Tuesday, August 2, 2011


We are hibernating in the basement.  Away from the outside crispy dry heat emitting earth. I will spare you a long drawn out post about how hot it is and leave you with the temperature...110'F.  While hibernating today I did lots of stitching.   

Using a pattern seems way too logical.  Let's just say I use it as a mere guide.  These sweet strawberries are so wonderful to work with.  I am enjoying not only the weight of this vintage tablecloth but the patterns within the fabric as well.  This is the stage of pinning in place.

I know this looks a little familiar in more ways than one.  ( chair of roses and gingham apron see side bar)  But the subtle nature of the rick rack and lines are so charming to me.

Just loving the yoke on this.  Strawberries spilling out of the baskets and into the ruffles.

Sides have yet to be finished and lots of seams need to be sewn.  This is just the pinning stage.  The pattern book has long been closed I am winging it from here.  Better to go with what looks best than what is written.  

Such a happy thought to think way back when the strawberries were plenty and the weather was cool.  This too shall pass and we will be trying to remember wearing shorts I am sure.  Looking forward to getting out of the house tomorrow.  Thanks for all your lovely comments they truly make my day!


birdie blue said...

110 degrees...wow. i'd hibernate, too. love the darling strawberry apron, and that pin cushion, too. did you make it? it's sweet, just like you.


Lee said...

Love your aprons...and that hankie pillow is wonderful! I need to find a great hanky...
Thanks for sharing-keep cool!

E said...

Hi Renee,
Love the s'berries spilling into the ruffles how clever! And that chair ... oh my how I love that chair (I believe I've mentioned that before). xo E in TN

★Carol★ said...

It's going to be a blessed 84 degrees here tomorrow, and by golly that sounds lovely! And that apron? Well it's just delicious!
Happy REDnesday,

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

For winging it, I'd say you did a darn good job!


For red my affection is great,
It’s puce and chartreuse that I hate.
I’m fond of cerise,
It makes a nice piece
Of clothing that looks just first-rate.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Lost Red Spoon

Musings from Kim K. said...

Your strawberry apron is just delightful. That pincushion is sooooo sweet. The humidity has fogged up all our windows this evening, but we're not dealing 100+ heat. Sending cool thoughts your way.

GardenOfDaisies said...

It's really looking cute!! Lots of red gingham and ruffles. :-) I really like your little strawberry pincushion! It's truly awful outside. My grass is crunchy.

Mecky said...

That apron is so cute!! You are so creative!

It was 110 here or so the radio said. I haven't heard what the offical high was yet! Are we ever going to get a break?


LV said...

What a great pattern you have used on that strawberry apron. Really a nice job.

Nan said...

Too bad its so hot there but at least you have a way to escape some of the heat. I love what you are doing with the apron. I see you have your background back but it's different. Nan

donna said...

I just love the new polka dots. Yes I do have to agree the heat is bad. So glad I work inside. Your apron is just too cute. The fabrics are great I love the way you are putting it all together.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Beautiful apron! Wish I had somewhere to hibernate. Our heat index is to be 104 tomorrow,ugh!

Angela said...

It's been very hot in our part also. Plus the humidity around here brings us to the same place as you..Last few days, it's gone back to 'normal'..the high 90's....I adore that apron...just beautiful

MomWaldsPlace said...

Lookin' Good! I sold an identical tablecloth. Maybe it too was turned into something wonderful.

Jane said...

Love your ruffly aprons! You are so creative! Hard to imagine that heat, but glad you have a basement for keeping cool!
xoxo Jane-Jacksonville

Abramyan Avenue said...

Oh I LOVE it!! I love, love, love aprons and have ALWAYS wanted to try my hand at making one but have NO idea where to start! You are super talented! Thank you for sharing your cute creation with us!!
It's so hot here too!! (I might have complained a teeny bit about it in my post! LOL) We are expecting 107 this Friday. I'm trying to stay inside as much as possible!
Hope you have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Hi Renee!
What a beautiful thing, as always. I have so eager to learn stitch ... I bought a sewing machine, but still do not know to use it! I do many crafts but I can not sew, this is terrible!
Blessed to you later.

Anonymous said...

Oh how perfectly, wonderfully charming, Renee! The rick rack makes it perfect! ♥

Nicole said...

WOW- super cute! As a certified apron lover I am drooling. :)

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

What an adorable blog you have! Love the apron you made! So cute!