Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Apron contest winner!

I had a terrible migraine last night ...and I still have it this morning (probably my least favorite way to wake up) . Anyway this is not a cry for pity but rather an example of how wonderful my man is. He did the drawing last night and took pictures and everything(he is far more thorough about things than I am).

Thanks dada!

Any way the winner is Apron Strings and Other Ties that Bind. I found that This random winner could not have been more appropriate after seeing this wonderful little quote on her blog

"Welcome to the ramblings of my mind.

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

The principal use of Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing 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 autumn, 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 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 kitchen counter to thaw.

~copied from an email…

This fits appropriately in my blog…and still applies today. Some things just don’t change."

Thanks to everyone who participated in the give-Away!


Anonymous said...

I am absolutely thrilled! Love aprons, I do, and I will wear this one with great pride. I promise to "forget" to take it off when I go to town at least once.

I tried to email you but for some reason I can't get through. I'll try sending my mailing info via my hotmail account.

I cannot thank you enough!


Michele P. said...

big congrats to the winner, loved the post! a deserving win, I must say! Sorry to hear about your migraine, I get those and they really, really suck. Take care, and try to get some rest. ps. what a sweet guy you have to do the drawing for you!