Here’s what half the yoke looks like so far. I just have three flowers on the other half to finish, then I can figure out how to do the crochet or blanket stitch around the neck and yoke.
Yesterday I went to the quilt store to try and find the Cindy Taylor Oates booklet, Retro Aprons. I am thinking of making a few fun aprons for myself. I have been gathering up photos of old apron patterns and keeping them in a binder for design ideas. Most of them are pretty basic, and I think that by using the Retro Apron pattern or the Kwik Sew apron pattern 33960 as a base, I could design just about any of the aprons in the pictures. On the way home from the quilt shop, I stopped in the local thrift shop and found this:
This is a pretty cool donut cutter with a handle and serrated bottom edge. It is obviously made for real production donut making. I have never made a real donut before, just some that you bake in the oven, so I would like to try it. Here is a recipe or two from an old 1911 cookbook:
The garden is growing like crazy and we are eating the radishes and arugula. I thought that I started about half a dozen pattypan squash plants but I can see by the baby flowers on the plants that they are all zucchini, straightneck, and gooseneck, so where did all those pattypan go? It is a mystery.