Hands up all those who wear a pinny - an apron - you know, those things that your Grandma wears. Aprons play a big part in my life. If there's anything messy being done it's as sure as can be that I will come off second best. I'm lost without my pinny. I wear a white one when knitting to keep my work clean. (I've read that Sasha Kagan insists that her knitters wear a white apron.) I have a waterproof one to protect my clothes when spinning (some fleeces can be pretty grotty) and potting plants. My woodworking pinny is dark green and liberally stained with sawdust and glue and I use a clean pinny when I'm cooking to protect the food from my clothes. I know that sounds daft but when I was fourteen I worked in a bakery and that's what my pinny was for - and I absolutely had to remove it before I went to the toilet. I think that was something to do with health regulations. Mum used to put a pinny on me for school when I was little because I usually managed to come home covered in red chalk and as all the washing was done by hand (can you imagine that) my dress had to last more than one wear. Anyway, before Christmas I made a pinny for a special friend and now that she has her pressie and it's no longer a secret, I can show it to you. I don't usually embroidered my pinnies and it's years since I did any embroidery but my friend is a dog lover and so I thought I'd put a doggie on it for her. Am I turning into my Nana who used to sit for hours with her embroidery? Next to table-cloths, pinnies were her specialty and much fancier than this one. I don't think I have the patience but thanks Nana for the memory. Gotta go now, it's well after lunchtime and I'm hungry. Bye for now until next time.