Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Little Aprons

As I was reading some of my favorite blogs yesterday, I saw a little pink and white apron posted by Linda at Fiber Fabrications that reminded me of one I have in my collection. So, I had to go hunt it down, and sure enough they are very similar. And then I thought I'd share a couple more with you.

But first I want to highly recommend Linda's blog. I've been reading it for about six months, and I love her writing style and sense of humor. She and her DH own an alpaca farm in Nooksack, Washington. They raise and breed the alpacas, and I've learned so much about these dear creatures. In fact, I plan to visit an alpaca farm on my visit to Colorado next month. But I digress..... Linda not only has the alpacas sheered annually, but has the fibers cleaned so she can then card, spin and dye them into wonderful yarns. Or she uses them for her felting projects. The link above will take you to her family reunion post that shows the apron, but DO check out her two more recent posts as well. They are in the midst of the county fair there, and Linda has shared some wonderful pictures of exhibied quilts - including two crazies. And not surprisingly, her felted pieces and fibers won ribbons. Fiber Fabrications is always a good read!

And now, here are the aprons.

This first one is similar to Linda's, but has a crocheted heart pocket. The pattern is slightly different, but you can see why I did a double take. I bought it on Ebay last year.


This one belonged to my mother. It was crocheted in a child size for her by her maternal grandmother. I remember Oma as a small child, and am lucky to have all her wonderful crocheted doilies, tablecloths, and assorted other heirlooms.

This red one was in the family collection, along with some other red & black pieces befitting our Hungarian heritage. However, this one has a German couple in dirndl and lederhosen pictured rather than a Hungarian couple in traditional white, red and green costume. While most of our family emigrated from Hungary, there were some Germany-born relatives here and there....

Well, must go hang the laundry. Wouldn't you know; we're getting the laundry room tiled on Friday and Saturday, and the dryer's heating element went out last night. Hard to dry jeans on "air fluff/no heat", LOL. The contractor is also a handyman, so he said he'd look at the element after he pulls it out of the laundry room to tile. Gotta love a man who volunteers to fix something!
Cathy

9 comments :

Candy said...

What sweet crocheted numbers. Now I'm off to visit Linda, thanks for the share, always fun to find new reads ;-)

Linda B said...

Thank you so much for the plut, Cathy. And I'm sooooooooo behind in reading your blog. will have to earmark it and come back for a long read.

Candace said...

Wonderful aprons, Cathy - you are so lucky to have the family heirlooms!
Cheers!

Rita said...

I always have fun to find new at your blog. Keep it up. I am waiting for next.

RITA

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Cat said...

Beautiful aprons, and neat family heritage! I know some people who call their Grandma "Oma" too. Only twice have I heard that now.

Didn't you LOVE this cloudy rainy day!!!

Smiles, Cat

Gerry Krueger said...

I want your handyman... Going to bring you an apron that you might like to make for your farm shop...and BTW the best way to melt those pesky white chocolate bits is sloooowly in the microwave...

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Good Morning Cathy,

Your crochet apron is very lovely. I have never seen one like that before. I also love the one with the Bavaria emblem on the pockets. You know how I love Germany. vbg

I will go and have a look at the wool farm blog. It sounds like a blog I would enjoy reading too. Thanks for the suggestion.

Also thanks for your nice oomment on my 3rd. blogaversary post.

Hugs Judy

Cat said...

Hi Cathy! Thanks for the comment!

I will have to check out this Wheeler Farm some day!

Hey, I stopped by an Alpaca farm in Bedford, Wyoming - what a soft soft creature the Alpaca is!

Have a great weekend.

Debbie said...

those are real pretty aprons, they look dainty and very grilie.