Lots of stitching today........................
Some utilitarian and some quilty (much more enjoyable)
In our kitchen we have three aprons that we use when cooking - they are made from thick drill cotton and were originally made to be draymen's aprons for use by the beer delivery drivers so as you can imagine they're designed to be pretty indestructible - their best feature is, because the fabric is thick and hardwearing, they never let anything wet through them onto your clothes underneath.
We've probably had these aprons well over 10 years as Nigel brought them home from out of a hire vehicle he'd had returned to his job at the time.
The only drawback has been the straps - they were black cotton webbing but only tied on and as you can imagine over the years they've become loose, lost and otherwise compromised.
I've kept meaning to stitch on new straps - I mean one neck and two waist ties each on three aprons, how big a job is that?
Of course as with all good intentions the only time I remember is when I put one of them on and curse because I can't fasten it properly.
Well today - enough was enough - out came the green webbing and there they were done in two shakes of a lambs tail!
Looking at them at close quarters I realised that they were long overdue an appointment with the washing machine so that's where they spent a good part of the afternoon followed by a good blow on the clothes line.
So when I came to sort out the evening meal I wasn't wearing an apron as I liberally splashed my pale blue vest top with the sauce from the bolognaise part of the lasagne I'd just defrosted from the freezer.
The only apron available was one of the children's plasticized painting/cooking aprons .......
Here's a classic example of shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted :o) Don't I look cross? I should at least have smiled for the picture for DD2
As for quilty stitching I've finished my Four Seasons Autumn quilt - all bound, labelled and ready to post before the end of September. It's a good job I've got it out of the way really as its back to work for me next Wednesday and I may not feel quite so productive in the evenings for a while