Two aprons to chose from...One of these will be my next sewing project!
Which of these apron kits do you like better? "The Connie" has a rooster and I absolutely love all things chicken however, "The Patty" is checkered and I really, really adore checks. As you can see I have quite a dilemma. So help me decide which apron to make next.
Sweet Momma made this and all my outfits on her trusty Singer portable!Today is Alphabet Thursday and today's letter is "J". "J" just happens to be my letter. Some of you may not know why I'm JamJar so.... (click here to check out Jenny's blog!)
She was a wonder at sewing!
She was a wonder at sewing!
When little Jammie was born, Sweet Momma Ruth took one look at her and declared that she was the Joy of Sweet Momma's life so she got a "joyful" name and a middle name from her aunt whose B-day she shared. My initials were J.A.M. I loved it 'cuz I was Jam, perfect for me with my sweet tooth! I discovered early on that God had blessed me with an artist flair and I began to sign my work "jam".
Enter "Doc", The One I had been waiting impatiently for since my daddy built me a playhouse when I was 4 years old. The only catch was that if I married him I wouldn't be Jam any more. Sweet Momma pointed out, in her ever practical manner..."You might not be Jam anymore but you could be a "jam jar"because "Doc's" last name just happened to start with an "R". Thus JamJar was born and I've been signing my work jamjar ever since.
Parts of this story may or may not be true...I'm not sure that I was ever the joy of Sweet Momma's life...but there you go, I've been known to stretch the truth when telling a story!
Momma sewed on a machine just like this one, sitting at the kitchen table. She still has the machine, all the parts and the case,(this however is not a picture of her's but one I found on the web).
When I was learning to sew I tried to make my brothers some GI-Joe clothes and ran the needle through my fingernail...ouch!!!!! I got better but never as good as Sweet Momma!
Anyway, Sweet Momma, made all my outfits for years and years, until I began to sew for myself. She made frilly pink dresses and such but she also made little blazers with matching bow ties for my little brothers and just scads and scads of doll and Barbie clothes. Wasn't I a lucky little Jammie?
I'm going to try to link this back to Jenny's blog for alphabet Thursday...wish me luck!
Thank you also for all the cheery b-day wishes!!! It made my day even better!
I've been adding color to my recipe doodles. They look a lot happier!
What did I eat today?
B:Coffee with lots of milk
L:steak leftovers and scrambled eggs (2)
S:and for supper...
Your guess is as good as mine, better get busy and figure that out, huh?