quilts. Enjoy. Sandy

Mama Pea said...

Laurie - And cloth napkins!!

Mama Pea said...

Goatldi - I'm thinking another potholder giveaway might be a real possibility!

Speaking of goose (we were, weren't we?), I made BBQ sandwiches for lunch today using goose meat. All present said, "Yum!"

Mama Pea said...

Sue - I was more than sweet of Sandy . . . very generous and thoughtful. And I'm grateful to her.

Mama Pea said...

Sandy - Thank you, ma'am!

Mama Pea said...

Susan - Right! You have to know just how to hold which pieces, don't you?

Mama Pea said...

Vera - I like it because I don't like anything tight around my waist when I'm working in the kitchen. (Does that make any sense at all??)

Mama Pea said...

Sandy - None of it would have happened if you hadn't been thoughtful enough to send me the fabric! :o)

Kristina said...

Very nice apron! I have the style that has ties, but that looks nice!