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Monday, May 9, 2011

Up to Eleven and Counting......

This morning I did something for "reallies", as April used to say when she was little. Walter was the real person that I did it for.

He and his buddies are going to Albuquerque to play golf. To make a long story short, he and a friend have the exact same golf bag. He requested that I make something to differentiate his from the other one. So...I made him a Charlie Brown wrap around thingy for the strap on his bag. I simply cut it to a rectangle that would wrap around the strap and overlap in the back. I reinforced it with iron on interfacing. Then added Velcro to the back so that it can be taken off to wash, if need be.

Why am I telling you this? Tessie came in, wearing her apron of the day. Yes. That's what she's calling them now.....I am hoping that she will forget that she has worn them before and not ask for more. She wanted a Snoopy apron from the leftovers.

We are up to eleven now. She found two more in the sewing basket that need fixing. I fear that there may not be an end in sight.

The one that she is wearing today has fringe on the bottom of the skirt and around the shoulder straps.....I cheated. The fringe was on the edge of the fabric instead of a regular solid selvage. Hey! Whatever's easiest is my motto. No gluing on the hem or the straps on one side.

Anyway, she found the spider apron and insisted that it be fixed. I think that the Christmas apron may have to be re done altogether.



I promise not to bore you with aprons anymore, for a while, after today, but I did decide that the ruffles on yesterday's apron needed explaining...



I cut two strips that were twice the length of the shoulder straps. Then I tapered about a quarter of the length on each end toward s the center. THen I edged the curve with a thin line of white glue.



I gathered the fabric along the straight edge of the strip, starting and ending about 1/2" from the end. After that, I glued the ends to the underside of the shoulder straps and pulled the gathering thread to make the ruffle the same length as the shoulder strap. I glued the center portion to the strap also. On the right you can see the inside of the strap. On the left, the outside. You could sew all of this together, but it is much easier to glue.



OK. That's it for the aprons. Tessie thinks that a new apron every day is a good idea....Who told her about options of time longer than a week??? HELP!!!!



See you tomorrow.

10 comments:

A Vintage Green said...

Maybe she remembered the shoes in her closet and wanted 'more' to go with 'more'?
- Joy

Steinworks said...

Tessis is sooo funny :)

Kathi said...

I was wondering about those little ruffles... you have more patience than I do, that's for sure! :D

Merri said...

LOL perhaps you can tell Tessie that there's a law in Alberqueue, stating that it's illegal to have more than 10 aprons. After all, there are some mighty silly laws on most city and state charters.. Las Cruces even has a law that states "You may not carry a lunchbox down Main Street."

So Tessie might just accept the law about no more than 10 aprons.

Caseymini said...

It's too late Merri. She already passed ten...At the rate she is going, I am going to have to buy about ten more bottles of glue and a case of sewing thread.

Katie said...

So where's the snoopy apron? Love what you did to Walter's strap! Smart! ...reallies.... lol, that's something Cora would say....

Walter Rice said...

Thanks for the Snoopy and Charlie Brown name tag on my golf travel bag. It should make me play better. Maybe I should take Tessie with me on my road trip to Albuquerque! I love you. Walter

Caseymini said...

Hush Katie! I hid the material. Maybe she will forget about it....Maybe.

April said...

I love it when you make things for "reallies!"

msfierce7 said...

Boy! that Tessie is one lucky girl. She has more clothes, shoes and bags then I do. :)

You lucky girl you!

Leilani