Monday, July 26, 2010

Chatterbox Apron Finish!

First things first - please come back tomorrow for a fantastic giveaway right here!

Wow - last week really got away from me! I meant to post my apron finish, but we're just having too much fun outside in this great weather! More about that later.

A while back I mentioned that I was making an apron for a friend. She doesn't read my blog so I feel OK showing it to you now. This is the Chatterbox Apron from Mary Mulari. Mary is so nice - I had some website "issues" and she was right there to help - and late in the evening at that! I found some beautiful Fig Tree fabric which goes along with the vintage look of the apron. It's reversible - Mr. Squash likes that you can cook wearing it on one side, then turn it around and serve wearing the other side! Here is the one side:

And here is the other. I should have ironed the fold out on this side, but it's a scorcher today and I don't want to turn on the iron! I remember my mother wearing a very similar style!Look what Cindy gave me when we met at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt show! What a totally unexpected and generous gift - and I love each one! The Schnibbles Hat Trick pattern is a complete kit - in fabrics Cindy knew I would love! The same goes for the wall hanging kit - oh Cindy, you do know my taste! I also love the pincushion she made - complete with a little hand quilting - Cindy, your work is marvelous - thank you, again!
I also won a giveaway from Mary at Marin & Colusa!! I don't normally enter giveaways as my stash runneth over, but the pattern was so "me", I couldn't resist - and I won! Mary also included some Stitching Lines for me - she knows how much I love to use them! Thanks so much, Mary!

This past week we went fly fishing! We decided to check out an area of the Tucannon River we had previously scouted. We found a back way there saving a considerable amount of driving time! It took us up over high hills planted mostly in wheat and also sporting a few wind farms. Mr. Squash took this photo from atop the highest ridge. The road next to the green field of Afalfa was on the way to the river. We didn't fish for very long as it was getting too hot, but we both caught and released several nice Rainbow trout. We're going again on Tuesday -- this time I'll be sure to get more photos!

So please do come back here tomorrow for a great giveaway - you won't want to miss this one!


Stephanie said...

I agree about the vintage feel--fabric choice combined with pattern. So pretty. Pretty pincushion. Cindy is a very generous and sweet lady. Happy fishing. Love seeing your photos.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Love the apron. It really does look like a vintage apron. Very sweet!

I haven't tried stitching lines before -- looks interesting.

Love the river photo. You find the most beautiful places.

Cindy said...

You and Mr. Squash sound more and more like hubby and I - taking back roads and finding new paths/ways. We LOVE to do that!!!!

Oh, Candace, what an adorable apron. What a cute pattern and the fabric you have chosen compliment the style.

LOL, I don't know about my work being fabulous but I "DO" know a fabulous lady when I meet one. "wink"

Ulla said...

The apron looks cute and very practical at the same time. Good to hear you finally had a chance to go fly fishing!

Mary said...

You are welcome Candace. Cute apron.

Trisha said...

Love that apron. So sweet in that soft yellow. I am sure she will love it!

Quiliting in Mequon said...

What lovely friends you have to give you very nice things... The apron is beautiful... Your friend will love it... The picture is wonderful and I love the veiw your hubby captured... Very breath taking.. :)

Kaaren said...

Can't you just picture June Cleaver wearing an apron just like yours? Wonderful job, Candace.

Love those photos. God's country for sure!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Lovely fabric for that great apron! I made a few reversible ones from Mary Mulani patterns for gifts too!
And sweet winnings that look like they were chosen for you Candace!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love the apron! I want it.

Quilt Hollow said... look spectacular!! The apron is such a "nice" one...don't know I'd want to use it! It is just that nice! When did we ever get away from wearing aprons? I think back to childhood days of my grandmom and she always had them; my mom never and I wear one it seems if I'm baking for holidays. Why is it that I don't when I'm cooking bacon and it splatters?!!! I like how yours covers up the top area...but again so pretty to use! Hee!!

Anonymous said...

What a cute apron on you! Love the fabric and agree it goes with the vintage look. Love aprons but I am afraid if I wear one it will mean I have to cook! That is a great shot your husband took. Our last trip over to Spokane we both did a double take on the wind turbines that have gone up. I think that the native trout is the sweetest and the best! Louise

Jackie said...

I was wondering if you were able to get much fishing in this summer. You seem so busy!

The apron and fabric go together so beautifully. I like the neckline.

What's a stitching line?

pratima said...

Very cute Apron, Candace! It is so convenient that its reversible too.
The pincushion and other little presents are very sweet :)
The view from the top is stunning! Beautiful shot!

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Loved seeing your aprons with the vintage feel - especially the memories they bring back. Your country is beautiful.

Carrie P. said...

Well, don't you look great in your new apron. Very nice style. And nice goodies you got too.
Congrats on the catching the big fish!

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