I love aprons. You can't have too many of them. The collection I have is special to me and I can tell you when I got each of them, who they came from and where I was in life when I got them.
Aprons are so symbolic. They are the official uniform of mothers. They represent our stand to serve and protect our families. I am afraid I do get a little emotional when I think about them. Most of my happiest childhood memories involve someone in an apron. My mother used to make aprons for each of her married daughters and daughters-in-law for Christmas. She quit the tradition before I got married but I did manage to get 2 of them and they are my favorites. I intend to copy them sometime.
In my rambling searching of the Internet I found Tie on and loved the idea. I don't know if I will follow her challenge but the thought of making a new apron for myself or for loved ones just thrilled me. SOOOOoooo. This year, 2007, I have set the goal to make a new apron every month and post the pattern or tutorial here so that others can make them if they like. I love finding patterns that only need directions and no pattern pieces so we will see what we can do. I don't want to have to go out and buy someones pattern and don't want to make anyone else do that either.
I was working on this when the power blinked out over a week ago with the Great Freeze of 2007 here in SW Missouri. I was just up loading my pictures when the power went out and we were thrust into the dark and sub freezing temperatures of the worst Ice Storm we have had for about 20 years. I will post about that next. :o)