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!!!!!
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