Sunday, September 27, 2009

Four Corner Apron for a Nurse

This apron is for my neighbor/childhood friend who is the dedicated nurse. I found this Lori Lee fabric and knew it just had to be for her. I added the pretty red heart buttons for trim and to help hold the triangles down. I ran across this Momento that rings true to my heart:
The History of the Aprons

I don't think our kids know what an apron is.
The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, but along with that , it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the over.

It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chick, and somtimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When compan came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.

And when the weather was cold, Grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove. 

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls. 

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up teh road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and teh men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before somone invents something that will replace that "old-time apron" that served so man purposes.

And this is the way I remember it too - what sweet memories they are!

1 comment:

  1. Now that is a very pretty apron... almost too nice to get dirty!