recipe
Mar
07
2008

My Thoughts on Aprons…pssss and a GIVEAWAY!!!

Aprons hold a special place on my list of “favorite things”. I can’t remember not using an apron. I believe going into the kitchen without an apron is like going into town naked…it shouldn’t be done!

Aprons not only protect your clothes but they give you a sense of purpose, a tool of my trade, if you like. And for me, a apron brings up the sweetest memories of times I spent in the kitchen with the women I love. My grannies, aunts, my mom, my daughters and one day maybe my granddaughters. Who knows maybe even great granddaughters! There is a peg in my kitchen where my favorite aprons hang and with them hangs the first apron I ever wore. A tiny little apron made especially for me by my great grandmother when I was but a year old.  What a treasure! Its almost as if my great grandmother knew straight-away who I would be one day…a wife, mother, grandmother…one who cooks and bakes almost every day. Oh, and occasionally I make someone else a special apron.

I just got the sweetest patterns in the mail. Both are copyrighted so I can’t make and sell these aprons, but I think it would be perfectly fine for me to make one and give it away. Especially if I share with you where you can buy the pattern for yourself. I have emailed the pattern maker to be sure it is okay, and if it is, well I will make one for one last give away before my big adventure to France.

Now if for some reason using the pattern in this way is a no-no, then I will make one from my own patterns…in any event, this is an announcement for a Giveaway! I will be working on the apron next week so stay tuned for pictures! If you want to be entered in this giveaway just leave me a comment saying so and I will add your name to that famous Mason jar! When you wonder what the apron will look like, think “Sweet”. That’s all for today. 

Susan

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Aprons are on my list of “favorite things” too! I’d love to be included in your drawing!!! Thank you!

Carla

Hi Susan! Oh I would absolutely LOVE to win one of your fabulous aprons! I have loved all of them.
Please include my name in your mason jar! Thank you!

Victoria

Oh Susan an apron giveaway? Please add my name to the Mason jar. I would love to have an apron made by you.

Beth

Susan, please enter me in your apron giveaway. I know that the apron will be wonderful no matter which pattern you use! Thank you!

Aprons are certainly on my list of favorite things. Please add my name to the jar! Thanks for the chance! 🙂

I’d love to enter your giveaway! I bought myself and apron on my honeymoon and I wear it when I quilt on my longarm. I love it. I also have some frilly Christmas aprons that were my mom’s. I remember my mother and grandmother wearing aprons, although I don’t do it myself. Looking at my clothes, maybe I should!

I’d love to win…and if I do…I give you back one of mine from a Pillsbury flour sack. Fun, eh?

I would love to be included in this giveaway. So nice of you to think of this!

Tonya

I would absolutely love to win this.I used to have at least one for every one in our family,but somehow they ALL got left when we moved:(So I have my fingers double crossed for this one:)Thanks xxxxx

oh! oh! oh! please throw my name in the jar too!
good luck everyone!

Please put my name in! ~thanks!

Toss me in the jar, pls. I love a giveaway.

Sarah

I would love to be entered into the draw please (that’s if it is open to your UK readers?) I had to make an apron at school before we were able to be taught home economics and it was not my best effort in needlework, but luckily my cooking skills far outway my poor use of a sewing machine from way back then.

Sweet!! I love giveaways and aprons!

sam

Please add me to the jar. I love aprons and I love giveaways!

I’d love a new apron! Please put my name in the jar!!

Please enter me in your draw. I love aprons and have many that my grandmother made. I am currently reading The Apron Book by EllynAnne Geisel and can’t wait to make my own apron.

Connie

Please enter me in your giveaway. One of your awesome aprons would be wonderful! It’s so sweet of you to be so generous with your time and talent.

Glad to find your blog. I can see that I will soon have my own apron fetish!

Celeste

Oh, yes–do include me!

I love giveaways!!!! Please add me in and good luck to everyone. I can’t wait to see the “sweet” apron!!

I too love aprons. They are such an icon, one that I love seeing modern women embrace. Nice of you to make a special one to share with your readers!

Thanks for having a giveaway. I would like to be entered please!!

Oh, definitely add my name to the hat! What a wonderful giveaway!

cabesh

Oh, a new apron. Please enter me.

Dj

I would love to be entered to win!

Aloha!! I totally love Aprons, growing up with a family bakery we wore them all the time. Whenever we would do anything in the kitchen, mom would remind me to “put on an Apron”. I love the memories you have shared they remind me of my childhood! I would also love to be added to the jar and will be *crossing my fingers* that your request is approved…thanks a lot for this fun giveaway!!

What a wonderful giveaway! May I please be entered?

Mel H

Great! Now I’m singing “these are a few of my favorite things…”
I adore Aprons and once I put one on, watch out! Something yummy is coming. I even had to make for my 4 year old so she could help me when I bake. Even the Hubby got one too..

I would LOVE for my name to be entered into your drawing! I would love to have an apron to wear in the kitchen!

I’d love to be included, thanks so much!

De-lurking here. Really enjoy your site!! I am an avid apron wearer too.

Oh, I would LOVE an apron!! I always used aprons growing up…got away from using them after college…and have recently fallen in love with the wearing of cute aprons again!! Please enter me in your drawing!!

Oh, I would love to be entered! I have just discovered the joy of aprons and am in dire need of a few! (I get very dirty aprons very fast with my 2 year old helping me!)

What an awesome idea. I Lovelovelove aprons! Please enter me. 😀

Your aprons are always so beautiful, I would be honored to have one, please throw my name in the mason jar. Merci beaucoup..

I agree with everything you said about aprons, there is somethings whimsical about wearing an apron that I just love! I would love to be included in the famous Mason Jar, please put my name in it!

How wonderful! Please enter me. 🙂

Bethany

I would love an apron! Please enter me in the giveaway.

I love sweet aprons also. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks.

Christina

Oh, please count me in! An apron would be such a picker-upper!

Aprons, aprons, aprons… please sign me up!

Ohhhh please, me! me! me! I want to be entered!

Sue

I just love your blog! And I would love a sweet apron to wear while I go about my homekeeping and familyraising duties! : )

I would love to be entered into your apron drawing.

I love aprons. I have several passed down from my great grandmother. Putting them on makes me feel closer to all the women who came before me. Please enter me in the giveaway.

I just found your blog and I LOVE it! You are so talented. I would love to be added to your giveaway.
Thanks!

Ash

Yay Aprons! and YAY mason jars! Sign me up, pretty please!

Please add my name too! Thank you! 🙂

Kendra

Please add my name to the Mason jar, I would love to win one of your aprons!

Kendra
in lovely southwest Louisiana