Versatile blog award

I have been nominated  for a versatile blogger award by Lacartera. http://lcartera.wordpress.com    Thank you so much. I have looked at many of the blogs that I follow to find the 15 nominations I am to nominate , it was very difficult with so many great ones out there.

Our shabby Nest http://ourshabbynest.wordpress.com/

Now Here http://beautifullittlefool89.wordpress.com/

Stigmastylepistil http://stigmastylepistil.com/

Growing Grace Farm http://growinggracefarm.wordpress.com/

Vintage Cordelle  http://cordellevintage.wordpress.com/

erinsbackyardfarm http://erinsbackyardfarm.wordpress.com/

curls n skirls http://curlsnskirls.wordpress.com/

homesweethomemade http://poindextr.wordpress.com/

The little pomegranate http://thelittlepomegranate.wordpress.com/

Crafty Suburb momma http://craftysuburbmomma.wordpress.com/

Maniacal medievalist http://maniacalmedievalist.wordpress.com/

Vintage Loving gal http://vintagelovingal.wordpress.com/

Miss fairchild charm school http://missfairchildscharmschool.wordpress.com/

suburbanhomestead http://suburbanstead.wordpress.com/

judiannscrafts http://grandmajudiann.wordpress.com/

Please forgive me if the links above do not work  I have spent hours of   trying to figure out how to them to

According to the rules here are my 7 interesting facts about me

I collect antique toasters

I was Bayfield Colorado’s 4th of July queen 1990

I have been inside one of the largest marble quarries in the world ( very cold )

I’m pushing 20,000 achievement score on xbox live

I have hundreds of vinyl records

My favorite singer is Edith Piaf

My favorite author is Jack London

Thank you  everyone who follows my blog, I hope that this years will be even better.

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http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com

Black and White Damask Apron

blk white apron whole The second apron I made as a Christmas present was for my sister in law. I made it fully lined in this beautiful black and white floral damask, with a comfy elastic waistband  and 3 rows of lace 2 black and 1 white  trimming the bottom.

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I added a coordinating side ribbon and a strip of black glitter ribbon across the bottom for a little sparkle.

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Then a pocket that I matched up to the pattern, so it wouldn’t detract from the skirt like look I was going for.

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This was one of my favorite aprons so far. It was a hit at Christmas

Beer-Garden Girl inspired apron

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This Christmas  I handmade  most of my presents this year.  While it was stressful and exhausting It was well worth the effort. Everyone was very happy, This fully lined apron I made especially for a Sister in law, it reminded me of a beer garden girl so much I wanted to give her two pint mugs to go with them.

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The Brown fuzzy Trim I added was my favorite addition to the apron, it went really nice with the cream eyelet lace. I used four small bows on each end of the side ribbons  that I attached   with the herring bone stitch ( which  when used that way reminds me of fish net)

2012-12-19-151857 I have always felt that having an apron tied around the waist to be uncomfortable, so I started about 7 aprons ago making them with an elastic waistband my mother who is very tiny, loves them since they don’t slid off of her frame.

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Adding the pocket was difficult to line up the pattern with out wasting fabric but I succeeded, you can hardly see it, I don’t think the recipient even  realized it was there .2012-12-19-151951