In America this unusual holiday falls each year on the first Wednesday after Mother's Day. While I was growing up my mother and grandmother wore aprons all the time.
My mother wore housedresses, and didn't have Spray'n Wash or Spot Shot, so I suppose protecting her clothing was necessary.
I keep several aprons in a drawer in our antique sideboard. One was my grandmother's and one was my mother's. One isn't good for anything except looking pretty. I tend to like the practical ones with the big pockets.
Click here to learn how to make an apron from an old skirt.
Here's a link to a great article on aprons.
And click here to read Linda Broday's great blog on the history of aprons.
*lizzie starr sent me this link to a store in Lincoln, NE that sells an assortment patterns for beautiful aprons. There's an online store.
*lizzie gave me this link to The Paisley Pincushion, another source for wonderful apron patterns.
Do you have any aprons? Do you ever wear an apron? Do you have memories of your mom or grandma wearing one?