Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wine and totebags and aprons............. oh my

How about a nice bottle of wine?  A couple weeks ago I was meeting some friends for lunch and since it was sort of for their birthdays I made them each a tote bag -you can see them in the background, sad to say I didn't actually get a picture of them and they are really pretty green too!  anyway, birthday tote bags require something in them, so I found some wine (that I happen to love also) and made little wine bag covers.  If you are very clever you will see that there are two tote bags and 3 bottles of wine. Hah!  you know me! you think the third bottle is for me!  Well, you would be in error there, I picked that extra bottle up since one friend was bringing her daughter along and even though it wasn't her birthday, she is a sweetie, and she loves green, and I love her so she got one too.  And the bottle for me is in my wine cellar- so actually you were partly right.  Now, looking to the left you see the apron fabric yet again.  This has been the longest apron working I can imagine.  yards and yards of bias tape- sigh. 

I started encasing about a zillion edges with the aforementioned bias pain- oops I mean bias tape.  At one point I had to go buy more of the nasty stuff........... so I ended up starting at two different edges and meeting somewhere in the middle ( it felt a bit like Kansas) and oh, yes. Look what happens when I do that.  Deep heavy sigh.  I had sewn the exact same amount on each side and this is what met me in the middle.  I refused to pick out either end and just "winged it" by turning edges under and scrambling around a bit. 

Here is the finished, and admittedly, slightly dorky result.  I really pictured it much cuter in my head. 

The lovely Miss V is obviously a bit smaller than the pattern.  Hopefully it will fit her older sister better?

But then I have to admit, the little label I stuck on it is pretty darn cute.  Now to go drink my bottle of wine.


StitchinByTheLake said...

It's a pretty darn cute apron I think! blessings, marlene

SkippyMom said...

That apron is adorable! And the label is such a nice touch.

You are such a great friend with the totes and wine bags! Very pretty.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a great post to are a riot! Love the wine bottle cozys

Mom Walds Place said...

Hellooooo! Thanks for stopping by It would be wonderful if you participated in our "Embroidered Fruit & Veggie Quilt for Japan Project".

The apron is adorable. Methinks perhaps she needs a skirt and heels to pull it off. ;)

Mom Wald's Place is down here near the state line in Orfordville. My folks live in Mauston, and my In-Laws live in Spencer. It's a small world!

Susan Freebery said...

Why do I see you with an empty bottle of wine, your feet up, head thrown back and snoring - that is the apron of a crazy woman!! That's why!