Sunday, February 21, 2010

Aprons and Strawberry-Banana Pie

Aprons, of all things. That's what I've been thinking about lately.

I went a couple days ago and finally chose some fabric to make a ridiculously-ruffled apron. I've been collecting patterns, too, but like always, I tossed aside the patterns and decided I'd just make it up.

I'm not a gifted seamstress. My sister is. She sews everything PERFECTLY. Last week she wore something to a friend's house that she had made in high school and it looked spotlessly professional. My sewing looks pretty cobbled together and like I got sick of the project before it was finished.

Anyway, I'm cobbling together this apron and I want to make about eight ruffles running across it in all different colors. But my thread keeps breaking because it's about 25-plus years old. I said several words in a row, several times, that I shouldn't have. Probably hurt my little wiener dogs' ears.

Then yesterday, I went and bought new red thread. I wanted to sew today but had to work finding pictures for a bank we're working with at the shop and then I have to make a strawberry-banana pie for a meeting tonight.

And, I have to make this pie without my new ruffled apron on.

If I could have worn my apron when I made my pie, I would have felt like Grace Kelley.

Or even someone better.

Like my mom -- the world's ABSOLUTE BEST PIE MAKER!

Instead, I just feel like a jittery, tired, overwhelmed, bumfuzzled housewife who is not nearly desperate enough to even be the slightest bit interesting. Kind of like that old Martha Stewart. Except without the makeup.


Anonymous said...

See! You threw out your pattern just like I always do too!

Donna Roberts said...

I know it! What is wrong with us! There had got to be some psychological problem we could get a pill for or something!!!

Linda Radford said...

As for sewing perfectly, not me. That was just a 'kit' from Charon's Fabric. Already cut out and probably already sewn together. I actually despise sewing at this time in my life--rather be traveling around buying Cuna Indians sewn stuff. Much more interesting. Don't you think?

Linda Radford said...

All I can say at this point is that you are a weiner.