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!