We have phone.  And internet.  Phew.  That was no fun.

No internet = a LOT of sewing.  Let’s start with my apron for Tie One On.

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The theme was polka dots and although you can’t see it well in this photo, they are there.  Teeny tiny chartreuse polka dots trimmed with tennis ball yellow pom poms.  I love this fabric.  When I was finished cutting this out, I threw the scraps in to the x string quilt pile.  They look happy there.

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See the dots now?  Cute, aren’t they?  I am not sure where I got the idea, but I HAD to add pin tucks to this apron.  And you know what?  I love them.  So so much.  I can just see them on a summer skirt for the girls – well, Kate, I guess.  She’s the one who would wear it.  OK, I can see them on a skirt for me, too, but that is an entirely different post.  Back to the kids – Jane does like this fabric – she made mention of that.  When I asked if she would like a dress or a skirt out of it, she shrugged her shoulders and said, "Maybe an apron?"  With the pom poms, of course.

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I used chartreuse colored thread for contrast on the entire apron.  I love the way it picks up the color in the dots, but is still subtle.  I think I should do that more often.

Back to regular posting starting now.  Thanks for hanging in there with me.

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