Did anyone else's mom get the Victoria Magazine when it was in its prime years of publishing (late 80s to mid 90s or so)? My mother's best friend would always get a subscription of it as a birthday gift for her. It wasn't until I was old enough to be trusted to not color in it, or tear out pages for paper airplanes that I remember Mom letting me look through it. The timeless and romantic elegance, the savory recipes in the back, and the inviting scenes of rooms or meadows belonging to a cottage certainly had a way of "pulling me in", even as a young girl.
Not long ago when I picked up a fabric at the store, it was certainly "apron material" but it wasn't until I after cut it out and started finding trims in my drawer that it seemed to remind me of those old magazines.
Between work shifts and a few free moments here and there, I've been working on it and just finished it. It's up in the shop tonight.
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