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.”
featuring 155 vintage aprons and 46 stories.
her Apron Chronicles blog features
recipes, fabric shops, apron tutorials, books, patterns, kits.
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!
and THANK YOU Roberta
for your generous giveaway!