Monday, January 24, 2011

I just join Pay it forward



I join this wonderful game from my friend Shirley blog.
And this is how it goes:
I promise to send a handmade card to the first five people who comment on this post. However, there's a catch. You must post this, offering something handmade to five other people.
The rules state that it must be something handmade or homemade by you and needs to be sent to five other people during 2011. During the year 2011, so do not worry I will get it out.
If you'd like to join in the fun, then be the first to post a comment and something handmade or homemade (card) will be coming your way at some point this year.
Isn't that cool? If you are the first to comment, please leave your email address and I will get in contact with you to get you address. Or if you are in the first 5 and you feel better to contact me and not leave your email address here is mine
So lets see what we can do!
Come play!
I will contact the first five by email for your snail mail address.

Hugs, Patricia

Something from many year ago, maybe you remember.

Aprons do you remember when? I do..



This is such a sweet story and I wanted to share it with everyone and I hope it brings back many of wonderful memories. It did for me.

Remember making an apron in Home Ec? Remember Home Ec? If we have to explain HOME EC. you can do not have to read this.

The History of 'APRONS'


I don't think our kids know what an apron is.

The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few and because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons required less material. But along with that, it served as a pot holder 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 folk 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.

Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.

They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron

I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron - but love...


I remember making an apron in Home ec and I also remember making one for Fair one year and my grandma helping me. I did not win anything but I made something. I do not think I ever seen both my grandmothers without an apron on. I hope you enjoyed this I sure did and memories are the only way we can keep our family alive in our minds. Thanks for stopping.

Hugs, Patricia