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 !
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
"NOW THANKS BE UNTO GOD, WHICH ALWAYS CAUSETH US TO TRIUMPH IN CHRIST !"
The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear....Psalm 27 1-3
Psalm 31: 7, 8
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.