Monday, May 5, 2008

Flirty Apron Swap II

Run over and sign yourself up...Shawnee is hosting another GREAT swap!! While you are there check out the great giveaway! Sign up early and you will be entered to win an apron from Sassy Apron!!

What to do to be entered:

1. Sign up by May 15th (midnight PST)
2. Comment on the flirty apron blog about your two fave aprons
3. Add a post on your own blog about the swap and giveaway
4. Put the swap button on your blog (code available at flirty apron swap blog)!

Now what are you still doing reading this:) GO SIGN UP!!!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Dust Off Your Favorite Apron!!

Get ready to strut your stuff in your bestest apron:)

History of Aprons

I got a cute little email that I wanted to share...

Grandma's came in all shapes and sizes but their aprons always fit!!
The reality in this is one must be old enough to have experienced an older generation grandma!!

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, 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 .

When Grandma rocked us to sleep, she would cover us with her Apron, we felt so snug wrapped in it.

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.

Send this to those who would know, and love the story about Grandma's aprons.

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 was on that apron. I don't think I ever caught anything from a Apron.