My earliest memories of aprons were from my Grandma Sarah Alvey. Everytime you went to her house, she had a different apron on, always bright, always colorful, and always lots of detail to them. I loved Grandma's aprons! She had this huge drawer with dozens of them, and when you were helping her cook, you got to go to the drawer and pick one out! It was the highlight of my day, made me feel so grown up!
When Grandma Alvey died, we went through her stuff and my aunt let us each pick out a couple of aprons of grandma's. These are the ones I picked out for me. The red one was for Christmas, which happens to be my favorite holiday, so that is why I got it.
That's it! Aprons are practical! Necessary! But what we do to them is what makes them special! So anyways, everywhere I turn lately, there are aprons! Ruffled aprons, Smocked aprons. Short aprons. Long aprons. It is all the rage! I decided to try making me a couple of aprons. Now you have to understand that the last apron I made was in 1972 in my 8th grade home ec class with Mrs. Crumbaugh. I make dresses all the time and an occasional baby blanket, but never an apron. So here it is!
Makes me want to make another right away! It was really fun and only took about 3 hours to do! Maybe I'll start an apron revolution! No dull aprons to be found! The next one I am making is green and salmon with roses and yes, rick rack.
And next time my grandkids are at my house, I am going to dress them all up in aprons and do some baking with them! More memories!
Happy memories everyone! Hope you find an apron that makes you smile!