Saturday, April 25, 2009

My Flirty Apron Swap package arrived!

I had the MOST fun Thursday! My apron arrived from my mystery partner in the Flirty Vintage Linen Apron Swap! I am attaching the photos that Kathy had on her blog of the apron I received ( . The print has some purple in the flower petals since Kathy knew my favorite color is purple. She said that she searched for purple coordinating fabric but ended up using the blue gingham and it is so perfect! The little red hearts are buttons that are tied on with yellow floss--this is an embellisment I would not have thought of but it just completes and adds to the overall apron. It is beautifully made and fits to perfection--I am just so lucky. In the swap we also included a "vintage" recipe and I'm going to try out two of the ones that she sent, hopefully this weekend. I also received as a goodie and beautiful embroidered hand towel in the package... Kathy, it was wonderful and I love it!
Yesterday was the kids' school re-enactment of the Oklahoma Land Run. They all lined up and ran to stake their spot for our picnic lunch. Both Mackenzie and Madison had on their costumes–not many other costumes this year and no one else had "full dress". The others were just something like a hat and neckerchief; I was very proud that the girls wore their dresses when it made them "different." I'll be getting photos from Mom and post them right away--we all had fun and I enjoyed a break from the office to have lunch with them.

A few weeks ago, on the PAKART Alaska blog (, I saw a zentangle for the first time... and fell in love with it. I've been doing those and, golly gee whillikers, it makes me feel artistic! I've always wanted to do something graphic and can't draw a decent stick figure... seriously. But this I can do... it's like doodling on steroids. I think I'm even going to take their train-the-trainer session to learn how to teach this. Here is a zentangle that I have done; I've titled this one "Heart of My Hearts."

I have also been busy making some aprons and oven mitts to put on my Etsy site--almost ready now and I'll be showing those soon. I had to make the time to work on these around some marketing consulting work I'm doing--a great way to keep my hand in the marketing.


  1. That apron is so cute! I have a very ugly apron and never remember to put it on, then I get oil spots on my cloths and have trouble getting it out. I need to use my apron! Thanks for the mention - I love your zentangle; it's beautiful. I must have missed in the past that you sell on Etsy. How does htat work and am assuming you must like the site?

  2. I love the apron. I am glad that you now have another for you and you can't give away. I love the idea of using vintage with newer fabrics.

  3. It's FABULOUS! That's the thing about can't do them wrong and yours is very, very right! I love the hearts that you based this one on. Very cool.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog...I've subscribed to yours and hope you'll share more Zens. I do lots of them and love seeing what others come up with, too.

    Peace & Love,