Today I celebrated Christmas with one of my dearest girlfriends. We have been friends for almost 12 years now and it is one of those rare friendships where you feel safe and confident at all times, where you can not see each other for a while and feel like no time has passed when you get together. Life has been crazy for us lately and it was so nice to make time for each other and just have a girls day. We had lunch, shopped for makeup at Ulta and sat in Starbucks enjoying coffee and hot chocolate. It was perfect.
Earlier this week I finished up her Christmas present - a cup half full apron from Anna Maria Horner's book Seams To Me. I purchased this fabric (Morning Call from Hoodie's Collection for Quilting) last winter because I knew Renee would love it - love the roosters. I really like how it turned out - roostery, but not over the top. She loved it.
Can I tell you a story about this apron. I finished it Thursday and needed to get the marks I traced onto the fabric so I would place the pockets in the right place. I grabbed the stain remover from the counter by the washing machine and sprayed... until I realized it was it was bleach clean up spray. Seriously. I threw it into the washer right away and washed it on cold. It looked okay but the darn chalk marks were still there, so this time I made sure I had the stain remover and sprayed away and washed again. They came out and the apron looked pretty good. After it dried I could tell very faintly on the pockets that some of the yellow was a bit lighter than the rest, but it really looked a bit more vintage than wrong. So I ironed it and wrapped it for Renee. Whew, present saved!
I did tell her the story and we laughed about it together. Stuff like this seems to happen to me all the time.