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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Aprons in the wind




Stay tuned all week for more Post Pie Day Plethora of Pics...

Many wonderful aprons came in this year....handmade by grandmothers, 5 year olds, 9 year olds, 50+ year olds. We had some packages of sweet little vintage numbers that would look wonderful on Grace Kelly as she appeared in Rear Window. We had an apron made from seed bags. They came from all over the country [90% were from east of the Rockies].

This year I hung a portion of the aprons on a line in the garden area. I was worried about rain so didn't dare hang them all. But they were all out in baskets. And I had the mannequin out too. It was as big an apron buying crowd as last year, but many were purchased. I want everyone who sent aprons to know they will all go online at Pino's 2009 Apron Gallery in the next couple weeks, so they can be admired, and purchased. Any sale will help with the Hospice event in August.

One really sweet apron story. Remember the apron from Great Grandmother Kate? It was sent in by her great grand daughter who had found it while helping her mother clean up their farm for their 100 year farm anniversary. Well, their farm was in Eastern Oregon/Bend area. And a young woman came to Pie Day, and she had grown up in Bend, and she loved the apron. I told her the story of Great Grandmother Kate, and she ended up buying the apron [She's the one in the first picture]. We thought that was so perfect. That apron has been around for over 60 years I guess, and now it will have a new life, with a new young woman. I will write a note to Great Grandmother Kate's grand daughter.

So stay tuned for the Pino Apron Gallery '09. And all you apron senders, remember, donkeys move slowly, so when you least expect it, you'll get a little thank you from Pino.

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