Saturday, May 26, 2012

What a week

 After being away from home
 Friday morning to Monday afternoon

Entering the house no power........................
 The fridge /freezer and large freezer had not had any power from Friday 4.20pm

so what a task emptying and cleaning both fridge /freezer.......


Having a grand day patch working with two friends .laughing joking as we all do when together... 
& just enjoying each ones company...................saying bye  then collecting mail from box ..................

Visa Statement...didn't look correct................ someone had access my card to the max limited


Taking Statutory Declaration to police station to put in report of Credit card ..................

Driving back to work
on round-a-bout
 young fellow didn't give way... bang....hit me
 spun me around


 must say

car very sick now ....

I am hoping



I hope a much better week

 just stay home and do stitching

until car is repaired

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


The History of 'APRONS'

I don't think our kids know what an apron is.

The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons used less material. But along with that, it served as a potholder for

hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.

And when the weather was cold Grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old
aprons wiped many a perspiring brow,
bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables.
After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men folk knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.


Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill

to thaw.

They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.

I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron — but love...