My New Partner!

A beautiful morning in California to seal our National Tie One On Day partnership, Claire Steele and I met for coffee at a little crepe stand by the offices of Jessie Steele. Had I known C laire’s double soy lattee would be served in an impressive bowl, I’d have opted for the same instead of the everyday cuppa I did order.
Still a tad wan from Monday’s bug, Claire nonetheless managed to sparkle for our official debut photo:

A busy summer ahead as we plan for 2010 National Tie One On Day!
Tie One On…aprons, of course!

EllynAnne and Jessie Steele Tie One On!

Here I am smiling at high voltage because Jessie Steele , the apron company, is now partnering with me to promote National Tie One On Day!

National Tie One On Day puts the give back into Thanksgiving through a gesture of kindness, and the apron is a part of the giving. Claire and Helena Steele relate to the recognition and remembrance that is National Tie One On Day, and through Jessie Steele will help to bring National Tie One On Day to greater attention!

I flew to California to meet and give a hug to the Steele ladies – here I am with Helena …very sadly, Claire caught some bug or another and was too ill to join us.

Following lunch, we went to the offices of Jessie Steele, where I made the introduction of Christina Rosa, JS’s marketing coordinator:

Elaine, an assistant designer:

Larry Phillipes, the VP of operations:

And Tim Bayless, JS’s sales manager:

This is the first of many Tie One On Day announcements – I’m so excited and cannot wait to share all that we’re coming up with to promote National Tie One On Day! Until then…
Tie One On…an apron, of course!

Sex and the City2 Giveaway WINNER!

The morning passed by and still I hadn’t connected with a Random Human to choose the lucky winner of the Sex and the City2 Tie One On…Giveaway kaboodle. Fretting a tad, I made ready to head out to the grocery, where surely I’d find my RH.

Just as the door was shutting behind me, the telephone rang, and why I re-entered the house to catch the call, Ill never know. But thrilled I am that I did so, for the caller was Claire Steele of Jessie Steele Fine Hostess Aprons and the designer of Charlotte’s cupcake apron , the impetus to the Sex and the City2 Giveaway!

Within a blink, we were chatting as Southerners tend to do, the time between introduction to familiarity mere seconds. Claire is originally from West Virginia, so she is no stranger to such ease of transition. We marveled that our passion for aprons had yet led our paths to cross…a situation we plan on putting to rest one day very soon.

As sweet as her cupcake design, Claire graciously accepted my request to be the Random Human and choose the lucky winner-of-the-whole-kaboodle: #32 JKW! (Janet, please email me with your contact info)

To everyone who entered, thank you for loving aprons – the humble icon that connects us to women of earlier generations.


Tie One On…an apron, of course!