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. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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 ..

  8. 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

  9. 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…)

  10. 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!”

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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!

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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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