Thursday, June 3, 2010

Does anybody really wear those?

That's what the lady asked me when I was paying for this pretty little apron at my favorite Thrift Store.


I told the lady that I wear one every day of my life! I had one on preparing lunch before I came!


She said she could remember seeing her grandmother wear one....this from a lady old enough to be MY mother!

This is another pretty apron I love to hang on my pantry door....


I love the detail! It even has eyelet fabric as the lining!


I have some pretty aprons but what do I normally wear?


Or this one that I made using a pattern and fabric my sweet cousin, Cindy gave me....


And now a question for all of my best girlfriends in blogland!

What do you do when you feel blue?

I don't mean way down deep depression...which I know is real and deserves attention.

What do you do when you feel melancholy or low?

I clean.

Is that normal?

I put everything in order..and clean as I go. My study/sewing room is all cleaned up. Every scrap of paper is filed, patterns folded and put away, fabric on the shelves, thread and scissors in the sewing basket....trash emptied!

Now what do I do? I guess it will be easier to start a new project now! lol

Here's a little bag I made to put inside my beach bag for small items.


I still have other ideas for this fabric....but that will have to wait! I'll live in my 'clean zone' for a little while longer and try not to feel blue!


So what do you do when you feel blue...and how do you snap out of it?

Hope you'll comment and share your thoughts! (I think this is my record number of questions in one post! lol)

heart HUGS....Lavender Dreamer


Charlotte's Color Specialist said...

Those aprons are adorable! And yes - I do wear aprons but they are fairly plain. One is red, one is a small red and white stripe and the third one is a calico pattern my son bought me at a school Christmas sale one year.

Very cute blog!

Mumzie said...

Yes, I do wear aprons! One day I went across the street to pick up our mail and our neighbor boy asked what I had on. Well, I explained it's my apron...he seemed very puzzled. Then, I explained it was for working in and around the house. I love your apron collection. As far as what I do when I'm a little blue, well.....perhaps I dipped into the cookie jar one too many times, so I'm going to adopt your plan,'s so productive I just love it! THANKS Yvonne :)

Stacey said...

I don't wear aprons but I always admire them. Yours are adorable!

When I get the blues I clean and organize. It makes me feel better to have control over something. :)

julietk said...

I haven't worn an apron since my professional cleaning days Because at home I clean in my scruffs :-)
I tend to spring clean when I am upset. Beware dirt :-)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Yes I wear aprons! Including the cute one you gave me!!

I go antiquing when I am feeling blue....I just love to get out of the house and antique stores seem to inspire me.

Anonymous said...

HI Diane!I love the red checkered one.I dont wear them, but you know Im thinking I would love to buy one.My mother always does for easter Christmas Etc.My grandmother I always remember her in one.

What I do when I get blue... is to take a huge walk.I always did I always will I think.I come back feeling totally different.

Happy Thursday!

Maya said...

What a cute little bag! I was thinking of introducing an apron into my kitchen, haha. I surely would wear that beauty with the sailboat..., well probably not, wouldn't want to mess it up; I'd hang it as a decoration.

JKW said...

I do not remember my grandmother without an apron around the house. When I am working with flour and I know I will get it all over me, I wear an apron. That little purse is adorable. I rarely get blue, I live in paradise (So. FL), but when it was 29 degrees and my house was 60 inside (we only have 'toaster' type heaters here) I slept January and February! Blessings, Janet

Anonymous said...

first of all, i think it's great that you wear do I !!! and they are 'sew' much fun to make too! right!

secondly...when I'm get is the last thing on my mind...although I must admit that things are always tidy and organized around here at any given moment as I cannot stand disorder! but cleaing...? na!!!

i create...draw, sing,

anything to get me out of a hump!

have a great and creative day!
ciao bella
creative carmelina

Manuela@TPOH said...

That is SUCH a cute, cute apron! Let see I try to do something really anything cleaning, weeding etc. I find that once I'm active my thoughts get engaged with whatever I'm doing.


GardenofDaisies said...

I wear an apron when I cook, because I always manage to splash something on myself. I like bib aprons best as they offer better cover. Your collection is cute!

Anonymous said...

Love your aprons!! I wear an apron too. My granddaughter and I have matching ones that we wear when we bake together. I also have another one that a friend made for me as a gift. My apron makes cooking more fun when I wear it!!
I've heard that aprons are making a big come back.

simpledaisy said...

Those aprons are cute...but I don't wear them myself! Maybe I should b/c I am a messy cook!

When I am feeling blue I usually go for a long run to collect my thoughts!!!!! I find spending time outdoors usually lifts my spirits:)

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Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Hurray for aprons AND wearing them!

I good bubble gum movie cheers me up, or a walk or spending money or crafting! I have lots of "happy pills" ♥

JG said...

Such cute aprons!

If I feel blue, I take out my current book and then am in another world. Working on a sewing project that I never finished and need to get back to, and finishing it works, too. Accomplishment plus!

marie said...

Love your red & blue apron ~ it looks so cute on you!
I'm like you ~ when I'm feeling a little blue ~ some cleaning chases the blues away!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

I do love all your pretty aprons and you look great modeling for us.
When I'm feeling blue I go for a long walk, do some cleaning, phone a friend or write a letter.
Your stripey bag is lovely.

Enjoy your weekend

Marie said...

I do so love aprons, always have done. I still wear them too! I especially love the red and white check gingham one you have shown here! My favourite combination! xxoo

Birgit said...


Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

Lovely aprons -- I usually wear one when I cook, too. Cleaning really helps to get focused again -- I like to do that, too, when I am feeling down.

Greetings from Munich,

trisha too said...

I clean when I'm mad--I must be pretty happy, because the house is a mess!!

When I'm blue, just regular sad blue, it depends. Pray, always. Sometimes art. Sometimes reading, sometimes calling a friend.

(I wear aprons all the time, too!)

lila said...

I "should" wear aprons more often...and not just for cooking. Art work or cleaning would be good times for it.
I think cleaning does cheer us up!
Also yoga, creative expresssion (indlucing blogging!) and often, unfortunately, shopping.

Jans Gourds said...

I do. I have one that is called a Japanese mamasan apron. I really like it becausre it has sleeves and can cover my blouses or shirts when I am frying something that spatters.

Jackie said...

I bury my head in my apron and kidding...I've done that a few times. I just bought a frilly apron with a gift card at Pier I...shed a few tears lately over the store and my job...a real rotten week last week...but I've taken my happy pill and gulped big!
YOU are cute as a wink in that apron!

Becca said...

I don't wear one, but I love to see aprons! I actually still have one of my moms and one that I made out of the same fabric when I was little. Not sure I can sew any better now than I did then! LOL Anyway, when I feel blue, my 2 cats snuggle with me and they purr it makes me feel better. :-)

Debbie said...

I just found your blog...what a nice place to visit! Yes, I wear aprons, and recently added two more to my collection.
I was looking around and saw your posts on the seashells....LOVE them!
I will keep following.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Fun aprons....Hmmm, what do I do when I feel blue? I try and get outside. The beach, the yard...air and sun have an amazing way of lifting the blues!

Freckled Hen said...

The best thrift store trips are when you find a pretty apron (or two!) I'm sorry you are feeling down, I hope you have a better week this week...I am like you when it comes to cleaning and feeling down. I like to stay organized almost to a fault.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love to wear aprons when I am cooking as i often soil my clothes if I don't. I like full aprons with bibs for that reason. Your pink poodle apron is so cute!

When I'm blue a good brisk walk in the park cheers me up or I take a drive or subway ride somewhere new to explore. Walking in Manhattan is always exciting!

Jonell said...

love aprons...have ONE perfect beauty hangng on a door in my kitchen..just never got into the habit of wearing one regularly..
Re the blues -YES, I do clean and organize too..thats when I get the most done..when I don't PLAN IT I just wander into it lol;
can't wait to finish browing your site..already added you to one of mine..hope u ck it out too

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Sweetie! You look so cute in that adorable red and blue apron! I wear them too, but mine are pretty old and stained. I really should work on getting some nice ones like yours...When I'm blue, I like to create. I always get happy when I'm creating! into your sewing room and make something, you'll feel better, I promise! That little bag you made is too precious! ...on second thought, you could always bake up a nice batch of brownies, that always works too! xo Paulette