My new apron fascination is fancy pockets. I guess I have made so many aprons at this point that it's a bit old hat so I have been branching out. This pocket is a little patchwork house inspired by a Japanese craft book (I don't have the ISBN # handy but comment if you want it and I will edit to add.) It was terribly difficult for me to make, having never used triangles in patchwork before but now I think I have it figured out. Who would guess that those tiny triangular "sky" pieces would trip me up so much? Sometimes I look at a picture of something (like a patchwork house, for example) and I think "I could make that. How hard could it be?" and then I try to make it and find myself swearing like a longshoreman and cursing my own arrogance. Luckily, it usually works out alright in the end.
We have just returned from a mini-break at the beach. I will post more as soon as I catch up on laundry!