My aprons change with the seasons. I have to confess that I usually forget to put them on until after I've splattered myself with something. I always look down after I've splashed my last unstained shirt. Duh! I like one piece aprons with pockets. A pocket for my cell phone. What do you think our mothers kept in their apron pockets? I don't really remember my mom wearing an apron while growing up. I don't remember her having clothes with grease stains either. She did all of the baking. My dad was the dinner cook. Dinner was never fancy. Spaghetti or pork chops, chili beans on Fridays. He made this stuff called S.O.S.. Maybe some of you know what the initials stand for. I'm too ladylike to tell you. Hah! It was hamburger meat with gravy and he served it over toast. My mom worked and my dad retired early and was home. She did the baking. Dessert. Do you remember when dinner always ended with dessert? Cake, cookies. She made the best rolls at Thanksgiving. She used to work in a bakery and decorate cakes. She made my cousin's wedding cake. It was decorated with bright blue roses. I asked her if she remembered it the other day. She doesn't remember my cousin who has the most beautiful blue eyes or the bright blue roses on her wedding cake. I said "how could you ever forget those blue roses?" But, she did. She will be 80 soon. She forgets a lot of things lately. Except what time her soap is on and what is going on with Congress. She and the dog keep me company during the day. Some days they both drive me nuts and I sit over here and read blogs and pretend that I am somewhere else. Or I sit at the sewing machine and work on a new apron or make an apron pocket out of paper. That was fun. My tag is the pocket on Betty B's apron at her very own diner. It's an all pink and aqua colored diner in my imaginary world where the pies are calorie free and served with real whipped cream. Big fat pork chops with mashed potatoes and gravy. Won't stick to your hips or thighs. And chocolate chip cookies for free because Betty is happy that you stopped to see her. Sounds good? It does to me too.
These cute apron pocket tags were from Elizabeth's Apron Pocket Tag Swap. I'm going to hang some up in my kitchen where I do all of the cooking wearing my pink apron with one pocket. My cell phone usually starts ringing as soon as I get my hands wet and I'm staggering around after I've tripped over the dog. That's my life.