Rangement encore...

Et de petites broderies retrouvées. Pas le souvenir d'avoir brodé cela ou alors il y a très longtemps !


A moins que ce ne soient les premiers essais de ma grande fille ?

"L'arrosoir" fut vite monté: deux tissus dont un rapporté d'Amserdam, dentelles anciennes, noeud de jute, point avant de surpiqure

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Mais pour le petit panier je trouvais tout ce blanc autour trop présent

Alors j'ai attrappé du fil rouge et mon aiguille avant d'en finir le montage.

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Pour insister sur l'esprit "ECOLE" des pommes rouges américaines,

j'ai brodé des LETTRES & CHIFFRES supplémentaires

ainsi que quelques coeurs pour l'amour de mon métier, enseignante.

"La pomme, ce fruit juteux est un cadeau traditionnel pour les enseignants aux Etats-Unis, Danemark et Suède. Certains pensent que cette pratique est à l'origine un simple don de nourriture pour les enseignants mal payés."

 



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Et j'ai soigné l'envers également...

La petite comptine traditionnelle, "TEACHERS DO NOT LIVE BY APPLES ALONE" sur le tissu...

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Et un peu plus d'explications en anglais, si désiré, sur le fait d'offrir le jour de la rentrée une pomme aux enseignants américains :

la pauvreté d'antan, le fruit de la Connaissance dans la Bible, la lettre A, les "cireurs de pommes" (et non de bottes comme chez nous!), la tradition maintenant..

 The most common explanation is that in the 16th through 18th centuries in Denmark, Sweden, and the United States, poorer farming folk would pay their children's teachers with food - most notably with common and plentiful apples and potatoes. Farmers gave teachers this food to supplement the teachers' low incomes; as teachers' wages went up, the amount of food went down.

The practice spread to the Southern US and took hold in the 1920s as the Depression struck. Farmers’ kids gave apples, the most abundant crop at the time, to struggling teachers to help keep them satiated, teaching, and hopefully dolling out A’s.

As the saying goes, “An apple for the teacher will always do the trick when you don’t know your lesson in arithmetic.”

So thousands of teachers receive shiny new apples at the beginning of every school year.  By giving your teacher an apple on the first day of school, you uphold a centuries-old tradition, make your teacher feel appreciated, and get the year started off right.

 Another consideration is that in the retelling of the story of Adam and Eve, Eve is said to have eaten an apple from the Tree of Knowledge. The apple is not actually mentioned in the book of Genesis; only "the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge." Regardless, the apple story stuck. Since teachers offer knowledge to their students, the apple -as the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge — makes the perfect symbol.

 Some people point out that, when young children learn the alphabet, each letter is associated with a word they already know: A is for Apple, B is for Ball, and so on. So the apple is a symbol of the letter A, which is also the grade that most students want. So perhaps some students came to the conclusion that if they gave their teachers an A at the beginning of the school year, the teachers might return the favor and give them an A at the end of the year.

 This type of early "kissing up" led to the term apple polishing, a.k.a. brown-nosing, or offering up gifts or false flattery in hopes of gaining favor.