I think the best gifts are tied with apron strings.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
The Best Gifts Are Tied With Apron Strings
I recently came across a beautiful apron that I am having trouble putting on Cottage Violets. Once you see it I think you will know why. There was a tremendous amount of work put into this apron. I sat and looked at it a long time. Did she pray for her children or husband while she sewed. Did she pray for the crops to get in before the fast approaching thunderstorm. Did she think of all the friends she would serve in her best-after-church-apron. Was she contented and happy as she crocheted row upon row of beautiful lace trim. Were there babies at her feet and hanging onto her everyday apron as she set in the waist at her treadle machine. Was it a wedding gift for a special friend. Did she take in fine sewing to fill the family pocketbook. All the questions and the only answer I could give to myself was: she was an artisan, a sewer of fine seams, a crochet devotee, but most of all she had love. She cared to crochet the lace to set into the strings. She cared to make the careful tucks that set the design apart. Please take a look at this treasure and tell me what you think. But please don't break the reverie, the romance.