Another passion of mine is for vintage toys, memories of my youth. My sister and me were very spoilt little girls with too many toys, but unfortunately our mother was "decluttering" obsessed and therefore was giving away all our stuff when not needed anymore. Not a single toy was saved!
Those boyish sweet toys belong to my friend Michele from our quilting group. I borrowed them to take pictures to share with you such little treasures... of course displayed on an antique doll quilt!
My love for aprons must have its source in this first one I embroidered for my mother when I was six years old, on the opportunity of the Mothers' Day Celebration. Our school teacher brought the aprons in the class room and taught us the embroidery skill. I can still remember the incredible feeling of pleasure I had doing this embroidery, and the great satisfaction after realizing that I was able to do myself such a "chef d'oeuvre"... needless to say the extreme proudness I felt when offering it to my mother!! The funny thing is that she used it all her life, and I can still remember her in the kitchen wearing this apron. I think she never had another one!
The second apron was done and used by my mother-in-law. Kind of charming patchwork.