21 Days of NTOOD Giveaways Winner #14

National Tie One On Day’s November 14th winner is
#29 / Wima B

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Wilma B’s goodies are a My Memories Suite software package + a gift certificate to my.memories.com and from sewmamasew!, a $20.00 gift certificate to shop the on-line emporium.

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How Wilma B is sharing her apron love

Memories of Grandma fixing dinner in and on a big wood cookstove come to mind as I get in the mood for harvest dinners and Thanksgiving. A few years later she had an electric range that enabled her to enjoy the visiting and cooking more. She always had an apron on, usually a white “penny” one — years later I would be told they were “pinny” aprons because they were usually pinned in place. Grandma’s was a “penny” because she always had a few in the pocket to pay for an errand she had me do.
So, my apron turned tote bag will have a penny pocket along with a nice loaf of bread.

  

National Tie One On Day is a win/win for those who participate and those who receive, and the more who are involved, the more who experience a gesture of kindness. SO, please spread the love and the mission of National Tie One On Day!
TO ENTER the month of sponsor giveaways, inspire others with how you will be celebrating National Tie One On Day, and share your apron love, click HERE !

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Lodging in Lubbock is all Hope

I’m still a-glow from Tying One On…an apron, of course! and being a part of the fundraising efforts benefiting Hope Lodge in Lubbock, TX.

Championed by my dear friend Erin Owens to the American Cancer Society of Lubbock as a keynote of a unique ilk, I presented Apron Memories: Remembering the Richness of Our Lives Through a Humble Icon and a Tie One On Fashion show to a sold-out event held at the historic Lubbock Women’s Club.

Following the socializing and lunching, I was introduced to a most welcoming audience. I adore sharing my apron journey and Lubbock was totally on-board and ready to be entertained.

Taking my seat, the fashion show commenced. I’d streamlined the historical apron commentary to allow for our focus on the models – all cancer survivors!!

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As each was introduced, her years as a cancer survivor was announced. Imagine! From a darling teenager, who waved and smiled from her wheelchair to women of every order – each was a model of such inspiration.

The grand apron finale was fabulous, as the fifteen models – adorned in Fifties’ entertaining aprons – sashayed and flirted and flounced through the Club, all blowing kisses…and with the motion, kissing cancer good bye.

Hope Lodge in Lubbock is a modern facility that provides a home-like atmosphere, without charge, to those needing cancer treatments. Without a Hope Lodge, many simply could not afford to relocate while getting the care needed.

The American Cancer Society has Hope Lodges all over the country – something I didn’t know – and the Lodges require fundraising to stay in business. As we’re entering the season of traditional giving, the ACS’s Hope Lodges would be grateful for any donation.

I am so proud of Erin and everyone who put on the Tie One On event, which according to Misty Welch of Lubbock’s ACS was a huge success!

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xxea

Celebrating the gumption of women!

21 Days of NTOOD Giveaways Winner #13

National Tie One On Day’s November 13th winner is
#99/lois48 
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Lois 48’s goodies are a My Memories Suite software package + a gift certificate to my.memories.com and from Harlequin, an autographed copy of Making Piece, a memoir of love, loss and pie by Beth M. Howard.

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How lois48 is putting the “give” back into Thanksgiving
I’m inspired to make an apron for my friend Maggie who moved to our small town last year. She is working so hard to settle her young family and to support her husband on a difficult work situation. I’m already thinking of a piece of fabric in my stash, and a big batch of morning glory muffins should be perfect for her little kiddos. 
National Tie One On Day is a win/win for those who participate and those who receive, and the more who are involved, the more who experience a gesture of kindness. SO, please spread the love and the mission of National Tie One On Day!

TO ENTER the month of sponsor giveaways, inspire others with how you will be celebrating National Tie One On Day, and share your apron love, click HERE !

xxea and NTOOD sponsors

21 Days of NTOOD Giveaways Winner #12

National Tie One On Day’s November 12th winner is

#77 / Anonymous_Pink Roses

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A_Pink Rose’s goodies are a My Memories Suite software package + a gift certificate to my.memories.com and from IceMilk Aprons, the Whisked Whipping Cream waist apron.

 

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How A_Pink Roses is putting the “give” back into Thanksgiving

To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet. I’ve just now read about this and I need time to figure who I want to give something to and what it will be. Thanks for the inspiration, I really needed this today.

National Tie One On Day is a win/win for those who participate and those who receive, and the more who are involved, the more who experience a gesture of kindness. SO, please spread the love and the mission of National Tie One On Day!

TO ENTER the month of sponsor giveaways, inspire others with how you will be celebrating National Tie One On Day, and share your apron love, click HERE !

xxea and NTOOD sponsors

21 Days of NTOOD Giveaways Winner #11

National Tie One On Day’s November 11th winner is

#131 / Anonymous_Cindy

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A_Cindy’s goodies are a My Memories Suite software package + a gift certificate to my.memories.com and from Vintage Tile Decals, an assortment of vintage-inspired graphics decals.

 

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How A_Cindy is putting the “give” back into Thanksgiving

We just finished up a canned food drive for the food shelter in our area. We have so many in our area that are in need of help in so many ways, it’s easy to over-extend yourself, but oh so worth it.

National Tie One On Day is a win/win for those who participate and those who receive, and the more who are involved, the more who experience a gesture of kindness. SO, please spread the love and the mission of National Tie One On Day!

TO ENTER the month of sponsor giveaways, inspire others with how you will be celebrating National Tie One On Day, and share your apron love, click HERE !

xxea and NTOOD sponsors

 

21 Days of NTOOD Giveaways Winner #10

National Tie One On Day’s November 10th winner is
 

#96 / La Bonne Vie

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La Bonne Vie’s goodies are a My Memories Suite software package + a gift certificate to my.memories.com and from the National Association of  Baby Boomer Women, a 1-year membership.

 

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La Bonne Vie shares a love of aprons:

Aprons just bring a sense of comfort and love. I think about my vintage aprons and wonder what dinners were they at? If only they could share the stories and gossip they’ve heard! I will be making my granddaughter her 1st apron!

National Tie One On Day is a win/win for those who participate and those who receive, and the more who are involved, the more who experience a gesture of kindness. SO, please spread the love and the mission of National Tie One On Day!

TO ENTER the month of sponsor giveaways, inspire others with how you will be celebrating National Tie One On Day, and share your apron love, click HERE !

xxea and NTOOD sponsors

21 Days of NTOOD Giveaways Winner #9

National Tie One On Day’s November 9th winner is

#116 / Anonymous_tkclarke

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Anonymous/tkclarke’s goodies are a My Memories Suite software package + a gift certificate to my.memories.com and from Candacy Taylor, a personalized copy of her book, Counter Culture, a loving ode to the women who are the heart and soul of America’s diners.

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How tkclarke is putting the “give” back into Thanksgiving

Love this and will be making it my family’s new Thanksgiving tradition.

National Tie One On Day is a win/win for those who participate and those who receive, and the more who are involved, the more who experience a gesture of kindness. SO, please spread the love and the mission of National Tie One On Day!

TO ENTER the month of sponsor giveaways, inspire others with how you will be celebrating National Tie One On Day, and share your apron love, click HERE !

xxea and NTOOD sponsors

21 Days of NTOOD Giveaways Winner #8

National Tie One On Day’s November 8th winner is

#4 / Beth Pomponio

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Beth’s goodies are a My Memories Suite software package + a gift certificate to my.memories.com and from Craftsy, Giveaway #1 – bundled fabrics, stitching helpmates, and a certificate for a craftsy class of your choosing.

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How Beth is putting the “give” back into Thanksgiving

I am enlisting help from my chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and our chapter of the Children of the American Revolution. For our October meeting, I have asked each member to bring a non-perishable item tied up in an apron or tea towel to the meeting. We will be writing encouraging notes at the meeting and attaching them to each item. I will be taking them to the local food bank to be given to families in need when they come to pick up their baskets for Thanksgiving. I have offered to pick up items from any members who want to participate, but can’t come to the meeting. I think this will make Thanksgiving special for those receiving help from the food bank and will help the food bank fill their need for food items.

National Tie One On Day is a win/win for those who participate and those who receive, and the more who are involved, the more who experience a gesture of kindness. SO, please spread the love and the mission of National Tie One On Day!

TO ENTER the month of sponsor giveaways, inspire others with how you will be celebrating National Tie One On Day, and share your apron love, click HERE !

xxea and NTOOD sponsors

21 Days of NTOOD Giveaways Winner #7

National Tie One On Day’s November 7th winner is

#81 / Elaine

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Elaine’s goodies are a My Memories Suite software package + a gift certificate to my.memories.com and from Aunt Martha’s Transfers/Colonial Patterns, an abundant selection from the Aunt Martha’s product line.

 

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How Elaine is putting the “give” back into Thanksgiving

One of the last things my mother bought for my sister and me was an apron. We had gone shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving. We will wear our aprons this Thanksgiving in honor and memory of Mom.

 

National Tie One On Day is a win/win for those who participate and those who receive, and the more who are involved, the more who experience a gesture of kindness. SO, please spread the love and the mission of National Tie One On Day!

TO ENTER the month of sponsor giveaways and inspire others with how you will be celebrating National Tie One On Day, click HERE !

xxea and NTOOD sponsors

Craftsy Cares & Shares Nat’l Tie One On Day

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Craftsy is a sponsor of NTOOD, and actively promoting the “give” back into Thanksgiving through Craftsy Cares 

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Craftsy is also offering this apron as a pdf pattern of my design!

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I’ve always been partial to this apron – it’s sewn of a Fifties curtain panel, and in the reapplication of its pieces into apron parts, I salvaged the fabric’s imprinting and hand stitching

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Craftsy, as well as National Tie One On Day’s many generous sponsors , are providing giveaways throughout November. To Enter and share how you will be making someone else’s day brighter, click HERE !

Please share National Tie One On Day with friends, family…everyone!  Because, the more who participate, the more who receive.

xxea and NTOOD sponsors