Saturday, May 24, 2014

A Representation

For a few years now I have loved aprons.
Everything from the neck to knee practical types

and even the dainty frilly types.

I have collected many patterns, and especially love the vintage ones.

One of my favorites is this pattern set from Cindy Taylor Oates

I have made the one on the right and the middle one.
It was lots of fun, and they are soooo sweet in real life!!

I think I love them so much because they remind me
of a time when life appeared so much simpler than it is today!!

I have to say appeared because I'm only 38,
perhaps it's the whole "Grass is greener on the other side" thing.
I don't know. And I'm not saying it was perfect either.

However, I do honestly think that we have complicated our lives
with so much superfluous stuff, and we are encouraged to constantly
want more, achieve more, get more and have more.

All our lives we are told you can do anything you want
 and have anything you want, if you can't buy it, you can rent it!!!
When is it enough????

It seems to be the message these days, that if you are not constantly
 striving for your personal best and professional excellence
 then you are not a fulfilled human being.

I'm sorry guys, not a very positive post, but I find it very
disheartening when I think about all the troubles going on
and the pushing and shoving used to get people to tow the line.

I am grateful for many a things that I experience each day,
and they don't cost me anything but a bit of awareness and kindness.

So after all that ranting!!!

I'd like to propose a toast!!!!!

Here's to........

a stranger smiling at you
the sun shining
the fresh air
flowers in the garden
birds tweeting in the trees
the smell of fresh cut grass....

And vintage aprons

Hugs N Kisses
Barb :)


  1. Yes I have to agree with what you say. Oh for the simple life. I raise my glass! Love your aprons.

  2. Not ranting...heartfelt expression. I do agree with you. Someone said recently we are in the times of the super egos and rabid self promoters but I like to think the kind, generous and humble will prevail! Love all your pretty aprons x

  3. Oh yes, I agree. As for the aprons, I too love them and remember fondly of my grandma putting her apron on everyday...and she wore it all day. I toast right back to you your which brought a smile to my face.

  4. Great post. I think/feel this all the time. I love aprons myself. I have 5 or 6 i use. Hugs,xx

  5. Very wonderful words there Barb - I totally agree, and I guess that is what happens when each of us is born with the freedom to make our own decisions & have our own will. I just try to live as simply, honestly & compassionately as I can each day.

    As for your Aprons, I am a confirmed Apron Fan for many years, & have a collection I love. Some get used all the time, some are Sometimes Aprons and some are never worn... enjoy yours!!