Mother and Daughter Aprons

Matching mother and daughter aprons.


These aprons were a special order, in a regular Misses size and a childs size 6.  They are styled after Grandma Button’s apron pattern.  It is a full body apron, and very practical for use in all areas of the home and garden.  Perfect for Mama’s little helper!

The fabric pattern is a gingham check, but this is a good quality quilt fabric, not ‘gingham’ fabric.  I have not been able to find gingham fabric that I remember from years ago, which was a much heavier fabric.  The gingham that is made now days is very light, loosely woven and feels so cheap to me, and definitely would not stand up to regular ‘apron’ use.  If anyone knows where old-fashioned gingham fabric can be purchased let me know!  It makes wonderful aprons.

These aprons that we make are clean finished inside with serged edges, and the outside edges are finished with coordinating bias tape.  And they have handy pockets.

You can find these aprons on Maria’s Etsy shop-MariasJoy.  Just type MariasJoy into the search bar on the Etsy website, and you should find them there, with more information about them.  If you would an apron like this, just let us know!


Kiera is such a willing little model….Mama not so much!

(Aprons are sold)

Psalm 149:4

“For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people:

he will beautify the meek with salvation.”


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For Sale-A Sunflower Apron

A sunflower print apron for sale!


We have another classic, vintage apron for sale on Maria’s etsy shop.  It is a plus size apron, fitting sizes 18-24, approx.

This apron is newly-made from the pattern that I received from my husbands grandmother, and is the old farmhouse, classic style of apron, for full coverage.  This apron is made to be worn for all types of jobs and all day long, having a back yoke so there is no neck strain with a back neck strap.


This is the back view. (forgive my ugly looking dress form-it is very old!  But, hey, it works.)

All of the inside seams are finished with a serge-overcast machine, and the out side edges are all bound in co-ordinating bias tape.


A close-up of one of the pockets.  I enlarged the pocket size, as the original was just too small for my liking.


Another view of the front.  The print is sunflowers on a dark green background-very cheery.  It is a medium weight cotton fabric, all machine wash and dry.  It should last for years, and give you lots of service.

If you are interested, you can find the particulars about it on Maria’s etsy shop-MariasJoy.

This apron has been sold.

I can make one like it for you!

Revelation 3:12

“Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God.”

Our father, help us to hold fast

to our faith in you.

Give us strength and courage

not to give up under pressure.


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A Country Apron

Maria and I have been selling hand-made aprons on her Etsy shop.  This is one that I have made; it is the same pattern as the give-away apron from last week, only this one is a little fancier.

This is the current apron that is at her shop on Etsy.

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This is a country pastoral print apron, and it has a saucy yellow ruffle around the edge.  It is in a Misses size.

You can find a complete description of it, price, and how to buy it on Etsy.  Just go to Etsy.com, and type ‘MariasJoy’ in the search bar,  if you would like to see it!

We are having fun!

A good verse for today!

Psalm 103:8

“The LORD is merciful and gracious,

slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.”

Feeling thankful for His mercy!




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Apron Winner

And the winner of the apron is……




Congratulations, Sandy!

Hope you enjoy your apron!

Psalm 138:8

“The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me:

thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever.”


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Apron Give Away!

The apron….


This is the apron that Margie’s Garden is giving away.  This is a newly hand-made apron in a high quality, medium weight cotton fabric.  All of the inside seams are finished, and the edges are bound in bias tape, and it has two front pockets.  It is machine wash and dry, and should last for many years.   The print fabric will help hide the dirt-that is what aprons are for!

This apron is made from the original pattern that I received from Maude Button, my husbands grandmother.  I have not found another apron pattern like it anywhere.  It is my favorite and only apron pattern that I wear.  You will love it!

This is the back view…



… and a close up of one of the pockets.


Just leave a comment on any of the ‘Travelog’ posts and you will be entered to win.  The drawing for this apron ends on Feburary 28, and the winner will announced on March 1.

To leave a comment, click on the ‘read more’ button at the end of any of the posts, scroll to the end of the post again, and there you will find a comment box.

Thank you for reading!

Hebrews 11:6

“He that cometh to God must believe that he is,

and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”


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Who am I ???

Child of God, pastors wife, mother of five, grandmother of ten (and counting), gardener, quilter, homemaker, reader, homebody and dreamer…

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