Quilting, Farming, Variety

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Apron Review

So, here we are, the last day of 2013!  Sometimes when I look back, I wonder, what did I do that was worthwhile this year?  I did very little quilting, and no gardening; however, I did rake hay and I worked with six batches of chickens, and I made aprons!  I kept my promise to have twelve aprons; I made eleven of them. 

A blogging friend suggested that I show the twelve.  Will it be boastful?  I surely hope not, so here they are:
January ~ ripply half apron
February ~ child's apron
March ~ half apron with attached dish towel
April ~ vintage crocheted half apron from the farmer's great aunt
May ~ from a vintage pattern
July ~ half apron with quilted potholder corners
August ~ gifted to a dear blogging friend who likes big pockets :)
November ~ mother/daughter simple aprons
December ~ applique from Lee Prairie Designs


Whew!!  I put several yards of thread through my new machine in 2013!  Wonder what will be next?
Have a wonderful New Year!!



  1. Certainly not boastful but nice to see a years worth of aprons. Congratulations on meeting your goal. I enjoyed seeing the earlier aprons that I had missed. Happy New Year.

  2. No not boastful at all. You have a very special gift and should share it. Congrats on your goal and each one is beautiful. Happy New Year to you and your family. Hugs, Susie

  3. I think I like the January and the July aprons the best :) not boastful - shows what you have accomplished besides taking care of those chickens happy new year to you

  4. I've been following you most of the year and I enjoyed seeing all the aprons at once
    the log cabin quilt on your header is beautiful, so glad you shared it too.

  5. How nice to reach your goal of 12 aprons. I like aprons but only need a couple but I think I would like making them for others if I knew others that would like them! LOL Have a great New Year! Nancy

  6. What fun to see all of the aprons together. All are so very nice so I have had a hard time choosing a favorite. I love bib aprons so have narrowed it down to June, Sept, Oct. and Dec. But, if I had to choose one, I think it would be October. I wonder which you would choose.

    And your header quilt is stunning...I know you must have some fun surprises up your sleeve for 2014!

    Our kids are here and I have fallen hard for the little one...will be hard to let her go home!

  7. Oh, I LOVE October! I buy old apron patterns and doll clothes patterns at garage sales and have accumulated a few. I need to be better about wearing my aprons. I have a couple of dark denim ones I ought to be wearing when I work out in the garden, maybe my T-shirts would not get so grungy then. Beautiful quilt on your header. Hugs, Ilene

  8. Wow, what a wonderful collection of aprons you have made and received. You were a busy lady with your sewing machine. My favorite is August, big pockets. Do you have a pattern? Do you take orders?

    Te quilt in your header is beautiful.

    Have a wonderful 2014, creating and spreading joy along the way.

    Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

  9. It was a busy year! All of your aprons are lovely, Charlotte. You are very talented and creative. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

  10. Hello Charlotte, just stopping by to wish you a very Happy and Blessed New Year! Love all your aprons.

  11. Such a nice collection of work! I'm glad you showed them all together - it's easy to forget over the course of the whole year what you did each month.

  12. Wow so impressive! Happy new year!

  13. All of them beautiful.
    If you were selling
    I would buy one of each:)
    and surely do not need
    12 aprons
    but they are all a work of art.
    Special thoughts
    of you this early cold morning...

  14. Oh! I'm so glad you posted these. I've seen them all individually but it was so much fun to look at them all together like that. Beautiful work...art done in fabric!

  15. I love seeing all your aprons! That was a lot of work.
    Happy New Year, Charlotte

  16. What fun to see the aprons all together. Looking forward to seeing all your creations in the coming year. The answer to your questions about the postcards is on my blog!

  17. It is so hard to figure out which one I like best. Maybe the one with the dish towel. Love them all!