Earlier in the week a lovely packet from Kathy thudded through my letter box! Inside was my prize shopping from Everyday Bliss' Etsy shops...and please note that it took me WEEKS (change that to MONTHS...) to decide what to choose; from time to time Kathy had to remind me not to forget (was that very Irish?)!Well this is the result and...BE JEALOUS folks! be VERY jealous!!!
The two prints are from Flor Larios and are even more beautiful in reality than they are in her shop photos- I'll definitely be buying them as presents in the future, I can't stop looking at them which is why I got cheap frames to put them in for the time being, so they don't get spoilt with handling!
And d'you see the star necklace in the box? Its so pretty! Its in the dinkiest box too, real gift presented- this is from Happy Cloud Moments, and to be honest I'd like to buy up half her shop...for myself too, nothing so generous as presents!!
Kathy added the pirate card (I wonder why she thought wacky pirates would appeal to me?!...)- can't you just feel a quilt design coming on?? and the Flying Wish Paper- which I've never come across before but sounds such fun; you write a wish and then light it and it floats upwards!
I'm saving that to make wishes one evening when my girls are all home for the hols- I thought it would be fun and also something to remember!
So THANK YOU Kathy, so very much! I had such fun choosing my gifts, and they are giving me great pleasure now!
A good friend emailed me this and I'm posting it because I expect it will amuse yous, as well as taking you for a little walk down Nostalgia Lane!
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 ears.
From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.
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 Autumn, 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 folks knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.
It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.
And another thing:Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw!
They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron. I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron - but love...
Thank you Diana for my lovely apron- I wear it with thankfulness for your kindness, and now I can add all the above reasons too!!!