Friday, May 18, 2007

The Anatomy of an Apron


Last week I mentioned that this past Monday, May 14, was National Apron Day. I hosted an apron giveaway to celebrate the day.

Monday- pick and announce the winner -Carol from Christian Women Online blog

Tuesday- hear from Carol as to her waist size and color preference

Wednesday- shop for fabric and notions

Thursday-cut out pattern and begin to sew

Friday- finish up waistband and ties. Post pics for Kelli's Show and Tell!

I love working on handmade projects. It's so exciting to see the pieces come together to make something lovely. I also enjoy praying for the recipient as I work.


This project was fun, but it was difficult to find something attractive and neutral. I hope that Carol will be pleased. All I need now is Carol's mailing address, and she'll finally be the owner of one apron.

30 comments:

Trella said...

I think the apron looks great! You did a fabulous job. I am sure Carol is going to love it. What a very sweet thing you did.
Hugs,
Trella

Jenn4Him said...

Tracy, that is one lovely apron. I really want to learn how to sew. I say that all the time! What is stopping me?

Lady_MSnow said...

You know...if Carol doesn't want it...I would gladly take it. ;)

Kelli said...

It's beautiful, Tracy! I love the fabric and the trim...so pretty! I'm sure Carol will be very happy with it!!
Kelli

Revee said...

What a beautiful apron! Your choices in the colors are great. What a nice apron for Carol. :)

Anna S said...

Lovely apron, Tracy. Now I'm waiting even more eagerly for the sewing machine to be fixed so that I can finally learn how to use it. :)

Karen said...

Tracy, I loved seeing the whole process! The apron turned out just adorable. I think she'll be very happy, I would be.

Lori B said...

I like that apron. You are so talented.

That was fun to see the whole process.

Have a great weekend.

Pam said...

She will love it and the fact you *prayed* for her will be her favorite part I'm sure! What a neat idea for a drawing. Have a blessed weekend!

BTW: I'm with Lady_MSnow on this!!

Sheri said...

Tracy, your apron is truly lovely! And, I learned a lot too. I am just barily learning how to sew... something I was never taught and I got so much out of your post. Thank you! Carol must be excited!!

Lyndy said...

Wow it looks great. I don't know how to sew but seeing this almost tempts me to try.

Have a blessed weekend.

Lyndy

Jennifer said...

very neat! I still need to get me an apron :o)

Momma Roar said...

Very pretty Tracy - I like you color and fabric choices. Great job, I'm sure she'll love it!

Angie said...

Aprons are a gift to treasure! I remember both of grandmothers wearing aprons everyday! WITH POCKETS for surprises! or whatever was needed...or to tuck in a lost button or safety pin or whatever else they may come across that was out of place and needed a ride back to where ever it came from!
My granny had a "fishing" apron too. Great precious memories...thanks for sharing your talent!!! I may just have to do a post on aprons on my blog! I will add your link!

Sharon said...

The apron is lovely! You are so very sweet to do this.

Dawn said...

Cute apron...she should love this!

PEA said...

Oh what a beautiful apron you made and I've no doubt that Carol will love it!! My name is Carole too but with an "e" at the end:-) xo

LBP said...

That is such a pretty apron! Lucky Carol!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

How I love aprons! And yours is lovely and all the more so since you made it yourself!
Blessings to You!-Claudia O.

Tracy said...

Oh, I love aprons! Thanks for sharing yours. :)

Beemoosie said...

What a darling pattern!!! I love it!!! Were you working in your kitchen, if so are kitchens could be twins! I have the same chairs and my walls are green!! :)

Penless Thoughts said...

Nice & so thoughtful.

dot said...

It looks really nice! I love aprons but I've never worn one. I think I'd be too hot.

Becky said...

You do a lovely apron, Tracy. I can tell you enjoy sewing. I just bought the fabric and diapers to make the burp cloths for a new baby in June. I got the pattern and idea from Bev at Chelsea Morning. I do love a good crafty blog :)

What a great idea to show and tell it too.

Jodi said...

Such pretty fabric ~ I think you made a very good choice. :o) It was fun watching the work unfold. (And I really like those side-type pockets. Very handy!)

picketfencemom said...

What a gorgeous apron! You did a fantastic job! And I LOVE your topper...it's beautiful!
Have a great weekend!
Amy

Jen in MS said...

Beautiful! I know she will be pleased to have this home-made gift from you!! You're so kind to do that!

I love your new blog look as well!

Have a great weekend!

Ruth said...

Very pretty! You do very good work!!

Randi said...

The apron looks great! I happen to LOVE ric-rac! Carol is going to love it.

Christie Belle said...

Oh, that turned out beautifully! Great job, Tracy! That was really sweet of you to hold this contest:)