I have found that WalMart sells plain, unadorned aprons for <$7. I have gotten them in red, blue, white, khaki, and black. Today, I could only find black and one white. This is after visiting two different Super WalMarts. Now, isn't that telling about my county. We actually have 4 Super WalMarts in Champaign County!
Where this all started is that I had embroidered 2 aprons for our quilt show boutique. They sold before the show even started. I had a request to make some more, so I did. But I had more requests. Thus the search.
This is what I had embroidered for our quilt show boutique. I had done one in red and one in khaki. I did this one in white, one in blue, and 5 more in khaki. I was left with the white one. Can't you imagine what this would look like after making spaghetti sauce!
When all I could find was black today, I thought I would try something festive for the upcoming holidays. I love this little turkey, so I added the Happy Turkey Day!
I am going to do some Christmas aprons next! I think the black will be a great backdrop for some metallic threads!
My embroidery machine is a Janome 11000SE. I love it, but sometimes I get a back ache from leaning over to thread and work on my projects. If it were only sitting higher.....
TaDa! Hubby and I made a quick trip to Lowe's and found a perfect piece of wood. The nice people at Lowe's made two cuts, we bought the angle hardware, and with hubby's handy dandy electric drill, we made a simple riser. Now I don't have to stoop or bend to work on my embroidery! Brilliant! Plus, I know get a wee bit more surface area!