|Leah's apron(one pocket is lower than the other, but she'll never notice)|
My friend,Terry, with Uranias Inspirations, has inspired me once again. I shouldn't tell this, but Mom and I,on our day out yesterday, stopped by Trader Baker's which is now a huge peddler's type mall,housed in the old Walmart building.The old building has had several tenants, since Walmart relocated to the new Super Walmart,just down the street,but Trader Baker seems to have it going on there now. That building is jam packed with really nice booths, and the building is full to the brim this time. In the past, the tenants were never able to get enough takers to fill the entire building, and they always ended up closing it down.Nevertheless, we browsed through the building for about an hour. That was about all Mom could take, but we didn't even begin to see all of the booths. I picked up a couple of remnants of fabric fairly reasonable,I thought. That was the part I shouldn't tell. Me, buying more fabric,when I am inundated with fabric already.But it was so pretty.One piece was only 1/2 a yard and my initial thought was to make more hot pads, but when I read about Terry's new apron, I decided to make Leah an apron. She doesn't take a lot of interest in cooking yet, but I keep hoping she will try it more as time goes by. Her father is an excellent cook as was her paternal Grandmother,whom she only knew for about a year or two,before she passed away.Min was a great cook and she liked to collect pretty dishes from yard sales and flea markets, much like myself.We had quite a bit in common,she and I.She loved to cook up lots of different dishes for big family gatherings and use her pretty dishes that she had collected.Leah helps me a little with cooking, at times, but I'm afraid her mother's lack of interest in cooking,instead of her Dad's love for cooking, will carry down to her,but I keep trying.I think she loves having dinner parties just because she loves to decorate the table and the house, using all of the prettiest dishes and knick knacks she can find pertaining to the occasion.She's a lot like me in that respect,even though we don't have the same blood,which worries her at times.Maybe, by me exposing her to various things that I love and do, a little of my ways and interests will rub off on her.I can only hope.