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!!
Just a reminder that its still 25% off until Wednesday,
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!)
And Loucee has done it again!! Her creativity just keeps flowing!! Look at all the beautiful details she has added!!
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!