Right before I went doggy sitting I spent a happy Saturday at the sewing machine. I have no idea how those stars aligned but they did and I have something to show for it.
Ta dah.....my newest apron. It's a new pattern I downloaded from Connecting Threads. It was a brilliantly simple pattern that lines itself and then folds up to give you giant pockets. I am all about the pockets. By the end of the day they are full of junk. I can't be without my aprons.
I also cut up and sashed one of the panels I bought for practice with the leftover apron material in high hopes of doing some free motion quilting on the new Juki.
That other big box of sewing things showed up mercifully while The Mister was at the store. I just can't explain getting one more thing.
In my defense, Connecting Threads was having a batting sale and I love this fusible stuff for machine quilting. I bought four crib sized batts because for the rest of my life I am only going to make little ones. I am so over wrestling big heaps of material.
And of course there was material. I found this on clearance and thought it would make a very nice deep pocketed apron for the fall holidays. With this last box I am hoping the poor mail guy will get a break...uh, oh. I just remembered there is more soap stuff on the way. Christmas soap needs to be made the first of October. I also haven't forgotten about the Fall Soap Giveaway. I am wrapping and labeling all week so I can offer it up.....Sunday!!! Stay tuned.
Christmas definitely came early to your house this year! I adore your new apron. I love aprons too and the pocket is just brilliant. Have fun with all your new goodies. Blessings, BetsyReplyDelete
Fun and pretty apron. Love those pockets.ReplyDelete
Nice haul of goodies! I'm sure the mailman doesn't mind :)ReplyDelete
The apron is lovely! I'm going directly from here to Connecting Threads to have some fun! I thought I was the only one who was thankful for OH to be on a trip when my boxes arrived! Gives my time to practice my innocent face!ReplyDelete
Oh I love your apron! You are the most finishing person I know!! I LOVE the pumpkin print too. I still have to finish the little prize pack for you.ReplyDelete
I think I made this apron pattern in the dark ages (lol) in high school. I love, love your socks on flickr! So many patterns!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful apron! I love the pockets! They are so handy for making trips from room to room with all the accouterments of our handiwork!ReplyDelete
That's an awesome apron!ReplyDelete
Cute apron! And I love the fall fabric. How'd I miss hearing about the new Juki?ReplyDelete
I always try and order from places with realy good tracking services. That way I can make sure I send the gardener on an errand the minute i know the stuff will be arriving. This method has been working pretty good for me with a few esceptions. LOL Love that apron!ReplyDelete
What a pretty, pretty apron. Nice big pockets are ALWAYS a plus.ReplyDelete
I think you should count all of this as a birthday present to yourself, really no matter when your birthday is. It just makes sense that you need to treat yourself.ReplyDelete