Monday, May 21, 2012

Life has changed so much since I was last blogging, I thought would give it another try.

Whats new with you?? I will tell you whats new with the Apron Lady.

MOVE -- We have moved to beautiful Central California. We lived here almost 30 years ago, now we have been transferred back. There are so many fun things to do in this area I am not quite sure I will be able to focus on anything!

PATTERNS -- I am working on several fun projects. One is a delicate Apron for a magazine.The other is a fun not so delicate Apron! We also are doing some boys projects, that I am thrilled about! (My husband the missile designer is working on those).

GRANDBABIES -- We were blessed with 2 new grandchildren born this past September. We now have 3 grandchildren and one more on the way. I couldn't love them anymore than I do! They are sweet smelling,squishy and adorable.

BIONIC WOMAN --In August I had my low back deconstructed and rebuilt. It was the battle of a lifetime, but I have lived to tell about it and for that I am stronger!

Above is a photo of our sweet brides Wedding Apron and of course beside it is our Honeycomb Smocked Childs Apron.
Tell me what your up too, how has your life changed in the last year?
Love you all!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Meet my Husband's Girlfriend!!

   Here she is, the girl that stole my husbands heart. I cant blame him, she has my heart too! Oh what joy a grandchild can bring. We never tire of the photos or stories! When she is fussing, I sing over the phone (and I don't sing well), then she starts to babble about her day to me. Too bad she lives in Japan!!
   In the first photo she is reacting to her first Apron, my daughter slipped it on her and she started to skip around in it. After that she was ready to cook, she had her spoon and helped with the stirring.
  Good days or bad they are always made better by our little Miss Emma. Best of all, we have 2 more grand kids arriving this year.
  Hope your life's are feeling blessed too.


Friday, June 24, 2011

Order, Growth and New Projects

I have gotten more organized and it is thrilling!!
Shawnee of is preparing a giveaway set of my Smocked Aprons Patterns including the fabric for the Apron.
We are slowly working on several new projects.
I am on new Rheum. Arthritis medicine and it is slowing me down.

But...having things in order is making slow Apron Lady growth easier.

I love walking into my office and finding things in their rightful places, easy to find - inspiring.
My goal was to organize, then pass more of my daily work to my employees. (So I could concentrate on improving my health).
Organizing has wonderfully brought me to a stronger place. At the end of the day it is easier to deal with pain, in a house of order. Who would have thought?? I am over seeing things right now, so we are getting more done.
Today I am freed up enough to do (or oversee) some projects with my daughter -as we are preparing for the arrival of a her first child.
Have a wonderful relaxing weekend!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Come Smock with us!

  Our new Smocking Aprons are seeing great success. They are so much fun! We have both a child's and an adult pattern.
The patterns include stitching photos and a huge dot grid for marking your Apron for Smocking.
I have to say working the smocking dot's is so relaxing and rewarding. As you see the smocking coming together it really pushes you to finish the project.
  I wish going to Market wasn't so physically demanding, I am still recovering. My doctors have a plan to boost me up, but unfortunately these plans usually knock me down before they lift me up.  Lucky for me my partner/husband and my sister Toni , and many other players keep things running smooth while my health sidelines me.
Happy smocking!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Quilt Market, Spring 2011

Hello to all of my wonderful vendors, distributors and friends. What an incredible Market experience we had.
Our new smocking patterns were well received. It is very rewarding to have people so excited about something we put our hearts into.
I say we, because my booth was supported by -
My husband
My son
My 2 sisters
and my friend Sabrina

At the moment I have to say goodnight.
I look forward to sharing my experiences, photos - in a few days.

Sleep well friends,


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Quilt Market Wind Down

Quilt market is right around the corner and I am finally getting the feeling that things are going to come together. I guess it's like any function you get involved in, it's hard to believe things will really come together.
With my health acting funky, it's a relief to know we have such a stong team coming to help!

I don't know about the rest of the designers out there, but for me it takes a village. And I love my village.
This year along with some adorable new Apron patterns; Smocked Honeycomb Adult and Child patterns, and Twice and Nice- Apron Dress, also I have a surprise....a quilt. It's really an interactive (with playful pockets) Dollhouse/Playhouse for the ultimate little girls gift!

To ensure my quilt would meet the high standards quilters have come to expect, I hired an quilter to bring our ideas to the quilt.
Can't wait to see everyone there.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom

  • April 1, is my Mothers birthday.

  • She is fighting Alzheimer's, she does so cheerfully.

  • I miss so many things we said and did. I love you Mom.

  • I love you Dad for taking such good care of her. I know how you miss yesterday, and yet your love and optimism sets the standard and an example for all of her friends for her 12 children.

  • What a great example of womanhood she has been, and continues to be.

  • Oh that I could live as well as she.

  • I haven't been here at my blog since last November. So much has happened in this brief period of time. Gratefully, I am getting stronger. I am grateful to be able to do a little more to care for my family and do more daily household tasks. I feel so normal!