Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Aprons galore...

Summer is a busy time for everyone because there are so many fun things to do that are the most fun when they are done in warm weather! This summer I have also been very busy sewing. I had thought about making aprons for our annual camping trip for quite a few years but the trip would get here before I knew it and it would be too late again...Not this year I thought! So I started buying aprons in assorted colors in March. In May, I decided to work on the embroidery designs...and coming up with nicknames which made sense for each of the campers...It took some thought but eventually I decided what to do..

So in late June and early July I began to sew the aprons. I decided to make sure that each couple did not have the same color apron. That way there would be no mistaking whose apron was whose! No Apron thieves allowed! Every family has a night that they cook for the whole crowd. So as they got ready to cook their meal, I would present them with this handy apron to wear! Every evening the excitement would build till we finally got to see what the next set of aprons said..  Since we have been doing this event for so many years we have gotten to know each other rather well.  

Some of the nicknames have stories behind them and others are just names that we all own well by our interest and traits!  Sandy is our Beer Babe, Michael is our King of late night snacks, Sharon has always been our Princess, Art has always been King Arthur, Diane is our Princess Di, Matt is our Bungee King( give him a Bungee and he can make anything!), I am the Stitchinfox(this is the only time of the year which I do not sewing at all!), Bob is new to our group but he is the Toy Guy and Sue is our Budget Queen! My husband Greg was missing from the photo but he is a retired fireman and he is our Pyrotech Wizard (and fire guy).  Our oldest sibling,  Pam needs a reminder from time to time so her’s read “Hey Blondie, it’s your night to cook!” Mark and Kelley Ann have not received theirs yet. So we would not want to spoil the fun. I just might have to make up a few more for other members who could not make it this year…. But will likely join us on future trips…Maybe for the Strong Damn Norwegian and his Danish sweetheart!

We had a great deal of fun snacking, camping, cooking, eating, drinking, playing games, kayaking, swimming, sunbathing and spending time with each other!

Hope you created special memories this summer too!

Love, Jan

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