Monday, January 7, 2013

I Won the Most Lovely Christmas Apron

Oh, yes I did!


She came all the way east from Washington state arriving Friday in time to get acquainted with the girls.


She's so lovely inside and out. Look at that lining!


And all those beautiful cardinals. I love cardinals.

Susan at My Mother's Apron Strings gives away an apron every single month. I know! That is a lot of aprons. Susan is an amazing gal. She shares many wonderful recipes. Do you know what? She also tucked in some Tahitian vanilla beans for me to try. She says that they are "the best." Susan, thank you so much for both the apron and the beans. I promise that I will not freeze the vanilla beans!

If you read her recent post entitled Gratitude, you'll get much more of a sense of who Susan is than I could possibly convey. When you visit, would you please tell her that I sent you and give her some of that warmth and love that my readers are known for? Cuz you are the best. (And I get told so all the time.)

Oh, you think I should dare to try my apron on? Right. In a month or two. I'm waddling around like a duck just now and so I'd prefer to get back to my svelte self. *Cough* *Sputter* *Choke*

Off to do some packing...

Love Vee

44 comments:

  1. I Dare you to try that apron on today. Ha ha ... just kidding. How well I know about the waddling stage. The remainder of the Christmas goodies are going into the trash today over here.
    What a pretty apron you have won and what a lovely giveaway Susan offers. I will go visit and tell her you sent me.

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  2. Lucky you! I will have to waddle over and pay her a visit! Have fun packing, I'm assuming it's to put away Christmas? At least I still have to do that!

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  3. That apron is lovely, I adore cardinals, too. I will pay Susan a visit, off to yet another doctor appointment. "Best dishes" to you xo

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  4. That is a wonderful apron! I am heading over to meet Susan.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  5. What a lovely gift! Love the line-up of your girls...they look so happy together! :)

    Off to begin the great Christmas clean-up! Our final Christmas party was yesterday, the laptop is ailing and I can't download pictures, and the house is calling (screaming?) to be put to rights.

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  6. What a beautiful apron! It's perfect for a little winter baking. =) Cardinals are one of my favorite birds.

    Happy Monday!

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  7. Ooh, It's very pretty. I love the cardinals.
    I'm waddling too. Chelsea baked so much for her bake sale. I think I was her chief tester. :-(

    Have a super day!

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  8. The apron is so pretty. I will scoot on over and say hi to her.

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  9. I wouldn't want to model an apron right now either...Oye!
    hmm...you are packing? Is that a clue about a trip or are you packing Christmas away? I need to click over and visit a fellow Washingtonian...

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  10. The apron is beautiful. What a wonderful choice for Christmas fabric.

    Packing? Vacation?

    I'm off to visit the link. . .

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    1. Vacation? No, I thought that the day after Epiphany packing would require no explanation. I'm knee-deep in Christmas boxes. Want to help me lug them upstairs? =D

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  11. What a lovely and colorful apron! I'll pay her a visit. Enjoy your day.

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  12. That is certainly a beautiful apron! And not so Christmasy that you could only use it for Christmas. It could lift your spirits all through the winter. I'm another lover of cardinals, but wonder if I've been seeing them as often this winter. I hope there will continue to be lots of them visiting my yard...Now I'm off to visit Susan's blog.

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  13. That is a very pretty apron! Lucky you Vee! I got on the treadmill this morning and took a moderate walk for 20 minutes. I worked up a lather and felt done in by then so will take it slow and easy and add a bit more time each day. I wouldn't want to overdo it! Now, I'll pop on over to visit the apron gal. Have a lovely sunny day!

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  14. Love your new apron with all the cardinals. What a nice thing to win! You'll smile every time you use it.

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  15. Your "girls" are lovely and she looks right at home with your other beautiful aprons. I always say, "the apron chooses the recipient!" Wishing you many happy baking times and know this apron (as all of them) are made with love and appreciation, XOXO

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  16. You are too funny, Vee...in your closing statements. I'm with 'Happy at Home'....dare to model that apron for us! Lucky you. She does look nice hanging out with all her friends, though. I'm off to pay Susan a visit...something I have never done before!

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  17. Lovely apron - I do adore aprons and use ours all the time!

    Busy day here, doing laundry for a friend, back to school, and putting the nativity and a few other Christmas items away...

    Enjoy your day!

    Deanna

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  18. Contratulations on the beautiful new apron! I will have to stop and check out Susan's blog.
    On another note, I'm still not able to put photos on my blog. I will check into google chrome or move to a wordpress blog. I'm doing a little investigating today. Thanks for the tip!

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    1. If it's any consolation, Cathie, I had to download Google Chrome some time ago working with the blog had become so unstable. It really did help. (I still use IE for many other things.)

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  19. Eastern Washington...hmmm us gals from there are kinda crafty and sweet ;) I will have to go visit Ms Susan.

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  20. Oh I love cardinals and your apron is gorgeous. You are way ahead of me with tucking Christmas away. I still light the tree up and sit and enjoy it. At least thats the excuse I am using for not packing up.LOL

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  21. The apron IS gorgeous. Just popped over to Susan's blog. Her recipes sound wonderful. Will go go there later to really get a good look. Have "fun" packing up Christmas.

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  22. Oh, I love your new apron...cardinals are so beautiful at any time of year! And Susan is such a special lady and friend. She tells beautiful stories on her blog and shares wonderful recipes! I'm wearing an apron right now. I should get to work! lol Enjoy your day!

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  23. What a great apron. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I just became a follower.
    Laura

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  24. Congratulations! I think that is one of the fabrics in my stash, LOL, and have made gift bags out of it. Both the fabric and the apron are lovely!

    I shall skip over there to her site and visit!

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  25. It's just lovely!!! What an amazing seamstress.

    But what's the _packing_ for, please and thank you? (Or are you packing Christmas away?)

    Yeah, me too. I prefer to get back to my svelte self. Hehhhhhhhh...

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  26. Glorious photos btw.

    Bright. Pretty. Giving a closer and closer view.

    Neat post...

    When I think these things, I like to SAY them, too.

    "Auntie"

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  27. Lucky you!! The apron is oh so pretty.

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  28. What I love about you Vee - well, too many things to mention right now, but two things come to mind at this moment. You are an ENCOURAGER (thanks for your comments and I've been sneaking in a few more creative moments the last few days and it is so refreshing) AND you are a NETWORKER OF BLESSING...connecting friend with friend, comment with comment and thought with thought, spurring your readers on to better and deeper things. Thanks again for the "send" to Susan and for "being there." The apron is lovely!

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  29. That is a pretty apron, in very good company. Enjoy, if you can, packing up the boxes. I always think the house gives a little sigh of regret for the packing and then smiles at the airiness of the lack of clutter when the Christmas things are packed away.

    I'm off to visit Susan.

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    1. Oh Lorrie, I love having you back. That "B" just wasn't cutting it.

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  30. The new apron fits very well with your collection. The cardinals are so pretty!
    Funny story. When my son was little he called cardinals, red jays.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  31. I love home made aprons. Yours is very pretty.

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  32. Love the apron, thanks for sharing the good news with us. ~ Abby

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  33. Oh Vee - the apron is beautiful and does look great with the other "girls" as you call them! I can identify with not wanting to model the apron just yet - oh boy! When I wear an apron I really feel like working - should wear one more often I think! My mother always wore an apron and I am lucky to have inherited a couple of hers.
    I shall head over to see your shared link.

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  34. Congrats on winning the oh-so-pretty apron! I love the fabric. I'll go over to visit Susan, I haven't been there before. Hope you got your packing and put away done. We finished putting away this evening. Now the house looks sooo bare.

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  35. What a wonderful win! I love aprons and just bought some fabric yesterday to make a new one.

    And also... maybe THOSE vanilla beans would make a more dramatic vanilla sugar. You never know...

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  36. She's beautiful...what gorgeous colors! I stopped by today because we have so many blogging friends in common and I saw you on a blog list somewhere when I was looking up a recipe for peanut butter cup cookies. I thought "That Vee keeps popping up everywhere, I am going to go visit and say hello." So now I've added you to my blog list so I don't lose track of you. I am looking forward to your "Dare" posts! And also to getting to know you better by visiting you here often. Blessings to you for the New Year.

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  37. What a beautiful apron --- and from such a wonderful state! I am headed now to read Susan's blog. I hope your light fixing day went well!

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  38. That's a lovely apron Vee! What a generous person Susan is to give away an apron every month. I'll pop over there - I don't think I've ever been there.

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  39. Popped over to 'gratitude' blog and read and commented on a few posts telling her you recommended such.

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  40. Oh the apron is pretty! Who could NOT love a Cardinal!?! Congrats!

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