On the Tenth Day of Christmas
i've made sixteen aprons this year - or maybe seventeen - i've lost count.
today i made my last apron of 2008 - it's been nearly a whole year of "cutting my apron strings" - watching my beautiful son embrace the Big Wide World - from two hundred kilometres down the road. i have always been a motherly type - when i became pregnant at nineteen, my Daddy said to me, "i always knew you'd be a good mother, i just wish it wasn't so soon," and i think i felt like that with Danny leaving home too - i've been thinking, "wowsers - how fast your childhood has gone - i always knew you'd be a fabulous adult - but so soon?"
to be honest, this year has been such a roller coaster - our firstborn leaving home has heralded Bulldog's and my mid-life journey, and with it the tumultuous upheaval of another season - a wonderful change of pace to be anticipated in the new year - all of us going to school. i've rambled on long enough about that on here - i think we're nearly ready.
why oh why do i feel things so deeply?
about a month ago, my friend Mel asked me to create a girlie apron
(muchos gracias to my resident headless
one of her fave colours is aqua, so i matched some fabrics and went to town. actually i procrastinated for the whole month -
not really wanting to say goodbye to my apron-making. maybe i'll continue making aprons in my spare moments next year, then?
it's been such a joy to make and give aprons away to friends this year - sharing the love around the globe - what a wonderful transition to the next phase of cutting those apron strings - let's go 2009!!!
we're gonna keep the heart strings connected tightly though.