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Thursday, 6 August 2015

A stitch in time....

In my last post I showed a pic of a new apron I was making...
this is why.
 I've had this apron for 30 years, and it is literally falling apart, so I bought a paper pattern...
 and made my basic apron. But how to make it "mine"?
 That's when Quoth the Raven posted their latest challenge...
a whole list of things from which to pick 3 to use on your entry.
I chose Flowers, Red and Stitching
and made myself some very shabby flowers with layers of fabric scraps, over-stitched with red thread.
 I stitched these onto the neckline of my apron...
 but I felt my apron lacked "Poe-ness"
so I searched for an appropriate quote to hand stitch across my pinny...
 From "In Youth I Have Known One"
the sentiment "How often we forget all time..." seemed just perfect.
 How true it is. How many times have you been caught up in a craft project and lost track of time?
I do it at least once a day lol

Now off to get messy, mwahahaha.....:D XXX


  1. I can see why you needed to make a new apron Gina and what a great pattern find. Love the personalised flowers and quote. Great job.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  2. I've seen that artist's apron pattern online - it's really cute sewn up the way you've done it, with the shabby flowers and quote. It's hard to give up an old apron, but I'm sure the new one will look very lived in shortly, amirite? :)

  3. " Hand Stitched a quote" okay now you've gone toooo far! This is a precious apron, quote & flowers! Can't follow this skill.......were are my crayons!

  4. That is really excellent - I love the style of your 'Pinny' and the flowers and hand stitching are awesome !!! :-D Such a brilliant idea.
    Thank you for coming to play along at QWUOTH THE RAVEN :-)

    IKE xx

    QTR Co-Author

  5. Oh Gina, I adore the flowers. They look like scribbling, and the quote right next to them makes the whole thing look precious! ♥♥♥♥♥ (one per flower ;-D)

  6. Gina...I really must make myself one of these aprons. Yours is terrific.... love the Poe quote and the shabby flowers are darling!
    Thank you for joining us this month at QUOTH THE RAVEN. BDx
    QTR Co-Author

  7. What great work! I always think I must get an apron as all my clothes are starting to be covered in paint and ink!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Quoth the Raven this month xxx