Dream vacation apron: successful!

My running of the bulls apron arrived at its destination — you can see her response on her blog, In Transition.  I”m so glad she likes it, plus I had a good time making it.  At first I wasn’t sure what to do with the Spain/Running of the Bulls or Greek Island dream vacations.  Find a fabric with bulls or cattle on it?  Make something in blue and white for Greece?  Then the man of the house suggested the white and red of the traditional running outfit and I thought it was brilliant.  I chose white-on-white and red-on-red floral fabrics and worked out the design as I went along, using the basic full apron pattern I’ve been using as a start.

I highly recommend joining one of these swaps to anybody who is remotely interested.  Don’t worry about needing a “grandma” swap if you’re of a certain age!  Everybody is welcome!  Some of the fun is seeing the different people who all like making and receiving aprons.  For example, one participant’s blog automatically plays “Turn your eyes upon Jesus” and then “Fairest Lord Jesus” when you open the webpage, which is something Rabbit Style News will never do, and still we both have a great time with the apron swap.  (Hopefully she enjoyed the fall apron swap, anyway, I worry that her apron hasn’t made it to her yet although I mailed it two weeks ago.)

From what I can tell, there are many age categories of participants: twentysomethings like me, young mothers and new wives, parents in their 30s and early 40s, older empty nesters, retirees…  I haven’t seen any men yet but there must be some out there.

I’ve done three so far and I’ve gotten three very cool aprons.  Two of the ones I’ve made were well-received and I haven’t heard about the 3rd one yet.  Plus it guarantees a package in the mail, and who doesn’t love that!  It’s like a chain letter but way better.  Here are some sites to get you started:

Flirty Apron Swap

Sassy Apron Swap

Booming Aprons

Yarni Gras! Hot Drinks for Hot Mamas Swap

September 20, 2008. Projects, Words.

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