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Apron

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This is my first little girl apron.  I made this one for my granddaughter, Alexius.  I am sure there are many things I did wrong as I am just learning how to read patterns.  Most of the time, I did not know what the pattern was telling me to do so I just figured it out my way and did it.  I used some old material I had,  just in case I messed up.  I thought it would be better to practice some with the new machine.

Temperatures are very cold here again.  Wind chill this morning was -10 degrees.  The wind has been whipping all day, gusts up in the 50 mph range.  Our snow is now blown into 2-3 ft drifts.  The predictions are, though,  for it to warm up by the weekend.  I certainly hope so.

I think I will go work on another apron pattern.  This time, I think I will try the pattern I am wanting to make to sell.  I need to practice on it some and besides I can always enjoy a new apron.  Take care and God bless.

Sunday

Yesterday was such a fun day for us.  We decided to take the girls to the movies as part of their Christmas gift.  As we very seldom go to the movies, this was a big treat.  We found (thanks to our friends, the Horns) a movie theater that is affordable and family friendly.  We watched The Chronicles of Narnia-Voyage of the Dawn Treader.  It was a very good movie and we all had a great time.  Grace has read the book and Julie is in process now of reading it. 

Also, as my aprons are now being sold in a local store, I thought it would be nice to try out some different patterns.  I had been told it would be nice if I could do matching aprons.  One for Mom (or MawMaw)and one for a little girl.  I found a pattern I like pretty well.  Here is a picture of it.

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Not exactly what I was looking for but a good place to start.

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This is the material I picked out.  The floral will be the main material and the striped will be the contrasting material.  What do you all think?   I am having difficulties with my sewing maching, so pray I can get it up and running soon.  (Could be the operator, who knows!)  Anyway, I am excited to start a new project and upping my abilities.  I have not made many things from a real pattern.  Usually, its something I just figure out on my own or I alter the pattern so that it fits my abilities.  Sally, our pastor’s wife, has agreed to help me if I get in over my head.  I don’t think I will though.  It looks pretty easy on paper.  I will show you the finished results when done. 

I think I’ll go check out my machine.  Take care and God bless.

Morning

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These pictures were taken just as the sun was coming up.  Isn’t it a beautiful color?  We certainly get some beautiful sunrises and sunsets here on the farm.  Today is ladies bible study day.  We will be beginning the study on Ruth by Kelly Minter.  It promises already to be a great study.  So many things she has pointed out just in the first week that I had never thought of.  I love studies like that.  They make me think and help me apply bible lessons to everyday life. 

This evening we will be going to the Pastor’s house to start our applebutter making.  I am looking forward to it.  I have never made applebutter outside before.  I think, though, it will be a lot of work.  This evening we will be eating sloppy joes, chips and cookies.  Tomorrow will be pot luck.  We need to be at his house by 8:00 a.m.  We will need to leave here by 6:45 to get there on time.   I hopefully will get lots of pictures to share.

I better get busy.  It’s almost time for the ladies to get here.  Enjoy your day and God bless.