I'm feeling pretty good about myself right now, because I finally sat down and sewed something! Yay for me! I promised my mom I would make an apron for Mrs. Boone, and I promised Mrs. Boone I would make an apron for Mrs. Boone, so it was time to get to work.
Mrs. Boone was our neighbor when I was little. She lived across the back yard and would show up every other week or so with People magazines (and sometimes baked goods or home-grown vegetables) to sit at the kitchen table with my mom and bum cigarettes. I would hover around and listen to her Alabama accent and be a pest.
When I asked my mom if she had any anecdotes to share about Mrs. B, and she said, "Do you remember when Daddy and I had to go to a funeral and we left you with Mrs. Boone? You stood at her sliding glass door in back and screamed for your mommy. You were scared of her."
Not exactly what I had in mind, but if that's the first thing that came to mind, I guess it's important.
This is Simplicity 7052, which I think of as the Mrs. Cleaver apron. The bird print came from Jo-Ann's and was picked because Mom and Mrs. Boone always called each other when they saw the first robin of spring. It's sort of Valentine-y, isn't it?
Happy Valentine's Day, Mrs. Boone. I hope I wasn't too much of a pest all those years.