Yesterday I spent some time trying to sort through the linen cupboard....and in my attempts at tidying-up came across this........
|The "treasure"in the linen cupboard!|
And what exactly is the crumpled pile of fabric??
And "this" is the very very first apron I had ever made!!! Ohhh the memories this piece brought back!!!
I was 10 years old when we were tasked with stitching and embroidering an apron for our needlework class :)
I remember copying the design from one of my colouring books....
I remember adding the "decorative"stitches to the border....
I remember stitching the seams ....by hand!
I remember chain stitching the strawberries....and more importantly....while trying to remove some "bad" stitches....cutting a hole the size of Africa (well it felt that way to my 10 year old heart!) in the strawberry! I remember the crocodile tears and wails of torture at the cruelty and unfairness of life that forced me to have to do needlework!!! And I remember my Mum fixing the hole for me in some "magical"way that only a mum can :) Ok.....now I know she probably used some interfacing....but at that stage it seemed positively magical!
Ahhhh.....the memories this apron brought back :)
Do you have any of your school stitching lying around hidden away?
Whatever you're up to this weekend, I hope it's restful and enjoyable! I'm off to my Turkish cooking class today.....three colour bread and a turkish potato salad on the menu.....yummmmmm