Friday, May 25, 2007

Show and Tell Friday



"Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!" Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!

Well today I decided I wanted to show off my Keeper At Home Uniform. I made this apron 3 years ago and I wear it almost everyday. It is very rare when I am not wearing it. The poor thing has a patched hole and both pockets have been ripped. They are currently being held together by safety pins because I have been too lazy to fix it. That...or maybe it's just because it gives it more character. I hope to make myself another one so I can have a "good" one and a "garden" one. It is a pattern from Sense and Sensibility called the Edwardian Apron. This apron is one of my favorite things of all time. I like it because it covers a lot...I am pretty messy when it comes to cleaning and cooking. I still remember when I purchased the fabric for the apron. Hubby liked it so much he requested I go back and buy more to make a dress. So I did...and I wore the dress for over 2 years. It is now a chore dress, but it also has holes in it that I need to fix. ;)







18 comments:

Ron and Ginny said...

Temptress! Now I want that apron pattern more than ever. I guess I am going to have to break down and get it. By the way, you look simply lovely. Now, where are the garden pictures? Is your bed made?

Lady_MSnow said...

;)

Penless Thoughts said...

That is really a neat apron. I like the print and how it covers so much. I've never seen one like that before.
Susan

Kim said...

Very nice practical apron. I've been thinking about making a full apron for a while now you have just convinced me.

Tracy said...

This is a great pattern. i love the aprons that cover all of your clothing. I have many grease stains on the tops of my shirts from that splattered food that land in just the wrong place.

Jenn4Him said...

I wish I could sew. My husband now agrees. Maybe I'll get a machine and learn! Your apron is lovely.

LBP said...

That is a wonderful apron. May I ask where you got your pattern? I would love to make one like it, especially for when I'm canning. I make such a mess!
BTW I have bookmarked your blog, it is so lovely!

Kelli said...

You look wonderful in your apron! The print is very pretty. I like the full aprons too -- to protect my clothes from all the messy chores! Have a wonderful weekend!
Kelli

Sandra said...

Love the apron, it's beautiful :)

Thanks for sharing :)

Cheryl said...

lol....seam it up the back and you'd have a summer dress!

Sharon said...

You look divine in your apron! You could make one for each day of the week and then they'd last longer!

Have a blessed weekend!

Barbara H. said...

How lovely! I am going to have to check out that pattern. I love that fabric, too.

MrsB said...

ohhh Pretty!

Lyndy said...

Oh I love this. I have heard so much talk of aprons lately and I remember my grandmother always having many of them.

Thanks so sharing.

"Early Bird" said...

It is a pretty pattern!
:)

PEA said...

Now that is the type of apron that I need, I tend to be quite messy when I'm baking! lol It's beautiful and what a wonderful job you did with the dress too!! xo

HsKubes said...

Oh, I love the apron. I have the edwardian apron pattern, too, but have not, yet, made it. I'm a messing cooker/cleaner, too. lol
Just this evening I was making our sourdough pizza and I had flour all over... me, the floor, and the counter. *Ü*
Thank you for sharing your favorite apron. I love your 'uniform'!
Thank you, too, for visiting my Show and Tell.

~ Christina

Lori B said...

What neat apron. Thanks for sharing.

You have a wonderful Memorial weekend.