Thursday, March 26, 2009

Apron Memories "Not a Contest" Giveaway

I've loved aprons for as long as I can remember. I used to beg my mother to let me play with her 'Sunday Best' aprons from my childhood in the 50's and 60's. One of my first real sewing projects was a gold and cream gingham apron. And over the years I've collected a few. Some new, some vintage. And then when I found Blogdom I realized I was far from being the only apron-a-holic!

EllynAnne Geisel has taken apron collecting to a world class level, and has even written books about them. Her latest book - The Kitchen Linens Book - has just hit the news stands, and to celebrate she is having a mega giveaway. But you have to do something special to enter! You have to make something new from something old around the house, and tell about it on your blog. Here's what I made >>>

I've had this doilie of my grandmothers for years, and wanted to do something with it, but never got around to it! It only had the embroidery and lace on one half of it, so I folded it over, sewed up the three sides, and made a pretty pillow from it.

I don't know if my grandmother "Mama Cliffie" did the embroidery, or someone else in the family, but she must have cherished it, because, although obviously old, it as in pretty good condition.

I embellished it with an old vintage brooch that had been hers,

and attached a multicolored organza bow and green button.

This is going to go into our guest room, also known as 'The Grandmothers Room' as a little decoration for the bed.

Oh, and if you are curious, the fabric underneath the pillow is a vintage chicken feed sack from our chicken house. It burned down in February of 1958, a few weeks before my 6th birthday. I have several of these treasures, and that is what they are to me, treasured pieces of my childhood. You can read about that HERE on a post I did a while back.

Thanks for visiting, and wish me luck. I'd love to win one of those incredible prize packages more than you can imagine! Blessings folks, Becky


Anonymous said...

I love the little pillow you made. The embroidered flower basket is such a pretty design. I collect Italian porelain baskets and have a few pendants etc that are flower baskets. This is just precious!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

What a lovely post and beautuful pictures!