To me, sewing in loose ends is like nails on a chalk board, creased pages in my favorite book, murky smudges on a glass of water, dry fingers on copy paper. It drives me crazy and I avoid it at all costs. Which is why this project almost didn’t get finished. Almost.
I used scrap yarn and patterns from Margaret Hubert’s “Granny Square Flowers”. The resulting pieces looked as if grams went overboard at the buffet. The bloated granny squares with rounded sides did not join together neatly as I haphazardly assembled them into something apron-shaped. For the blue and purple border I used an adorable stitch tutorial that looks just like icing flowers to me. For the yellow and red edging I just improvised, I was ready to be finished and also running out of happy colored yarns.
When I put it on, it’s like the spirits of wonderful DIY women are suddenly accessible – channeling Mary Poppins, come in Martha Stuart, do you read me Mr. Kate? While not perfect, it’s just the decorative albeit somewhat impractical apron I was imagining.