Thursday, April 16, 2009

From lemons to lemonade

A few months ago I cleared out some of my fabric stash. A good friend of mine teaches sewing, serger and quilting classes. I gave her fabric hoping it could be used as project samples, test pieces, or anything that would put the fabric to use since I was sure I would never get to all of it.

While I would never call white linen fabric a "lemon", it was in the sense that it sat in my sewing room for years, untouched, unloved and going nowhere. My friend took that folded piece of "lemon" and created lemonade for me. The apron has Happy Spring embroidered on the bib.

Everything but the yo-yo bunny butts was done by machine. Look at the finished edging on the linen sides and top.

Isn't this embroidery design sweet?

I am washing teacups that sit on an open shelf today. Would anyone care to come over this afternoon for tea? I'll be the one in the darling apron.


Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

The workmanship that went into the apron is beyond anything I could imagine. I would be afraid to wear it for fear it might get dirty. Aren't you lucky to get such a beautiful piece. We are seeing aprons more and more these days. The apron looks like it is making a comeback.

Terry said...

Oh my gosh this is incredible ,
thank you for sharing the Lemon that turned into lemonade !
I just can't believe how beautiful the handiwork of one person can be ,what a talented friend you have.
Blessings to you both!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

This apron is absolutely fabulous! I love it!
I think I'd probably frame and display it every spring because if I wore it, I'd mess it up, lol!
Have a wonderful day!