Thursday, September 25, 2008
So this is my own vintage apron, purchased in a tiny used bookshop in Stonington, Maine. When I saw it, I had the feeling that if I didn't buy it I would be really sad and dwell on not having it. I love its swishy-ness and femininity, its cheery yellowness, with the rickrack at the bottom edges and gathers.
EllynAnne of The Apron Book has a lovely blog and she's having a vintage apron give-away! Just in time for our very important elections, she is offering a cobbler-style patriotic apron---lots of red, white, and blue and the word "Vote" in the pattern of the fabric. Boy, would I love to walk into my tiny little town office in that saucy number!
And in sewing news, I have been in a small state of despair lately, feeling sad that my machine was not behaving well again. But good news, when I took it back to my sweet Sewing Machine Guru he informed me that *my needle was in backwards!* Oh the shame! But see, that's how much of a beginner I am, I had no idea there was a right and wrong way. And because he is the nicest, he told me to come by tomorrow and he would show me what he knows about my machine (which he thinks is of fine quality). And when I asked how much I would be paying him for his time...he said he doesn't charge anybody for changing their needle! Awww shucks.