Thursday, February 2, 2012

{farmhouse apron feature}

A while ago I made this sweet {farmhouse chic apron} ... it was, surprisingly my first sewing project ever, on a machine, even though I had been collecting fabric for years...and sewing little things by hand ...

... when I showed my pals, they encouraged me to send it in to (apron-ology) magazine. Imagine my surprise when they accepted it into their February 2012 issue!

I had posted a few photos but somehow when I was updating some computer/blogger information this post, among others, was lost. Since the apron is to be featured this month, I thought I should recreate the post ... so here it is.




... I am a collector of fabrics. I do not need a reason to buy them. I have stacks and stacks of favorite textiles lining the shelves of cupboards in the studio. One day I happened to move something and there was a little pile of neatly folded calico's ... and an apron was born.
... I have fond memories of a favorite grandmother wearing an {apron} at all times. She was the matriarch of a hard working farm. No matter which chore she was immersed in, you could find her bedecked with an {apron}.

... and while {Granny's} aprons were not neatly starched and spotless, they were {loved}. Each one of us grandchildren would find a way to bury ourselves within her {apron strings} ... she would dry our tears, wipes our mouths, and mop up our spills with her {apron}.

To don an {apron} is a wonderful thing for me ... a reminder of my past and the love that a sweet and wonderful woman gave to me. I think of her often, as I brush crumbs into my pocket ... Granny keeping her post tidy ...


... and so the {farmhouse style}. A gentle reminder of what I remember. What I {love}.

... enjoy!
{featured here}

6 comments:

Lorraine Bell said...

I think it is lovely that the whole arts community will now get to see this gorgeous piece! So very proud of you Rae!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

a beautiful apron...and even more beautiful memories! sooo over-the-moon happy for you Rae!! Congrats!! ;) Yea! Doing the happy dance for you! ;)

Evi said...

oh, so clever!
It's so nice and twirly.
Congrats on being in the magazine.

Carla said...

I just bought the magazine today and decided to stop by your blog. This is the sweetest apron I have seen yet. Love the top detail.

Looking forward to following your blog.

OhioMomPatriot said...

So bright and fun, thanks for sharing!

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