I've had a kit for a toddler's apron, since last Fall. The pattern is from a Groovy Girls club meeting and the Dr. Seuss fabric, in the kit, caught my attention. I planned to stitch it up for my granddaughter to wear when we made Christmas cookies last year. I finally got around to making the apron. The kit included enough fabric to make a hot pad plus, the Atkinson Designs patterns always plan extra fabric, so I had enough fabric to make two aprons and scraps that I can use in a child's quilt.
I switched up the lining and focus fabrics, so that the aprons are different. I cannot wait for my granddaughter to come over Friday night, so that we can bake cookies.
And, speaking of Dr. Seuss...this week-end is our city's Hometown Fest. Every year, they show a children's movie outside on the Post Office wall. This year, they are showing The Lorax. We'll all take our lawn chairs up to the back parking lot and enjoy the movie, as dusk sets in. Saturday will include a craft show, fireman's waterball event, ice cream at the historical museum, and an annual bed race. As well, there are kid's games & inflatables, a chicken BBQ, car show, musical entertainment and many more activities. Of course, there will be a quilt show, put on by the women of the Presbyterian church. Family and friends come home for the three day event. Small towns are the best place to live!
The American Quilters Society also has their quilt show in Grand Rapids, Michigan this week. My sisters and I will be travelling, the short distance from our hometown, to get a glimpse of all those fabulous quilts. My youngest sister has not been to a major quilt show, so she'll be in for a treat. Her plan is to try out all the different mid and long arm quilt machines. I'll be looking for some fabric.
Enjoy your week-end!