Our friends, the McPhollands, are moving away. We love them so. It will be crazy to not have them here. To remember my sweet friend, Kim, I threw her an apron party. We first met the McPhollands at our house for a small group/HFG/AMC (we called it the LMNOP). It was a small group from 3 different churches and it was wonderful.
Before the party, I had all of the ladies of the LMNOP pick out a material to represent them. The aprons we were making would have six ruffles, one for each of us. Tiffany sent us her fabric via a photo, because she forgot to mail it from Missouri, so Kim chose one for her from my stash. She also picked one for Kristy, who stopped by for a little while between other engagements and helped sew, because her fabric was dry clean only.
Kim, Shari, Crystal and I before the hours of cutting, ironing, sewing and pulling of ruffles begins. Here's our beginning picture at 2:30pm:
Crystal and Kim had never sewn before, so to make it easier, we ironed the hems.
They both did so great and were fast learners. It was quite an ambitious project, well, six ambitious projects because we made aprons for Kristy and Tiffany, too.
Crystal and Kim pulling ruffles!
We settled into a pattern after a while. Shari sewed ruffles, Crystal and Kim pulled the ruffles and pinned them on the aprons and I sewed them on. It was quite the assembly line. I have a ruffle fetish. Hopefully, I didn't scar my friends too much and they will still love them after this.
We finally finished all the aprons at 11:50pm just as we were starting to fade. We don't stay up that late, we're mamas! This was a different party for sure, but totally Kim worthy! She's a different girl anyway who's always up for anything! It was a labor of love. Fun memories and cute aprons and deeper friendships were made! We love you, Kim!
We will miss you Joe, Kim, Reagan and Pippa! Love, The Johnsons