Marcia Lee Hartnell
What to do about an apron? Yes, my mother and aunts were seldom seen around the house without an apron. The styles varied. Most were home made. Mother made gingham aprons with hardanger embroidery. My aunts crocheted some in a variety of styles. I even made a few, mostly cobbler aprons for my mother, and some of the more modern bar-b-cue type. But, what would my apron look like?
Call it serendipity! When the apron project was announced I had been trying out English paper piecing as evening handwork. With my embroidery machine I was trying out some patterns for 3D flowers made in the hoop. At a holiday gift exchange I received an apron kit. The integration of these events brought about the inspiration for my apron.
This apron is truly fantasy with no objective of ever being worn for a useful purpose, although I suppose it could be. Blending the old with the new, "Not Your Grandmother's Flower Garden" was created.
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