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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Guilty.

Yes, I am guilt-ridden.  I owe you pictures of my earrings AND of my apron progress.   I will now do my best to wheedle out of both....

The dog ate my camera. 

I have not taken pictures of anything other than some Etsy items because I have been so busy working on MY APRON.  I feel like the grasshopper amongst ants here.  Fiddling away while y'all have been whipping up the most amazing aprons ever!  Honestly, I am working on mine.  I have felt a great amount of pressure (strictly self-inflicted) to create an apron that would stand up to its bloggy competition.  That meant that I had to create my own pattern - a real challenge, as I have a difficult enough time following other people's patterns.  But I did it, and I am inching along towards finish-dom.

The cats hid my straight pins.

With any luck, I will unveil my apron on Monday.  Complete with myself as model (Sylvie - practice taking pictures through silk stockings, with mood lighting) as I will have someone available to take it on Sunday.  And I will wear my new earrings, too!

The sheep broke my Singer.

On Monday, I will link to all of you who have completed your aprons - so post pictures on your blogs.     Those who beat us all out (you know who you are, you over-achievers) will be linked as well.  Anyone needing more time - leave me a comment and I will check during the week and will link to you as we go along.  I will have to say that I have seen some beautiful aprons out there -- and I apologize for all the angst this challenge has wrought upon you!  But heck-golly, it's fun!

13 comments:

  1. Holy CRAP! It's THIS Monday!?!? I have to be done in only FOUR days!!?? You telling me you didn't mean Thanksgiving of 2012?

    The dog ate my pattern.

    The cat hid MY straight pins.

    I have no sheep, but I'm sure they've done something with my sewing machine as well.

    (crap)

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  2. CR - Thanksgiving of 2012?? In our dreams! Feel free to hit me with a wet noodle - if you can catch me! I'm pretty fast for a middle-ager...8-) And what is it with cats + pins?

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  3. Aw heck, what's life without a little angst wrought upon it? All I have to do is finish hemming mine but I'm actually afraid to try it on 'cause the shape is . . . well, totally shapeless. (However, I think I do remember proclaiming that was what I was shooting for so it would be comfortable. No waistband, no ties, no restrictions to being able to bend over with it on.)

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  4. Well I ran short on time and electricity so I threw something together. No dog hair or duct tape I swear. Now do you want us to post the pictures on Monday or before Monday and you just link Monday?

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  5. Mama Pea - All good considerations - I love no restrictions!

    Jane - You go, girl! Since I am tired of being shown up, let's wait for Monday.

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  6. Whew, finished just today and I only had to rip it apart once! LOL!! I like that I now have a "ready-made" post for Monday, sometimes I get stumped! ;-)

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  7. I do not think that my apron qualifies as an act of over-achieving. At. All. I did enjoy the "assignment" though :) Can't wait to see everyone else's efforts on Monday.

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  8. I only over-achieved because I got sent home sick and needed something quiet to do besides watch the food network! Honest, I promise!! Otherwise I'd be frantically trying to finish on Monday.
    I can't wait to see what everyone else came up with!!
    Judy

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  9. Just need to hem mine....where'd my duct tape go??

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  10. can't wait till next week for the unveiling--
    "-the dog ate my homework assignment"

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  11. Candy - Me, too! It's going to be amazing!

    Jenyfer - Oh, pshaw. I think I am just in awe of your organizational skills (as well as your creative skills, I might add.)

    Judy - Oh, Modesty, thy name is Judy!

    dr momi - I used to use masking tape to fix hems. Then I'd leave it there until it fell apart. But it worked!

    Judy - And sometimes it was true!

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  12. OMG this Monday??? Why was I thinking I had until Thanksgiving Day LOL??? Gotta go now.... :)

    Oh and thanks for the visual - I hate cats and now I have to think about cats with STRAIGHT PINS, great combo hahaha

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  13. OK, OK, you really had me going there. LOL. No apron sewing here, but hopefully the photos will inspire me to make one ..... next year(?)

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