And what would be more appropriate for my 100th post than an apron, of course!
A few months back my mom moved into a new house and was forced to do a major re-evaluation of her belongings. Everything that was before deemed necessary was now up for debate. Luckily for me, that box full of vintage '30s and '40s aprons was no longer deemed necessary to her lifestyle. Years of rummaging, long before feedsack aprons were even on the radar of antique dealers, my mom amassed a nice collection. While all of the aprons still have lots of life left, she had intended to cut them up for quilting. I will probably do the same. Some will go for quilt projects; others for summer blouses; but a few have already been put to use in the kitchen.
My give-away apron is from that box and, boy, is it a beauty! It's a full-coverage style that harkens back to those days when Oma bustled about the kitchen, cooking, hanging laundry and shooing the chickens out of the garden. No half aprons for her! There was work to be done!
The tiny floral print is accented nicely by the even tinier contrast trim. One patch pocket is perfect for your hanky or clothespin.
The apron slips on over the head and ties at the back waist. It is a little too big for me, but then I'm only 5 feet tall, and should fit the most of you just about right.
So here's how to enter the give-away:
1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me you favorite apron memory. Was it your Grandma who always had a stash of Werther's in the pocket, or was it your pre-schooler wearing your too-big apron for baking Christmas cookies?
2. Entries must be posted by Thursday, March 29th. A winner will be drawn at random on Friday, March 30th.
A big thank you to everyone who follows my blog! Over the past year, you've allowed me to share my excitement about dog fur yarn and old Electrolux vacuum cleaners. You've heard too much information about the amount of manure on our farm. You've listened to me brag about all my sewing projects and scrolled through waaay too many photos of my sheep. And yet you keep coming back! I really enjoy all of my blogosphere friendships and will continue to keep you updated on the Homestead happenings (psst, we'll be lambing in the next month or so). Thanks again, Everyone!