Some of you may remember from many, many posts ago, I shared with you what transpired with my sister-in-law and me, in our newly acquired empty nest situation that we found ourselves in. I encouraged her to start sewing again, remembering clearly what an accomplished seamstress she was over the years. Somehow, with four children close in age, sewing had taken a back seat in her activites of life. I had seen aprons making a comeback in stores, magazines and the blogland, so I suggested that perhaps she should consider creating aprons, with her sewing and artistic skills. Well, that was then, and this is now. Yesterday, I asked her to send me some photos of her creations over the last few months, and this is what I received. I am going to share these today with you, only because I thought they were too beautiful to just sit in my email bin. She has been totally surprised at the doors that this new interest has opened for her, and now I understand why.
This is one like I sent to my daughter for a special gift. She was thrilled to have one of her aunt's aprons.
I think this black and white one with the trees, is her latest creation, and I think it is one of my favorites.
Just in case you would like to see more of her aprons, you can email her at "apronsbyjuliaann.gmail.com" and she will send you her Picasa album of aprons.
This is my very special apron that I love to wear when serving dinners to friends and family. I don't even have to think what to wear, I just do the black slacks, white top and my fancy apron, and I am set. As I was thinking about these newly designed aprons, I decided that since I was the one who tried to talk her into this venture, that I was going to have an apron giveaway on my blog. Yes, you heard me correctly. If you comment about any of these aprons in the next three days, I will put every single comment in an old crock and have my husband draw a name. That name will win for you, a unique, beautiful, custom made by my sister-in-law apron...from me. I think talents and creativity is a gift from God to us, and I love seeing all of the many talents and creativities out there in the world of our blogs. It is truly inspiring and encouraging, and adds beauty to ordinary days. Please feel free to comment...you just might be the name chosen to win.