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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Celebrating the Last of Eleanor’s Aprons With a Giveaway

Update: The Random Number Generator has selected Rue of An Old Fashioned World as the winner!

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I first shared “Eleanor’s Aprons” way back in April.

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Since that time I have continued sewing.

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Stitch by stitch my grieving heart has mended.

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As the stack of precious vintage fabric, laces and handkerchiefs grew smaller and smaller I felt better and better.

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All of the aprons shown here (plus a few others) were sent off last week to lovely friends who reserved an order for one of Eleanor’s Aprons. 

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I was able to give a lovely donation in my grandmother’s name to the American Heart Association.

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Thank you so very much dear friends for all your support.

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We have now come to the final four.

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Three of the the final four aprons have been put into my Etsy Shoppe.

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Now I don’t want to cause a panic. I won’t quit making aprons.

It’s just the next batch are going to be very different. I’ll share a sneak peek on Friday.

The remaining apron…well, it’s kinda special.

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You see it was the very first Eleanor’s Apron that I made. The prototype.

I’m warning you. I got all the glitches out in this one apron.

The pocket is not quite big enough, the upper row of lace is slightly crooked, and the quilt applique is slightly askew.

This apron made me decide that future apron strings needed to be longer.

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And well, despite all this I find this apron to be my favorite because it’s full of charm.

This apron is for those lovely hearts and kindred spirits who adore charm too.

I’ll also be tucking in a vintage rhinestone and lilac enamel brooch and some sweet smelling lavender soap into the giveaway package.

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For those of you who need an apron right now you can head over to the Etsy Shoppe.

You can also find some bejeweled treasures there as well.

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This giveaway is open to everyone including treasured readers living abroad.

Please leave ONE comment.

If you would like a second entry you can follow my Instagram page and leave another comment.

I’ll pick a winner next Monday, June 29th.



Carla Shiver said...

I love these aprons! I follow you on instagram.

GSGreatEscaper said...

Love those lacy ruffles round the knees! And the quilt squares!

Judy Ann Lincicum said...

Laura, I will treasure my apron as long as I live. Such wonderful memories!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful aprons, Laura. You accomplish so much!

Diane said...

Soo pretty and sweet! I love these aprons!

maggiegracecreates said...

i did not know you were on IG - but i am following you now. Lovely work and the donation is a wonderful way to pay tribute to Eleanor - have a wonderful day

Denise said...

Hi Laura, I'm so glad that making these aprons was therapeutic for you and helped you to heal. I think we're all glad that you've shared a bit of Granny Jingles with us. It's also wonderful that you could make a donation to the AHA in your precious Granny's name. My apron hangs in the kitchen, and it makes me smile to see it. :) I will treasure it always!

These aprons really are works of art, and I can't wait to see the next batch. :-D Have a great week!


Denise at Forest Manor

Karena Albert said...

Dear Laura your tribute to Eleanor is so moving. Of course I would love this beautiful apron.
The Arts by Karena

Linda said...

Hi Laura,
You are so sweet to give this opportunity. I love all of your aprons and I did pick me up a bejeweled treasure ;)
I am leaving this comment here and one on Instagram.
Love, Linda

Rue said...

Hi Laura :)

I'm so glad you told me about this! I love those aprons and to have one of those treasures, especially the first one you ever made? I'd be over the moon happy!

The little brooch is darling too :)


Mary Steinbrink said...

Wow! What a special giveaway. It's so nice of you to share your grandmother's special linens and fabric! Mary

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Laura, you've used all those gorgeous bits and pieces to well to make the most beautiful aprons.

Carol said...

You are so kind and generous, Laura! My grandmother was the most special person in my life when I was growing up, so I know these precious aprons mean so much to you.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

You are so very creative with all the variety of detail in each apron! And they are all so feminine and lovely! Thanks so much for the chance to receive one of these treasures!


nonie everythingsewing said...

How special, those aprons bring tears to my eyes, what love, what very special love is sewn into each apron. I so hope I am a winner.

Blondie's Journal said...

Love, love, love!! My kids tease me because I wear aprons but if you've ever seen me cook, watch out!! And these are truly precious.

Thanks for the heads up on your are a dear! :)

Jane x

Prettypracticalhome said...

Hi, Laura! This is just an absolutely lovely tribute to your grandmother. The aprons are all beautiful and you can tell how much love goes into making them. I hope I'm the winner!

Auntie Em said...

Your aprons are so pretty all pictured one after the other on your blog. I can only imagine how pretty they all were when you had them all around you while you were creating them!
What a sweet and generous thing to do with the proceeds to donate it to the AHA. Maybe it will be the little extra needed to help find a great new cure or help someone who with heart disease.
Can't wait to see your new line of aprons. Another sweet flower garden of beauties I bet! :)

Lisa said...

Sew beautiful Laura! What a fitting tribute for Eleanor and what a cherished keepsake for the recipient!


Oh I also loved m grandma, but although she used to sew for my mom, her only daughter. I personally never got anything made by her.
The aprons are each gorgeous and I love aprons! Hope I win them...cross my fingers!!!
Thanks for dropping by and leaving me such a sweet comment. Thanks for the lovely and generous giveaway.

strawberi ungu said...

cantik dan kreatif..

daysease said...

OH, Laura... You are a dear! You are right. This apron, with all its "quirkiness" is quite charming, and i love that it has meaning for you. Thank you for allowing overseas participants. I am excited to have a chance to join in. Blessings, dear friend.

Celita (in Italy)

Debra Oliver said...

Hi Laura, I've been seeing your posts about these wonderful aprons you've been creating. Everything about them is precious. I'm looking forward to seeing what new ones you create. I'd love to be entered, what a lovely idea for a Give Away, so close to your heart! xoxo Debra said...

Hi Laura! Your aprons are all so lovely. You can see the passion and care put into each one. Such a special way to remember your grandmother. What a wonderful idea for a giveaway. I am very much looking forward to seeing your new pattern revealed. Have a wonderful day,

Terri Steffes said...

I love the one I have so much, that if I win, I would be giving it to another friend who would adore it just like I do! Looking forward to your new adventures!

Vicki said...

My favorite part of these aprons is that each one has a personality all its own. You did a beautiful job on them, Laura!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my goodness! How sweet of you! It looks a lot like lavender to me, my friend and I love it! I wear an apron every time I cook but I would keep this one on display as special. Thanks so much. Now I'm off to look at your Etsy shop. Sweet hugs, Diane

Stacey K said...

This is such a sweet and loving tribute to your grandmother.

Christine said...

You mean, all we have to do is leave a comment to enter this heartfelt drawing?
You have made your grandma proud!
I think all of us feel the same way, blessed that you are sharing a bit of your family and your love for her ( and design!).
Thank you!

Art @ Home said...

Oh, wow…what a wonderful tribute to your grandmother, and you have a generous heart giving one away to a lucky reader. You are a dear, sweet person!

Ana Lopes said...

Hello Laura! Your aprons are all amazing!!! Love your work! Sweet details too!
Have a great day!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft

Ivy and Elephants said...

Laura, what a treasured item! They are each so adorable and unique. I'd be honored to have the very first one, imagine! Count me in.

Jill Flory said...

All your aprons are so lovely Laura! I love what you've done and your amazing heart and I'm so happy you have found healing htough this.

Laura Lane said...

May the God of all creation fill you with joy hope and peace as you trust in Him.

Lillibeth said...

I really like what you have done with these linens, turning them into beautiful nostalgic aprons!

Lynda H said...

You aprons are so sweet - truly heirloom worthy treasures! Thank you so much for sharing them!

Lynda H said...

By the way - if you'd like, I'd love it if you'd share this with Awesome Life Friday!

Julia said...

I would love one of your sweet aprons.

sarah said...

Nice. I don't know how you do it all.

sarah said...

I follow on Instagram too. Happy to assume no one broke a leg sliding down the stairs.

Renee G said...

Love your quilty aprons. These are cute.

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Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love each of them, and I think I definitely need an apron to hang in my kitchen when I come back to Cottage ;)

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh, I missed getting the apron I wanted, but I can't wait to see what you have for Fall! I love that you are giving away your first apron. What a treasure for someone to win!

bettyann said...

what a lovely gesture I would love to enter this special giveaway. Thank you.

Janet W. said...

What beautiful aprons!

Maureen Wyatt said...

I do love these aprons! I also love that you are donating to such a worthy cause and that you are healing as you do it!

Rita C. said...

I'm catching up, and these new aprons are just as adorable as the last ones. I'm having company on Sunday, and I will be sporting mine - in style! The bracelet is beautiful - lucky is the winner.