Wednesday, November 11, 2009

100th post Giveaway!!

Woohoo!!
Yep! I have now posted 100 blog entries!
AND................ I am working on my newest pattern!
And you, my dear friends, get to celebrate with me!
Oh, and there I go again with my wild overuse of exclamation points!!!!!



This is the prototype for my newest pattern. This is "Yaya's Apron".
I LOVE THIS APRON!
Since there was no pattern for this apron, I started playing around. This one was my prototype. 



I fell in love with this style years ago when I found an apron that my mother-in-law had been keeping. This apron had been belonged to her mother, hand sewn from a flower sack during the depression. I have worn this apron for years, but alas, it is so worn and thin that I can no longer mend it. Hence the need for me to make one for myself. And since I loved this style so much, I figured that other woman may as well. I made my prototype from a Michael Miller fabric in my stash called "Pod Posey". Sadly I do not have enough left to make another one.
This apron uses nearly every scrap from 1 yard of fabric.





(Sorry for the ugly rear view of my adjustable dress form. I think I need to make a cool cover for it.)
I love this apron because it goes over the head, and does not need to be tied on to stay put. 



It offers great coverage yet fits many body types.
Doesn't this one make you want to bake cupcakes?



You do know that I love cherries, right?


Easy vintage style, but with good coverage to protect your pretty clothes.

So........do you like it?

I will be asking for testers soon, as I hope to have this pattern available
for sale as quickly as possible.

But for now, and to celebrate my 100th post, I am offering a "Yaya's Apron" as a giveway!

Yes! Just in time for Holiday baking, one of you will receive a Yaya's Apron in the fabric of my choice, as my gift.

How can you enter, you ask?

You can earn 1 entry for each of these:

 1. Leave a comment, telling me of your favorite Thanksgiving or Christmas food tradition.

2. Tell me that you are a follower, or become one now.

3. Blog about this post and post your link here in the comment section.

The winner will be announced Saturday, November 21st
( in honor of my baby brother Christian's 40th birthday!!!!!)

Happy Entering! And I will get back to work on this new pattern!!!!

Sivje




106 comments:

Dorothy said...

I am a follower

Dorothy said...

Love the apron! I cannot wait for the pattern (or maybe even to be a tester) because I am in desperate need of a new apron.

My Fave Christmas food tradition is that our family does an all out Mexican feast. It takes two days to prepare everything, but it fantastic food. We have enchiladas, tacos, burritos. beans, rice, salsa, and flan....of course all is made from scratch. Lots of food and fun for a wonderful time of year.

Carolyn said...

I absolutely love this apron. When I saw it, I had to show it to my dd who uses aprons all the time. This is one that I would definitely use. BTW, I am definitely a follower!!

My favorite food tradition is making apple pie for our family Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. It's my son's absolute favorite pie and I so enjoy making it for him. There are many other faves, but this one tops the list!

Colleen said...

My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is making my mother's yeast rolls. As kids, we had to make the little balls for the three-bump kind of rolls. Too early in the morning to remember what that shape is called. Now, I have my girls do it. They actually hate it, but it makes for good picture-taking.

I don't have a blog, but I'm entering anyway because I love your apron!

I've been a follower for a long time! (Well, at least for 100 posts - however long that is!):-)

Jen said...

Yep, I am a follower! the apron is very cute and i'd like to be a tester too

jen

Meredith said...

What a beautiful apron - I love the cut and the fabric. And, how neat that you are modeling it after an apron passed down through your family! I would love to win this. Thank you so much for your generous giveaway!

My favorite Thanksgiving food is Candied Yams. My Grandmother would make these every Thanksgiving (and Christmas too) and the cooked yams, apples, nuts, brown sugar...were DELICIOUS! Part veggie/part dessert! Happy memories of large family Thanksgivings as we all hung out in the kitchen with some cooking, some playing cards and always lots of laughing!

Thanks again! Meredith (merlawrence@aol.com)

Kristy said...

I LOVE this apron! I would be interested in testing the pattern too if you're looking for people!

My Thanksgiving tradition is kind of weird-- my grandmother (mothers mother) was an absolutely terrible cook. Every year she made stuffing out of wonderbread and onions and celery-- thats it! She also always put canned sauerkraut on the table-- even tho not a soul ever ate it and she couldnt say why it was necessary!

She passed away when my mother was only in her 30's. Every year, in her honor, my mother makes the disgusting stuffing (although no one ever eats it because it has no taste at all!), and puts a can of sauerkraut on the table :) no one ever eats that either :)

C.C. Almon said...

I'm a follower.

C.C. Almon said...

My favorite holiday food is a salad my mom made for a number of years & now I make it for my family. It's called Inlow Salad.

Jacki said...

Great apron, Sivje!!!

My fav about the holidays iare the gingerbread pancakes we have for breakfast on Christmas morning!!! I add a bit of cloves and cinnamon to the maple syrup and YUM!!!! I serve them with savory chicken sausage patties.

Here's my blog post about your apron and contest. http://mac-aroni-n-cheese.blogspot.com/2009/11/aldous-is-walking-and-talking.html

*I hope I can be a tester, too* I'll totally blog all about it, too!!!

EverythingIveGot said...

What a nice apron and nicer sentiment behind it. I lost my mother coming up on 9 yrs ago right after Thanksgiving and any and all reminders of her are always precious.

My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. There's no crazy mall shopping or tons of candy. It's just a joyous occasion for family to come together and celebrate. I've been doing Thanksgiving dinner for MANY years now (almost as many as being married, so in the teens anyway) and I like to make as much as I can from scratch. From pumpkin muffins made from our jack o lanters to cranberry sauce made the day before on the stove.

(by the way, I'm turning 40 in 2010 and my oldest son's name is Christian <3 that name!)

Tabitha said...

Look how many comments! It is a gorgeous pattern- I am curious to see how it works with ahem generous uptopsies because with the ones that tie at the top you can adjust them but it would be nice to have one that does not slip down! Hmm those dark aprons give me the idea to make one of out dark fabric to hide the drips when I lick the chocolate cake batter out of the bowl (aye now the secret it out lol)

Oh yes almost forgot favorite holiday tradition is celebrating my wedding which was on Christmas eve and this year will be 12 years-we have Chinese food every year!

Great job this pattern will do well!!

Mrs. Bianca said...

I'm a follower now. Found you from macaroni-n-cheese's post.

Love the apron! My favorite food tradition has to be the homemade tamales we make every year with the family. When I was younger, the women would all gather around my aunt's kitchen and we'd have an assembly line to put them together. We usually made enough for everyone to have 5 dozen. They were so yummy and good thing too, b/c your hands would smell like tamales for the next week! Now, everyone gets in on putting them together, both men, women, and children. It feels good to be able to pass along Thanksgiving traditions!

Katrina Marie said...

I am a follower!

Katrina Marie said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is with my dad's side of the family. On Christmas Eve we have huge mexican food feast. Tamales, burritos, rice, you name it and we've got it. Then on Christmas Day we do the more traditional Christmas lunch.

Katrina Marie said...

Posted it in my blog! http://katrinamariesolis.blogspot.com/2009/11/apron-giveaway-from-fellow-blogger.html

Christine said...

That is really a beautiful apron! I am following your blog. Our favorite Christmas tradition is on christmas eve we exchange ornament gifts. This started with getting married around christmas and the tree was the centerpiece at the wedding, all the decorations were given to us as gifts.

Mrs. Bianca said...

Here's my posting about it: http://biasia.blogspot.com/2009/11/aprons-holidays.html

Woohoo!

Christine said...

http://goosegirlsews.blogspot.com/2009/11/100th-post-giveaway.html?showComment=1257950074781#c6563230853903610085

seemommysew said...

So cute! I love this style of apron. I love my Emmaline aprons, but the halter straps pull on my neck...this style looks so comfy! I would LOVE to be a tester, esp if it's soon! I've been wanting to make an apron like this for my mom for Christmas, but haven't got around to drafting a pattern.

Marilynn said...

One of my favorite Christmas food traditions is my husband making his homemade caramels. Family and friends love to get these as gifts or for the many dinners we attend.

Nancy said...

They are adorable aprons! very nice work Sivje! I think one of my favorite Christmas food things is eggnog! I am always so excited to see it in the store- I had some in my coffee yesterday!

Erica said...

I am a follower and this apron is lovely!

My favorite Christmas food tradition is making Julgrot, A Swedish Christmas Rice porridge. In fact, my son askes for it year round.

Kristy said...

I am a follower!!!

Kristy said...

Love the apron, by the way! I feel like I need an apron on all day with an 18 month old! My favorite Thanksgiving tradition/food is the multitude of stuffings we always have - there are at least 4!!

Rebelflame said...

I'm a follower!
My favorite food tradition for the holidays is my mother always made pancakes with peaches and whipped cream for christmas breakfast. My mother is gone, but I always remember her with heavy peach syrup on my pancakes after opening presents.

Lu said...

I'd like to be a tester too!

We always make chestnut stuffing (when we can get the chestnuts). We boil the chestnuts (after cutting an "X" in the shell), then peel them, puree with butter (plenty of butter!), salt and pepper. Then roast in the oven till golden on top. A great dish served with the turkey!

Miranda said...

How cute are these! I just linked to this from Sewing Mama's, and I love your blog! The aprons are great. They're actually just what I need! I'd love to test the pattern for you, if you still need people.

julia said...

I love your aprons. I made some for my daughters and nieces a couple of years ago for Christmas. One of my daughters has requested another one. She would like this!

NatureMama said...

Great aprons! I like the length of them.

My favorite Christmas Tradition is our "non-traditional" Christmas Eve. We used to make homemade fried baby shrimp (not healthy, but YUM), fried rice and watch a movie.

On that night, each of us 4 siblings would pick out a single gift to open, thus alleviating both the burning desire to open and give. The chosen gift came from the pile of sibling gifts...not from our parents.

Then...Christmas morning, the rest of the gifts would be shared...as well as stockings.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

marissa said...

so cute I always look forward to green bean casserole yum yum

Momma Blevins said...

I have not loved another apron like I'm in love with this one!! I make sweet potato casserole every year. Mine is the only one most of my family will eat!

kath said...

The aprons look lovely. I like how you have designed the back, even if you think the picture is less than perfect.

Favorite Thanskgiving food: cranberry sherbert. Made every year from fresh cranberries and ginger ale. It doesn't seem like Thanksgiving without it.

Kate said...

Beautiful apron!

My favorite food tradition is Christmas cookies! I usually start before Thanksgiving and make 15-20 different kinds. Now the kids help me (so it takes a little longer). We give them as gifts and then on Christmas morning we take tins of cookies around to all the neighbors. My children love being able to say Merry Christmas to everyone.

Kate said...

I thought I was a follower - but I was not. So now I am!

Robin said...

Ummmm... I think I'd like to go to Dorothy's house for Christmas dinner. lol.

I <3 mashed potatoes but mostly when other ppl make them. lol. I'm not one for the normal stuff but years ago we used to do Lasagna for Thanksgiving and that was fab. Doing an eggplant lasagna this year.

Thanks for the giveaway - wonderful apron!
Robin
cokelush at gmail
mark-it-with-a-b.blogspot.com
{I'm having a giveaway too - come on over!}

Robin said...

I'm a follower - :) cokelush
Robin
cokelush at gmail

Bunny said...

Fabulous pattern, Sivje. I may become a tester if time allows. I think you have a real winner here!

My mom always made a wonderful cauliflower gratin and now the task has been passed on to me. Like most food traditions, mine is never quite as good as hers.

My personal tradition is to make a chess pie for desert on Thanksgiving. Until we moved out of our large home near the kids, each year Christmas eve was a formal dinner, prime rib, all the fixings, and dressing up. It was great fun and DD has taken up that tradition in her lovely home.

Jane Steen said...

My favorite Christmas traditions are of course English ones - Christmas pudding and mince pies especially! Although I have one thing I long for from our days in Belgium... a deboned turkey with farce aux truffes - a meat stuffing with truffles in it. And fresh mistletoe from the farmers' market (which was a block away from us in Waterloo, Belgium, and went on all year round) to give kisses under. And foie gras with aspic au porto for New Year's... oh now you've got me started on one of my "I want to go back to Europe" days!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Hi there :)

Ok, I'm a follower...enter my name once for this!!!
Smiles,
Kelly

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Here I am again :)

My favorite food for Thanksgiving has to be cranberry relish. Everyone eats just a tiny bit at the holidays in my family....and I always, always, always got to eat as much as I wanted with my leftovers. I loved that they were not as crazy about it as I am and was.
Lucky me :)

You are right....you do have a hot husband....why are you posting photos of him on your blog....this could be dangerous girl!!! LOL
Smiles,
Kelly

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Last post....its on my blog baby!!!

Smiles,
Kelly

Anya said...

I love making gingerbread houses! thanks for the chance.

Doina said...

Great giveaway! My favorite food for Christmas is " sarmale" - a traditional food in Romania.

Doina said...

I'm a follower.

Sheila said...

I'd love one of your aprons! My favorite TGiving food is those sweet potatos with the marshmallows on top....I always have to get to the bowl quickly to make sure my portion doesn't get cheated out of marshmallows! SheilaP52@yahoo.com

Lotta said...

Lovely apron! I like that it doesn't need to be tied in the back and it seems to fit almost everybody.
If you're still looking for testers I'd love to test it for you.
Hoping to win,
Lotta in Sweden

arlette said...

Hello!, congrats for your 100th posts, lol, well I have to say we eat tamales for christmas, it's a bit difficult to explain, but they are made with corn, vegetables and meat (any kind), you can eat that anytime of the year, but it gets popular when christmas is aroun, we have also queque de navidad (christmas cake), it's so yummy, you made that with raisings, dehidrated fruit and put it in some liquour for about a month, hmmmmmmm, you'll need to try by yourself!, I don't have enough words to say it's scrumptions!, oh! I love to talk, I'm your follower!

SandyQuilts said...

Adorable apron ... I like that it's a little fitted.

Favorite ... then it has to be DH's Cranberry Chutney. In case you want to make it go here

http://sandyquilts.blogspot.com/2008/11/cranberry-chutney.html

It's so so good.

SewCalGal said...

I love your apron design. I hope you'll sell your pattern, or create a tutorial. I'd love to give it a try.

Difficult for me to decide my favorite food for Thanksgiving, but I think it is the turkey!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

~Cindy~ said...

you know I love love love this apron, and I am a follower and I am going to link to this post right now at my Cindy's Tips and Hints Blogs (one of the four I have on this ID ROFL) soo cool, I would be uber stoked if I got picked OHHH YEAH!!!
here is the link to my post
http://ctipsanhints.blogspot.com/2009/11/ohhhhhhhhh-great-contest.html

Love 2 Quilt said...

Your apron is so cute. Love the retro look. My favorite tradition is getting all the family together for a night of games and snacks on Christmas Eve and then going to church on Christmas day.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a great looking apron. I love to wear aprons. My favorite food at Thanksgiving is the turkey, because we do not make it during the year :-)

SewCalGal said...

I'm following and looking forward to your future posts with great anticipation.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

SewCalGal said...

I've posted about your fun giveaway on my site where I share insights about contests & giveaways: http://sewcalgalcontestinfo.blogspot.com/

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogsot.com

Rosa Robichaud said...

What a lovely apron!!!! *grin*

Our family has ALWAYS celebrated Christmas eve, and for the past 20(?) years, we've had lobster and potato salad! YUMMY!!!! And around midnight, we open up our gifts.

Please add my name in your hat! *grin*

Rosa Robichaud
Saint John, New Brunswick
Canada
robich@rogers.com

Fiesta said...

I love the fabrics you have selected for that great apron. My husband makes the best fresh cranberries and those are by far my favorte.

Mark said...

I love the apron! I would also like to be considered to be a tester. My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is going around the table and having each family member state what they are thankful for.

Karin said...

What can I say, I am the winner because, 21.11 is my birthday and I am a follower 're just

No in earnest, which has become very cute.
youre blog ist very great!!

big hugs karin

Linda Atkins said...

Cookies..all the decorated ones,fancy nut rolls and thumb prints made from family recipes. I love your apron-one similar to the one my mom use to make and wear. Yours is a bit longer with ruffles but moms also had the no tie neck. I'd love to win yours..love the print on black!

joanne lendaro said...

I am now a follower!!

joanne lendaro said...

Favorite Thanksgiving tradition: "Real" pumpkin pumpkin pie. Started with road kill pumpkin pie...another story.

LOVE the apron, would LOVE to be a pattern tester!!

joanne lendaro said...

I don't want to blog about the giveaway!! I want to WIN!! But, I will be a good girl and blog about it, so here's the link:

http://splittingstitches.blogspot.com/2009/11/apron-giveaway.html

PICK ME!! (or be sure and let me know when the pattern is available) thanks!!

Manders said...

oh wow I just love love love Aprons! My favorite food tradition is a NEW one... we are deep frying our turkey this year! We tested it earlier this year and it was so tasty!

Linda B said...

I'm so glad you are having this giveawy, because my friend posted about you and that is how I found you. I have signed up to be a follower. I love aprons and yours are just adorable.
Our favorite tradition is having a Traditional Lithuanian meal for our Christmas dinner. We join with my brothers family and pig out on kugelas, kilbasa and borscht. Yummy.

ange_moore said...

What a gorgeous apron - especially the first one (would coordinate perfectly with my kitchen!!). Favourite Christmas food would be pavlova.

And I'd love to product test this pattern!!

ange_moore said...

I'm also a new follower!

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

Thanks for the chance at the very cute apron. I would love it!

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

I am now a follower of your blog, so a second chance to win! Yay for me!

Sharrieboberry said...

Ima Follower!

Sharrieboberry said...

My mom makes the best sweet potatoes! Boil, peel and layer sweet potatoes in 9x13. Burn sugar in a cast iron skillet, add cream and more sugar and cook til syrupy. Pour your caramel sauce over the sweet potatoes and heat in the oven. Delicious!

floribunda... aka Julie said...

Love the apron -- would be happy to win and or test it! My holiday tradition is fresh cracked crab and champagne on Christmas Eve... yum!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very cute apron!!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love aprons and cherries and yaya is what I call my grandaughter...Is it fate? we'll find out...I am now a follower and I will blog about you too...congrats on 100 posts! Melinda

Sandra said...

Congratulations from Barcelona!!
I got in your blog because of your comment about crochet at Heather Bayley's one and I love it.
You're really, really skilfull!!
Don't forget to visit Attic24's blog and you will know why I started crocheting two months ago....
http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/
and if you like to see my progress in crocheting, you are invited to my blog
http://bachiame.blogspot.com/
Kind regards
Sandra

Margi said...

WOOOOOO HOOOOOO I'm following you now! Love your blog and your prototype apron is way way kewl!

Margi said...

I don't have a specific story but a general one as I have to wear aprons or big shirts when I bake as I have a horrible habit of reaching in the oven and pulling things out forgetting hot pads so I've trained myself to have an apron on to grab the stuff or have towels always on the stove top. I can't tell you the number of times I've had burnt finger tips serving holiday meals (which is the only time I cook much at all anymore).

Bonnie said...

Very cute. I like the wild colors on the first one.

imagrandma2five said...

Love the apron! But then I am an apron lover. I have conjured up several patterns of aprons myself. Would love to win this one.
Oh and I just became a follower too!

jengi33 said...

I am an apron LOVER! Can't wait for the pattern, but would love to win one too! I just became a follower and I posted about your entry on my blog here http://jenny-spot.blogspot.com/2009/11/apron-giveaway.html

My Favorite thing for Thanksgiving is a new tradition of making caramel pecan layered cheesecake for dessert. My husband's special treat, I've been doing for the last couple of years!

Debbie said...

I love the shape of your apron, Sivje. My favorite food is definitely my sister in law's turkey that she makes for the dinner.

Debbie said...

I am a follower.

Debbie said...

I wrote about your giveaway on my blog post of today. http://debbiesfiberwork.blogspot.com/2009/11/first-two-of-nine-journal-quilts.html

Miri said...

Adorable apron and I would love to wear it while cooking away for Thanksgiving (actually, I think I would save it for serving! so our guests could see it!) I'll be making the traditional Turkey and stuffing, sweet potatoes, etc. and our special treat...3 pies for dessert: pumpkin and apple are musts but the 3rd changes year to year:
blueberry, cherry or shoofly!

Lori said...

Great apron design! I love retro/vintage styled aprons. As of today I am a follower, I just found your blog today. Nice blog, happy to meet you. I like to sew as well. I usually make dresses/clothing but am finishing my first quilt. I have also put a post on my blog about your giveaway here - http://heresahandtoholdonto.blogspot.com/2009/11/giveaway-goosegirlsews.html

Branch said...

This is a great apron. I love wearing aprons when cooking and am always on the look out for something different from what I already have. I'd love to be a tester for you.

My favorite Christmas food tradition is the Turkey and gravy and DH's wonderful chocolate fudge. :)

Liz said...

I love the Cupcakes!

My favorite Christmas tradition is Christmas Eve. Every Christmas Eve we make sandwiches and soup before Church. After church service, we come home and snack on yummy goodies and home made egg nog.

Matters of the Heart said...

HI! I just became a follower.
I love to sew too!
If your in need of pattern testers for your new apron, keep me in mind. You can see lots of my sewing at www.xanga.com/Jude1:22 and some of my Etsy sewing at my blog here on blogger.

Banaghaisge said...

Lovely lovely apron- I need one of these when I am slaving over my ancient wood burning 4 oven Rayburn stove cooking Christmas cakes and mince pies (there is a pic at the bottom of this blog post: http://banaghaisge.blogspot.com/2009/04/and-at-weekend.html in mid summer heat. Today it is going to be 45*C (112*F)...
I always make my great grandmother's Christmas pudding which is a recipe from the 1880's. It is delicious cold with icecream, custard and cream. Every year I add carefully saved silver sixpences and threepences (which then have to be bought back so I can reuse them the following year!).
Happy Big Oh birthday to your brother too!
Hugs,
Jasmine in Oz

Banaghaisge said...

PS - I posted about your giveaway here
http://banaghaisge.blogspot.com/2009/11/i-love-aprons.html and also became a follower.
You have a lovely blog!
Hugs,
Jasmine

ooglebloops said...

Found your great blog thru Linda - Fiber Fabrications!!!I create (and wear) my own aprons- would love to be a tester for one of yours. I love the first fabric you used- but they are all adorable!!!Vintage style aprons are the best. My favorite Xmas tradition was our cookie exchange- now that we have moved to the boonies, I no longer have one - miss it alot!!! And, I am now a follower, please enter me!!!

Jenny said...

Oh I adore, adore, adore the the first apron. Would love to win that for my beautiful daughter! These are the coolest aprons! Are you going to be selling them? Sorry, I'm all excited here....coolest apron ever.

OK, Christmas food? Ummm.... sugar cookies? But really, who cares, when I can drool over this apron.

But now I'm calmed down, please enter me to win. I am going to follow your blog. Although I can't make these things I can pretend I can!

And visit my blog if you get a chance for a non-fancy sewing blog giveaway!

Mandy said...

My favourite Christmas Food is the cold plate dinner we eat on Christmas Day! all the food is prepared a day or two in advance so we can enjoy Christmas!!

P.S. I became a follower!!! SO that's 2 entries for me please ;)

Quiltsmiles said...

Favorite food at Thanksgiving, an very easy one to make. It's celery stick stuffed with cream cheese. Usually 2 platters are made and inevidently 1 is gone by the time everyone gets to sit down at the table.
Love the lines of your Yaya Pinafore. I would love to test out your design for you too. Have been seeing since 2nd grade and am still going strong.
Jane
PS: Wish your brother a very Happy Birthday, from another scorpion.

Pink Princess said...

My fave Christmas recipe is my own Cranberry Chutney. I make it every year for me and to give to some friends.

OH I became a follower too. I love LOVE the aprons, they are fun and sweet to see.

Hugs from Marian/dutchy

Melinda Cornish said...

I forgot the food tradition part......cookie baking is a huge tradition in this house....I now do it with my grandkids...we even wear our christmas aprons and we all have a rolling pin...The two things I always make are Rasberry bars and chocolate peanut clusters......everything else, we decide as we go........Melinda

Holly Days Closet said...

I'm a follower and would love to win
Holly

Simone said...

1. LEFSE!!!!!! My mom, Grandma and myself also make rommegrot every Christmas Eve.

2.http://thecosterfamily.blogspot.com/
Blogged about it.

3. And of course I am a follower of you! Your family!!! ;)

Jolene said...

Sivje, I just adore this apron pattern. I would love to be considered to do a tester when the time comes. I have a rather sick obsession with aprons. I love the coverage of this one, I am such a messy baker.

Anywho, Christmas is probably my favorite time of the year. We have a ton of great traditions I look forward to and it's hard to pick just one, so you are stuck reading about my TWO favorite's. The first is I make perogi for the whole family from scratch. They are a Polish dumpling and in my family, they are stuffed with kraut or potato. They take me a full two days to make, but they are my family's favorite treat. My other favorite is another Polish tradition. (Did I mention my family is all Polish on my Mom's side?) We break a thin, wafer-like break called oplatek (pronounced o-plot-key) into several large pieces. Each person takes a piece for themselves. Then we take turns breaking small pieces off of each other's oplatek and exchanging kisses, hugs, and Christmas wishes. This was always a great test for boyfriends visiting for Christmas dinner!

You will post some of your favorite traditions in the future right?!? I love reading about these too. In fact, I might just borrow this idea to post on my blog!

Debbie said...

I love it!! Very great style apron!

My favorite tradition for Thanksgiving is Pumpkin Pie using my grandmother's crust recipe. Just the best!

sewmesane said...

Love the apron! Can't wait for the pattern!

TheWaldFamily said...

One of our holiday food traditions - eating dinner at the Hyvee Deli! Haha (A local grocery store)

~Jill Wald

~Regina~ said...

I am a follower of your blog! :)

My favorite food for Thanksgiving is my mom's dressing balls. They are crispy on the outside and oh so moist on the inside. Yummy!!

I love the aprons that you have created!

Mona @ la la by mona said...

Love, love, love the aprons! Aren't they just fun? You've done well :)

My fave tradition at Christmas is when we have breakfast for dinner on Christmas Eve. My mom started it years ago and has since passed away and it always makes me happy to cook on Christmas Eve and remember those special times.

And, I am now a follower!

I would love for you to visit me at www.lalabymona.blogspot.com - I'm having a giveaway, too!

Thanks for sharing!

Mona

ApronUnlimited said...

I just became a follower! I love your aprons, they are so cute. I also share your love of aprons and can't stop creating them. Congratulations on your 100th post. Come give me a visit sometimes.

My favorite holiday tradition is going shopping on Black Friday with my mother and daughter. We look forward to this all year long.

Mommy Of Two Little Blessings said...

Very lovely apron pattern and the fabric is beautiful. Great job! I noticed the bloomer skirt and was curious about it. If you get a chance to stop by my blog could you share a bit more about it please. Thanks so much. Sincerely, Mommy of two little blessings & so much more!