Monday, April 13, 2015

Coffee on the porch and My New Apron

It was 16 degrees outside this morning when I got up. I sat on the porch for the first time to have my morning coffee. All of the cats were sitting out with me. I opened up the windows and let the warm breeze in. It seems like a dream the last time I opened up the windows to let in the fresh air. By noon the temperature was up to 20.7 degrees.

Here is a project that I worked on recently. This is my material. I love the colours in this fabric.

Here is what I made with it.

I have a lovely new apron to wear. It is a fairly simple pattern and I really like the ruffles on the bottom. When I read the instructions and started to put it together I knew that it was not going to be exactly what I wanted. I decided to line it. That meant I had to go to the quilting store to purchase a small piece of white cotton. I did not have a piece in my stash of material that I could use. I am happy with how it turned out. It was a new pattern for me and in hindsight I could have made it a smaller size but with a couple of adjustments is is just fine.

I promised myself that after we got settled into the cottage that I would sew again. It has been many years since I sewed anything; just a few minor repairs here and there and some hems on jeans. I have another beautiful piece of cotton waiting. I am going to make another apron. The material  is washed and pressed and ready to go.

I am going to make some comfy pants and a new housecoat for the summer. After that I plan to make some summer clothes. When I get the projects finished I will share all of them with you.

Love Always,