Quilting, Farming, Variety

Friday, July 15, 2011

Back to Work ---

Well, it's back to work here on the farm. Six days without chickens didn't give us much time to rest from it. The little biddies had a hot day to come to the farm but they are pushing up to the water lines for a drink and some are sprawled out sleeping after being dumped out onto the shavings. No heaters going for sure!! Just big fans to pull fresh air over them.

Now we'll probably get back in the hay field for a few days, then I hope to have some time to work on sewing projects, such as -- making aprons again.

I ordered these two pieces of fabric from Connecting Threads to make up into aprons.

Isn't it a wonderful apron? My daughter gave the pattern to me for my birthday back in April and it's been in the back of my mind all this time. View A is very much like an antique apron I have; I've tried several times to figure out how to make it without a pattern but I'm not very good at things like that. So we'll see -- it may be fall before I get to start it.

Have a good day, Charlotte


  1. Love those old aprons, and that fabric looks perfect! Looking forward to seeing the finished project!

  2. Thought about you yesterday! View A will look great made up in your fabric choices...makes me want to sew up one too!

  3. You brought back so many memories with your post. I lived on a farm all my life until I started to high school. We had baby chicks, pigs and etc. Our mother made our cloths from feed sacks. It was pretty material but not as nice as yours. My favorite thing, was gathering the eggs.

  4. Oh, Charlotte~ I hope you don't think I'm being nosy but where did you get that wonderful fabric? I just love it!
    I love sewing aprons too- your pattern is so pretty.