Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Summer in Winter!!

Finally I have a few things to show you and I'm running miles behind as usual!!

This family has had so many illnesses in the last couple of months and I am so completely over it. My little Daphne had a yucky tummy bug last Thursday which she lovingly passed on to me and my husband. I am slowly recovering from a horrible day yesterday spent either curled up on the couch or in the bathroom. And I couldn't even go to work and you know how much I love my job. Hmmm - not fair!

The two older girls both have horrible sinus infections but are soldiering on and all three have a decent cough! It never ends!!

And thanks for the concern for my neck. It improved very quickly and has been fine ever since. I'm sure it's just from having a certain 2 year old squeezed up against me in bed!

So I solemnly swear the next two quilt swaps I do are going to be finished at least 2 weeks before they are due regardless of what hideous bugs you throw at me - and you can hold me to that!

Now some photos.............

This is my Summer Sassy Apron Swap apron. I actually completed the apron weeks ago but forgot all the extra bits to go with it. It's taken me this much time to get everything else together.

I found some lovely summery fabric.

Summer Sassy Apron Swap

The apron had to have some embellishment so I thought some frills would be pretty.

Summer Sassy Apron Swap

And then I decided to add a flower for good measure! I hope my partner doesn't think it too over the top but it is only a brooch so can be removed and put on a bag or something.

Summer Sassy Apron Swap

We also had to provide a recipe for a non-alcoholic summery drink so I included this from one of my favourite Aussie chefs, Bill Granger.

Summer Sassy Apron Swap

And last we also had to include a 'dish cloth' or what we call a tea towel. I found some nice matching orangey ones and appliqued one of them with one of the lovely sunshine images from the fabric.

Summer Sassy Apron Swap

So, sorry to my partner but it is now on its way!

Tomorrow I will hopefully show you a picture of my lastest quilt for the Lemonade Stand quilt swap. It is also terribly late but it's on its way after I take some photos in the morning.

I received some lovely mail yesterday but will show you later this week.

I am off to have some more sleep while I can!

23 comments:

Summer by the sea said...

That apron certainly is sassy - its good enough to wear on a night out! - I have just found your blog and look forward to reading more - Natalie x

LauraJ said...

What a lovely apron!!
I'm so very sorry and sad that the quilt I made you never showed up.

Dewdrop said...

The apron is gorgeous. I'm sure your swap partner will be thrilled. I just picked a bunch of lemons and can't wait to try out that recipe.

Ali said...

I love that apron! The frills at the bottom are perfect for baking, I think!

Colleen said...

This is beautiful! I thought it was a summer dress at first look. Love it!!!!

Stacey said...

I absolutely adore that apron. It is just gorgeous. Its new owner is one lucky lady!

Kellie said...

Louise I could cook up a storm in that apron! It is lovely!!!!!

Cathy said...

very nice Louise. It came out just perfect - well done. I love the detachable flower - and especially the frills at the bottom.

Melody said...

Oh my goodness - I want that apron!!!

Lucy said...

Louise! I am loving this apron. I can't wait to see your pattern. It is just lovely.

Nikki said...

That's an apron for a domestic goddess - tres chic! LOVE the frills and flowers and the all-out GIRLINESS of it.

Poshyarns said...

Gorgeous apron, I would love an apron like that, it would make me feel very domestic goddess like.

susan said...

i so love your apron.
its so pretty and full of frippery!! hehe
are the ruffles both attached to the top or is the bottom one just sewn regular like?

Christie said...

Hope you are feeling better soon, isn't it great the way kids pick up these bugs & then everyone gets it!?

Love the apron & I wish our tea towels looked like that!

Jhoanna said...

Glad to hear you are all on the mend! That apron is just so lovely - really much too lovely to be used as an apron!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the apron! We are a big fan of Bill's recipes as well. Glad to hear you and your family are on the mend.

Rebecca said...

nice apron, love the ruffles at the bottom, and that flower? looks like something Lucille Ball might wear, and i mean that in the best way... never know how people react to Lucy!

Alison Boon said...

I thought at first the apron was a dress, it looked so stunning, and then I realised Duh it was an apron. It is too good to be an apron, I'd want everyone to see me wearing it and as I don't do cooking very well it would be wasted. I love your quilts especially the scooter.

Lindsay said...

Wow, I love the apron, like some other people have said it would also make a fabulous summer dress!

Melinda said...

I received the apron today. I am so glad I was lucky enough to have you as a swap partner. I absoluetly love it, also the tea towels. Can't wait to make the lemonade. Thank you so much.

h&b said...

Oh, I bet they were so glad to wait - the whole ensemble is *gorgeous*, and i'd keep the pin on - something different and a touch of happy whimsy.

Plus, your garden is fab !

beki said...

My goodness, that apron is fabulous!!

Jennifer said...

How did you attach the flower? I love your apron and I think I will be stealing the idea for a fall apron swap I'm in. In searching the web now for ideas. =)