Sunday, January 24, 2010

Domestic Goddesses

I spent the day with my girlfriends yesterday.We gathered at Sandy's house. She lives on a small farm with sheep. Here is the flock. It was a warm day for January, overcast, the snow was melting. A great day for gathering with friends and sharing.

We started with a show-n-tell of our latest accomplishments. I shared some sheep fabrics that I found the previous day at a wonderful quilt fabric store. Pam and Sandy shared some great patterns that they had found.
Sandy had made aprons as Christmas gifts and we all wanted to make our own. We started with this book.

The book has only a couple of apron patterns. The one on the cover and the one we made.

So, the leaf was put in the dinning table to make room for the sewing machines. Sandy read the cutting directions and we were off.  Sandy and Pam used the same main fabric. I had pink roses. Shannon, Sandy's daughter, ran off to Walmart and got pink and black polkadots.

 We had a debate over how to make the bias for the straps. I had an elaborate way, Pam just cut the pieces and Sandy sewed then together. My elaborate way did work, Just a lot of measuring but I got yards of bias tape. I will talk more about this later.

 We had to make Yo-Yo's! Well, one Yo-yo. I am not a hand sewer. It hurts my hands, carpel tunnel. But, I did manage to make one and get a button attached. We made just the top pocket and added a rick-rack stem and leaf.

 Lunch came and we went out to a Mexican resturaunt, Border Cantina, in Brighton. Then we stopped at a Quilt store that I happened to find the previous day when I was out enjoying a day off. This is their web site. But they have a wonderful brick and mortor store tucked away in a office complex. Lots of great quilt fabrics. They buy the entire line of a designer and keep them organized together, so you don't have to search through the store to find something that would go with it. Pam had a great time. She kept thanking me, some of them I think were genuinine.

Back to the house to finish the aprons. They turned out so nice.

 And finally the Domestic Goddesses in their aprons.

1 comment:

  1. You ladies truly are the domestic goddesses in your fine aprons!