Did you know that the word for apron was originally naperon, a derivative of a French word? As time passed and language evolved the "n" moved: a naperon became an apron.
In a quirk of etymology, 6 hours ago apron further evolved to become apricot. I'm not sure how Argy made this lexical mistake, but I suspect that aprons will forever more be apricots in our household.
So apricots have been in season here. Let me show you a veritable bumper crop of absolute beauties.
The first is from the latest Sassy Apron Swap, which ran in August to a Fall theme. There were 143 people in the swap, which was organised by the delightful and hardworking Lucy. The swap partner I was assigned is far away in North America. However in one of those "its a small world" twists, I received my apron from the lovely Beth over at Cloth and Fodder, who I discovered lives "just down the road"!
So not only have I had the great pleasure of actually meeting another blogger, but I received this beautiful reversible apron. (In hindsight I am a little embarrassed that throughout the swap, I kept asking on her blog about how the apron was going - oops).
There are pockets on both sides and lovely details .... and Beth's sewing is fabulous (click the picture to see in more detail). I love the fabric - especially those gorgeous Japanese prints. I also received two beautiful pot holders,which I know have been filled with that very nifty Insul-Bright batting! Beth also very generously gave me a cookbook and a beautiful aloe vera plant, which with my propensity for burning myself whilst cooking, will be very handy. What fantastic swap gifts - thank you very much Beth!
The next apron arrived in the mail today. I was super-lucky to win this little boy's apron in a giveaway over at Little Munchkins. Both Argy and Bargy took delight in modelling it straight away (which is when the apricots error occurred).
... and the fantastic pockets for putting utensils in.
And finally, I couldn't talk about aprons without mentioning this sweet little number - a half apron that I bought recently at the grand opening of the CurlyPops shop.
I was very excited to also receive a beautiful G.W.P. (gift with purchase) - a matching pot holder (thank you very much, Cam!).
Each of the new, beautifully-made apricots will be treasured. Now if you could excuse me, I'm just off to have a cup of tea and some toast with apron jam.