Friday, April 03, 2009

Show & Tell Friday for April 3

For Show & Tell today, I thought I would share a few of my aprons. This first one was given to me by my friend Lynne. I believe she found it at a thrift shop. Isn't it pretty? Lots of work in this!

Here is a close-up of the apron bib with its cross-stitched bird. Amazing! This is stitched on 22-count (or something even finer) material. I can't even imagine doing this stitchery.

This red-checked apron was made for my son by his grandma when he was about 5. Now his daughters love to wear it when they help me in the kitchen!

This child's apron was made by my grandmother. I think she devised this pattern herself. As you see, it goes over the head and ties on the sides. This would fit a 2-year old or possibly a petite 3-year old.

And this child's apron (also made by my grandmother) is my favorite, because I remember that she had an apron made from this exact same material. The side ties for this are simply twill tape.
Oh, and I just remembered this would be my grandmother's birthday. She was born in 1901!

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  1. That first apron is pretty and was a bunch of work. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday. Here’s mine:

  2. Great aprons.

  3. Visiting you via Kelli's Show and Tell blog train!

    LOVELY aprons ... and what a coincidence you should post on your Grandmother's birthday! Bet you have a treasure chest full of sweet memories.

    Ths so much

  4. I love favorite is the red and white check...Have a wonderful Friday..Julie

  5. While all the aprons are pretty, that first one is amazing. Lots of work!

  6. What beautiful aprons! I love the one your grandmother pretty and sweet is that!

  7. Just FYI. On the first apron, the bird is the Carolina Wren (state bird of S.C.) and the flower is the yellow jasamine (state flower of S.C.). I'm from S.C.! Pretty aprons.

  8. AWWW...such cute aprons and great memories to go along with them...


  9. Thanks, ladies, for all of the sweet comments and for visiting my kitchen table. Please, all of you, feel free to stop in anytime and visit the archives. Lots of good recipes there, for one thing.

    Sharon, thanks for sharing the info about the bird and flower on the first apron. I was pretty sure that was a Carolina wren, but hadn't known that the flower was the SC state flower. This is a well-traveled apron, then!

    Hope to see you all for show & tell next week.

    God bless,


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