Sunday, June 10, 2007

A Beautiful Weekend

It was such a nice weekend here. The weather was perfect. I attended a high school graduation party yesterday, and then high school graduation. It was fun to see several of my sons' friends who have been away at college. This was their common reaction: "Well hello, Mrs. Thimbleanna, what are you doing here?" You know, not having a graduate and all. Well, I just love going to graduations. Love seeing those eager, pensive faces. So happy to be done. Yet wondering what the fall will bring. And graduation is always full of traditions -- the speeches, the awards, the bagpipers and the proud, teary-eyed families. Not to mention the outdoor ceremony, which makes it even more enticing. It all made for a more than pleasant Saturday.

Today, I managed to sneak in a batch of flapjacks and then a little sewing. A new apron, modeled by one of our big pine trees in the backyard. TheManoftheHouse ventured into the dungeon this morning, wondering what I was making. "Don't you already have an apron?" Why, yes I do. But they keep making cute fabric and I can't think of anything to make with it. So, I made another apron.My camera hungry petunias were just a little jealous of the pine tree, so I promised them the close up. I did the little embroidery on my machine -- it came from Embroidables. I think a little piece of hand embroidery would look really cute there too -- maybe an embroidered version of one of the desserts on the Susan Branch dessert print. I probably should have waited for Susan Branch's new embroidery patterns to come out. Guess I'll just have to make something else with her fabric when they do!

XOXO,
Anna

P.S. Do you think there are any flickr tutorials? 'Cause sometimes I just don't get flickr. Like browsing flickr. And adding pictures to other groups. And lots of stuff like that.

14 comments:

mellyandrosie said...

There is always call for another apron!! Who needs only one? And when you are making one THAT cute there is definately no explaination necessary - absolutely stunning - (and a great model too!!)

Cathy said...

I agree with Melly and Rosie - you can never have enough aprons.

That one is just gorgeous - with the beautiful backdrop of your garden.

Lucy Locket said...

Hi Anna - your apron is beautiful and so cleverly made - You will just have to be extra careful not to spill anything on it!! Lucy
P.S. I love your names for everyone - it always makes me laugh to read about TheManoftheHouse and MyDadLovesMeBestSister! such fun!

Juliann in WA said...

What a pretty apron. I would hate to get anything like tomato sauce spilled on that. Might be better for just watching someone else do the cooking!

Ragged Roses said...

Love that apron, suits the petunias perfectly! Glad you had a good weekend.
Kim x

Vallen said...

Adorable apron!1 Too many of anything that cute? Pshaw!!

meggie said...

Oh how pretty! You have made it such fun. I love reading your posts, & seeing you photos.

Junie said...

Anna - I love it, love it, love it! It's adorable. You did an awesome job on the color selection and piecing of the borders. Another wonderful job from my amazing friend!

Shropshire Girl said...

I truly love the colours in this apron, and can you explain to me how you can have to many? Huh?
Glad you had a good weekend.
Sandra.x.

dizzyjadey said...

That's such a beautiful apron, Anna! And such cute fabrics. I'd hate to have a stain on that one, though.

Felicia said...

Lovely apron. Those petunias are so pretty I can see how they would want to muscle the pine tree out of the way :)

Judy said...

Cute apron. I am really into aprons these days and plan on making some. Have you seen the Apron Book? Really cool book with lots and lots of pictures.

happy Zombie said...

What a CUTE apron and I love the flange! Cute, cute, cute!

I have flickr issues too. I don't know what it is about flickr, but it's so hard to find stuff sometimes! You have to search and search and then poof the answer is right there. I know I'm no help and I have no answers... just wanted to let you know you're not alone!

picperfic said...

gorgeous apron, such a lot of work in it too, love the piping!! I have just purchased an apron pattern, now I have to decide which of my fabrics will become an apron! Oh maybe I'll just go and get some more!