Saturday, June 23, 2007
My vintage apron took center stage for Michelle Czulada when we "posed" for this cute little shot at Katie Kendricks' class here in Saluda. Michelle is an
"apronista" who creates and recycles vintage fabric, tablecloths, clothing and decorator fabric into trendy and usable aprons. I recently acquired a collection of "grandma's aprons" and instinctively knew, when she shared her love for aprons, that no one but her would appreciate their unique character. She especially loved the length of this little, cotton,polka dot number. Don't I look cute? Michelle has inspired me to look at these vintage articles with a more discerning eye and appreciate the history and stories that they tell. I made my first apron in 4-H when I was about 12 and then had to model it at a 4-H fashion show in Crown Point, Indiana. I remember how nervous I was getting up in front of this huge crowd wearing my little cotton apron with
"pulled- thread" fringe carrying a matching scarf. That is how long I have been using a sewing machine and I still didn't know that all bobbins were not created equal. Oh well. That's why I surround myself with artistic and creative and like minded women who teach me something new each and every day. How fortunate am I?