Thursday, February 7, 2008

Next Project Please

I fixed the quilt today, and it is finished! I called and RSVP-ed to the baby shower for my friend, and will be giving my work of love away. That is what is so great about quilting. You spend all this time and energy into making this beautiful blanket, and you can't help but love it. I believe that all of that love gets sewn into every seam and every piece of fabric, and that whoever gets the quilt can feel that love everytime they use it.

Well, now that I am done with that project, Heaven forbid that I actually sit still and not do ANYTHING! I ran right out and bought the cutest pattern ever. Yes, it is a Simplicity pattern. How did you know? It couldn't possible be because I absolutely love Simplicity patterns, could it? haha


The pattern I'm using is B - the blue half apron with the rick-rack and binding. I am using the cutest fabric ever! So excited! But! More on that in a minute.

The reason why I had to rush right out and buy the pattern and fabric is because next week is Valentine's Day. Big deal, right? WRONG! I work at a floral. Needless to say, we will be just a little busy next week. My husband bought this really great Plantronics wireless headset for me to use to answer the phones and take orders. This is all well and good, and quite handy, but how in the world can I take orders if I don't have anywhere to put my order pad? I immediately thought that a cute apron would do the trick. Plus, I would look really festive, especially if I used Valentine's Day fabrics.

I went to Jo-Anns, and there was this beautiful Valentine print with GLITTER. Lots of glitter.


You can't really tell on this one, but it has a lot of glitter. The rick-rack was the easy part! The hardest part for me is attaching the 1/4 inch double fold bias tape. Ugh! Such a pain in the butt! I had to do it three times on the other pocket before ripping it all off and starting over!


This is all I have done so far on the first pocket! Ugh. Wish me luck! It needs to be done by Monday!!


Lola...again said...

That fabric is SO cute!!! I can't wait to see it when it's done!!! Yeah!! Aprons!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love aprons and admit to wearing them all day some days. They keep my clothes free of messy threads, too. Its been forever since I actually opened one of the conventional patterns though so let me know how it goes. This is a very darling pattern. I want to know if it was annoying to work with.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh, I just saw our blog on your list. How sweet of you. Thank you so much!! I'm honored.

Carrot Jello said...

Hey Busty!

Shoot, I've always wanted to say that to someone other than myself.
Way to go on the the apron. Love it.

vickla said...

That apron should really help sales on Valentine. No one will even look at your boobs with your new electronics in your ear and your apron on!! Wish I were there!