Friday, January 7, 2011

The Apron Chronicles

Today my girlfriend and I attended the Apron Chronicles Luncheon at the

The event included a program by EllynAnne Giesel, curator of the Apron Chronicles exhibit.

The luncheon began at 11:30, so we arrived early enough to wander the permanent collection of the Cowgirl Museum and to also go through the Apron Chronicles exhibit.

The set up of the food was gorgeous.

Look at these carrots! 

The watermelon was just as beautiful.

Once we had finished dining on stuffed chicken breasts, roast beef, potatoes, vegetables and a wonderful salad...along with apple pie and bread pudding...the program began.

EllynAnne Geisel was very entertaining.

She took us along with her on her "apron journey" and shared with us her apron collection along with the many memories she has collected along the way.  She is now the keeper of many mementos of days past.  People send her aprons and stories in hopes of her keeping these memories alive, and to save them for future apron lovers.

EllynAnne wove together stories of the varied aprons she brought with her.  She described the various styles of aprons and gave us a glimpse into the different eras, lifestyles and traditions surrounding the aprons and the families who originally owned the aprons. 

We learned about patterns and the sewing techniques that were used in days past to create the many aprons.

Here's a shot of just a portion of the aprons she unpacked.

I love that she brought the aprons with her in a vintage suitcase.  It seemed so appropriate.

The time flew by as she spoke and too soon our time together was over. 

EllynAnne was very gracious to sign my copy of her book...

and I was pleased to have been cast under her "apron spell." 

The Apron Chronicles Exhibit will be at the National Cowgirl Museum January 7 - April 3, 2011.
If you get a chance, head over to Ft. Worth and check it out.

Till tomorrow...

PS Meant to say you can follow EllynAnne on her blog Apon Memories.

1 Cowgurls said:

Shawnee H said...

So jealous you got to see EllynAnne in person -- she's sweet and adorable!