I'm still basking in the after-glow of birthday love that keeps trickling in on this blog and I am ever grateful for it. What we do in our lives can have a tremendous ripple effect when we reach out to others. Thank you for those rays of sunshine. I may be getting older, but I will always be a child at heart!Anyway. . . I told you about how I was sewing up a storm last week with the gift of time placed in my hands, and here's one of the neat things I finally got around to making. Isn't this the most darling apron? (see side view here) It was a free download from the Susan Branch website. She talked about it being her favorite apron because it fits everyone. And it really does! It's amazing. I've never constructed anything like it and it's kind of weird how the pieces are sewn wrong sides together and joined with the bias binding (seven yards of it) but not all at once, so it's not like you're sewing miles and miles of trim without coming up for air. Rather, it's sewn in an interesting succession of layers. You have to print out and tape the pattern pieces together, but I didn't find that difficult at all, and everything went together perfectly. Her instructions were clear and easy to follow as well. So if you're up to the challenge to try something new, here you have it.