Monday, 16 March 2009

Grandma’s Apron

Morning to you all,

Our local paper “ons nuus” (our news) ran an article on the history of the apron in their latest edition and I just had to share it with you! It goes to say the principal use of grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath – because she only had a few and it was easier to wash the apron than the dresses. It also served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven, drying children’s tears and on occasion was used for cleaning out dirty ears! LOL! It’s other uses were to assist in the chicken coop – carrying eggs, fussy chicks and half-hatched eggs to finish hatching in the warming oven.  When company came the apron was an ideal hiding place for kids running from puckering lips. It served to keep grandma warm and those big old aprons helped her bring in chips and kindling wood into the kitchen, carried veggies in from the garden and carried the peels and scraps back out to the fertilizing area’s. It was used to quickly dust the furniture should anyone pop over unexpected and when dinner was ready, grandma walked onto the porch and waved her apron to signal to the men that grub was up! It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that old-time apron that had so many uses! Remember – grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her grand-daughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw out (YEP THATS ME!! hahaha)

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

I had a wonderful surprise from Jazzy and Loucee this weekend, they sent through some beautiful work they had made with my new kit I got all excited again LOL!!



Just a reminder that its still 25% off until Wednesday,

Normal price $5.80 – now selling for $4.35


This is a Beautiful LO from Jazzy using a picture of her and her mom set in the 1948-49. I adore the word art and vintage feel she’s given this masterpiece! Her word art really adds a special  finishing touch to any layout. (Thanks Jazzy, its beautiful!)

easter card

And Loucee has done it again!! Her creativity just keeps flowing!! Look at all the beautiful details she has added!! easter card-b

Kim is so right to call her the HYBRID GURU!!! Loucee  has cut the goose out and layered her with foam pads as well as doing some of the leaves!! Lots of work there and it came out beautifully!! She also added a bit of gold to the leaves and around the edges of the card and added gems!! Aren’t they stunning, I love the gems on the goose, given her a beautiful face lift heheh!! (thanks Loucee  you’ve gone to so much trouble and lots of work to produce a fantastic card!)

Have a great day everyone! I’m off to thaw out supper LOL!


Snowsmoon said...

That card is AWESOME...thank you for sharing. I am just making my rounds and wanted to stop by to say hello.

Dawn aka Snowsmoon's Design

Melanie said...

WOW! You are right! Those ARE great surprises! I don't have the patience to cut all those things out by hand. Isn't Loucee a wonder? And Jazz does some amazing heritage layouts. AND I just loved the grandma's apron story. Made me feel all nostalgic. You're a good story-teller as well as a great artist. Thanks for the walk down memory lane!

Mrs. Miles said...

What a wonderful story on aprons. I have a real sweet one made of an old pair of denim jeans, trimmed with gingham. I've actually blogged it - if you search my blog for the word apron it should come up.

SIGH the cards as SOOOOOO pretty!

I'll be back, just having a real busy day AGAIN here, Thanks so much for sharing.

You know your story reminded me about an old story on "clothes lines" and what they used to signify. I might have to hunt that one up for you...

Kim B said...

HAHAHA- and my pie is sitting thawing next to yours! lol
I don't even think I've ever dirtied an apron yet- sheee's now that's bad! lol
Cute story sis- perfect to end my day- exhausted, but nearly all done! YAY!
Will catch ya tomorrow

nighty night

Judy said...

That apron story brought back memories of my mother and grandmother who used to wear them all the time and use them for the things as described in the story. Thanks for sharing it.
The card made by Loucee is stunning!....wish I had the patience to cut all the bits out.
A great heritage layout by Jazzy too. Thanks for showing them.

Jazzy said...

I loved your story too Gazye..reminded me so much of my mother and grandmothers..when they got dressed in the morning that apron went on and it came off at the end of the day. I have some of my grandmothers aprons and I have on occassion worm one..but not for long and it didnt do all that LOL
Thanks for showing my layout and for the nice comments..and yes Loucee did it again''love the cards.Have a nic day and thanks again..

Jazzy said...

Umm sorry I added an extra letter in your name..LOL

Kim B said...

OMG_ had to let you know that Wayne was cooking supper now ( too- uhum- hahahaha) and the stove ran out of GAS- BWAHAHAHAHA
I swear this household is jinxed- but it's causing lots of laughter-

Nathan brought out his little tiny HIKING gas thing so they could finish the gravy and the mash- OMG- tooo funny. Landed up putting the chops under the grill- lol

Ok- going to make coffee now-