As far as projects, I'm happy to say that as of about 2:30 this afternoon the aprons are done! I was getting really nervous about finishing them. I'd planned to work on them during the days when the girls were at school. Then I got a job. Fortunately, they spent most of the afternoon out of the house with their father yesterday, so I was able to sew without being asked, "Mama what are you doing with the sewing machine?"
Here are the finish pictures:
here, with 4 ruffles. I modified the instructions slightly - instead of making an actual waistband piece, I made the back piece longer and folded it over.
Katie's - she loves ladybugs. And this pink has ladybugs with lime-green heads, lol.
I hope you all have a blessed and happy Christmas!