Monday, September 20, 2010

What An Apron Speaks To Me...


What a wonderful day, It looks like fall, but feels like summer. I went out and picked some fresh tomatoes and picked a wee little pumpkin for my youngest grandson Marshall. It was just his size. The smell of fresh tomatoes just makes my mouth water. And the color of pumpkins makes me feel like fall is here.

I wanted to make a comment on what an apron does for me and speaks to me. This may bore some of you off your rockers, but it was tugging at my heart strings.
An apron makes me feel like I am dressed to prepare a meal for those I love. To do a job that is much needed and required. I want to fulfill my calling as a women, wife, and mother. And for some reason it makes me feel like it is a small thing. But it gives myself and my family a happy feeling, knowing that when they see Mom or Grandma with her apron on, something must be cooking.

 I love to wear my aprons, and I have many ones to choose from. I like to even sew them in many
different colors and patterns. I believe it has been a ministry to make them and give them away, to encourage women to be keepers of their homes.

Now, my aprons are not all balled up in a pile, but rather I love to wash and iron them. I keep them 
in a drawer in my kitchen.  And I have them ready to pick a new one every couple of days.
I have a sweet little hanger hook shaped like a tea pot that I hang my apron on that I am using,
on any given day. I can actually feel a difference about being in the kitchen as soon
as I put my apron on.

If you have never worn an apron I encourage you to try wearing one, you just may realize
that this is what you have been missing!

May your kitchen smell heavenly!
May you feel lovely and domestic!



9 comments:

Pam said...

Roxy, I love that you came back and added this. It touches my heart so much, and truly expresses what I think all of us moms, grandmas, wives feel in our hearts, and lifts up our heads in a reminder of the noble task that it is to be a mama and homemaker, while the enemy wants to steal that away from us, our Lord affirms us.
Love you so much,
Pam

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

I so agree with you. I never start a day without my apron. I am needing to make some new ones. Mine are getting a bit worn.
Have a great day!

Pioneer Beauty said...

Dear Roxy,
I just came over from Pam's Place..well blog that is..I am so excited about the Apron Swap..and I just signed up to be one of your New Friends.. :)

Look Forward to visiting again
Have a Blessed Day in Our Lord
Angelina

Elizabeth said...

Roxy I loved the aromas of fall you described. Tomatoes and pumpkins. You took me right to your cozy peaceful home. And it brings back memories of bonfires, chili and stars in the evening sky at your house. I loved reading how an apron speaks to you. I still have my apron that you made me and every time I put it on I think of you.

I love you Roxy!

Marie said...

Roxy,
loved what you said about why and how you wear an apron. It filled me with an inspiration to start wearing mine more and it also allowed me to look at them differently. I also love the apron you just made. It is so pretty.

I have been telling MIssy on Facebook that she needs to get a blog but maybe you can encourage her to start one. I know that she would have so many yummy things to share as well. Same with Amy. I miss her too!!!

Love you so much
~Marie

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Roxy,
I have had aprons on the brain for the past week, and I don't know why! So, when I saw Pam's blog, I decided to come over from I Owe it All to Him to say "hi." I love your apron and your inspiration.
Hugs,
Cindy

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

This is great! I have some of my grandma's old aprons and they are treasures to me. My favorite apron right now is one that came all the way from Africa and is made by African women.

Laura Lane said...

Roxy,

I find that putting on my apron gives me an in charge of my work feeling. It makes me feel old-fashioned and homemakery. You inspire me to make a new apron. I've three or four, but they're getting rather worn out.

I like to sew my dresses myself. Wouldn't it be lovely to make a new apron in a coordinating pattern?

Ah, if I sewed as much as I dream....

Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,
Laura
...about to put on my apron!

Laura Lane said...

I just came across this post again. I still haven't sewn an apron to match the dresses I've made. I've been using up my stash of fabric and didn't have any with enough extra for an apron. Maybe next time I buy dress fabric.

I really like the one you made for me. I feel so blessed.

May God bless you, too!

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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