When someone says "apron," I hear "old-fashioned" or at least "retro" (even though I do wear aprons sometimes). When I think of old-fashioned and needle arts, I see a sampler. I've always loved them but never made one and thought this project provided the perfect opportunity. However, it turned out to be more challenging than I imagined since I wasn't using a kit.
Women, whether they were the maid or the lady of the house, have come a long way since the upstairs/downstairs era. With this piece I'd like to celebrate that progress and honor the suffragettes and women's libbers who pushed for change and made it happen. I think the world is a better place since women have left their aprons behind - at least some of the time. I hope that, as their roles continue to expand, their influence will achieve greater equality and peace in this world.
I enjoy these old sayings and often use them to prod myself to do what I should and not be lazy or careless. I've selected ones which deal with homemaking. As I struggled to find the time, between homemaking duties, to complete this piece, I thought of a few I should have included:
"Patience is a virtue"
"Persistence pays off!!"
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