Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Apron Strings

Rebecca and I had many "great ideas" enter and leave our conversations with each long walk we took while living in Colorado. The first idea that went beyond our walk was an entire line of "mini" books ranging from gratitude journals, to baby books the size of a 4 x 6 photo. (We are both left with hundreds of pre-printed sheets waiting to be torn and placed into these mini-books. I think Rebecca still has all the metal rings purchased spontaneously in the middle of one of our walks.) But the catalyst for our first sewing project was a Mothers Day gift I received from my husband. A book titled, "MaryJane’s Ideabook, Cookbook, Lifebook - For the Farmgirl in All of Us". As we leafed through the chapters we stated talking about aprons; designs, fabric we had on hand, fabric from curtains never used, flower buttons....the next thing we knew we had scraps flying through the air, thread tangled around felt flowers, babies crawling over pin cushions, and some how amidst the chaos evolved one beautiful apron after another. Finally, after 100 miles of walking, talking, printing paper, and scheming another plan we had produced something!

Happy trails, sj

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