So, I saw this lovely Michael Miller fabric in the LQS the other day and couldn't resist making it into an apron. I've never sewed an apron before, but they had this one in the quilt shop so I thought I would have a go at it. It was fun to make, but the directions were terrible, at least for a beginner sewer like me. I sort of just had to figure it out on my own, which wasn't too bad, but the ties aren't as "finished" looking as I would have liked. I am glad I sewed a couple of Amy Butler patterns first, so that I know good directions do exist out there. I think if I had just bought this pattern as a first time sewing project, I would have given up on using sewing patterns. I would have felt like you're better off saving your money and making it up as you go along.
Today is my last full day in the States. I did most of my packing on Sunday, but I have a few last minute things to do before I get on that plane tomorrow night. It's always sad to be leaving one place for another, but being home again will be wonderful.