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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Gertrude and the string apron

Meet Gertrude who's wearing my latest string project finish - the Four Corners Apron by Vanilla House Designs. Besides the obvious lack of a head, arms and legs, Gertrude also has a ridiculously small waist and hardly any hips at all! Seems quite unfair to give her the job of modelling my apron but you're not gonna see me in a photo anytime soon.

That is actually not my oven Gertrude is standing next to. I took this photo in the Friesen house kitchen at the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum in Goessel, Kansas. They're in the process of redoing their website so I'll link to them another time. Has anyone reading this ever actually been to Goessel?

The apron was fun to make and another good way to use up strips. I had to piece some of the strips to make them long enough but that just adds to the charm for me.

2 comments:

  1. Love the colors. Congratulations on another beautiful finish. I was in Liberal, KS in September. Charming but in the middle of nowhere! Great quilt shop though.

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  2. This is the prettiest apron I've ever seen. Simple but yet very striking.

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