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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

On the Subject of Apronoscity

That may not be a real word.


But I'll tell you what is, or, more exactly, what three real words are:
Umber.
Dove.
Aprons.
(WHOOT!)

In case you were wondering, the answer is yes. My needle has been pulling some tricky stunts lately. Just when I think I've got it all figured out, an idea pops into my head and I've got to sweep everything off the table, choose some gaudy thread for experimenting, and create something new. Which is how I recently ended up with an apron-I-love-like-none-other. And wear everywhere.



Sorry Ladies, this one's staying home with me!
But this one is flitting over to my little shop of wonders pronto (or after I finish my turkey sandwich)!



It certainly took me long enough but I've finally begun digging into my precious stash of vintage fabrics. This baby features a charming floral swatch of flour-sack that has passed through the fingers of three generations of my family; my own baby blanket, a patchwork quilt strewn with the most amazing fabrics, includes quite a lot of this exact flour-sack. Cutting into that last remaining scrap of cloth and carefully stitching it, knowing another woman would wear this apron well, felt like the best way I could honor that lineage. I love the idea that years ago, one bit of fabric was used in the kitchen, washed and carefully folded in drawers, only to be cut, quilted and slept under by a child, later to be pressed and stitched into an apron. There is something about that handing down that resonates deeply with me and I understand that history in my bones.

All of that to say, an apron is thing of fabulouscity (also, perhaps not real). Three cheers I say!

12 comments:

MrsLittleJeans said...

How cute...your very own little baby blanket! I have to smile big smiles...

mme. bookling said...

I am so proud of you for eating a turkey sandwhich.

Also, I could never smear my hands upon such a thing of beauty, perhaps you can add a bum patch and make me a skirt?!!

Miss you.

Changing with Time said...

And thank God for the ideas that pop into your head. Shoot, I would wear that proudly all day like it was a skirt. :)
I was ready to buy it this very second but someone beat me to it. I just adore everything your hands create. It's like taking everything you love about mother earth into your home. A representation of the beauty always close to your heart.

Changing with Time said...

Candace, you read my mind. :)

Nancy*McKay said...

...why i...think i might...sLEEp in it...it's so pretty...

she said...

one word: AWESOME. and i don't mean that in the teenage mutant ninja turtle way (not that i have anything against turtles). i mean it in the wow, i just beheld a thing of soul and beauty way. well done, friend.

UmberDove said...

BUM PATCHES! EEK! now why didn't I think of that before...

Joyful said...

Wonderful! That's real :-) <3

Shell (aka Songsmith) said...

Your apron is GORGEOUS! ...mine is better!!!!

UmberDove said...

Joyful - hehe, one of these days I'll learn to stick with websters! ;)

Shell - Oh you're just laying the groundwork for an Apron-Off!

The Noisy Plume: said...

LURVE.
Of course:)

suzannah said...

gorgeous! i came here via your print shop, but i'll have to go see your textiles as well...

lovely