Tuesday, November 11, 2008

christmas aprons!!


well, it's begun for me . . . the wonderful holiday season! i'm making my lists, shopping at lunchtime and making goodies to give as gifts. my plan is always to have all my shopping done before thanksgiving but i never accomplish that goal. and, the making of gifts lasts up until the very last minute. there's always just one more idea for a great little crafty gift!

a couple of years ago, i made my mom, my daughter, her daughter and myself matching christmas aprons. when we all got together at mom's house to bake cookies together, i presented each of them with their apron. what fun to wear them while we baked together. it sure made me miss grandma j, my mom's mom. she was a terrific cook and pastry chef! when i was small and we got together with grandma j's scottish-german family for christmas there were huge platters of every kind of christmas cookie and candy imaginable. hours and hours went into the making of those delectable treats!

my daughter and i make much more ordinary cookies and candy when we get together -- puppy chow, decorated sugar cookies, fudge, shortbread cookies, etc.. megan has announced that soon-to-be-4-year-old jenna is about to outgrow her apron so this will be the last year for her to wear the original jenna apron. good thing i bought plenty of red fabric and felt. this is one tradition i hope to continue for decades.

15 comments:

Auburn Kat said...

I need to make my shopping list for Christmas, I already made my budget now I just need to find good gifts on sale!

nanatrish said...

Cute aprons. Drop by my post I have something for you. Hope you are having a great week!

Betsy said...

Cute aprons!...and all the baking sounds so fun! :) I need to get in the spirit!

cindy : quaint said...

your aprons are wonderful and i love your multi-generational holiday baking tradition!

Megan Coyle said...

That's a fantastic picture, the red aprons are so cute.

And I know what you mean...the holiday season can be pretty hectic. I definitely need to get started on my shopping soon, before the end of December creeps up too quickly.

Mmm said...

What a fun idea -matching, home-made aprons!

Argh--I'm not ready for xmas yet but just last night saw my first decorated house for the hols--already! If you ever do reach your goal of all shopping done by Thxgiving, do let us know. That would be marvelous!

The Vintage Sister Studio said...

This post is making me hungry! My sister and I make cookies every year and we have talked about making aprons too. Yours are great!

I am drooling over your fall photos! I walk every morning and I have been kicking myself for not remembering my camera...maybe next year. For now I'll borrow yours:)
Tracy

3rdEyeMuse said...

oh how I love traditions. :) this one is really sweet, too.

Strider said...

Yummmmm - shortbread.

Crossroads Cottage said...

Love those aprons! Just too fun for the holidays. And it sounds like your family adored them as well.

I'm so far behind on Christmas shopping. Last year I was done before Thanksgiving - this year, barely even started.

Where does the time go - wasn't it just spring?!

lori vliegen said...

what a great tradition! i love holiday baking...and eating! :)

steviewren said...

I love the aprons and your family tradition of cooking together. It is our family traditions that make the holidays so special for me.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

very nice aprons. anyway, happy "i love to write day" :)

XUE said...

hey julie, i'm making aprons at the moment!

Jackie said...

That was a quick leap from november to Christmas!
Have fun.