Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A Redwork Apron

Here are a few pictures of my latest apron finish.
I used Judie Rothermel fabric from the Classic Black Collection 1870-1890 and stitched a cute redwork design on both pockets. I used DMC 498 for the stitchery and a pattern taken from one of the Aussie quilting and stitchery magazines that I love so much.

Here is a close up of the stitchery I did on both pockets and then trimmed with ric rak braid.



I had a few scraps leftover so did a matching potholder.

This is a close up of the label I stitched for the inside.


The apron was supposed to be for yet another exchange (the third) that has gone wrong. Thankfully I found out before I sent it so now it will go instead to a friend whose husband has been critically ill. She loves aprons and has been through a very rough time for the past few months.
It's such a beautiful day here today that I took the camera out with me while walking.
This picture was taken on my way down to the beach

and two more taken while walking at the waters edge.


Finally I just want to thank everyone who visits my blog for the nice comments that are always such fun to read.
I hope you are all having a beautiful day no matter where you are!

30 comments:

LouAnne said...

What a beautiful place you live! I have a friend who goes be-annually to visit relatives in Spain. Her husband is from Spain and a charming man.

About the apron swap; so sorry that fell apart. Do you belong to Flickr? They have groups and I know there's one called Apron Swap. They have done 2 so far and I believe they may be revving up for a third.

Jennifer said...

Sigh..... a bad day at the beach is almost always better than a good day anywhere else. :-) Thanks for sharing those lovely pictures on such a windy, stormy day here!

Nancy said...

I love your apron. That pocket is so cute. Someone will be happy to get it I bet. The potholder also is very nice.
I love that road. It looks so peaceful. There is nothing like looking out over the water.

Nancy said...

Margaret! What a beautiful apron and potholder. You can really tell how much you love to make these. I love the redwork design you stitched, and it is one of the cutest I have seen. The label is very sweet. I look forward to each new post on your blog to see what beautiful things you have been making.

Oh you do live in paradise! I am so envious. What a gorgeous country Spain is. Enjoy!

Linda said...

What a lovely apron, I'm so glad you found out about the swap before you posted. I'm sure your friend will be extremely happy to receive it. Look a quilted pot holder, see you are a quilter.....

Itching To Stitch said...

Great apron and pot holder. I love the pic of the palm trees, it looks so beautiful there ;)

Christine said...

Gorgeous apron and pot holder. I love the Judie Rothermel fabric and your label is lovely. Molly and I would love your beaches. We walk on the beach most days.

Anonymous said...

Wonderfull place!!!and your new apron is very beautifull!!!
Hugs
Fran├žoise

Jeanne said...

I wish I was living where you are right now! VBG It looks beautiful. The apron turned out so cute. I'm glad you learned of the problem and are able to give it to your friend. I love the stitcheries in those magazines, too.

Kim said...

Sweet signature label you attached to your apron. Glorious beach day!

CONNIE W said...

You made the apron so special! Beautiful scenery, wow.

petitescroixetbidouilles said...

What a lovely apron, the embroidery is very cute, sure you are very talented ! Congratulations !
Thanks for the beautiful pictures, I can see the sun because here in France it's a rainy and a windy weather for few days and in Yuko's garden in Japan there is a lot of snow !!
Enjoy and have a nice day.
XXXDomy

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Now that is a very nice apron and pot holder....what a beautiful view you have....

Sally said...

Beautiful apron Margaret. You're such a talented needleworker:)

Love the photos!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a nice blog. I have never commented on one so I hope I do okay. Your work is beautiful and the gifts you have received are beautiful themselves. You are a very lucky lady....I don't know what I'd do if I received any gifts like that in the mail. I never have. Your pictures of Spain are wonderful. I too love the beach and would love to live by it one day. Keep up the good work.

Sheila said...

Love your photos of the beach - aren´t we having the most glorious weather here. And your apron with the special stitchery inside and out will, I´m sure, be much appreciated by your friend.

La Manosa said...

I've been looking forward to seeing this apron. It looks great! I love the little label you designed for it, too. I'm sure it will lift your friend's spirits when it arrives.

I wish I was where you are! I could really use a sunny beach right now.

Char said...

Boy, how I would love to walk that beach and enjoy the sunshine and try to get rid of this cough and tired feeling....Your apron is the best..I love the red and the stitcheries on it...nice work, as always..
Char

Tanya said...

I'm speechless - that apron is so beautiful!!!

Tanya

Joni said...

What a lovely apron you have created, Margaret! I love that bright red fabric and your redwork is just toooooo cute. And the potholder is adorable. I am sorry that your apron swap went awry but somebody (the apron recipient) is really lucky that it did. LOL

Your surroundings are lovely and it must be wonderful to have such a paradise right outside your door.

Sandra said...

Fantastic apron, I'm glad is it going to somebody who will appreciate it. Love the photos of your neighbourhood - just look at that blue sky!!

Ruth said...

Ok, I'm coming right over! I'm going to walk on that beautiful beach adn appreciate all your wonderful stitching.

While I'm sorry your apron swap went south, I'm glad you have the perfect friend for your lovely work.

Christine said...

Oh what a cute apron M.M.! The embroidery is so cute. Excellent job!

Love that lane way and the beautiful sunny beach. I am up to my eye balls in snow so I will be dreaming of laying on that beach.

Sweet P said...

The apron is gorgeous. I'm sure your friend will love it.

You sure do live in a beautiful place. I'm just going to have to tell DH I need a trip to Spain.

patchwitch said...

ah, I love your apron. actually I never use aprons but yours are beautiful!

And that beach! Wowowowow I am jealous! :D

Lelia said...

I love Spain. I visited twice during my lifetime & hope to get there once more. I luv your beach photos - it is snowing here. And, I am sick of WINTER!!

Your apron is just lovely. Job well done!!

Marit said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! It was beautiful with the red work on the apron. You asked me where I got the pattern for the house block, it is from a Norwegian stitch along, you can find the pattern here:
http://stinggleden.blogspot.com

Syersken said...

What a sweet apron,lovely with the stitchery...Have a nice day:)

Yuko said...

Hi Margaret,
What a lovely apron!!!
Your redworks are so cute!
You are really talented lady, aren't you?!
As seeing your beautiful works, I feel like trying to do redwork oneday!

Marissa said...

Missing you Margaret!
Your work is more beautiful every day. I love love it!!

Greetings
Marissa