Honestly, I never know what I will get into next. My mother gave me these aprons made by my grandmother. She did the most beautiful stitching. I can't even venture a guess as to how many aprons, tablecloths, pillowcases etc. she must have made in her lifetime. Here are some of her aprons.
You have to see the detail, and the backs look almost as nice as the fronts!
The navy and white (above) and turquoise and white (next photo) are two of my favorites.
Of course this pink is beautiful as well. OK, I have lots of favorites!
This is a dress I made for my daughter in about 1971. I asked grandma to work her magic on it and she turned a basic dress into a sweet little dress I hope my daughter will cherish some day as much as I do. I remember it like it was yesterday. She was so pleased to do it.
Here is a set of her pillowcases...
This is part of the design that goes all the way around the outside of a tablecloth. Just think, to do that she would have had to count every thread of that tablecloth because it isn't a repeat pattern.
This is my little project. As you can see, I'm not nearly finished. My work doesn't compare to hers, but somehow I feel a connection with her as I work on it and I find myself thinking about her a lot. She has been gone a lot of years and I would give almost anything to have her back and ask her all the questions about her life that have come to mind over the years. My interest in genealogy just makes me want to know everything about her and her life.
I also wanted to share this wonderful book I won over at one of my favorite bloggers. Mary Anne at http://magpiesmumblings.blogspot.com/ drew my name for this book. It is filled with recipes and ideas for dying with natural ingredients such as rhubarb leaves and tree bark. I feel myself going off in another direction again ~ lol.
While I'm here I wanted to let you know I am having somewhat of a giveaway over at my other blog. All you need to do to be entered is email photos to me of your fabric storage solutions in your studio so I can post them on that blog. Of course I will add a link to your blog/shop/Web page along with it giving you full credit. Following is a link to take you there. I hope to post the photos to share with others sometime next Sunday, April 3, 2011. This is open to anyone, so feel free to share my link.