A little over two years ago, I borrowed a smock while teaching a workshop at Me & Mrs. Jones in Memphis, TN. The smock was heavily used and smeared with paint, but there was a crisp new linen one tagged for sale on a hanger nearby. I fell so in love with my borrowed smock that I removed the new linen apron from the hanger mid-workshop and gave it to the owner to hold for me to buy. I only saw one and the paranoia set in that someone else might buy it before I had the chance to claim it. (It turns out there was an entire rack, so I was being a little silly.)
This smock and I have been like peas and carrots ever since. I wear it during events, workshops, while painting at my easel, refinishing and painting furniture, etc. I like that it doesn’t hang around my neck and I don’t have to tie it around my waist. I just slip it over my head and it’s so comfortable that I forget I’m even wearing it.
So, of course, I was wearing it at Junk Bonanza this weekend. On Friday, I was painting a dresser for a demo and giveaway and I kept walking past the “Custom Embroidery” booth as I was washing my hands or washing out brushes. I kept wishing I had thought of bringing something to have embroidered.
It finally hit me as I was drying my freshly-washed hands on my smock that I was wearing the perfect thing to have embroidered.
So, I picked out a denim blue thread and had my initials stitched on the left pocket.
It only cost $10 and took a few minutes, but it’s one of my favorite purchases from Junk Bonanza.
Here’s a hint at something else I bought that I’ll share in another post…