Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I wanted to share this apron with you which I made last spring as a birthday present for my grandmother. My grandmother is English but has been living in Norway for more than fifty years, so she's offcially my Norwegian grandmother and that's why she's called "Mormor" - the Norwegian word for your grandmother on your mother's side.
My grandmother likes to wear half aprons when she's in the kitchen but unfortunately she's had a bad fall a couple of summers ago, in which her shoulder got dislodged. This damaged some of her nerves and now she has trouble tying knots or doing other delicate things with her left hand. Most aprons, however, can only be put on by tying two strings in a knot. So, I decided to make a special apron for her that was knot-free and hopefully easy enough for her to put on. The apron can be closed in the front and has a long strip of velcro for adjustment.
My grandmother also loves butterflies and all things colorful. She hates black. I don't think I can remember the last time she wore anything black. I doubt if she even owns a black pair of pants. So, the colorful butterfly fabric was an an easy choice and I think she loved it!
Sadly, my grandmother's troubles with her hand have also forced her to stop doing her own needlework. She used to do loads of embroidery and knitting and is an expert in both these fields. I hope the physiotherapy she was recommened to do will help her get better and maybe I can show you some of her brilliant work in a future post some day.