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Sunday, June 8, 2014

I've had stitchy fingers


It is sooooo nice to have Summer here. while I'm typing right now it's very gray and rainy, but in the 70's...I am not gonna complain...it could be windy and stormy. 
I have been able to put thread to needle lately and here's what I've been working on...................................................

There was a Baby Shower recently and I created a little Momma apron using a vintage embroidery pattern and flour sack material. I'll embroider the baby's name on it and in the future more names can be added to make this a sweet family heirloom. A new baby bib and pacifier was included to complete the set. 'm also gonna add  the baby's name to the bib.





I found this vintage crocheted apron and a very faded vintage towel, which I embroidered and embellished with beads. the embroidered piece will make a pocket for the apron. I was thinking of adding another coordinating fabric to make it a bibbed apron, but it's still in the design state.

I also found a pretty leaf and flower hand-tatted piece and immediately  thought it would make a great apron, so, I found this perfect 

Hydrangea fabric..I love the color combo of pinks and browns.

This is a future project I can't wait to start.


This is my keeper apron. I was born in California so I collect things with this theme. It's a 1950-60 souvenir apron. I embroidered the California to make is pop. 






Naw, I didn't get this stitchy...hehe

This is my Wal-mart quilt for my porch swing. I love to sit out here at night with candles burning and night sounds. So relaxing.
Well, I gotta get goin. I'm goin out to trim some gardens..well help Jim do it.

4 comments:

Dragonfly Treasure said...

What a darling idea of creating a family heirloom out of the apron! All work is sweet and so nostalgic, love it!
*hugs*deb

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love your heirloom apron idea to give at a baby shower. Very unique gift. I usually don't go for those registry things...I like to give different, handmade gifts!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Melody,
So many beautiful things!! love the porch swing!!

Sorry to hear that your dad is ill....

Glad that you enjoyed part 1 of Country Folks, i just posted part 2...

Hugs,
Deb

Susan Clayton said...

Love the darling apron. A quilt and a porch swing sound lovely.