Monday, April 20, 2009

Done and On It's Way!

My apron is finished and on it's way to it's new owner!

I honestly wasn't sure if I'd be able to fulfill this swap. I have several vintage linens, but they mean too much to me to alter them in anyway or give them up (most of them have been in the family since my great-grandmother). Then, I found this cute vintage sheet and thought it would make a pretty apron. After looking through all my books and patterns a million times trying to find a pattern I liked, I gave up and created my own. This is what I came up with:

So, the apron was finished, but now I needed to find a linen to go along with it. That is not an easy task around here. I had finally decided that I would just stop at a local store that has vintage-inspired flour sack towels. It's not what I really wanted to do, but there wasn't any other option. On my way to town, my mom called to see if I wanted to go to the Antique Flea Market that was in town this weekend! We went, but there was nothing in the way of kitchen linens. So, off we went to that local store when a garage sale sign caught my eye. We decided to stop, and there I found the perfect little hand towel! It was hand embroidered by the lady's mother many years ago.

For the recipe, I decided to share a recipe that almost all Nebraskans love - the Runza. It's been around much, much longer than the restaurant, and it's known by a different name that I can't think of right now. They take some time to make completely from scratch, but are well worth it!


  1. very very pretty!i really like your pattern...I couldn't find any kitchen linens until the last minute, either! Good job!

  2. oh I love the way you designed your apron and the fabric is so fresh You rely did very well

  3. I love the flounce on the bottom, so rare on a half apron. You did good!!

  4. Mmmmm.... Runzas....

    Take it from another Nebraska native-- that's one good recipe to have in your arsenal! In fact, the more chintzy the restaurant gets with its Runza filling to dough ratio, the better homemade Runzas sound!

  5. Very cute! And could you post the recipe for all to share? I make a kraut burger and wonder what you do differently.


Welcome Apronistas -- I appreciate your lovely comments!!