Abilene Set to Tie One On…an apron, of course!

Following my appearance on my favorite television show, CBS Sunday Morning, I received a call from The Grace Museum in Abilene, TX, about engaging my exhibit, Apron Chronicles. That was two years ago, and tomorrow we’re leaving for the exhibit’s opening! I am so excited. I love love love traveling to the exhibit’s venues and assisting with the opening events.

The exhibit will be at The Grace through December, however, if you’re anywhere within striking distance of Abilene, please try to come over while I’m there (Sunday-Wednesday). The exhibit is the most wonderful juxtaposition of fabric, storytelling and photography – to see it is truly a lifechanging experience.

A selection of aprons is framed and travels with the exhibit – framed because they are works of art, so rare as to be irreplaceable or treasures on loan. This clothespin apron is one of those that is framed. It was given to me by Ronnie Crawford. His story is about his mother, and like all the stories in the exhibit, Ronnie’s shares an experience that we recognize as a part of life.


  1. Oh that is just adorable!! I love it! I collect aprons from all different areas, and that one is such a great find! Stop by and see my newest post, I just received a great Vintage apron, and it reminded me of your book! which I have and LOVE!! Thanks for sharing such great writing and your talents for finding the best Aprons and the stories that go behind them!!

    ~ Cynthia ~

  2. Hi Ellynanne –
    So glad my mom and I came to see the exhibit and opening in Abilene. Truly a visual delight! As we discussed on our way back to Midland – there were a couple of the stories that dampened our eyelashes. An apron as a tool to open one’s heart – simply divine, yes! So glad you’ve done what you’ve done with the aprons, can’t wait to see what you’ll do next.


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