A Turtle Apron for Abigail

A minor Christmas miracle occurred, because I finished all of my Christmas crafting!

As I mentioned earlier, my mom left behind a lot of fabric when she died suddenly this past summer, and some of it was clearly intended for the kids. Abigail, in particular, has expressed great sadness over not being able to do the things Grandma promised her, and especially that Grandma didn’t finish the turtle dress that was in progress. Unfortunately the pattern and the rest of the fabric were lost, but it was important to me that I finish something that I could give to Abigail as a gift from me and my mom this Christmas.

turtles-close-up

I decided to make an apron because I thought Abigail would use it often, wouldn’t outgrow it too quickly, and that it would remind her of the fun times she’d had cooking with her Grandma.

turtle-apron-frontturtle-apron-bow

The lining is from my stash, yellow with daisies, which reminds me of both my mom and Abigail and their mutual love of the outdoors and all things yellow.

turtle-apron-lining

I think she likes it!

happy-abigail

turtle-apron-with-hands-in-pockets

banana-clementine-surprise

abigail-with-fruit-and-laughter

I’m so glad that I was able to do this for her.

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About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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5 Responses to A Turtle Apron for Abigail

  1. Lovely apron – and wonderfully therapeutic for all involved, I guess.

    • rbpepper says:

      Thank you! I think so. My best friend said I’m working my way through my grief, and I believe she’s right.

      • It is a great way to work though one’s grief, so keep it up. Also, if you manage to step out of the pain and just focus on your mum in love, maybe you can hear her whisper to you as you sew? I’ve heard said that those who have passed over are most frustrated because their loved ones are so closed up in grief and don’t hear them. They might not be here on the physical, but that doesn’t mean they’re “gone”.

      • rbpepper says:

        I love that idea. I think my mom was definitely whispering to me as I sewed, because I had a remarkable number of successes (when usually I have a remarkable number of mistakes)! Thank you so much for sharing that.

  2. Pingback: A Quilt for Henry | Rebecca Breed Pepper

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