Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Lucy from My Byrd House sent me the best cabin vacation getaway package ever. I love this plaid old-fashioned style apron. Perfect for making early morning pancakes beside the lake with the mix that she sent. Lucy also included her recipe for homemade syrup along with a bottle of maple flavoring, a loghouse potholder and a bar of her wonderful plumeria soap. Now all I have to do is grab a good book, a quilt and a canoe and I'll be ready for my lakeside cabin retreat.
Thank you, Lucy. Love it!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
My favorite thing has to be the recipe - Moose Meatballs! I laughed very hard when I read it because - I hit a moose. Actually, a bull moose hit my car (he was fine - he got up and ran back into the woods). Ever since then I have been called Mommy the Moose Master (or - as my daughter says Mommy the Moose Masher!). So - Heather N. thank you so much! Beth
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Thank you to sweet Sarah for being the angel to send me an apron, she did a simply amazing job and even hand embroidered all the windows, doors and columns (26 total) alone with the steps, the top of the house and the border. Simply fabulous!
The apron had navy blue back ground with white stars and a cute ruffled skirt. The tie and facing were red, white and blue stripe and where she found these cute buttons of the United States flag & stars is a mystery to me.
My dream vacation was to visit the museums in Europe to view 15th-19th century art. Teresa made me an amazing apron inspired by the gowns featured in many of the Louvre's Renaissance portraits! The bodice even has corseting! She also included note cards, a little ceramic box, and a recipe for chocolate mousse that I will be serving at a dinner party in October. I loved the whole package! My picture doesn't capture the bright colors or the fantastic detail on the bodice, so be sure to check out her blog to see a better photo of her modeling it before she mailed it off.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I found my apron this morning on the porch…it must have come Friday. My thank you is attached along with a photo. I wasn’t sure how to post it on the site. Thanks for hosting a wonderful swap…can’t wait for the next one.
can you guess where she wanted to go? oh, and i noticed that someone else and i chose almost identical fabrics! i included a set of blank recipe cards, a tin of thyme, a fabulous recipe for roast beef, and a pearly votive holder, and i tucked it all into a black chicken wire basket. sorry it's late!
Thanks again, Amy!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Keep this store on your favorite sites list ... her selection is amazing! Thank you Alice for your generosity!!
If you are interesting in swapping adult and child sized matching/coordinating aprons, join my new Mommy and Me Apron Swap. This could be for a Grammy and Grandchild, too. Come over to my blog for details and to sign up.
Sign Up Date: Now through September 30, 2008
Swap Date: October 20, 2008
Package will include two (or more) matching/coordinating handmade aprons, adult and child-sized, and a children's cookbook - recycled/thrifted is fine if in great shape. Any other little goodies would be an extra treat but not required.
She went so above and beyond -- I truly adore everything. My hubby was laughing because I kept squealing more and more, higher and higher. The gloves are perfect --- I didn't have ONE PAIR of embellished ones because I always give them away. The apron looks just like a fancy, fancy spa robe and the ruffles with rhinestone buttons are perfect (close up on Sherry's blog). It fits, too! The bag is the perfect crowning glory!! I love the fluff and the bling, the shape is perfect and, and I'm just so happy. Even my card is amazing. Thank you, Sherry. You've made all the hard work of these swaps worth it.
Thank you to Sarah Castillo at sarahscorner.com for making my apron when my swap partner couldn't do so because of the hurricane!
When I opened my package on Friday, I was smiling from ear to ear. I love my apron, Jennifer - THANK YOU!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
So I'm sorry I'm running a bit behind but as you can see I have a few good reasons for it! Hope she likes all that she gets!!
because of time constraints and a family emergency, i chose to use a FANTASTIC etsy designer to live up to my promise in this swap. her name is: momomadeit and you can shop her fabulous designs here: momo's retro fashions but be warned, you will LOVE her designs and will be wanting more than one of her aprons. momomadeit was VERY nice to work with. she answered my emails immediately and worked with me on making sure that the project was done in a timely manner and exactly what i wanted. i'm still new to etsy but having an experience like the one i had with her will make me a regular customer of hers. cheers to you momomadeit and HUGE hugs!
someone inquired about the fabric's name, it is called: "sole".
HUGE thanks to shawnee for organizing this swap. i am sympathetic to the details of organizing and i know that organizing these types of things can be a lot of work, way to go shawnee!
i'm off to start some sewing projects of my own, the fabric is drying as i write this. happy sewing and have a great week everyone!
cheers to aprons,
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
I'm Carol Lewis and this is my apron that is blue for the ocean. The theme is Martha's Vineyard. There is a white picket fence on the pocket and butterflies. It says I love spending summertime in the cool island of Martha's Vineyard where the days are lazy and pleasant. If I were there I would put on my apron and make some Coconut Bread Pudding with the recipe that I got.
I received a fantastic package from Trish. She sent me the perfect apron that takes my breath away. I also got two matching pot holders that are reversible, and two bags, a large one and a smaller one. She couldn't have done a better job. I love it all. Forgive me for not wearing make-up or doing my hair, I was so excited to get a pic taken. Thank you so much again Trish!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
She also included a recipe for Panzanella, some yummy looking olives (I've got to hide them from hubby!) and the most gorgeous Italian stationary. I feel spoiled :) A big thank you to my partner, even though I still don't know who you are :D
Thanks again Jennifer!!!! It means a lot to me. I know how much time and love goes in to these aprons.
P.S. I can't wait to try out the recipes.
I couldn't be happier with my Greek Villa themed apron! I was soooooo hoping this one was coming my way and it did! It is even lovelier in person and it came with such great goodies like a tote, a Mediterranean Cookbook, honey, Godiva chocolates (yummy) and a recipe for Baklava! I would have taken a picture of the beautiful packaging and presentation but I ripped through it greedily once I realized it was the apron I had been drooling over.....sorry
If my swap partner is even a third as happy as I am with my apron then it will be a success! Thank-you Amy R, I LOVE it!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
- I apologize, but I will be late in sending out my apron to my partner. Due to the hurricane we have had several friends and relatives staying over as of last week. .....We were lucky and did not sustain any real damage, however my friends and relatives that live in Houston cannot return home as of yet as they still do not have any electricity and .
- ...I will not be able to get an apron out on time. We do not have any elecricity from Hurrican Ike and it does not look like we will for a couple of weeks. I will send one out after we get power or I can send the apron I receive on. I am truly sorry but do not know when we will have a functioning house.
- ...We are having to evacuate for the hurricane and don't know when we will return... I'm back now for awhile till Ike decides to visit. I would like to try and hurry and make the apron if possible. I will be able to work on it next week and try to mail it before we have to leave again.
- ...Since I live in Houston, Ike is heading my way. I had trouble finding my fabric. I finally found the fabric I wanted but I did not get enough. When I went back to get some more fabric, the place had already closed due to Ike coming our way. Hopefully I can get the apron out as soon as the stores reopen here and if I lose power once my power has been restored.
Also, several of you have emailed me with various serious problems meeting Monday's deadline or I haven't heard from you at all. In an effort to reduce stress, everyone's deadline is extended to the 22nd. Thank you to everyone who has already mailed. Everyone else; get a move on!
Hello fellow apron swappers! Shawnee graciously allowed me to announce on her sight that I'm hosting my first apron swap.
If anyone is interested, check it out here........sign ups are thru the 25th.
Thanks Shawnee for showing me some love!