As much as I hated to bury that last post :), I wanted to give you a quick apron update. First, I discovered that my machine's decorative stitches are actually pretty easy to use. Note the decorative stitching I added to the pink apron, at the left.
The only problem I had is that I kept feeling like I had to guide the fabric, and it's really better to let the feed dogs do the work. Still, not bad for a non-seamstress, eh? So, the winner of the apron giveaway can expect decorative stitching on her apron!
Second, I converted the green apron into a harvest apron. Almost daily (especially when the garden's in) I find myself outside, gathering things to bring inside. Invariably I don't have any way to carry those things, so I wind up rolling them up in my shirt or stuffing them in pockets 'til I can make it back to the house.
Here (above, left) I've created pockets at the bottom of the apron. And that is me (my son does not have a feminine shape!) modeling the apron, just to be clear. You can see that there is ample length left in the body of the apron to allow it to be used as a cooking apron, as well. Note the decorative stitching at the top? Hehehe - I've gone overboard, I tell ya!
I think I will add buttons and loops to the pockets, as well, to make sure heavy items stay put. I just have to find a couple of buttons that speak to me and look like they want to live on this apron.
Now I'm looking at quilt patterns... I know, I know - studying! But all work and no play makes for a very whiny Terri!