31 August, 2008

Aprons!

The program for the upcoming guild meeting was listed like this: EllynAnne Geisel - The Apron Lady - Apron Challenge - just wear an apron. OK. Can do. I wear aprons, oh yes, and they look like it! My aprons are worn to the point of looking worn out. They're not suitable for wearing out, if you understand; I'm sure you do! I decided to make a new one for the meeting, and it needed to say something. Over one hundred ladies gathered last evening, wearing aprons old and new. Some aprons had touching, poignant stories. EllynAnne explained that an apron, rather than being a symbol of domesticity that holds women back should be thought of as a vehicle that takes women back. A simple apron can connect us with another time, with a fondly remembered loved one, with precious memories. How many other memories are so tangible that we can simply slip them over our heads or tie them around our waists and be instantly transported? Click on the link above to visit EllynAnne's website, she has gathered a wealth of apron knowledge and is eager to share. Before we disbanded, Nane posed for this photo wearing a family apron that belonged to either her mother or her grandmother, what a treasure!

Life is Good!

11 comments:

Nane said...

I should have ironed!!

KarenF said...

Once again I forgot what day it was!! Had I gone I would have worn my "Hard Times Cafe" apron that I bought in NoVA when I first got out of college. You're right, something as simple as an apron really can transport you back...

mamaspark said...

I think this must have been fun! I don't have any aprons though. I guess I need to work on that right??

paula, the quilter said...

I have 1 (count them) one!! apron. I am a messy cook and made myself an apron out of desperation. Auntie gave me the fabric and I had a bit of rick-rack that matched -- a highly unlikely occurrence as the fabric is an orange print. I wear it a lot.

Libby said...

Oh how right your are . . . one of my most treasured 'things' is the apron that my grandma made and my mom wore *s*

Quilt Memories said...

Wish I had been there! Your Model sure is cute and I like both of your all aprons...I have an apron my step mother gave me years ago, her Mother had made it. I cherish it, but don't wear it, but then I have never worn aprons....Lazy, lazy me!

Ancestor Collector said...

I have one apron, that dear daughter made me in 7th grade sewing class. It has barnyard animals on it, but it's so special whenever I wear it. My mother had a "cocktail" apron: it was dark pink moire taffeta with an over-skirt of sparkly black flocked chiffon....oh my gosh, I love that apron. I thought she looked so glamorous in it! I used to ask to play dress up with it. :-) Such good memories.

Cheryl said...

What fun!!! My cupcake partner Tammy sent me the most wonderful cupcake apron! My mom always wore an apron..nice they have made such a BIG comeback!

Quiltdivajulie said...

The only apron is one that DH uses when doing certain types of outdoor cooking. I love looking at them but rarely wear one... now, my mother and grandmother ~ that's a whole different story. They were apron fanatics!

Salem Stitcher said...

Leave it to you to make an apron for the occasion! It is very VERY cute and I hate I missed the meeting but (sigh) I was sitting on the back deck watching the waves.

Tanya said...

I have aprons too... I wonder why I don't use them more often. Ok, thanks to you, my apron is getting put on today! And maybe I'll even go wash the dishes!