PS ~ ThanksGIVING cherrytea …

Celebrate National Tie One On Day !
On the day before Thanksgiving,
women across the country will be celebrating the day
by wrapping a loaf of bread in an apron,
tucking a prayer or a note of encouragement in the pocket,
and then delivering the bundle to someone in need of physical or spiritual sustenance—
or both.
What could be nicer than receiving such a gift?

Celebrated on November 24, 2010,
Tie One on Day is an opportunity for people throughout the country
to put the “give” back in Thanksgiving.
EllynAnee Geisel shares about National Tie One Day:

Four years ago, EllynAnne Geisel was rolling dough for “one more pie” for her Thanksgiving feast, “When I suddenly took stock of the amount of food I’d prepared for the next-day’s holiday meal.” For a dozen guests, Geisel recalls, “there was just too much!” Deciding that her company “absolutely did not need another dessert choice,” she spontaneously wrapped a sweet in a handy piece of cloth…an apron. “Then I wrote Thinking of You on a notecard, and still wearing my own apron, walked out the front door.” Within a block, Geisel was presenting the wrapped treat to a very surprised neighbor, “who I’d heard was experiencing a difficult time.”
Turns out, Geisel was in for a surprise herself. “I hadn’t anticipated that acknowledging my neighbor with a baked good would have me feeling positively buoyant.”
It is that win-win for participant and receiver that Geisel is promoting through her National Tie One On DayTM.. Celebrated on November 24, 2010, Tie One On Day is an opportunity for people throughout the country to put the “give” back in Thanksgiving.  a store-bought item is as easily wrapped as homemade, “and the cloth can be anything from an apron to a napkin.”

EllynAnn, a designer, is the curator of
“The Apron Chronicles – A Patchwork of American Recollections” –
a traveling exhibit managed by ‘The Women’s Museum’ in Dallas, Texas,
featuring 155 vintage aprons and 46 stories.
her Apron Chronicles blog features
recipes, fabric shops, apron tutorials, books, patterns, kits.

Hoping this inspires some excellent
‘Thanks GIVING’!
i’d love to hear about your plans …
i’ve posted this early to allow 2 1/2 weeks to plan
and prepare for your creative GIVING opportunity.
come on back and share your ideas and results!
i’d love to hear …  blessings!
more Pink Saturday happening at Bev’s

find other ideas that make your soul sing at

and Sunday inspiration here

here’s a quick PS celebration share ~
i visited Roberta’s con-tain-it PS post
only to read ‘the winners are’ ..
and there was my own name!

i am soooo pleased to have won a copy of
the NEW WINTER 2010 *Cloth, Paper, Scissors STUDIOS magazine*
that was just released November 1st and is not even on the new-stands as yet!
pop by Roberta’s blog to have a peek ~
her studio is featured!

Congrats to the other winners

and THANK YOU Roberta
for your generous giveaway!


18 thoughts on “PS ~ ThanksGIVING cherrytea …

  1. I love this program! I'm making two aprons as we speak one for my granddaughter and one for ~~~~anyone~~~I will try to tie one one~~ I would love to have the link to EllynAnn blog.Thank-you so much for sharing this amazing idea.
    God Bless,

  2. This is such a fantastic idea! I've never heard of it. Do you mind if I copy and paste on my blog? I'll give you credit. The word needs to get out. It's a fabulous way to give.

  3. Hi Sharon~
    The Tie One On Day is such a great idea!! Oh, and I LOVE Maxine – where did you get her? I subscribe to her on fb – she always makes me smile….so does your blog.

  4. What a MARVELOUS idea … we've done things similar to this. You do feel good about yourself when you do things like this.

    Do glad to meet you … TY for popping by today.

    Have a fabulous week ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  5. This is fabulous idea and I definitely plan on participating. It may not be with an apron…..maybe a sweet old vintage dish towel but I will definitely do it. I have already invited several neighbors to join our family on Thanksgiving Day and I am so looking forward to it. Happy Pink Saturday. xo Lynn

  6. Hi Sharon,
    What a heart-warming post! And what a lovely idea too! There really are some special folks out there. I don't think I ever mentioned to you that I love the name of your blog; Faith, Hope and {Charity} Cherrytea! Very cute! Happy Pink Saturday and enjoy your weekend.


  7. Good Morning ~ Thank you for taking the time to pay me a visit and Happy Pink Saturday to you as well! I think your post is absolutely fabulous and of course, b/c I'm Canadian … have never heard of National Tie One On day! The idea is brilliant! It's along the same vein as Pay It Forward! Have yourself a lovely weekend!

  8. that sounds fantastic Donnie! thank you for participating! reminds me of my parents winters spent in retirement community – i had a lot of FuN visiting them & learning their way of life while away ~ good memories! thx!

  9. The retirement park we spend the winter in has 850 Park Models and RV's and they have Thanksgiving in the clubhouse where everyone who can brings a covered dish and they supply the Turkeys and beverages. I'll try to donate to the Boy Scout Food Pantry drive they are having here next Saturday as my Tie one on contribution. That is a great idea.

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