Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Making The Christmas Apron

Got the popcorn, watching Christmas movies
and sewing away in the studio.
I am getting my Christmas apron all sewn up.

I am using an old vintage poinsettia table runner.
I love it so.
Just felt like it needed new life.

The colors are vibrant the print is gorgeous.
I can't wait to wear it Christmas morn while I cook Christmas breakfast!
There is a little something special also being worked on in the studio...
but will have to share it later.
It is a surprise for my little girl.
3 Days Till Christmas!!!!!

History of the Poinsettia

The poinsettia was cultivated by the Aztecs of Mexico long before the introduction of Christianity to the Western Hemisphere. During the 17th century, Franciscan priests in Mexico began to use the flower in nativity processions because of its brilliant color and holiday bloom, A favorite flower in many countries with its beautiful red, star-shaped flower. It is called the "Flame Leaf" in Central America or "Flower of the Holy Night". Poinsettias were first introduced into the United States in 1825 by Joel Robert Poinsett, the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico. Poinsett, a skilled botanist, had some plants sent to his home in Greenville, S.C. After establishing the plants in his own greenhouse, he began to send them to various botanical gardens and fellow horticulturists.

They eventually reached Robert Buist, a nurseryman, who first sold the plant as Euphorbia poinsettia, although a German botanist had already given the plant the botanical name Euphorbia pulcherima. The poinsettia, however, remains the accepted name in English-speaking countries. Most of the poinsettias now come from California.


  1. Beautiful, I can not wait to see it done !!!! xoxoxo Clarice

  2. Just wait to see your Merry Christmas apron and the other surprise.....blessings

  3. I cannot wait to see what you are making.
    Is it another prairie dress? Another elephant? I want to shake the package!

    The apron is going to be so festive!
    Love ya