Hello out there!
As I mentioned
(I think I did anyway)
I participated in the
Hosted by these two lovely ladies
Sam who blogs
I have never in my life made an apron,
but I do foresee making more in my future!
I didn't post a picture of the finished apron in the group yet,
because I'm pretty sure my partner will know it's hers.
She's a gal after my own heart.
How do I know?
Because out of the three fabric choices I gave,
she picked my favorite.
(and no one else that commented picked this one, so
that's how I know she'll know, etc etc)
Forgive me for not having the name of the fabric!
I can tell you it's from Alexander Henry.
I did a little decorative stitching on the pocket.
(thanks to my new sewing machine, Josie,
my new BFF)
I talked my son's girlfriend
(whom I love to pieces!)
into modeling the finished product.
I'm really happy with how this turned out.
I really think Amanda has a new career in modeling.
I also made a matching potholder to go with it.
This was such fun to work on and
I love someone with a sense of humor.
The orange fabric is Scribbles by Patrick Lose.
(I adore his fabrics!!)
I bet you're curious to know what I received.
First I have to share a little story.
The shipping deadline was April 30th.
I knew my sister wasn't done with her apron,
so I was getting nervous that she was going to miss the deadline.
Well April 30th came,
and she was sewing away,
sending me teasing picture messages on my phone.
I was LOVING the apron she was making.
But 5:00 rolled around and the post office was closed.
I was bummed for her because she would miss being in the drawing
for shipping on time.
So she said she would bring the apron to my house when I got home from work
so I could see it in person.
I opened up the bag and saw this
Now anyone that knows me knows I have a total crush on Gerard Butler.
I had made mention on the discussion thread in the group
that it would sure be sweet to have a picture of Gerard on my apron
so when I wiped my face, I could kiss him at the same time.
Guess who my secret partner was
shipped on time after all?
Check out these goodies.
The entire time I never knew.
And I was feeling bad for her
because neither one of us has ever shipped late for a swap
Don't you love these coasters?
And the tab for my towel?
But my absolute favorite thing
is I have the beautifully made apron from my sister,
and I can kiss Gerard any time I want.