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I have really enjoyed working on this apron and as I said before I am going to miss her!  She is going to be a fine kitchen companion to some lucky apronista! She is pretty close to what will eventually be “My Favorite Apron”. She’s made of cotton duck and with criss cross straps that go thru loops before tying in the back, she will not fall off your shoulders!  I find that a real drawback with some aprons I own.

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apron2 Isn’t she cute? And she fits very nicely.   Now…I have to show you what my very dear friend Connie brought me last time she came for supper.  How adorable is this rolling pin!?  And yeah…that’s cupcakes! Such a sweet sweet gift!

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Click on the graphic above to view the sideshow of my aprons.

How many giveaways can I have going at once???!!! Okay…we have the Julie & Julia Giveaway going on.   And I just drew for the July Friday Baking with NotQuiteJuneCleaver winner.  So really adding this one is no biggy right?  That’s just two going on now.  Well…unless you count the fact that the last day of August will bring about another Friday Baking Winner!  Anywho, I had to add my apron to this wonderful event hosted by The Apronista.  Get yourselves over there…there will be LOTS of giveaways to enter.  Show your support!

The apron I will be giving away will be especially made for Apron Fest ’09 and will have an embroidery patch to remind you of this event everytime you wear it!  So you think you want a Apron Fest ’09 Apron from NotQuiteJuneCleaver?  Well all you have to do is leave a comment saying so.  You know, if you have a little apron wisdom to share, feel free.

Then visit The Apronista for more info! And take this button to add to your blog!

Or get the code when you visit The Apronista!

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I will be posting pictures of the Apron Fest ’09 apron later today so check back!

UPDATE: As Promised, PHOTOS!!

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You know what I love MOST about this apron? It is practically repurposed!  I have had this fabric for several years.  I really can’t remember how long.  I have been intending to make me an apron from it forEVER.  But when I started digging though my fabric for something pretty yet serviceable for this Apron Fest ’09 apron, this fabric practically leaped out of the box at me!  I have washed and dried it several times to soften it. Oh it is going to be OH SO hard to part with!  It also is serving as a template to my ongoing work on “My Perfect Apron”.

Good Luck EVERYONE!!


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Lorin at From Lorin’s Kitchen ! Congrats!  I need your mailing address via email please!  I will get your goodies out to you this coming week.  Lorin made several of the recipes for July’s challenges and you should go take a look at her heart shaped cream wafers! A-dorable!

Now just some FYIs and then I have to get busy today.  Going to a ball game this afternoon with my kids and little grandson, Sam.  Fun to be had! My brother (the one that just had the triple bypass) is general manager of the BattleWings arena football team and you know you gotta support the team! Go WINGS!

Also, don’t forget the JULIE & JULIA Book and Apron Giveaway!

And stay tuned because next week you will be getting more information on the up and coming International Overalls Day in November.  I will be uploading pictures to our flickr account (today if my internet allows it!).

Have a great weekend!

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Well, sort of book/movie notes & book & apron giveaway.  Is anyone else looking forward to seeing Julie & Julia???

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Oh I cannot wait!  I have two friends who want to go so I will see it at least twice and then I know I will have to see it with Husband!  It is about the LATE GREAT Julia Child and an author named Julie Powell and the intertwining of their lives. I read the book a couple of years ago simply because it was food related novel and I love those!  Now I am listening to the book on my ipod on my morning walk.  My favorite still from the upcoming movie:

mrandmrsCAnyone who takes food photos or provides food for food photos, or watches pictures being taken of food can’t help but appreciate this scene.  Stanley Tucci plays Mr. Child in the movie.  YAY!

Julia Child had a long love affair with food. Good food.  And I respect that.  And I expect to see a lot of aprons in this flick as well.  Gotta love a woman in an apron, right?

Oh I almost forgot!  In celebration of the opening of this movie I am giving away a copy of Julie Powell’s book Julie and Julia ~ my year of cooking dangerously. Oh…and yeah, an apron too.  Duh!  You didn’t think I could actually have a giveaway and NOT include and apron did you?  Fun huh?  How do you enter to win?  Well, leave me a comment telling me why you need a copy, a favorite Julia Child quip or quote if you have one and then consider yourself entered!  I will draw a name on Monday, August 9th.  Foregoing any unforeseen problems, I will have seen the movie by then.  At least once.  Man, I so don’t want to be disappointed!  You can see the trailer here. Just the scenes of the streets of New York and Paris are worth the price of the movie!

By the way, in amongst all my other projects, I am designing MY PERFECT APRON.  No, it will not be frilly, or cute (well maybe cute) but it will be what I consider PERFECTION in an apron.  Full coverage, straps that stay put, big enough to cover the sides of me so when I wipe my hands down the side of my hips (I can’t break myself of this habit), I won’t be wiping them on my clothes.  Pockets, oh yeah pockets!  And at least one loop for a dish towel.  Heavy enough so that when I step up to the sink and splatter myself with water or stand next to the stovetop tasting something and dribble it down my front, it will catch the spill and not let it soak thru to my clothes. There may be an apron similar to what I want out there, but I have yet to find it so…I will make it!  I have found ones that might do, if the dang straps would adjust without me pinning or sewing them shorter or folding the bib part where it will tie in the right place.  Not everyone is 5’6″ you know?  Therefore our torsos are a bit shorter.

So there you have it.  Happy Saturday EVERYONE!  And in the words of one of my heros….

BON APPETIT!

JJ_wallpaper_03_1024x768That’s a lot of onions!  And one pretty cute apron!!

Eat something good today!

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The winner of the Vintage Apron is:

Lisa at Groggy Froggy

The winner of the NotQuiteJuneCleaver Apron is:

Becca at My Journey Through 50

I will be zipping you off an email to get your mailing addresses! Congratulations to both of you and THANK YOU to everyone who participated. We will be doing another giveaway soon!

If you haven’t decided to join us for Friday Baking with NotQuiteJuneCleaver, please do! Its been a lot of fun and you may win something as well! Read all about it here.
Lastly, here is an adorable picture Rachel took yesterday. I know snails are pests and wreck things sometimes, but you have to admit he’s pretty cute.

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fabricThought you might like to see it.  Pretty huh?

Oh…and I plan to make it from this pattern:

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P.S. I am having difficulty leaving comments for some of you.  But I have all your names in the jar!

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The response to this week’s fun has been great!  Thanks to everyone who shared the giveaway on your blogs and I am still clicking and posting my comments and am having trouble with some comment boxes, so if appears I have not visited, don’t fret, I will try again but your names are all in the jar! And those that don’t have a blog as well.

Don’t forget tomorrow is the deadline for this week’s baking challenges and new recipes will be up in the morning.  I have a lot going on here don’t I!?  No matter…we’re having fun, right?

I have a lot to get accomplished today so I won’t dilly dally around this morning.  But I would like to share a photo Rachel took of our little Julius.  If that doesn’t make you smile…well I just don’t know what to say!

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