Thank you, Lark Crafts, for this giveaway, which contributed to a very happy Mother’s Day for the lucky winner, who was selected

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by Random Human, Leigh Anne. Entry #13 = Kristin Ellis !

I Made It Myself winner [640x480]

I have just returned from the Apron Extravaganza in Tennessee, which is where Leigh Anne and I met. I’ll spend tomorrow downloading pictures and putting together a blog on this incredible event!

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The day is always special when Noah and Gideon visit, so this Mother’s Day was extra special.

The comments for the I Made It Myself! Giveaway and the Apron Extravaganza are suggestive that we are rekindling the “ways” of the women of earlier generations, letting go of perfection and embracing the attitude that when it comes to making it ourselves, good enough is more than satisfactory. I think such a mind-set is the best present to give oneself this Mother’s Day!

Thank you to everyone who enters my giveaways. It’s always disappointing when your entry # isn’t selected. Please continue to enter, even if “…I never win anything!”…which is each winner’s response.


Tie One On…an apron, of course!


  1. EllynAnne –

    Oh My Gosh – I am soooo excited to be this month’s winner.

    Thank You – Thank You!

    What a great Mother’s Day surprise.

    Love your newsletter, blog & etc.

    My sister & I started a home-based business a couple of years ago – aprons! What Else.

    We love sewing and selling them 🙂

    Thanks again so much – it really means alot to me 🙂

    Kristin Ellis

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