Monday, September 8, 2008

And She Donned An Apron!

*Btw, this oldest daughter insisted on it. I did it to be weird, then dropped it..she said, "No, no, it the other way!" which floored me cause she usually doesn't like me to act weird. Especially somewhere like in public or in a picture! So, I obliged!
This is the only apron I own. I have owned it for nearly five years. I have only washed it once (it is in the wash for the second time, as we speak...or rather, as I speak). I have only worn it a handful of times, trying carefully not to get it dirty (not too hard, considering the amount of baking I do).
The reason I don't like to use it too much? My eldest daughter made it, along with a tile of matching design, in first grade.
Then for the following daughters, they quit this program of making really cool things like this. I thought I would get one tile and one apron of each girls' artwork. I didn't. (I planned to put all the tiles together someday, after we have all the kids we are going to have and we have all the tiles we are going to have and we have built our dream home, and have a beautiful backsplash in my dream kitchen of all my kids' tiles....oh, the pain of shattered dreams).
Now I've finally started to use this, reasoning that I don't have to wash it after each use if I don't dirty it each time.
I love aprons. I love wearing this. Not only because it's an apron but because it's a very special apron. I only wish I would have 3 more just like it...and eventually 2 after that!


Tiaras & Tantrums said...

this is cute - but sad that you can't get more aprons!!` (I dont' even own an apron!)

Really, you have 6 (six) girls???
Your poor hubbie in about 8 years! Ha ha ha

angie said...

It is so cute, and I love that it has a story attached. Too bad about the tiles though, a collection would have been fantastic. I love that you have all those must have lots of dresses and hair bows at your house! Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you again!

Kellan said...

I love this apron and this idea that each daughter would make one - along with the tiles. So sorry that didn't work out - what a great idea and how fun. I have no aprons - I do love the idea of them and also the idea of cooking meals - tee hee!

Have a good day - Kellan

Darla said...

Kellan-I just hooted when I read that you also love the idea of cooking meals! :) :)

Angie-About the dresses and hair bows...*sigh*....too few. I don't know if I did something wrong or it's just in the genetics (I was the biggest tomboy and tried to fool people that I was a boy- NOT girly things). These girls of mine do NOT wear many dresses or skirts unless I firmly plant my foot down (for special occasions. Oftentimes they may fall in love with a dress or skirt in a store, insist that this time they WILL wear it all. the. time...and then oftentimes it ends up at my sister's for her girls.

imbeingheldhostage said...

can you scan it and make your own transfer for when this gets wash-worn?
You have a lovely blog-- I love the photos in your side bar and am eager to learn more about you!

Darla said...

Actually, now that you mention it, I just remembered that I have the actual artwork that they used to make the apron and tile.

I meant to, tonight, do a close-up of the tile...super cute picture..

Joni said...

Just keep buying those dresses, Darla! My girls make great use of them!!! :-)

Joni said...

I love the picture, by the way!