Channeling my inner Aunt Jessie
This is one reason I haven't been blogging -- I've been sewing. Sewing for Christmas. I made this Emmeline Apron for my sister.
This is the reverse side of it, as modeled by my daughter.
This is the potholder I made to match -- actually I started to make a patch pocket, but didn't like the look (maybe the original design had it right?). So I took a page from my wonderful great-aunt Jessie, whose signature Christmas gift was potholders and dishrags. I even used old terry towels as an insulator, just like she did.
This is my collection of "Aunt Jessie" potholders. Much the worse for wear (and in need of a wash), but the most useful ones I own. She recycled items that had been donated to a mission/shelter and weren't useful. I never would have imagined, years ago when she gave me these, that I'd be following in her footsteps. But I'm glad and proud I can.