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Oh yeah, I said the ‘g’ word again!  GIVEAWAY!  In honor of National Wear Your Apron Day, 11May2009 which is the Monday after Mother’s Day this  is going to be a special giveaway!  So here goes.  Leave me a comment, tell me a little something about your favorite apron and if indeed you plan to wear it ALL day on National Apron Day…everywhere ~ work, home, shopping, WHERE EVER you go!

Oh come one, you and I both know it won’t be the most unusual thing you wore in public? I have gone barefoot, in my pjs…I have changed clothes in parking lots, moving vehicles, once when I was 13 or so, and streaking was a big deal (yeah, I am THAT old), some of my girlfriends and I ran down the street (about 5 blocks) and I do mean down as in DOWN TOWN, at midnight, stripped to our underwear (we werent as brave as we thought), stood in front of the flagpole, placed our hands over our hearts (and training bras!) and sang the Star Spangled Banner. So technically, I have been in town in my underwear.  Heck I wore a half a roll of toilet paper to the zoo once!  Not intentionally mind you.  I went to a VERY dark bathroom at the zoo, did the whole “please, please dont let me accidentally touch anything in here” stance and somehow, didnt actually tear the paper when I used it.  So as I walked out I had a LONG stream of paper trailing behind me.  Michele, her girls and my kids found it VERY amusing and really thought it might be the highlight of the trip until I nearly got killed (slight exaggeration) by the beautiful white Bengal tiger.  That actually ended up being the highlight.  Oh, and just in case you ever need to know this, DO NOT MAKE eye contact with a big cat.  They see it as a sign of aggression.  This would have been nice to know before hand.

But back to business.  Tell me your story.  And thank goodness I have TWO HUGE mason jars, ’cause I’m gonna need both!  Oh wait…I will need three…there will be ANOTHER very important announcement tomorrow…something you really won’t want to miss.  Anywho, like I said, leave me a comment, tell your friends, post it on your blog, shout it from the rooftops!  And here is a button to use if you like!

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Come on now, won’t this be fun.  OH I forgot to tell you about this particular apron giveaway…its for a VINTAGE apron…doesn’t that make it a little sweeter??? It does to me!  Happy Wednesday Everyone!  And Happy Earth Day! Have a great one!


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aprondaysOn the back of this picture is written in my grandmother’s hand “Christmas at D.D. Bellah’s 1933”.  That was my great grandfather’s place somewhere in Texas…I am not sure right of the top of my head the exact location but in Throckmorton County I think.  That is my great grandmother at the far right of the picture in the LOVELY full apron!  But look across the picture…all the ladies have on aprons!

I have been going thru pictures as I have a minute or two and this one jumped out at me!  As did this one:

dessieandchickensThis is my mom’s only sister Dessie.  She looks like a rough customer doesn’t she? She was!  But my love of chickens evidently is genetic!   I am so much like Dessie was.  In many, many good ways and then in some…um…not so desirable ways!  Short fuse, easily distracted…spoiled…but the good things: love to sew, cook, craft, garden…the list is long!  Plus she had a husband like mine…so near perfect it was almost unfair!  Ganky (that’s what I called Dessie) was 3 when this was taken in Fullerton, Louisiana.

Update on Round Robin tomorrow as well as giveaway announcement so stay tuned!

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I dont know how many of you know this but I have a strong, very strong love for ticking.  It borders on being unhealthy at times.  That along with my obsessions with brown paper (like paper bags are made of), white doilies and binding made from delicate prints…well this maybe my favorite apron of all time!  I will post a picture later of the whole thing.  But for now…here is its lovely little pocket.  Notice I put the binding (that I had made a while back) on by hand.  I really dont know why…my fingers are soooo sore!  But I do like the way it looks hand stitched.

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