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Monday, November 2, 2009

Aprons

November 25 2009 - National Tie One On DaySaturday when we got home Bruce went to get the mail and returned carrying two cupcakes, decorated with Halloween sprinkles. He thought the mail lady had left these, unwrapped fresh homemade cupcakes. I said, “Don’t be silly, she would have at least put saran-wrap around them”.

 
However, there was also a bag there by the mailbox that he hadn't looked in yet. There was a book about aprons and a late birthday card from my friend Georgia. She and her 10-year-old granddaughter had been by. I’m sorry I missed them. Georgia and I have been friends since our kids were babies, now we both have great grandkids. She had found the most adorable birthday card with daisies, just perfect for MissDazey.

This book is so interesting, filled with patterns, stories, and photos of aprons. The author is EllynAnne Geisel, her site is Apron Memories. It's another exciting story how someone turned their hobby into a business. I did some searches, couldn't believe how many books, sites, etc there are on aprons or how much people are paying for vintage ones on eBay.

National Tie One On Day™ – November 25, 2009

“Women clad in aprons have traditionally prepared the Thanksgiving meal, and it is within our historical linkage to share our bounty.” EllynAnne Geisel
The Apron Book: Making, Wearing, and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort

I actually spent hours having the most enjoyable time reading about aprons. There are hundreds of them listed online, especially on sites like eBay and Etsy. When I was browsing Etsy, I found the cutest vintage Christmas apron with kitties on it. One of my daughter-in-laws loves both Christmas and cats, so of course I bought it for her.


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