Thursday, January 29, 2009


A friend Emailed this to me and it reminded me of my Grandmother click here to see her aprons

The History of 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 pot holder for removing hot pans from the oven.
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 chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.
When company 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 the 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 the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.
It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that "old-time apron" that served so many purposes.
Send this to those who would know (and love) the story about Grandma's aprons.
REMEMBER: Grandma used her apron to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her Granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.
They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron. I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron--except love.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Are your electronics covered?

My daughter wanted me to make her a laptop cover while she was home on break, I wish I could take total credit, but on occasion my ideas stem from somewhere else. We scouted around and found a case we loved....and went fabric shopping. We found the same fabric and saved alot of $$$$ making it ourselves. I also made a matching Ipod case and a bag to hold all of her cords.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Trash to Treasure

A dear friend of mine was packing up to move away this past summer. While going through things she came across this old wooden sewing notions case. She asked me how much I would give her for it ? and I am not proud to say that I offered her $3.00 which she did accept, okay it is true....I am cheap.... and my friend is kind, but this is the result! I sanded it down lightly to brighten it up and with new fabric and olive jars I now have an amazing notions case.
I have looked on the internet to try to see if it is hand made or something that was mass produced. The only thing that I have is a cardboard insert from the early 1940's that says The Royal Tailors, Chicago Ill. I am not sure if someone randomly placed it in there when they made it or if it was purchased. Either way it is handy to have and I am grateful to someone elses creative whimsy.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Webkinz Hat

My daughter has jumped onboard the Webkinz craze. She loves to make things for them. Here is her horse, modeling the new hat she made from the toe of an old sock. No sewing just snipping, unless you count the buttons. Also she cut a ring from the ankle part of a sock to make the collar around his neck. Good Job J----!