Saturday, January 17, 2009

My girlfriend emailed the following to me, I do not know who the author is, but I love this poem/story. It reminds me of my Grandma Lou, well all of my great-grandma's really. They all wore aprons and it is nostalgic to remember such things and this story just captures my memories of them perfectly.

Grandma's Apron
The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, because she only had a few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids. And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove. Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls. In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that ' old-time apron' that served so many purposes.

Isn't this apron just the cutest?!

This beautiful apron was made by Lana from the Sassy Apron shop on Etsy It is also one the prizes being given away in Lucy and Shawnee's Flirty and Sassy Apron swap. This swap is going to be a lot of fun. Shawnee and Lucy have a lot of prizes that are being given away during the swap. If you get a chance please check out Lana's shop, she has a lot of beautiful aprons. My favorites are the aprons that have a towel loop to keep your towel handy - that is such a good idea and keeps you from wiping your hands on your pretty apron.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Apron Swap - Fun! Fun! Fun!

I am participating in another apron swap with a Valentines Day theme. I am looking forward to participating in another swap. The last one for the Holidays was fun. I loved the apron I received, and I hope my swap partner liked hers...I never heard from her.

If any of you ladies are interested in participating in an apron swap (it's lots of fun!) you should head on over to and join the fun. There is a $5 participation fee this time to help cover the cost of prize giveaways and to help those that may need a swap angel - but I think it is totally worth $5.

Happy New Year!!