Grammie sent me her pink lemonade Tie One On submission last week-and I need to show it here because there's a back story that won't really work on flickr and since grammie doesn't have a weblog-here it is! This was a surprise to me, and along with the photos she sent this is what she wrote in her e-mail:
The inspiration for this was Phyllis, the pink elephant that was a special friend for Amy in primary school. When she was about 6 or 7, Amy decided to write a book about Phyllis, (do we see a theme emerging at an early age?) but all I have from that plan is her concept of the cover: A happy little Phyllis on a summer day. That was just perfect for recreating in applique, so I did that, but I hadn't decided how to use the fabric version until I read the Pink Lemonade theme for Tie One On. Of course, I couldn't find the applique when I started the apron, but just as I was getting ready to hem it, I found Amy's original drawing. Then I tore my sewing room apart and finally, in the bottom of my UFOs and Orphans bin, I found the applique version. It was the perfect size for the pocket. Yay.
Here's my original drawing (done in 2 or 3rd grade, I believe) and the applique that grammie did of it, I think a few years ago, when I was in college. As you can see-I'm still 6. (didn't even know the theme of may last post would work for today too!) and since this is applique, and it has that amazing mini-log cabin bib, I'm posting it on a quilt monday. So, there you go. This is all mildly embarrassing, and I sat on it for a week before posting-but I have to show it cause grammie made it! (and we won't mention how incredibly phallic that pink elephant trunk looks to us, right?)