Friday, December 29, 2017

Toddler Apron and Good-Bye 2017

As one last finish for 2017 I made my 20-month old granddaughter an apron for Christmas. I found a pattern but pretty much cut it "my own way" as I texted my daughter to measure certain widths and lengths on Delaney. So it was guesswork that turned out well! Delaney would not be still for a photo - lol! The few pictures I did take of the apron did not turn out well because we have had cloudy weather for sooooo long.

I used a "Darling Little Dickens" mini-charm pack and loved the soft pastel greens, peaches, aquas, and taupes.

The binding/tie was a bright green print from the Gooseberry line.

And the back was a cute little Japanese print by Megumi Sakakibara that coordinated nicely.

Here is Delaney's initial "D" on the pocket. My Janome does not have embroidery capabilities, but it has a cross-stitch that I used to outline the D. (2018 goal: new sewing machine!)

We had a wonderful Christmas filled with food, fun, and laughter. Here is a Christmas day photo of our "original four. It is rare to get a picture of just the four of us!

As 2017 draws to a close, with several quilting and sewing projects in various stages of (un)completion, as well as many plans - quilting, gardening, bread-baking, house projects, etc - for 2018, I find myself more and more unmotivated to blog. I'm not quite ready to give up blogging, but if you don't see anything here, look for me on Instagram.

Happy New Year!


  1. Yay! A blog post from you! It's good to see you back, if only for a moment. What a darling apron, I love the fabric, I love the embroidered square, and I love this post. I also love the picture of you all at the bottom. Happy New Year, and I hope to see more posts from you in 2018. If not, I will see you on Instagram.

  2. Yay it’s fun to read a blog post from you again. I know what you mean, though. My blogging has gone way down—I post mostly when I have a finish. Perhaps that will change now that the holidays are over. We shall see. Meanwhile, yes, there’s instagram! Your granddaughter looks so sweet in her apron. I hope you had lots of time with her this past month. Have a Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you Janine Marie! Always nice to see you on IG. :)

  3. What a sweet apron you made. Great idea to use the mini charms. I love the picture of the original four of you. Very sweet. Happy New Year Linda!!


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