Saturday, June 21, 2008

The APRON EXTRAVAGANZA .... FINALLY , the aprons !!!!! (and a little bit of a quilt, too...)

Awhile ago I promised to show you all pictures of some of my mother's aprons .... it was back around Mother's Day, I think .... well that kind of got pushed to the back burner with all the prom and graduation and birthday stuff going on .... all that plus our usual state of disorganization here at MBIAJ and here we are on the FIRST DAY OF SUMMER with my intended Mother's Day apron post !!!! So, today is finally the day for THE APRONS !!! BUT, before you get to see the aprons, here's a progress report on the Graduation Quilt (deadline July 4th for the Graduation Party ... i.e. 2 weeks minus 1 day and counting .... YIKES !!!)

..... with a teeny bit of time here and there, I've managed to get some of the quilt top pieced (when Daisy isn't parked on it)

....wait a second and I'll bribe Daisy with kitty treats to get her off of it so you can see what I've got so far ....


....anyhow, there's a slim chance that I'll actually finish this in time for the grad party BECAUSE #1) it's only a large lap size quilt and #2) I'm only shooting for a finished top and finished back (i.e. not a finished quilt) by party time BECAUSE I'm planning on having the back be mostly a plain off white fabric so everybody at the party can sign it .... that is if Matt the Grad doesn't think that's too uncool .... so I want to be able to lay the back of the quilt out on a table for signing. OK! enough yakking .... I've got a quilt to work on!!! So.... while Daisy and I go sew, you all enjoy the APRON EXTRAVAGANZA !!!!

First I'll start with the "I LOVE LUCY" era (circa 1955-ish) when Nancy (aka Mom) was planning her 1956 July wedding to George .... I think some of these aprons were bridal shower gifts ....


....these three look like the kind of apron you wear while making your first Thanksgiving dinner for the inlaws (very respectable ....)

....then there's this flirty little see through number ....

......it's a Hostess Apron to wear for all those smart dinner parties you have ....(that the inlaws are NOT invited to!!)



.....OK, on to the '60's ....

.....Swingin' His & Hers aprons!!! Don't these look like something Rob and Laura Petri would have worn for their circa 1963 backyard BBQ?!?


.... I'm not sure if this apron is from the late 1960's or the 1970's .... but I LOVE IT!!! One of my dad's patients made it as a gift for my mother ... all that embroidery is hand done!!! Wait.... here are a couple of close ups of the embroidery....


...isn't that AMAZING !!!

... now these last 3 are from the 1970's (I think)...

...(you can click on any of the pictures to make them bigger....)










.....and .... while all of these aprons look great on us gals .....

......ya just gotta love Ricky Ricardo in a frilly apron!!!!! (oops! ANOTHER blurry picture !! sorry!)




Hope you enjoyed the APRON EXTRAVAGANZA !!!! Be back soon!

Toodles,
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

8 comments:

Dandelion Quilts said...

Matt's quilt top is taking shape. :) I love the motorcross fabrics. Thanks for sharing the aprons. They look like they are in great shape.

Dawn said...

Holey moley!.....dirtbike fabric? Now, that is cool! And I love the idea of having the back of it -signable- that is so terrific.

Your aprons are so lovely---I could get misty-eyed looking at their beauty.

Susan said...

Love the aprons.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Glad I checked back so I can see the rest of the cool aprons. I like the 70's one too! Thanks for the towel praise. You made me laugh, as I knew you would, about the quilt. There is no way I could be without my pirate for 2 weeks...but, you are right he is a task master!

Mona said...

{applause} What a wonderful apron extravaganza!! Thank you for sharing those lovelies.
Don't kitty cats make the best paper (and fabric) weights!?
That quilt is coming right along, keep up the good work!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOW how amazing that you have all your moms aprons. they are wonderful and love the quilt you and daisy are working on.

Dawn said...

Sheesh!....I had a glitch in my blog comment section. Please, please come back if you weren't able to visit!

BusyLittleQuilter said...

I love Matt's quilt. I'm sure with little bits of sewing time here and there, you'll get it finished for the party.

The aprons are beautiful.