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Friday, January 16, 2009

Pink Saturday... A tribute to my little sis...


Welcome to Pink Saturday in French Lique... If you'd like to see other Pink Saturday posts, visit Miss Beverly's Blog, "How Sweet the Sound" by clicking on the Pink Saturday here...



My little sister, whom I adore, likes to sew. One of the things she likes to sew for me... aprons. I buy and send her fabric (enough to make 2 or 3 aprons), and she in turn makes an apron for me. Here are two that she's made for me in pink... the bright pink with large florals, she gave me for Christmas last month.



Sometimes she even remembers to sew in her little tag that says "Handcrafted by Lili Angelique"...



This one she made me years ago... I wear it all the time...



and then... I sent her several yards of different pink fabrics that I love...


and this was my reward, my Christmas gift 2008. Beautiful isn't it?


and a few weeks before Thanksgiving, I asked her for a special favor. My sweet sister came through for me and so...

this one, made especially for the Panda from my very favorite pink teacup fabric... a gift delivered by Grandma (me) at Thanksgiving. The little yo-yo pin (on Panda's upper left bib), my sister made long ago and matches the apron I wear every day. For years, I just kept it attached with a safety pin to my apron. I decided to attach it to the Panda's apron before I gave it to her, so that a little bit of me would be with her every time she wears it.

Pretty pink aprons, sisters and grandaughters... that's what I'm thinkin' about on this beautiful Pink Saturday... down here in French Lique.

32 comments:

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your Panda is absolutely adorable. That smile is just gorgeous. I love all your fabrics and your sisters talent of making these darling aprons is just priceless. Happy Pink Saturday.. hugs ~lynne~

The Muse said...

what others word can describe that...LOVELY...How cute she is! And what a nice sis ! :)

Those aprons are labors of love :)

dana said...

What a delightful post! You are so lucky to have your wonderful sister!! She is an amazing seamstress!
That Panda is just cute beyond words! What a priceless smile!

Happy PSat! Dana

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I just love that you put the pin on your granddaughter's apron. What a sweet post this was. She looks so happy and cute in her new apron. laurie

cottage farm villa (aka cottagecharm) said...

Dixie.....what a sweet post for Pink Saturday! Your grand daughter is absolutely adorable...just cute as can be! What a wonderful sweet sis you have......a beautiful gift for Christmas. ~Cheryl~

dana said...

I am so envious that you KNOW John Grisham!! A Time to Kill was my favorite, too, Dixie. Yes, I remember it was not the first that was published. I confess I haven't read every one of his books, but almost. There is one I just CAN'T get in to--I think it is The Testament. I thought The Painted House was a great one, too.!
Happy PSat--again! :) Dana

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Oh how sweet! I'm an 'apronoholic', so this post is wonderful for me! Thanks for sharing! Becky G.

Chris Bowers said...

Very Beautiful!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Lovely...how nice to have a sewing sister!
Happy Pink Saturday!

caren said...

My grandma used to make all the girls in the family an apron every Christmas. I don't think I appreciated them back then as much as I would now. :(

prof en retraite said...

Oh Dixie..I love the aprons! Those fabrics are gorgeous!! Your sister is very talented. And little Miss Panda looks very pleased with her gift, too. It looks like your family's apron tradition will continue! Have a great weekend...Debbie

g said...

What a cutie! And those aprons your sister makes are just fantastic! How nice that your Panda has one of her own.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Sue Daly said...

Happy Pink Saturday!!

Beverly said...

I can't imagine anything better than a sweet sister, an adorable granddaughter and pretty pink aprons. I bet they think you are pretty special, too.

Happy Pink Saturday, Dixie.

Lynne Laura said...

Happy Pink Saturday, love the 2nd apron best...wish I had someone to make mine for me.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

J and Z said...

wonderful aprons! happy pink saturday!

Angie said...

Oh, that is the sweetest little toothless smile! :-) How lucky are you to have such a great seamstress in your family! Happy Pink Saturday!

Cottage said...

Such a sweet story and beautiful aprons!

Lana said...

Oh, that sweet baby didn't get her two front teeth for Christmas! LOL But the pretty pink apron surely brought a smile to her face. Your aprons are beautiful. Great job to your sis.

All the best, Lana

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

What beautiful aprons! Happy Pink Saturday!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy Pink SAturday! love love your aprons! very cottagy pink! I am still looking for one like yours! have a great weekend!

Lorri said...

So pretty! Lucky you have someone so talented in your family. my mom used to sew but not much anymore. Have a happy pink saturday.
Lorri

White Iris Designs said...

Wow...I would love to cook in one of those...they are adorable. The little chef looks so sweet in her little apron too!

Gollum said...

Your sister is so talented--I love the aprons!

Kathy said...

Love your sweet pink aprons! The fabric is so pretty.

I tagged you in my post today if you have the time - no pressure!

debbie said...

DIXIE,
THAT PRECIOUS GRANDDAUGHTER HAS A SMILE THAT WOULD LIGHT UP THE WORLD. HOW VERY BEAUTIFUL THE APRONS ARE. MY SISTER SEWS FOR ME ALSO, BUT USUALLY IT IS CURTAINS. SHE WAS BLESSED WITH GRANDCHILDREN...I DO NOT HAVE ANY...SO MY NIECES AND NEPHEWS CHILDREN I HAVE ADOPTED AS MY GRANDCHILDREN...I KNOW I AM THEIR GREAT AUNT....ANY WHO...THAT ROSE APRON IS TO SING A SONG FOR...LALAFALALATWIDDLYDEE...THAT'S THE LIFE FOR ME...THANK YOU...THANK YOU VERY MUCH....I WOULD SING A SONG ANY TIME FOR YOU DIXIE...LOL
HUGS
DEBBIE

Mary said...

A sewing sister - how wonderful, and then the cutest little model to show off such pretty aprons!! Great post Dixie.

The Muse said...

Thanks for Pink Saturday fun, glad to hear from you!

She'sSewPretty said...

Lucky you to have a sewing sister!! I think that the yo-yo pin on your grand daughter's apron is the absolutely cutest and sweetest thing! Have a wonderful pink weekend.

Kathleen said...

Your aprons are the prettiest! I love those pink floral designs so much. Family, so important. Happy Pink Saturday

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love the aprons & the yoyo pin you added to Panda's "so that a little bit of me would be with her every time she wears it." Sweet!

Lili Angelique said...

Thank you Sis, I love you too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lili Angelique