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Tie One On Day and Ellen March

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In 2009, I put together a mini-exhibit of my aprons and vintage domestic goods at the American Sewing Guild’s conference in Albuquerque. There, my path crossed with the sweetie pie editor of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery, Ellen March. Tying one on (…an apron, of course!), we discovered a shared passion for celebrating women of earlier generations and their talent in expressing themselves through needle and thread.

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Ellen March and EllynAnne first crossing paths at the 2009 ASG conference.

Two years later, Ellen invited me to appear as a guest on the inaugural season of her new venture, SewItAll TV. I was thrilled, very nervous and much relieved when Ellen brought her sewing skills to the Awesome Apron, and together we completed the project.

 

Ellen’s support of my love of aprons extends to her traditional sponsorship of Tie One On Day, my annual call-out to tie on an apron and bestow gestures of kindness to those in need. Responding to my yearly request for a TOODay goodie giveaway, she always provides…this year with a packed box of SewNews and Creative Machine Embroidery publications.

It was but a day or so after our TOODay giveaway emailing that I learned of Ellen’s concerns for her health and family’s well-being through her posting HERE. Please take a read, then take a look at this beautiful girl.

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Ellen March is asking for our support in her fight against breast cancer.

 

Wife, mama, daughter, sister, friend, colleague – Ellen is much-loved, admired and deserving of the very tenant of Tie One On Day: imparting gestures of kindness and especially in this situation, donations to her campaign: Ellen’s Breast Cancer Fight.

When considering kindness as a dollar point, imagine the campaign as the March family’s Thanksgiving dinner – instead of baking Ellen a pumpkin pie, donate the cost of the ingredients; in lieu of taking her a sweet potato casserole, donate the price of a sack of potatoes. I “fed” the fund a turkey dinner. Whatever your contribution, any amount will help to set the table.

The sooner the campaign’s goal is met, Ellen’s financial worries ease and she can completely concentrate on kickassing her cancer. So, please Tie One On (…an apron, of course!) and give from your heart and wallet to Ellen’s Breast Cancer Fight.

 

“Women clad in aprons have traditionally prepared the Thanksgiving meal, and it is within our historical linkage to share our bounty.”

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Thank you, everyone, for sharing this blog posting, participating in Tie One On Day, and putting the give back into Thanksgiving through acts of kindness to those in need.

xxEllynAnne

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SEW IT ALL and Awesome Aprons in April!

Sew It All is beginning to air and my segment, Awesome Aprons,

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is scheduled as the premiering show on PBS Dallas, Minneapolis, Wichita Falls, Las Vegas, Seattle and more! Click here for the show’s April schedule.

This promotional video was produced by Iowa Public Radio, which filmed Sew It All and the individual segments.

I’d not worked with PBS before and as a first experience, I found IPR to be very patient and wonderfully kind in pursuit of its goal – to produce a winning show. I haven’t yet seen Awesome Aprons! but in the hands of the producer, I’m sure she presented me at my most…awesome.

Please continue to bug your PBS station to carry Sew It All at http://www.pbs.org/.

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Tie One On…an apron, of course!

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a Sew-Lovely Giveaway!

a Sew-Lovely Giveaway!!

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When I was invited to be a guest on Ellen March’s new PBS show, SewItAll!, there were multiple tapings scheduled for the day. My segment, Awesome Aprons!, began the marathon. Following set-up, run-through and make-up, there was lunch, and the opportunityea_Ellen March

to visit with the next-up guest, Steffani Lincecum, whose segment is titled Knockout Knockoffs, where she teaches how to duplicate a favorite skirt using a paper rub-off technique.

Steffani knows her stuff. Just visit her website to learn of her background as a wardrobe designer in movies, television and for celebrities (Madonna!). Despite my love of all things Hollywood, it was her technique for creating a pattern of a beloved skirt (and who doesn’t have one) to be sewn over and over that really caught my interest.

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Steffani has a gorgeous book just out that outlines exactly how to apply the rub-off technique to more than just a skirt, including an adorable purse, which I am bent on making.

Happy news here: Steffani has provided a copy of her book for me to give away. But that’s not all…

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Ellen March is also offering a copy of the latest issue of SEWiTAll

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So, to one lucky winner, Steffani’s book and Ellen’s magazine!

To enter, just leave a comment on this blog entry. Deadline for comments is late Sunday evening. Winner selected by Random Human and posted Monday, February 14th.

If you haven’t already contacted your local PBS station about carrying Ellen’s show, please do.

ONE MORE HAPPY ANNOUNCEMENT

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Storytelling is a major component of my apron journey. I never tire of listening to an apron recollection nor the process of translating the story into a unique voice. My friend, Kate Kelly, also uses storytelling within her niche project America Comes Alive! Kate has a way of making sense of today’s events through stories from America’s past. She is an accomplished author and writes about very interesting topics, like today’s magicians and Houdini, the American vacation, and air travel, when the skies were friendly.

Kate has a Valentine’s Day Giveaway going on. For a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to amazon, simply email Kate your favorite Valentine memory (kate@americacomesalive.com). The winner will be chosen on February 13.

I wouldn’t recommend Kate’s site if I didn’t enjoy it! Nor would I promote books or other such media if I didn’t believe there was value and entertainment in the selections. I feel very lucky to meet such talented women, who are also so sweet and generous.

xxea

Tie One On…an apron, of course!

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