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Unauthorized Clotheslines & the Rebellious Spread of Apron Love

Last weekend, I ran a clothesline from my front porch to a tree out by the street. Those who were watching this curious activity unfold were probably relieved when I started pinning aprons instead of undies to the line. Oh the suburban horror that would have caused. Hmm…

Anyway, I needed a place to hang up all my handmade aprons for a quick photo shoot for an article about the resurgence of sewing that I was invited to be a part of. As it turned out, shooting pictures of my aprons was more fun than I expected, especially with all the curious looks from passersby. I took the clothesline down before I got hauled before the neighborhood association board, although I must admit that going to a hearing about disturbing the peace with a handmade apron display would make for excellent blog fodder. I would probably even make a special apron for the occasion. : )

Ah, well, maybe someday I will live in the country where I can be free to dry clothes in the front yard, raise chickens, keep bees and turn my lawn into an organic vegetable garden. In the meantime, I’m going to keep making aprons and hanging them up for impromptu photo shoots from unauthorized clotheslines.

You can read the AOL article by Judi Ketteler here. It’s lovely to be included along with five super talented women, including three former CraftSanity guests: Amy Karol (episodes 27 and 55), Alicia Paulson (episodes 17 and 91) and Betz White (episodes 24 and 68). Thanks, Judi! And a special thanks to my talented sister, Julie, for making me look good. Her camera skills are magical.

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Comment from ellen
Time: July 9, 2009, 6:48 pm

The world is becoming a pretty regimented place when an unauthorized clothesline is an outrage! Get your rebellion on!

Comment from leslie
Time: July 9, 2009, 7:19 pm

aprons to the people!

Comment from michele
Time: July 10, 2009, 4:29 am

Found the article earlier today on another site. The photos are really great.

Comment from Pat
Time: July 10, 2009, 1:16 pm

I live in an area with a HOA and thats one of the reasons Im leaving it! And where Im going, thats beginning to happen alot too. Ive already told one realtor, I will NOT look at any homes in a HOA neighborhood. So Ill be looking for some land, a small farm……something like that where people are allowed to be people. Good thing nobody in your area complained. The ones around here would have!

Comment from Kari
Time: July 13, 2009, 10:34 pm

Congrats on the article Jennifer. You look great!!

Comment from melissa
Time: July 17, 2009, 4:23 pm

saw your article last week. you looked lovely! also, congratulations on taking the plunge to stay and home and work around taking care of your sweet girls. i did so myself a couple of months ago and once i finally got a routine going, it has proved to be a wonderful choice. enjoy!

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