Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thankful for aprons

First, a picture of CW's famous Sour Cream Lemon Pie - she made mine with a half ginger snap/half graham cracker crust. And it was divine! I did not want to share, but I did. You must make this. In fact, I think I will. Right now. But first, some cute reversible aprons, courtesy of my momma.

Every other year, all the gals on my side get together and make pies in our cute new handmade aprons. We use a traditional, from scratch, recipe. It's a no-fail pie crust with a wonderful, flaky texture. Every gal made a pie and in my family that computes out to a whole lotta pies. There were a few pumpkin, a couple berry, a couple apple, a banana cream, and some I can't even remember. The whole point of the activity is not the pies (although they are a nice side benefit), it's the relationships and the traditions - the old and the young making connections. It's grown to be my favorite part of the holiday. This one reverses to a large floral print, very vintage shabby.

I just love this funky fabric

Here's another one. Goodness! Would you believe that there are 3 more styles I didn't even snap? All of them equally awesome.

My mum's family room. I just love her fireplace mantle. As I speak, she's most likely decking the halls/trees and stringing up Christmas lights. Her place is always festive. Really, there's no place like home for the holidays.


Heffalump said...

Our girlie family tradition is to get together every year and make Christmas cards. We all bring our stamps, embossing stuff and ideas as well as food and we just hang out. It's one of my favorite traditions.
This year I was distracted by baby B so I only got one card finished but I still enjoyed the food and the visiting.

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

The aprons are darling! What a fun way to create memories.

Anonymous said...

Yum, that looks so good. And the aprons are great. And I love your pie-making tradition.

Thanks for the link to the hilarious Twilight rendition -- I had to post the link on my blog, too.

And thanks for the mention at MMB!

Athena said...

those aprons look fabulous!

Up in Bubbles said...

Those look like a lot of work. What an awesome mom you have and a neat tradition. they look so cute I hope you got a picture of all of them. I am glad you had a good Thanksgiving, and I hope your knee is feeling better.

Terri said...

I'm glad to know you enjoyed the apron/pie get to gether. If ever it gets old just let me know and I'll quit the (17) apron making marathon that always seems to end up happening the week of--even though I had two years to prepare. But I do really love seeing all you very beautiful moms working with your very cute daughters. Also Thanks to
great grandma "B" for being there with us this year. Love Mom

Loralee and the gang... said...

LOVE the aprons and the traditions. Do you have a pattern for that?

JENNIFRO said...

What an awesome tradition! Couldn't we get our cute Kelley to start that out this way...Kel??

Cool piece above the mantle, btw.