Monday, July 17, 2017

Suzie Is Back !

Suzie, my sewing machine, has been MIA. 
(I give names to all my "stuff / things", that are dear to me)

To celebrate,
I took my machine outside
 for a little summer, fun sewing.

Ahhh, so enjoyable.


The following story started about a year ago.

Kimmy, my daughter, asked me to make her another apron, just like 
the one I made her four years ago.

(click on below for story)
This time she requested a very specific flowered, patterned material. 
I started looking in every fabric store.
I would see something, get excited and send her a picture.
Time after time, it wasn't quite right.
This went on and on.
I even looked when I visited Seattle!


We thought with each new season, something might pop up.
Fall, Winter, Spring and now Summer, nothing!

Then one day I was "touring" a thrift store.
I saw some fabric and knew it was really close!
I quickly sent off a picture to Kimmy.

She liked it!!!

Now, I'm going to have to tell
her where I found it!!

This is our text conversation:

Kimmy: Where did you find it?
Me: Don't laugh, a thrift store.

Kimmy: (sent several Emojies that are laughing, very hard!)
😂 😂 😂

Kimmy: (still laugh,) 
Oh Sorry!
 (still laughing!)

Kimmy: That's great!

Me: And it's 30 per cent off of $6.00!
Today, is Old People Day!

Kimmy: "Is it on a bolt?"

Me: No.  Now...don't laugh!!!!
It's a King size SHEET, 
at least I think it is!

Kimmy: (laughing hysterically!!)
That works!
It would be pretty funny if someone comes over and 
says, "Hey I use to have sheets like that."

Me: (laughing, so hard!)
I think it's a bed cover, not a sheet.
What ever it is, it's BIG.


Well, I bought the bed cover, PLUS the window valance, too!

Tom's motto:
If a little is good,
A lot is better!

So, not to let anyone down,
 I now have enough fabric that I can make an apron each family member, a dress, and still have left overs.

This is the long awaited Cobbler style apron.


"Be joyful in hope, patience in affliction, 
faithful in prayer."

~Romans 12:12~


  1. Oh Christine, that is such a charming apron. I think it must have been well worth the wait. Blessings & Hugs ♥ Teri

  2. Hmm. I am thinking you could wear it as a shirt as well.

  3. Love the apron Christine. So cute! I am laughing cause I name everything too! Ha! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. Your apron looks good on you, and I like it even better when I know where it was that you found the fabric. I would have chosen that fabric too! You are always so creative!

  5. I love that material. I had a blouse out of a similar material when I was in high school. I loved that top! The apron is really cute.


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