Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's Dream Scheme Thursday

Today is a "Free" post.
I decided to feature my new favorite stencil.....the Apron.

I traced the image onto fabric, cut it out and layered it. Pretty simple.
It reminded me of a verse my mom gave me, because my Grandmother was never without her apron:
History of APRONS

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

The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect
The dress underneath, because she only had a
Few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses
And they used less material, 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

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying
Eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched
Eggs to be finished in the warming

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 fall, 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

It will be a long time before someone invents something
That will replace that 'old-time apron' that
Served so many purposes.

Send this to those who would know (and love) the story
About Grandma's aprons.


Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the
Window sill to cool.

Her Granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to

They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs
Were on that apron.

* I don't think anyone ever caught anything from an apron. *

I hope this brings happy memories to you too!
Check out the other team members blogs for more fun ideas......
till next week.


  1. T... great card and I love the verse you included with it, Made me think of my grandma. I love the fabric you used and the colors. hope everything is well with you.

  2. I love this card done in fabric...and the poem brings back many memories of country. it!

  3. I like the fabric and the happy memories. Good job on layering everything together.

  4. This is so sweet, I love the fabric layering and the wonderful verse you shared. Thanks!

  5. this is lovely. Love the colors! Love the stencil! GREAT

  6. Love your card, Terrece, and all the memories it brought back. Did you adhere the fabric to card stock before cutting it out?

  7. Clever idea using the fabric with the apron stencil! Good job.

  8. I love that paper-pieced apron of yours (one of my favorite things to do with that stencil!), and that story is wonderful! My Gran's aprons were the little ones for her cocktail parties! I wished she had saved them for me.

  9. WOW, wow, wow Terrece!! Great job and very innovative!! I hope you are well.