Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My new apron

It was a fitful night. I suppose I should've known better than to spend time poring over old Anthropologie catalogs and this gorgeous blog while in bed, but suffice to say it was a bad idea. My brain was filled with beautiful and irresistible visions of things to sew, and no matter how many times I rolled over, no matter how many times I let my mouth fall open and made peace with the puddle of drool on my pillow, I still couldn't sleep. The fitfulness culminated with the two-am decision that I absolutely could not let the sun go down on another day without finishing my Emmeline apron, the pattern for which has been sitting in my craft room since last November.

So. This was the only possible course of action. To absolutely haul through the project, from pressing the pattern pieces to clipping the last pesky threads, and to not rest until I could tie it on. I was a driven woman, head bent to my mission, squinting at that shiny needlepoint.

In retrospect, I would say: do not try this at home. This is not a one-day project. Though it is, emphatically, the absolute most adorable apron I have ever worn (or will ever wear), and despite the fact that I now look cuter in my kitchen than I do in any other room of our house... well, it was still a godawful lot of work. I should not have rushed it. I should've let myself be calm and meditative, not driven.

But damnit, sometimes enough is enough. Sometimes you've just let an unfinished project linger so long it shows up and proceeds to drive you out of your mind at two am.

Well, I've put it to rest now. Whew. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to don a very adorable apron and make me some borscht.


Tammie said...

its gorgeous. i love the fabrics you chose.

Alisha said...

I love this apron. I made an Emmeline for my MIL last Christmas and loved it so much I bought some fabric to make one for myself. But alas, the fabric has yet to be cut. Hopefully I'll make one for myself before this Christmas. :)

Gina said...

Hahaha that's awesome! I've definitely been there. Turning on the light and picking fabric squares to put together. This and this? This and this? 3 am?

Sorry you couldn't sleep but the apron is adorable!

Anonymous said...

It's a wonderful, cute apron. But your post has also helped me realize that this maybe why I don't sew as much as I knit... ALL my sewing projects are done as day long hauls - sometimes pushing into the wee hours.

Kami said...

How cute! You. And the apron.

katherine mary said...

love the color!! :)

Kristina said...

THanks! AND it's reversible!

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