Nov 03 2007
Category: Crafts. Sewing

(Stick with me for this post… I’m not feeling very clever with words today.)

The last theme for the Tie one On apron challenge was “Local Pride.”

I was born and raised in Charleston, SC, but spent my teen years in Columbia, SC. When this apron assignment was issued, I was preparing to get married and move to Florida. I thought I wouldn’t have time to complete an apron for Tie One On. But then after we had moved to Pensacola, FL, Amy extended the challenge!

And then, we were packing up to move again, this time to Milton. So…

Finally, in my second house in Florida, I hunkered down and finished my Local Pride apron. I decided to use the deliciously beautiful Emerald Coast of Pensacola as inspiration. The water at the beach here is a lovely clear green, not blue. So with a green theme, and using embroidery, applique, and shisha embroidery, I came up with my this, representing my brand new local pride:

9 Comments on Tie One On – Local Pride

  1. Ashley says:

    This was such a neat stumble! Especially since I was born and raised in pensacola, fl. I didnt read anything but look at the pics and was like…green, fl….where is she from the gulf coast? Darned if thats where you were. Great Apron!!

  2. Elaine Rainbird says:

    Thank you for your excellent tutorial on Sishka mirror-work, I now feel more confident on getting started on a project, many thanks.

  3. Elaine Rainbird says:

    Thank you for your excellent tutorial on Sishka mirror-work, I now feel more confident on getting started on a project, many thanks.

  4. […] lightweight, not sharp at all, and readily available in many colors. They worked perfectly in my “Local pride” apron. I also think it would be really neat to use coins from around the world in shisha […]

  5. Craft Tutorial Links | Joyful Abode says:

    […] it is, it’s that Indian mirror embroidery that’s so gorgeous. I recently used it in my Tie One On Local Pride apron… instead of mirrors though, I used paillettes (those giant sequins with one tiny hole near […]

  6. Joyful Abode says:

    Hey Barb. In a few days, I’m planning to do a craft tutorial links post. There will be a great link for shisha embroidery in there. Keep your eyes out for it!

  7. Barb says:

    Incredible. I would like to learn more about shisha embroidery. Do you have any advice?

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