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I’m Taking a Blog Break

I am taking a blog break of indeterminate length. There is a lot going on here, but I hope to check in occasionally. I will post the rest of the McCall’s Dutch boy and girl patterns.

Meet Sasha

A huge thank you to everyone for your birthday wishes. We had a wonderful girls night out and many karaoke songs were enthusiastically (if not perfectly) sung. My daughter, Emily, is an expert at event organizing, and I look forward every year to what has become a birthday tradition. Then, on Sunday, we had another…

January Apron Winner

Congratulations to commenter #11, Laurie aka Giddy99! You are the winner of the January apron. Next month I am going to do something very different — make a little girl’s apron based on the clipping below from a 1907 newspaper page entitled “For The Home Dressmaker.” The instructions are pretty specific about fabric suggestions (blue…

December Apron Winner

Thank you so much for all your nice comments on the December apron giveaway. The winner this month is commenter #15, Sharrie. Next month I’m going to make a more subdued apron. I recently saw this photo on ebay, and it reminded me of my husband. Gordon is a wonderful cook, and does almost all…

Winner — Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads

The lucky winner of the book giveaway is Commenter #28, Benne. Thank you everyone for participating, and for your nice comments about Cirilia’s book. This was the biggest response I’ve ever received for a giveaway. Please check back in December when the usual monthly apron giveaway will resume.

September Apron Winner

Congratulations Commenter #9, Beth F!  You are the winner of the September apron. Thank you to everyone who participated — there was a big group this time. For October’s apron, I am planning to make this cute Betsey Johnson apron from the 70s, but there are some competing projects:  recreating the 1970s iconic jacket worn by…

August Apron Winner

Congratulations, Carla! You are the winner of the August apron. Even though I love the style of this apron, I now realize it was a mistake to make an apron with this type of fit. Going forward, I promise to only make “one size fits all” aprons, so everyone can enter. I haven’t made a…

July Apron Winners

  The winner of the Theodora apron is commenter #6, Penny (Little Pen Pen).   And the winner of the Egremont apron is commenter #14, Tina.   Congratulations to Penny and Tina — I will be sending emails to you, and once I receive your addresses, I’ll get these aprons in the mail to you right…

June Apron Giveaway Winner

The winner of the June apron giveaway is Nancy (comment #4). For those of you who didn’t win this time, please consider entering next month — I plan to continue this monthly giveaway until all of my loyal reader/commenters are winners.

And the Winner Is . . .

Congratulations, Chris, and thank you for entering my giveaway.  For everyone else who entered, do not despair — another apron will be offered next month (and for many months thereafter), so please enter again.  My hope is that, eventually, all of my commenters will be winners.