Thursday, 21 May 2009

A very old unfinished apron.

I received this stunning apron from Doreen, a fellow stitcher on a Postcards Yahoo Group, and also from Stitchin Fingers. People are so thoughtful! You meet someone in cyberspace, who you would never have met otherwise, and they remember you like something, so when they find one, they send it to you! Doreen has obviously been looking at my blogs, and noticed this one, so when this apron was donated to her Guild for the recycle table, she snapped it up for me instead - thank you heaps, dear friend!!

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Wear Your Apron Day - May 11th

Tomorow is The Big Day - Wear Your Apron Day!
I wear an apron at some point in every day. When I'm cooking, or washing the dishes, and that's about 3 times a day. Most times nobody sees me, and I wear aprons simply to cover my clothes, because I'm such a grub when I'm messing around in my kitchen. But if my friends drop in, they usually comment on me wearing an apron, because most of them don't!
If you are reading this, I would really enjoy receiving a comment from you, describing which apron you will wear on Monday! I've decided to wear my new Paris printed apron, as I have just washed and ironed it ready to put away, but now I'll hang it in the kitchen ready to put on in the morning.

Friday, 8 May 2009

Printed, not embroidered.

I collect embroidered aprons as part of my overall vintage linens collection, but sometimes I see an apron that I can wear on a day to day basis (yes I do, I'm a real grub in the kitchen, always splashing or wiping something on myself). Today I was browsing in an antique market, and found these two sweet aprons for $3 each. Would you have left them behind?? If you are reading this blog, I think not!

Monday, 4 May 2009

A cute addition to my collection!

A couple of years ago, I found an article about aprons in a magazine online, and I emailed the author of the article to tell her about my collection. She contacted me and we emailed back and forth for a while, then we agreed to exchange an apron with each other. I had a calico half apron with nothing embroidered on it, so I used one of my vintage transfers to iron on a design, stitched it and sent it over to Carolyn.
She said she was delighted with it, and was looking for one to send me. Well, I got it today! She has had a lot of illness and hardship in her life since we last contacted each other, hence the delay. But as I said to her, the apron was worth the wait! Cute little bib style with pretty embroidered flowers. Love it!