Monday, July 7, 2008

Mind Wide Open Contest

Apron for Mind Wide Open

If you are creative and would like to get your mind really working you need to go to this site www.mind-wideopen.blogspot.com/ and see what it's all about. I'm posting an apron I made, to enter the contest. Gail posted a picture and a word (remembrance) to get things started. She will post names and pictures tomorrow so everyone can vote for the one they like. If you didn't participate this month, there will be a whole new adventure for next month.

Below are some pictures of the apron I designed and why I named it "Remembrance of Things Past."

When I was very young, it was so special at Christmas time, all the family together and cooking. I remember my Mom and Grandma in the kitchen with their aprons on. Mom's favorite color was pink and Grandma she loved to sew, but she never had a lot of fabric, so she would even cut up clothes for her quilts. I can just see them in the kitchen with their aprons on. I tea dyed my fabric for the age look and pieced together the apron, for my Grandma's quilting. The product used to copy the photo is Click-n-Craft, for use with any inkjet printer. Just email me if you have any questions. The raveled edges just gave it the little bit of age, for the remembrance to come back.

Remembrance of Things Past



Have to have a little loop for your towel.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway below!!!!!


38 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a wonderful apron! Your creativity is just amazing.

The Feathered Nest said...

Bonnie!!!! This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love it....omgoodness, the details are so wonderful...xxoo, Dawn

Lyn said...

Hello Bonnie, what a beautiful apron.I love the incorporation of the sepia photo and the button loop.Such detail. Wow!!!!Regards Lyn

Helena said...

Wonderful apron! You have used your creativity and done something that doesn´t look just like the usual. I like it very much!

Miss Sandy said...

Bonnie,
This apron is FANTASTIC! I love every single detail!

Tres Belle said...

Bonnie,

You have done a fantastic job on your apron! It reminds me of my grandmother who also wore an apron when she cooked. Good Luck

Kris

Ruth Welter said...

Bonnie, I'm visiting your blog for the first time and have to tell you, it is beautiful. This apron that you have designed and created is just gorgeous, I've never seen anything so pretty in the apron world. Beautiful work.

Brook said...

That apron is adorable!!! Really sweet!!!

Blessings
Brook

Hayley said...

Thank you so much for your kind words and for adding my itty-bitty blog to your list. An honor. I love the apron and will check out the contest,too. I will keep reading your blog, and I think you are a great writer! I really like that you include heartfelt memories with all that you create. That's what life is really all about. Thanks again and I'm glad to meet you.

vikki said...

hi bonnie, love your site, and the apron entry is sooo sweet. whadda heart♥felt creation! my grama always wore an apron, my mom at the family big meals. i still have gramas' hanging in my small pantry closet. will visit agin, soon. vikki ♥

DebbieCalif said...

Oh my goodness, that apron is amazing. What a beautiful job you did. It looks almost too pretty!! (smile) Loved looking at your blog again. It is always fun to read what you are up to!!
Blessings, Debbie
ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Bonnie,

That is a really pretty apron. I wish I had the patience for that. I can sew, but I don't do it very often. I have an old singer featherweight and I love it because it's simple.

Ciao
Glenda

Ney_Strokes of Magic said...

Bonnie!! What can I say??? Beautiful . . .I wish I could sew so wonderfully!

Hugs
Renee

My Vintage Studio said...

Beautiful!

Lori said...

Bonnie, i was just over at that site and was drooling over your apron...it is just stunning!!! thanks so very much for coming over to visit me:)

Hollyhock Lane said...

OMG!!! I am SO IMPRESSED!!! That apron is a masterpiece!! The colors and pattern are fantastic!! I really hope you win the contest!
Deb

thisoldcottage said...

Bonnie, What a lovely apron. I so love the colors of the paisley print. You did a wonderful job!!!!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Bonnie,

This is so lovely, I love all your special details and touches. Just perfect!
xo Lidy

KathrynAntyr said...

Bonnie ~ You have my vote. What a lovely and well crafted apron! I catch my breath each time I look at it. You are so clever and talented. What an inspiration.

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Bonnie, I am happy that you found me and I got to visit you back:-). What a truly amazing creation this is, good luck with it! ~XO~ Janet

Sarah said...

Oh oh oh Boonie I LOVE your apron. I been thinking for a school thingo I should make one for them to 'auction'. Your Apron has given me such good ideas. At least I have six months before the auction!!!

Sarah

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Oh Bonnie, I love your apron, such a vintage look. So sweet. Are you going to sell it? Love all the detail. Hugs***Renea

Garage sale gal said...

Hi Bonnie,
Yes, your apron is beautiful, wow, all the extra's, just lovely. Sewing is one of your talents. :) Not so much one of mine. :( Happy Wednesday! Warmly, Deb

SweetAnnee said...

Oh my that is just SWEET
I do love it
smiles, Deena

Pat Winter said...

Bonnie, I love your apron. You should submit it to Somerset magazine's apron issue. I loved this challenge and getting to see how everyone interpreted the sweet image Gail provided. I can't wait to join in more. Too much fun.
Oh yes, Thank you very much for the nice comment on my Remembrance box :-)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Bonnie, that is one amazing apron! I just love all of the wonderful details..
Penny

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow you are amazing....

Marina Capano said...

HI! Nice to meet you!Wonderful apron!
regards from Argentina...visit me anytime ;)

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

That apron is beautiful Bonnie!! I just love your work!
Karla

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your apron was my favorite from the Mind Wide Open challenge. Hope you win! Twyla

KimmyJ said...

I am in LOVE with this apron. Will you have some for sale?

Miss Sandy said...

Bonnie,
My post is up with a link back to you for your wonderful give away goodies that I won. Again, thank you so very much for your generosity!

Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

That apron is stunning beyond belief! I collect many aprons because I wear them in the studio, but I think I'd save that one for church!! No paint splatters allowed!

I can't believe you're building a 30x50 building!! I thought EYE was bad!! My shed is the size of a one-car garage, like maybe 20x 12? And it's not full. And altho I feel my fabric stash runneth over (given the amount of sewing I'm NOT doing right now), it is confined to one half of a double wide closet!!

But, oh, how I envy you all that soon-to-be space! Will it also be a workroom? How heavenly would it be to design a workroom/studio from the ground up!!!

Well, I just can't wait to see more of it!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Bonnie, Well now that I can see your apron up close and more personal I love it even more. I couldn't or didn't notice that fabulous edging at the top. What a gorgeous piece you created. I would love to have you visit my ol' blog as often as you can. Happy day to you. ~ Lynn
P.s. In the Still of Night was one of my favorites in high school. Wow...that really dates me. LOL

Debi said...

Hi Bonnie,
Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Penny is so wonderful to introduce me to everyone!I was feeling very lonely in blogland till today! Your appron is so beautful! Love the image on the pocket. My grandmother was always sewing or making something out of whatever she could find as well.It is wonderful to have those memories!
Hope to see you again!
Hugs,
Debi

audrey h. said...

Bonnie...this is so beautiful. Love the fabric and how you used the image on the pocket.

cindy said...

Bonnie, saw your apron amongst all the entries for the MWO. It's lovely.

c

Lynda said...

The apron is gorgeous! Where did you get the picture from? It really sets the tone.

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