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Thread: My Christmas Aprons

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    So one week before Christmas I decided I would make aprons for all the ladies in my family. I had dh pull out all my old Christmas fabrics, most of which I would not use in a quilt (JoAnn's Purchases many years ago)
    Mind you, I had shoulder surgery Nov 6 on my right arm (I'm right handed) and was still in a sling until the 21st of December.
    I made 9 aprons. It near killed me! Cutting the fabrics was the toughest part. I would make a cut, go sit and stretch my arm, make another, etc. Pressing was tough as well.
    I can't believe I got them all done and everyone except DD#3 was surprised. I did have her help me choose colors for each person since she was here home from College. It was also hard to hide from her because of that.
    From left to right, my DD#3 Megan, DD#1 Elizabeth (she's the army sergeant) DH's brothers wife Carrie, Maya DS's current girlfriend, Myself (the fat one) My MIL Marilyn and SIL Cynthia. I also made one for DD#2 Jennifer (she doesn't live in the same town) and for DS's ex girlfriend Emily, who we really enjoy having hang out here.

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    how cute

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    Very nice. Did they help with the cooking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    Very nice. Did they help with the cooking?
    Yes. I told everyone I was not cooking. My daughter Megan was in the kitchen all day!! My oldest helped out in the morning while she was here but left around 1:00 to be with her in-laws. My SIL's each had a dish or two they prepared and DH and his brother smoked a full prime rib roast and a 20 lb turkey. The guys did a lot of the dishes, but we had to kick Megan out of the kitchen she was in there so much. I spend a bit of time in the kitchen directing people where to find things. I think the dishwasher was run 5 times that day and we really only served 2 meals!!!

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    They are so cute! You did a great job and I can't believe you did all that with an injury! Amazing!

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    Those are so cute and what a nice and thoughtful gifts also,
    a very nice looking family as well.

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    Great job, love them!

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    nice job! ALl the sweat and pain that went into those....I am sure they love them!

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    They are great!

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    The aprons look great and I'm sure were perceived as extra-special gifts because of what you went through to make them. Even though it sounded painful, especially the cutting, I think it was good therapy for regaining full use of your surgery. Even though I've never had that kind of surgery, my DMiL has and the PT was a large part of recovering function.

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    Cute aprons.

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    What a beautiful story and the ladies and their aprons are great. That is a sweet memory too.

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    Cute aprons sounds like you had a great Christmas and just might do that again next year (not the shoulder part)

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    Sew cute.

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    You did a great job on all of them. Very pretty.

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    Those are gorgeous! And you have a beautiful family.

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    Gayle-I am glad to see you are sewing again! I know your family appreciated the aprons--they are so cute!

    I hope you are back in full swing, and not having to rest between cuts, really soon.

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    How very cute! Great job.

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    Hey, those turned out fantastic. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by reneebobby
    Cute aprons sounds like you had a great Christmas and just might do that again next year (not the shoulder part)
    Thank you, I do not want to repeat the shoulder part ever again!!! This was my 3rd shoulder surgery, 2nd like this one. NO FUN!!!!

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    Thank you every one for your wonderful comments.
    Everyone loved their aprons.
    I am doing better at sewing, I can made a couple cuts before I have to change what I am doing. Recovery is going way to slow!!!!

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    Those are very pretty aprons!!! You all look so nice in them :D:D:D

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    What a great idea. They are so cute.

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    where could i get the pattern for these aprons u made...

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    The pattern is called "Four Corners Apron" and it put out by Vanilla House Designs.
    Their website is
    www.vanillahousedesigns.com

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