I knew I wanted to repurpose a pair of old jeans for this project as the base. I used Hubby's jeans since men's jeans always have such good-sized pockets. I cut the legs off, cut the seat out, and saved the frontside. As you can see, all I did was to add a large pocket across front, doubling the fabric to make it a more durable pocket. (I wish I had interfaced one side, but I didn't.) Then I made two 3 x 45" wide ties and attached them right near the front belt loops and also stitched them along the top of the waistband. This way I could loop them back through the belt loops after wrapping it around my waist and tie it in front. I did tack the pocket at the top-center on either side of the fly. I could have sewn a divider down the middle, but it would have had to start at the zipper and that wouldn't work. Besides, if the apron is filled with clothespins, it will work just fine. I added a little bit of cotton lace on the bottom and on the edge of the pockets. What I love about this apron is that I have the large pocket in front, but also two large jeans pockets as well. I could put my jackknife and some gum in one pocket and my camera in the other. This apron would also work for gardening and everyday choring.
(Ewes)We worked sheep early this morning and weaned the lambs. I can hardly believe that they are five months old already and they're as big as their mothers. We turned the ewes out to the range and left the lambs to graze on the alfalfa field regrowth. The menfolk set a new water tank in the hay field for them yesterday. It reminds me of the Good Shepherd leading His flock to green pastures and good water. Those lambs are going to get so FAT out there. We will likely sell the wether lambs in three or four weeks, depending on the markets. It was so wonderful to work with those beautiful woollies again.
(Ewes & Lambs -- can you tell the difference?)