Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cotton Bolls, Quilts and a Little History!



The cotton boll is really something of beauty.  My 2 year old grandson went to the field in front of the house and picked some.  He loved looking at and feeling it.  Really who doesn't love feeling it?  Do you live in an area where cotton grows?  If not I hope one day you get to see some growing in the fields.  At just the right time it's as if the fields are full of scattered fluffy snow.  Today we are talking cotton, the cotton boll itself in patterns, cotton fabric, a little quilting history among other things.....

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Look At This!

A bicycle that fits a family of four, including a sewing machine. (1939).
Read more at http://www.thisblewmymind.com/50-surprising-photos-from-the-past-that-show-how-different-life-used-to-be/#QXfBkzsYgSVBACYs.99
I hope you're all having a peaceful Sunday.  I am looking at some strange photos that Julian Lennon on Facebook.  I'd click the link for some very interesting photographs from the past.

I can't imagine sewing with the family riding a huge bike!  I have to hand it to them it is ingenious! 

I've been going through some of the patterns that I have at this house.  Logging in for number and size.  I didn't realize that I had so many vintage apron patterns.  This is going to be fun.  

There are a lot of crafts rolling around in my head to do but as of late aprons have been my stable.  Who knew that I'd become so much of an apron maker?  I didn't.

Have a great day and I'll be back with more items soon. 


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Chuck's Apron




I've been pretty blessed to have a husband who is so supportive of my, should I say "habit"?  I'll admit it a habit.  I love fabric, sewing along with all sorts of crafts.  He will go shopping with me and I have so much fun with him.  He and the ladies at the fabric shop are becoming friends.  
Today I share the fabric and his apron that he wanted me to make for him...click read more to see....

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Checkers Anyone? New Man's Apron

This man's apron Doug is wearing is made from 100% premium quilters cotton
Classic folk Art by Fabri-Quilt Inc.
#1171
I introduce you to "Checkers Anyone?"

Monday, October 13, 2014

Am I Blue?

Today I'm introducing "Am I Blue?" beautiful blue gingham check apron.  This apron is from The First Apron Collection.

Aprons! I have loved aprons for a very long time, thanks to my grandmamas.  Cora and Goldie both wore aprons.  I have such fond memories of watching them cook or tend chickens with apron on of course.  They wore different types of aprons.  I'll tell you about them and the making of this particular apron....

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