“An Apple A Day”

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.  We’ve all heard this old proverb a million times, right?  Well, is it true?  The saying is probably not technically true, but I believe apples are good for you.  Here’s a link that will talk you into enjoying your apple a day, it did me.

And, to remind you to have your apple every day . . . is Patience all dressed up in an apple print.  This print isn’t your usual apple print colorway—it’s pink, with prettily colored blossoms. The apples on this print are a rosy red, which is different from the usual bright, or orange-y red.

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Patience’s 3/4 length wool cardigan is hand knit with a custom mixed Peruvian Highland wool.  The color is a cool light red, it was impossible to photograph this shade.  It is always a challenge to embroider on darker sweaters.  If the embroidery colors are too light they all end up looking like the same color, and if they are too dark they disappear.  I think I got the right balance with this sweater’s embroidery.  I was even able to get some rosy apples to show up!

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Patience loves her apple leaf hair ties.  They tie over a small lock of her hair into tiny bows.

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Patience has an apple for you in her crocheted basket!  I also made her a little apple leaf branch with tiny crocheted leaves, which I attached to an actual branch with needle and thread.

So, don’t forget your apple today, if you are so inclined.  Right now I have a bag of organic gala apples in the frig.  I think I’ll slice one up (with the peel intact) and enjoy it later.

Patience’s “An Apple A Day” ensemble will be available tonight (August 28, 2016) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

I hope you all are enjoying the last Sunday in August!  Geez . . . can’t believe it!

11 thoughts on ““An Apple A Day”

  1. Catherine

    Patience’s new dress is beautiful! I love this apple print! The red cardigan is very lovely!
    It’s extremely hot for a few days! This unusual heat is very tiring.
    Hope you’re well!
    Have a good sunday!

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Catherine. Thank you for your sweet comments on Patience’s new outfit. I am happy you like it! It is still summery here too, but not too hot like your weather has been. We don’t get much extremely hot weather where I live. When we do I tend to stay indoors where the air conditioner runs almost nonstop. I hope your weather cools off a little soon.

  2. Joy

    Oh Patience is all tricked out. Adorable. Love the trim in the growth pleat.
    Our Yellow Delicious crop is almost ready for picking. The new tree we planted at my parents old house, has one apple. The deer seem to be enjoying the leaves too. 😦

    1. Joy

      You won’t believe, but when I went up to the house today, the only apple was on the ground. Still perfect!! We had it sliced for dessert.
      Maybe more next year. 🙂

      1. Cindy Rice Post author

        Oh, that’s funny. Your one and only apple wanted to be eaten today. I’m sure you enjoyed sharing it. Who got the bigger piece? lol

    2. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Joy, and thank you. You should see our apple tree this year! It’s not its year, that’s for sure. There are apples on the tree, but they are teeny tiny and pock marked. The yellow jackets are having a great time with the fruit though. What’s your secret to getting decent apples?

      1. Joy

        The secret? Pure luck! New tree is just young and the deer munch on it too, so one apple was pretty decent. The old one at our house, lots of apples this year. It’s a yellow delicious also. However, worm holes/spots on them. We’ve put out apple moth traps before, but it doesn’t seem to make any difference. If you don’t mind cutting around the bad spots, it works for us. If your tree isn’t too huge, thinning the bunches definitely makes for larger apples. We did that on part of the tree.
        And our yellow jackets are awful this year. We’ve filled two traps and are on the third. And that is in just two weeks. They can smell cat food in an instant and are there landing in the bowl while kitties are trying to eat. The cats sometimes even run when they start bothering them too much.

      2. Cindy Rice Post author

        The yellow jackets bother our (we have two now) feral cats too. Every year they are really, really bad. The last two years we had apples that had some good parts to them. This year, none at all like that. Enjoy your yellow delicious. They are good too.

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