Sunday, January 24, 2010

It's A Better Late Than Never Giveaway!

A few weeks ago I realized I had let my 1 year blogiversary go by without a celebration of any kind. Well, I knew I had to do something, but what?? Then it hit me! This time last year I was the lucky girl who won Barb's, over at, wonderful giveaway. Remembering how excited I was to receive that package in the mail, I decided to have a little giveaway of my own. I have recently decided that I really missed sewing and that I wanted to start making Aprons, why aprons you ask? Well, a couple of reasons......
1. I love to wear aprons
2. Aprons are hard to find in stores
3. My daughter is in college to become a pastry chef, and I figured she would need a few.
So I ran to JoAnn Fabrics and picked up a simple pattern and some great fabrics, and started sewing.
The first apron I made I gave to my favorite pastry chef, Nikki.

But the second Apron I made is for one of YOU, my favorite blog buddies!

Here's a close up view of the fabric

And of the little fabric flower I pinned on.

Since it is getting close to Valentines Day, I thought making an apron with pinks would be fun. Of course, I will be adding more Valentine goodies to this giveaway, but I wanted to get this posted right away. I am such a procrastinator that I was afraid to wait another day to start my contest, because I am going out of town for work on Friday, and I wanted to be able to get this package in the mail before I leave .
So if you'd like to enter my little giveaway for a chance to win some valentine treats, please send me a comment, and if you'd like to be entered more than once, you can also post something on your blog about it, but dont forget to let me know you've done this.
Now get busy and leave me a comment, my Giveaway will be ending at Noon, est, on Thursday January 28.
I have really enjoyed my first year of blogging and meeting so many new friends. Thanks to all of you who leave me comments and emails, reading each one puts a smile on my face! I look forward to another fun year of getting to know each of you just a little bit better.
Thanks for stopping by, and dont forget to enter!


Picket said...

I'm here!!!! I hardly get to blogland lately but I couldn't miss this!!! Happy anniversary girl!! I am so glad you crossed over from RMS and came this way! We sure have shared some fun times!
I love aprons!!!! My grandmother wore one every day!!!! You're so just can't find them in stores hardly! Throw my name in girl (and don't forget to crinkle the edges!) lol Look forward to another great year!!!!! Love ya girl!

Janene said...

Awww Shoot! Dot got here before me =( Hope that doesn't decrease me chances.
I love this...and what a great picture of your boob...I mean flower.
I have loved getting to know you...and it is a pleasure to call you my friend!
By the way, I haven't seen a close up pic of you...and you are so so beautiful! Jealous? Hell ya I am!
Have a great week...and when you travel, be safe!

Robin said...

I LOVE IT!!! I am so glad that we convinced you to make more than one apron....LOL! PICK ME! PICK ME!

Oh, and Happy Belated One Year Anniversary!


Robin :o)

(I will post this on my blog as soon as I get up enough gumption to do another

suburban prep said...

What a talent. This is a pice of artwork. I am not sure I could do it.
I love to bake and well I try to cook. This would be a grand help in keeping it clean.
msgb245 at gmail dot com

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Happy Anniversary girl...Now I was hoping your have Carter for your give away but what the heck I love the apron also...Your too funny...Good grief you even got the Picket here ha ha!! hope your having a great day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Happy Anniversary to you! That apron is just the cutest. Love it.

sharon said...

Love the apron! Congrat on 1 year of blogging - love your site

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Takes me forever to get stuff on my sidebar! A double click will take my readers right back to your blog and giveaway. Woo Hoo!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Anniversary! This apron is as cute as can be. I'm sure you are going to have someone who is doing a major happy dance for winning this!

Since I won several drawings before Christmas, I promised a friend that I would allow others a chance. So I relinquish my rights for the sake of fairness, but ooooooh, what a shiny object that is!


Sheila :-)

Robin said...

OK, you motivated me to do a blog post about your giveaway....hope you don't mind that I borrowed your picture, too!


Robin :o)

mbkatc230 said...

Happy Anniversary! Can you believe it's been a year? I love, love, love that apron! And I'm so impressed that you made it. Congrats again and I'm looking forward to another year of your posts! Kathy

Joyce said...

I envy the fact that you can sew. I am all thumbs when it comes to sewing and never know what to do with all that fabric in the stores. your apron is so cute and the stripes are so colorful. My Mom and her Aunts always wore an apron. I can't cook without wearing one. It sort of like leaving my house without lipstick and earrings:) Congrats on your blogging year. I am almost at my first year too and find it so much fun meeting people form all over the world without having to leave the house and in my PJs too:) Off to play with FLOUR!

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Congratulations on one year of blogging. I love the apron and thanks for the opportunity to win. Have a nice week.


Renee G said...

Congratulations on your year + anniversary. The aprons are darling.

linda said...

Happy Anniversary! The time sure flies by doesn't it!

What a great giveaway, thank you! I love aprons too and you are so right, they are hard to find in stores. I'd love to win your adorable apron. I'm thinking if I had such a cute apron it may make me want to cook more!

Monkeys Mommy ♥ said...

Very Cute Apron! Love the stripes.

Dogmom Diva said...

My first visit to your blog, I have a 'really' empty nest too, just hubs and me..

I love the apron, you are very talented..I have one apron and would love to start a collection, reminds me of my late nana always had an apron on, I can picture her wiping her hands on one right now!
Hope I win!

Beansieleigh said...

Well, Happy Blogaversary to you! Please do count me in for your apron giveaway! I love aprons too, and have just a small collection of them so far, that I just posted about, not too long ago. When things slow down enough for me around here, I would love to make a few more myself! Love your colors and the flower on the strap! Very CUTE! ~tina

Anita said...

Beautiful apron...I don't know how I missed your giveaway post, but it has been busy at work and I have not gotten to float around blogland very much this week. Happy Blogaversary.

Cori said...

I love that apron! It would be really fun for Valentines Day. Please pick me.

Manuela@TPOH said...

Both aprons are cute! Happy one year anniversary!


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