You may know Rae Ann already and read her blog Cutie Pinwheel. I met Rae Ann years ago when Broadbent's Store expanded to be a fabulous quilt shop. Rae Ann is a dynamo and a sweet and loyal friend. She is thoughtful and kind besides having talent and organization skills. Rae Ann came to talk about aprons and her new blog Stash Manicure.
Rae Ann brought models to show us her aprons. She had granddaughters and friends (the most darling girls) model more than 20 aprons from her vintage apron collection.
It was really fun and I took lots of photos. So I made collages out of them. You can't see all of them, however. But I wanted to put as many up as possible for you to see.
Rae Ann hunts for aprons everywhere she goes. It is fun to collect something you can enjoy and hunt for as you travel. I might just pick up this hobby myself.
I love aprons and I wear one at home almost all the time. I'd go out in public with them if I thought it wouldn't get me strange looks. I like having pockets in front and the ability to keep threads and cooking splatters off me, among other things. When Allison is here an apron comes in mighty handy so I know why most women wore them, or still do.
Rae Ann also brought a few quilts to show as she talked about her other blog Stash Manicure. We quilters always need ideas for how to organize and use our stashes. Rae Ann is having friends come to show ideas to all of us at this blog. (she has 3!!)
I remember when this quilt hung at Broadbent's. Pinwheels are great and scrappy pinwheels are the best.
Rae Ann has some ideas about organizing projects in our "to do" pile. You know, the ones we buy fabric for and sometimes never get around to making!
I could use some help at my house organizing my stash better. I'm always open to new ideas.
This is a great stash quilt idea. The squares are all individually cut up from previous projects. Thanks for all your inspiration Rae Ann. It was a wonderful night to learn more about aprons and stash busting.
Thursday I'll be a "guest" blogger on Stash Manicure. I'm not sure I'll be that much inspiration or help. More like posting my own problems!!