An Apron-Lover Giveaway!

If I could change one thing today, it would be that the date is June 25, not January 25th. Alas, that wish is not reality, so how else, I mulled, to bring all that is the uplifting spirit and gaiety of summer to a dreary, winter Monday? One phone call later, and do I ever have the answer: a giveaway featuring a pre-release copy of the second edition of apronology magazine!!!
GIVEAWAY ENTRY IS EASY: Just leave a comment, along with your email address (!) – so I can notify the winner. Winning number selected by Random Human Generator.
GIVEAWAY DEADLINE: this Friday, January 29th – so I can mail the winner her copy on Saturday morning.
Due to publish February 1, 2010, apronology “2” was nurtured over the past year to its fullest creative potential by editor Beth Livesay. As with the February 2, 2009 inaugural issue,

apronology “2” is her baby, so we can expect aprons-as-inspiration through the loveliest photography, artist revelations, tutorials, editorial commentary and goodness only knows what else! What I do know is I cannot wait to receive my own copy (which I ordered directly from Stampington, but can be purchased in stores all over).

I’m doubly antsy to see “2” because I have the honor of appearing in the inaugural issue. In Spring of 2008, I responded to a call-out for apron designs to appear in apronology, a newly conceived magazine devoted to the love of my favorite domestic icon. When I received notification from Beth that my design, Domesti-Chic (the entire article + photography is posted on my website. Just scroll down a bit and you’ll see it), had been selected from among hundreds

of apron submissions, I was astonished and very very happy. I loved working with Beth to finalize my creation and artist’s statement.

Stampington publishes a roster of publications, each a sunny-day to the spirit, no matter the season. Do visit the website, do read Beth’s blog, and do enter this giveaway…just one copy, I know, but that winner’s smile will be so bright, we’ll all need sunglasses!
Tie One On…an apron, of course!


  1. My dream is to get one of my aprons included in the next issue of ‘Apronology.’ Wish me luck!

    In the meantime, please enter me in this giveaway. It’ll be great fuel for my Apron Engine!

  2. I am new to your site and was thrilled. I found out about it from Maryjane’s Farmgirls page on Facebook. I have been wearing aprons for a few years, but nothing like the joy found on your pages. Thank you! Catherine (

  3. Nothing brings back childhood memories like aprons! Starting to sew a few for my daughter and grandkids, hope to keep the memory alive…love this site! please enter me in the giveway also..

  4. Well, Hello. This is my first time visiting the site. I am so glad I stumbled apron your facebook page. I am so very impressed. I followed the link here. I am going to share this will all of my friends. Congratulations on your successful business idea and may God continue to bless you many times over. Have a wonderful week. Marilyn. or 770-538-2413w

  5. Wow! Just found you and love your blog! I put on an apron everyday for all my chores and crafts. I have just started sewing again and would love to win this book! Thank you!


  6. I love your newsletter and get such a kick out of your writing. If I could do anything different this year, it would be to remember every day to put on my pretty apron. I love ’em!

  7. A few years ago I gave as gifts an artist’s handmade sachets that had vintage pattern artwork reproduced. How fun to revisit this idea in an apron!

    Hope there’s a way to reach me without having to publish my email address!–CH

  8. I would love to win an apron! I find that I wear an apron so much more often now. I think that it is based on a yearning for the “good ole days” when life was simpler and slower. I am currently gathering “tried and true” recipes from the 50’s through the 70’s, just for fun.Please enter my name in the contest.

  9. i love aprons — but not because i usually wear one. i have a set that belonged to my parents. my mom just gave one to my daughter hannah for christmas — it was my grandmother’s gingham smocked apron! i’d love to win the issue! brenda

  10. Aprons make me so giddy! I’m banned from buying anymore (or fabric to make my own) but it doesn’t count if its given to me, right? = )

  11. oooo- i am developing an apron addiction and unfortunately/fortunately it’s already affecting by 2 yr old- she already has 4! and wants more!

  12. Love the Pattern pocket.. just so inventive.
    I have a bit of History to share, you probably already know but just in case ,:-)
    ketchup was first spelled:
    Catchup !
    It is in my 1969 canning cook book.
    just a little FYI ..

  13. I’ve been following your mission of sharing the importance of the apron for quite some time…first from MaryJane’s site years ago. I Adore your aprons, keep ’em coming, and enter me in the contest, please!
    Cheers from Virginia!

  14. Finally! Congratulations! I didn’t think I was going to see another issue ever again! I use as a handbook when I do guest speaking on aprons.
    Thanks so much!
    Sandy’s Sweet Nothings

  15. EllynAnne, it is always wonderful to hear from you – and I am so glad to hear I was not the only one who was a little behind in the holiday celebrations. Your party sounds like it was fun and you look mah-vah-lous and not a bit jittery. I’d love to be in your drawing and would proudly wear my prize apron in Spokane! (I had to be anonymous cuz I can’t remember my google account…)

  16. Yippee! I’ve been waiting for this like a baby bird for a worm from mommy! When the first issue of Apronology hit, I had my vintage hankie ready to wipe lil’tear of joy! I carried around sharing the news and showing off the issue to any and everyone…”See, I told you aprons are pure joy!”

  17. Please enter me in the contest– I have already pre-ordered the magazine– if I win– I will donate it to the library at my local embroidery guild of which I am a member. We had great class on aprons this year! Thanks for the entertaining blogs.
    Ruth Ann

  18. Congratulations Ellyanne! I have yet to see an issue of Apronology and it would be such a blessing to win πŸ™‚ Thank you for entering me πŸ™‚

    Have a wonderful day!


  19. Wonderful giveaway! This aproned girl is as excited as you about the impending release of Apronology 2. And January is like a month of Mondays, isn’t it? But February is right around the corner! Hugs, Cathy

  20. I’ve been wanting to read apronology since last year! It would be terrific to read the second edition. Please enter me in the drawing!

    hollybrookfarm at gmail dot com.


  21. I just found your blog and wanted to leave a comment for the giveaway. I would be so excited to be the winner of your giveaway. I just had a birthday and recieved many aprons from my mother, now I have a collection of family memories !
    Thanks for tieing one on!

  22. Hi EllynAnne, PLEASE enter me in the giveaway contest for this fabulous looking magazine! I have both of your books and I adore them.

    Thank you so much, Sincerely,

    One of your Farmgirl Sisters, #222

  23. I LOVE fun magazines and fun textiles, so this just has to be a winner! Thanks so much for publishing the tip about machine sewing without thread to make hand sewing neater. I need all the ‘neatness’ help I can get and can’t wait to try this. I appreciate all the loveliness that you spread about for others to enjoy. Have a great day! MaryC in Virginia

  24. My brother, bless his heart, sent me a copy of The Apron Book AND The Kitchen Linens Book. They arrived this morning and then this afternoon I found your newsletter on my email. Thank you so much. I’m going to curl up in front of the fire and read!
    Thanks for brightening my day.

  25. Oh what fun this giveaway is….
    I have a copy of Apronology and love it.
    Keping my fingers & eyes crossed to win a copy of this newest Apronology… WoHoooo!

  26. aprons have become my favorite necessity in the kitchen. what a lovely publication that we’ll all be able to use as inspirational eye candy. please enter me into he contest email is forsara [at] netzero dot net – My Thanks!

  27. Congratulations! I have been so excited waiting for this second issue of Apron*ology. I have 2 aprons appearing in this issue of Apron*ology. I received my issue yesterday and Beth did a fantastic job again. I hope everyone enjoys all of the beautiful aprons as I did. APRONS ROCK!!

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