Winners Plucked from Vintage Peanut Tin

I am overjoyed with the success of the third annual National Tie One On Day. To the one hundred + participants, thank you for bringing a bit of happiness to someone in need of a little kindness.

Now, to the drawing for 5 copies of The Apron Book, 5 copies of Apronisms, and 5 vintage aprons from my very own collection – rather than allow my computer to randomly select the winners, I decided to choose the winners the old fashioned way: by drawing their names from a hat…only not a hat, but rather from a wonderful old tin that is normally my peanut holder. So I wrote out all the entries, cut the paper into slips, folded them, and dumped them into the tin

Tie One On Day Drawing Entries

Then I set up the scene and took this photo

Tie One On Day Drawing 1

Then, with my eyes closed, I plucked 15 entries, and here they are:

The Apron Book : Monica (Nov 6), Cindy (Nov 12), eternalsunshine (Oct 30), jana (Nov 17), and marissa (Nov 7)

Apronisms: Toiling Ant (Oct 31), whoopsiedaisiesgal (Nov 7), Paula (Nov 8), Jill (Nov 13), Paige (Nov 10)

Vintage aprons: Sheila (Nov 7), Christie (Nov 4), Becky (Oct 30), Laura (Nov 8), Cheryl Janeen (Nov 20)

To all y’all who participated in National Tie One On Day 2008, thank you thank you thank you!


Tie One On…an apron, of course!

a Tie One On Day Note Card

Hey, y’all! Whether your Tie One On Day baked offering is purchased or homemade, it is a handwritten note that truly personalizes this gesture of giving. United as we are through our participation, I wanted to further tie us together, so I created this Tie One On Day note card.
Front Image & Backside Text:


Of the eighteen married women who sailed on the Mayflower, only four lived through the first winter to see fall of 1621. With the assistance of five surviving girls and one maidservant, the four, thankful to be alive and grieving for those not, prepared a meal of gratitude.

Visit my website to download and print out this Apron Memories® National Tie One On Day 2008 card.
Tie One On…an apron, of course!

National Tie One On Day

I am very excited to announce the launch of my National Tie One On Day campaign. Participation in National Tie One On Day is simple – on the day before Thanksgiving, pause in the preparation of your own bounty, wrap a loaf of bread or other baked good in an apron, tuck a prayer or note of encouragement in the pocket, and tie one on…an apron, of course! and deliver the wrapped bundle to someone in need of spiritual or physical sustenance.

As encouragement to your assistance in the promotion of National Tie One On Day and its message of sharing and gratefulness, Andrews McMeel, my wonderful publisher, is offering 5 copies of The Apron Book and 5 copies of Apronisms in a giveaway, along with 5 vintage aprons from my personal collection! That’s 15 wonderful giveaways!

To enter the giveaway, follow the instructions on the home page and post the National Tie One On Day button on your website or blog, then leave a comment on this blog. Please provide an email where I might contact you, should you be a winner. Entries accepted until 9 pm Mountain Time, November 26th.

Thank you so very much for embracing National Tie One On Day!