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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Aprons are love

I think the reason I love aprons is the same reason I love pie - they are memory triggers for spending time in a warm kitchen with people now past - before I had a mortgage, or health care insurance issues, or falling down fences.

Not only do aprons cover up enough of my midlife middle, they allow me to accessorize any raggedy farm outfit, but still allow me to function as a raggedy farm girl/artist/shepherd. It's sort of like wearing a dress, but I don't have to cross my legs, and I can bend over in the chicken coop without showing 'too much' to the hens.

So if you see any vintage aprons that I might add to my weekly wardrobe, please let me know.

I also got a nice message today from Germany, alerting me to these boots. They would look quite spectacular with an apron while I deliver a pie with Pino.


Maggie Sumner said...

I have just rediscovered aprons. I have one that I got when I was about 8 or 10 and it's still in great shape and I'm able to wear it on my 42-year old frame.

They are so practical but also fun. Whimsical even. I can see, especially on the farm, why you'd love them.

Bibbi said...

I got one for christmas, not my style but useful for kitchen work. Need to get a proper one for the studio too. Still no news about your cat?

Katherine Dunn/Apifera Farm said...

I'm afraid Pumpkin is not coming back. It is gut wrenching when they just vanish. It could have been many things, but I know he's dead. Thanks for asking - and to everyone who has asked or written, thank you.

Paige said...

I love aprons too. My mom's going to sew me some that I saw at the farmer's market this summer - they're real pioneer-ish. She's also going to make me some quilt top ones as she is an amazing & fabulous quilter! I'll post some pictures of them once she gets them done.

Amy Schimler-Safford said...

Yay for aprons! What a sweet illo.

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