Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I wear an apron

I like to wear an apron. I prefer a full apron to a half apron. I have several: one I stole from my mom....I wear it when I ice cakes. One my mom made for me from her grandmother's huge material stash....I like to wear it when I have to take food somewhere and I'm likely to spill it. Two are vintage that I couldn't part with: I like to wear them when I make old-fashioned food like bread or when I am cleaning the house for company. I am also likely to wear these "out" which drives Robb a little nuts, but I feel very "Country Living" when I do. One was a gift from my mother in law and reads "Eat your vegetables" and I like to wear it when I do food preservation. And one is this really thick denim BBQ one that looks like one Dr. Carter used to wear when he helped his wife make breakfast.... I like to wear it when I use power tools. I especially like to put on an apron when I have a lot to do and I don't feel like doing it. There is just something about "suiting up" for me that helps me get moving. So when I found this post from a couple of clicks away, I could relate.

7 comments:

A said...

Kind of reminds me when my dad wears his full body jump suits out in public . . .

Jasmine said...

I have an apron that has a cupcake on it... I wear it pretty much all the time.
I love it.

Matthew said...

I come from a hillbilly family (that's right: I'm nothing but po' white trash--wanna fight about it?), and the tradition is for all the men over a certain age to wear overalls all the time everywhere (there's also something entailing pocket knives, tobacco, and never being more than 10 feet from a firearm, but I digress).

I don't recall ever seeing my grandfather in anything but overalls unless he was in the hospital. He was buried in his best "dress" overalls. I have a cousin who is continuing the tradition, but I generally refrain because 1) I don't want to embarass anybody and 2) they're too darn hot in the summer time. I have considered wearing overalls with the legs cut off to the knees, but I figure I'm strange enough. ;-)

aem said...

oh how i long for a good, full, vintage apron. i have some half aprons that belonged to my great-grandmother, but haven't had much luck finding full ones...

Garrett said...

Suiting up...i figure in the life of amother they should always be suited up. Something is always being thrown there way.

Anonymous said...

what about the one I made for you???? Ok, insecurties aside, you KNOW how I love aprons; I actually keep one in my purse for just in case!!
-court

Jess said...

I love aprons too but I never remember to put mine one. Instead, I'm forever wiping stuff on my pants. Typical. I really like to sew aprons because they are so easy and suddenly there you have something super cute. Thanks for all your encouragment Ness, by the way. I'm still laughing about your whack-a-mole illustration. Perrrrrfect.

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