Not alot of crafting going on over this-a-way, but I did manage to get a couple more aprons made yesterday......in between all the other activity-----bill-paying, selling things on the radio, visiting with family, shopping, cleaning !
It's just a very simple apron that I copy from the ones that I make hubby. I never used a pattern.......it's just a rectangle, with curves to narrow it for the bib. I cut 2 1/2 inch strips across the width of the fabric for the neck strap and the ties. I cut one strip in half for the ties, and one strip in half for the bib strap. The apron itself is the width of one side of a width of folded 40 inch fabric, so I cut 2 aprons at a time, and 3 strips. I sew the strips inside out with a 1/4 inch seam and turn them, and just hem all edges of the apron, then attach the straps at the appropriate spots.
It's no big deal, I know. Hubby uses these for every meal since his strokes, and is wearing them out. While making him some new ones, I ran across bigger pieces of fabric that would be appropriate for ladies too, and since I see my friends often at the home, I thought they could use one too. I hope to get one made for each of them, (men, too).
On the family front, there's a little BIG news. When I came home on Wednesday after being out, the hubby said, "guess what happened while you were gone?"........and then he started crying ! I thought, "oh no, what's happpened.......I had to go out, oh, why did I leave him?" He says, "no, it's good ! I had a call from my niece, Judy !" Well, he has been trying to locate this particular niece and her two brothers since we came home over a year ago........I guess they're the last close family members for him to be reunited with after 30+ years. We've sent out letters and had them come back. Apparently, she had called a family member this week, just to see how things are going, and that person told her we were back. She called someone else and got our number ! After talking to her uncle, she called the two brothers of hers, and by evening, hubby had had a call from all of them. I told you it was a glorious day, didn't I?
Praise the LORD !
" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???
The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31
"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4