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!

VOTE – Because You Can!

Dressed in my favorite early day apron and adhering to my motto Apron + Pearls = Every Day Chic, I voted on Friday. The voting site was a-buzz with energy and anticipation, and standing in line was an opportunity to chat it up with folks ahead of and behind me about how fortunate we are to live in America. When I exited the booth, I handed my camera to Issac, the voting proctor closest by, and asked him to snap a picture of me having tied one on…an apron, of course! to vote. Issac is a better voting booth monitor than photographer:
I hope this picture will inspire you to dress up in Every Day Chic tomorrow and show off your Vote-stickered apron here!

Voting is a family affair for my friend Emily Kenyon and Nina, her college-freshman stepdaughter. Traveling from San Francisco and Oregon, they arrived in Pueblo on Saturday to canvas for their candidate…who just happened to be here! Talk about serendity!!

Tuesday, please, vote for your candidates! Because you can.