This week is Teacher Appreciation week and my son's school is celebrating their teachers in a number of ways. I was asked to give money towards a gift for my son's teacher. Since things are a bit tight, I asked if I could make a gift. I was a bit worried at first as to how this might come across, but I am so glad I was honest. My honesty was met with great understanding and appreciation - what a relief. This all led to another gift. A gift for me. While making our teacher's gift (an apron - she loves to bake) over the weekend I was filled with joy. (Not something I'm usually filled with when I sew, truth be told.) I was so happy to be sewing, creating, using my God-given talents. That is my whole reason for this blog! I was singing, praying, praising the Lord. It was awesome. I was filled with joy! And this was all brought about through the recession. Pretty stinkin' cool.
The Reversible Apron by Lotta Jansdotter is surprisingly easy, although it's given a difficulty level of 4 in the book. I followed all the the instructions to the best of my corner cutting abilities. I used probably half of the things she lists one needs when making and I am quite pleased with the finished piece. So much so, I might have to make one of these for myself. Since it's reversible, it was a very quick project! xo