My Steve's Dear Aunt Olga
went to live with the Lord.
Among her belongings was this wonderful old apron.
She always wore an apron when she was working in her kitchen,
so it seems that this was a lovely way to keep her memory alive.
Hand embroidered and so delicate.
I cut the hanger out of plywood, just like the one I made for my clothes-pin bag.
Then used rubber stamps and washi tape to decorate it.
And then I glued on clothespins that I had painted red with white polka dots:)
Speaking of red and white polka dots . . . check out my new boarder.
We even added a little boarder just above the window:)
Putting up the boarder was a three man job.
Steve doesn't want me going up a ladder without him being home
and he was doing a project out in the garage.
So I called my friend Shirley and asked her if she would come babysit me:)
So I went up the ladder, while Shirley glued and handed me strips of boarder.
When Steve came back in he helped by holding the ladder.
We had a great little bit of teamwork going on:)
I love how it turned out.
See the old scale . . .
Shirley ran home and brought this back for me . . .
don't you just absolutely love it!
It could not have been more perfect:)
Back to Aunt Olga's apron,
it now has a place of honor in our kitchen.
Look at this, Aunt Olga was known through the family as being very fugal . . .
see where she darned a hole in the apron . . .giving it even more charm:)
Well, that is how I spent my Saturday.
That and going to Home Depot and ordering new windows.
There is never a dull moment around here.
so very much for visiting
and for following my blog.
Blogging has become such a special and sweet time in my day.
I just love you all and feel so connected...
We are all women who love creating a comfortable home for our families.
We also like the uniqueness of decorating with repurposed, handmade and found items.
I believe that we all have a soft spot in our hearts
for kindness and caring of others.
This is just a place to share.
Not for the purpose of showing off,
but for the purpose of inspiring and sharing ideas.
You are all so special.
Your blogging sister,