TIE ONE ON DAY™ Give from the heart on Wednesday – then give thanks on Thursday. This Thanksgiving Eve, Tie One On (an apron of course!) and bring joy to the life of someone in need.
Participation is easy and uplifting. Simply wrap a loaf of bread or baked good in an apron and tuck an encouraging note or prayer into the pocket; then present your offering to a neighbor, friend or person in your community who could benefit from your gesture of kindness. Tie One On – and put the “give” back into Thanksgiving.
“Women clad in aprons have traditionally prepared the Thanksgiving meal, and it is within our historical linkage to share our bounty.” EllynAnne Geisel
Tie One On Day™ is a win-win, for the participant and the receiver. And by embracing TOOD, you will make someone else’s day brighter.
Tie One On Day™ Sponsors:
In harmony with all Leakey Collection products, the production of Marula Oil provides rural women an essential sustainable source of income with which they feed, clothe, and educate their families.
Proud Member of the Fair Trade Association and Green America
I designed, built and furnished the cafe with materials, art and objects from my family's homestead in order to evoke special meaning and memories. I am proud to serve you in the same aprons my grandmother wore while caring for her own family. Chaps proudly sponsors Tie One On Day™ and its mission of putting the "give" back into Thanksgiving.
Celeste Shaw, owner
4237 South Cheney Spokane Road
Spokane, Washington 99224
Lori Lau Grzybowski
Editor, Country Woman magazine
TOODay Giveaway: a one-year’s subscription to Country Woman magazine
Each issue features a large food section filled with mouth-watering, down-home recipes for today’s cooks, including winning recipes for the issue’s contest. There are also ideas for easy and frugal country decorating, casual entertaining, fun and appealing crafts, garden tips, lifestyle stories, health advice, puzzles, and nostalgia, as well as profiles of women doing amazing things.
Allison Lucien launched Eleanor’s NYC in April 2012, following her quest for high-quality, fashionable accessories to add style to her ride. Lost in a sea of unflattering spandex bike shorts, tired of heavy metal racks and baskets, she was inspired to create Eleanor’s NYC as a central shopping experience for the fashion-savvy biker. Online, you’ll find helmets that are cute, not clunky, clothes you can bike to a party in and still be the best-dressed person there, classic and inventive basketry, skirt guards and all the more.
Telephone: (347) 762-4535
Alice D. Voss, Marketing Manager
BERNINA of America
Phone: (630) 978-2500 ext:517
Website: www.berninausa.com TOODay Giveaway: a BERNINA Retro tote filled with Sewing Goodies: Fabric Fat Quarters, Sewing Rulers, A Swiss Sewing Essential knife, a Sewing book and more!
BERNINA’s nationwide network of fully trained independent dealerships provides the highest standard of service, beginning with free guide classes after purchase. Find a BERNINA store near you at www.berninausa.com/dealer.
BERNINA of America introduced the WeAllSew.com blog for sewing enthusiasts of all ages who share their love of sewing through ideas, projects, patterns and tips. The WeAllSew blog offers a place for sewers, embroiderers and quilters to connect with fellow enthusiasts and sewing experts. Readers will also find tutorials, easy step-by-step instructions, new product information and inspirational ideas, including ways to help sewers step up to the next level. Find your next sewing idea on WeAllSew.com. With topics running the gamut on all things sewing, quilting, embroidery and crafting, you are sure to find something to spark your creativity.
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|| The National Association of Baby Boomer Women is the only association devoted to addressing issues concerning 38 million of the healthiest, wealthiest, and best educated generation of women to ever hit midlife, baby boomer women.
Anne L. Holmes, APR – “Boomer in Chief”
Email: Anne@NABBW.com or Anne@BoomerCo.com
Telephone: 563-823-8429 or 877-BOOMERZ
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Each IceMilk apron comes with its very own heirloom kit – a heritage tag, an apron story, and three blank recipe cards – perfectly preserved within a jam jar. IceMilk Aprons was selected as a "Top Holiday Gift of 2010" by Martha Stewart.
Ashley Leckey Schoenith, heirloom designer
When MikWright "ties one on," it usually involves vodka and olives. Accordingly, MikWright is a proud sponsor and supporter of "Tie One on Day™" and EllynAnne Geisel, author of The Apron Book.
The Bordeaux Ultimate Scissors are sharp to the point for clean and precise cuts every time. Innovative technology ensures a fine cut and surpassed durability. Easy grip, little pressure and precise cuts! Bordeaux Ultimate Scissors have an ambidextrous handle, perfect for righties and lefties!
Ellen March, Editor
Andrews McMeel is the proud publisher of EllynAnne’s best-selling The Apron Book, Apronisms and The Kitchen Linens Book, as well as Sisters on the Fly and Cast Iron Cooking with Sisters on the Fly by award-winning author Irene Rawlings.
Telephone: (800) 851-8923
2 stores located in the Old South Pearl Historic District
1596 & 1570 S Pearl Street Denver, CO 80210 (303) 777-2331
Our "big store" features in-house designed one-of-a-kind furniture, including custom work, quirky gifts for all, kitschy kitchenware, Bohemian funk, urban decor, and worldly goods.
5 green boxes exclusively offers EllynAnne’s Truly Vintage™, a one-of-a-kind gift line by Apron Memories®.
PS- We're open every day!
PO Box 627
Rutherford, CA 94573
The passing of our grandfather inspired us to preserve his legacy. We rekindled our dormant grove of century-old Mission olive trees and enriched the land with fruit trees, a garden, bee hives and an idyllic vineyard. Atop those rocky hillside soils, we organically farm 13 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot vines.
We are blessed with the rich terrain to produce extra virgin olive oil and wildflower honey from our estate. Every harvest we experience the humble purity of our family's land. It is our pleasure to invite you to share it with us.
The heart of Tie One On Day reminds us of our grandparents and our blessings, and we are delighted to sponsor this day of kindness.
Jody Harris, Gingy Harris Gable
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Jennifer Kelley, Membership Administration
(713) 729-3000 Ext 110
1. Tote bag made just for ASG by the Malaika Moms of Kenya (through Comfort the Children, International), some of whom were taught how to sew by ASG members, thus giving them a life skill.
2. ASG’s own DVD!! Sew-A-New, includes 12 hours of instruction for beginning and “returning” sewing enthusiasts.
3. ASG membership for one year!
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Telephone: (330) 958-2516
“Farm Stand,” from the Emily Ellyn Line of Signature Aprons
Exclusively through Cupcake Provocateur!
"Last year I found out about Tie One On Day. I love the idea of cooking something and wrapping it in an apron and giving it to a neighbor or someone who is alone.
I was very surprised when I won the Bernina Bernette! I gave it to my granddaughter because she loves to sew, and she needed to upgrade from a machine I had bought for her that only had straight stitching. She has learned so much from watching videos on youtube and is not afraid to try new things. She loves the Bernina. She even showed her older cousin how to make a pillowcase with the machine.
Again, thank you for the opportunity to win this machine. We love your aprons, and we’ll be taking part in Tie One On Day this year and every year." Maggie Potter, Artesia, MS- -
"More often, I should sit down and write a note of thanks to others who make me feel so blessed by their love and friendship. Thank you for putting into action what became a more wonderful day because I shared a loaf of bread." Amy Bissell- -
"We have Christmas traditions that have developed over the years but hadn't really found any for Thanksgiving Eve until now. Thank you! We love your Tie One On Day." Becky Smart
"I just got finished with my apron yesterday and I have to bake the bread today and tonight I will take them (along with a gift certificate at a grocery store) to a family whose dad has been out of work." Bonnie Ellis- -
"I've gotten my husband involved and we decided Tie One On Day is something we will do every year with our son as a way to give back and teach him the joy of giving." Jennie Schaeffer- -
"I raided the local second hand store for old jeans and tattered old linens to make darling jean ruffle aprons I have 6 loaves and aprons to deliver and I feel so honored to a part of such a great give-a-thon." René Groom- -
"Hood River’s local 4-H groups heard about the Oak Street Hotel’s support of Tie One On Day, and on November 11th, they are going to have a huge apron making party. Then all the kids are going to wrap their aprons around food for the local needy and deliver in some way. TOOD is starting to catch on here and we’re thrilled to be a part of that!"
Adrienne Happy, Oak Street Hotel, Hood River, OR
"Last year we lost our home and everything in it to Hurricane Sandy. With our family scattered, we had a Thanksgiving dinner that was offered for free to survivors. In the ensuing months in our tiny rented apartment, I’ve started to sew again on a donated machine. It has been a year and our chances of going back home are bleak, but I know I can brighten someone’s day by making aprons to be included in the Thanksgiving packages that are being handed out by our church." Christine- -
"I plan to make an apron for a lady in my church who has started a group called Feed the Family. She has been giving classes in canning and ways to save on your food budget. She operates a garden cart where we can take or leave free excess produce, we are hoping to start a church community garden next spring. With the apron I will include something that I have canned all by myself!" Angel dye- -
"I LOVE sewing, wearing and giving aprons as gifts!
I’m happy to join in and celebrate “TIE ONE ON THURSDAY”. My precious friend, Marian, is in a convalescent home and she will be thrilled to have a visitor bearing homemade gifts.
Blessings and thanks for this opportunity," Carolynn Mintz
"I create & sell aprons for a living and TOOD is my favorite day of the year. This year, I plan on wearing one for my shift at the food bank, then leaving it behind with someone who touches my heart. Whether it’s a guest, or volunteer- someone who will carry the apron forward." Aimee- -
"I was once told that Thanksgiving was for giving thanks and gifts while Christmas was for religious renewal. It should be during Thanksgiving that gifts should be given as tokens of all the ‘thank-you’s’ you should say to those who helped you throughout the year. Giving to those in need is also a ‘thank you’ for being blessed with a kind heart and the ability to extend one’s hand in aide. I’ve tried using that lesson, giving to charities at Thanksgiving. This year I plan on donating fresh vegetables and fruits to The Mission of Citrus County. Of course I’ll have to include an apron too!" Marcia- -
"TOOD – what a clever way to recognize someone you are thankful to have in your life!! I am taking a sewing class – after an absence of 30+ years of sewing — and have found making aprons to be the most rewarding project thus far! I am making two – one for my dearest friend and the other for a new friend who has proven herself to be an “angel” over and over. One lives too far to take a baked goodie to so I will have to think of something else to “tie in” with the apron. The friend who lives nearby loves unique teas so I think some pumpkin bread, a special blend of autumn tea, and an apron will let her know how much her friendship has meant to me. Every time I “tie an apron on” myself – I hope to reflect on those I have been and am thankful for!!" Kathy Wright- -
Hood River News - 4-H’ers ‘Tie One On’ Oregon teens give from the heart::
"Since there was no school on Monday, Nov.11, due to Veterans Day, the Hood River County 4-H members gathered at the OSU Extension Building to decorate their own aprons, as well as cookies, to give to people of the community.
As 4-H Ambassadors planned for only 10 participants, they were pleasantly surprised when about 25 kids showed up, eager to help out in any way they could.
The event was created to preview the upcoming event “Tie One on Day,” on which you wrap a home-baked good in an apron and give it to a neighbor as an act of kindness. It traditionally takes place the day before Thanksgiving, to show the people around you that you are thankful for them." Read more..- -
"This TOOD is going global. My girls and I will be giving to Sole Hope, providing closed toe shoes to African children one pair at a time. I hope others will join us!"
http://www.solehope.com/who-we-are/ Priscilla Esset
"With one of my Sandy’s Sweet Nothings aprons using donated fabric from Indygo Junction and other donated aprons I will be donating the aprons to our local Winona Area Volunteer Service Food Shelf where they put an apron into someone’s food box to wear on Thanksgiving Day! This is something that I have been doing for several years. Thank you!" Sandy Erdman- -
"I’m going to give 10 wrapped gifts boxes with an apron, art supplies and encouraging note in each to the Salvation Army Gifts for Kids." Vanessa B