Sunday, October 25, 2009

Blog Give Away!

I'm giving away two great books & aprons!
My way of saying "Thank You" for your encouragement,
support, and for continuing to stop in
and check on me during my recovery.
Hopefully, I'll be posting on a more regular basis now
that my medical problems are behind me!

Your first choice is "The Apron Book"
Making, Wearing, and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort.
By EllynAnne Geisel.
One of my all time favorites!
Full of beautiful photos and a variety of vintage apron patterns.
I'm sure you won't be able to make just one!

Also to go with the book, this darling reversible blue waist apron.
Rick rack, polka dots and large floral.
How 1950's!


Your second choice is "The Quilter's Kitchen"
An Elm Creek Quilts Novel with Recipes
by Jennifer Chiaverini.
Full of wonderful recipes and the continuing saga
of Sylvia Bergstrom and the Elm Creek Manor.

Plus this hand embroidered, smocked, muslin waist apron.

Such beautiful details on this little apron!
Wonder if it was made for a gift, or to wear for a special occasion?
As EllynAnne Geisel says
"Every apron tells a story".

Just leave a comment below letting me know
which book you'd like to win.
Next Monday morning I'll pick a winner for each book.
If you share my give away on your blog/or with friends
please enter twice.

Until then, I'm heading downstairs to clean and oil my longarm!

I'm putting on a practice piece on to see if I even remember how to quilt.
After Wednesday's Dr appointment I'm expecting to resume by life.

Hopefully, no surprises!

Stay warm, it's raining here today and cloudy it could snow any minute.

Good Baking weather!


  1. Oh, The Quilter's Kitchen would be heavenly- I am so happy to hear from you and to hear some spunkiness (is that a word) in your words again....Love you and always keep the faith.

  2. Pam E. - Las VegasOctober 26, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    Hi, Karen! You "sound" like yourself again. I'd like to win the apron book.

  3. Hi, Karen: I LOVE the apron book! And the vintage aprons are just adorable. I'm so happy to hear that you're back at the quilt machine and getting ready to get back at it!! That's just great. Keep improving! In everything, give thanks, GrandmaSoucie

  4. Sending prayers your way for a clean bill of health! You sound good, and the fact that you're pulling out the machines is a good sign!

  5. Oh, and I am putting this giveaway on my blog - I'd be delighted with either, although I have a slight bias towards quilting, so if I had to choose it would be "Quilter's Kitchen" - thanks for hosting this!

  6. Hi Karen! I would just love both books but if you make me choice it would be the Quilter's Kitchen. I love your blog and have really missed you. Glad you are feeling better.

  7. I would love to win the apron book. Been eyeing it for a while. I love aprons and vintage.

  8. Snowing here! A month early. SIGH!

    I came over from Clayhill farm (Terri). And read through your blog to see all that happened to you. The open heart surgy was enough, but to have stuff left in you is just plain out there!

    You have an amazing talent and I love all they neat tricks and ideas your present along with your story and quilts.

    Here is for health and a fast recovery!


  9. Would love to have the Quilters kitchen-Love her books!!!! Love your blog!

  10. I came over from Clay Hill Farm also and can only say wow! to answered prayer in your recovery. The apron book would be my favourite.

  11. Wow what a fun give away! It would be so fun to win the Quilter's Kitchen book. I love her books and haven't read that one pick meeee!!!

  12. My pick would be:

    "The Quilter's Kitchen"
    An Elm Creek Quilts Novel with Recipes
    by Jennifer Chiaverini
    with that gorgeous smocked apron, it is so beautiful, but of course the oter one I would gladly accept if I won....

    oh, wanted to tell you I got here by clicking your blog on your signature from a Sugar Pie post you did about runny cookies.


  13. What an awesome giveaway! I've been wanting to try and make an apron so I'd love to win the first book!!!

  14. Karen,
    Glad to hear that you feeling so much better. Hope to see you at a sew in or guild some time soon again. I love to cook, so Quilter' Kitchen it is if my name was drawn!

  15. Hi Karen,

    So glad you're doing well and glad you can get back to what you enjoy!! If drawn, I'd love the apron book! Teresa

  16. Hi, I would like to win the Apron Book, it looks so sweet and I could give it to someone special for Christmas! I raslly enjoy your blog! Thanks for having thsi giveaway! I just finished one tonight on my blog ( my first one!) and I had a blast!!!! Thanks!

  17. Wow, Karen ~ came your way via "Sugarpie Farmhouse".....your quilts are stunning and your talent extraordinary (this from someone whose husband has to sew on his own buttons).

    I can certainly appreciate them, though. I LOVE quilts.

    I would love to be entered to win the Elm Creek book and apron ~ as I have read the series, but not that one.

    Just as a side note: I head up our church's women's retreat and the theme this year is going to be quilts, aprons and hankies....oh my! ~ in conjunction with prayer.

    Anyway, speaking of prayer ~ I just read your story concerning your health journey:

    Dear heavenly Father:

    I lift Karen up to Your throne of grace and thank You for Your mercy and faithfulness to bring her back to health.

    I thank You and praise You that You bind up the wounds of the brokenhearted ~ whether it be physical, emotional or spiritual...and You did so with Karen.

    I thank You and praise You that You are the Greatest Physician of all watching over her and caring for her...and Karen can rest in Your love and perfection.

    Guard her heart and mind in Christ Jesus.

    Bless her as she is a blessing to so many others.

    In Jesus' awesome name I pray. AMEN

  18. Oh, I'd take either book, they both look wonderful! Hope you continue to get healthier.

  19. I am so glad you are doing better. What a great giveaway. Both books look wonderful. I would love to win the apron book.
    Hope your Dr.'s appt. goes well.
    Maria @ Rainy Day Farm

  20. Oh how I'd love that apron book....I adore vinage aprons...

    I'm so glad you're at the end of the road to recovery.

    Bless you!

  21. Just found your blog. Excited to continue to read. I think the apron book looks very interesting.


  22. great giveaway's!
    maybe i'll have to get back to blog land again...i've been busy and mia for a while.
    came over from SugarPie...thanks for the invite! :)

  23. Karen, I am a "sista" that has just found your blog. Thank you for "inviting " us to stop by.

    I am glad to hear that you are feeling better and ready to pick the pieces to move forward.

    I have been there myself.

    Thank you for hosting this "give away" and please enter me in.


  24. Hi Karen! I am glad you are feeling better! I would love to win the Apron Book! Thanks for sharing! Sherri B.

  25. Oh what a sweet giveaway...I would love to win the apron book...I have your blog
    on my blogroll....glad you are feeling better...
    Sweet Blessings...

  26. Oh the quilters kitchen looks like a great book, and what an adorable apron too! :) Thanks for having such a lovely give away.

  27. Hi, Karen, I sure hope you are well on your way to recovery now!

    I would love to win the apron book, but honestly wouldn't mind winning either one! I LOVE both of the aprons!

    Thanks so much for your generosity.

    SugarPie Sister

  28. Id really like the Apron book. It seems like a good read and I really want to get into wearing aprons (to protect my clothes and add some color since I usually wear pretty plain items).

    Im glad you are feeling better.

  29. Karen, Thanks for the invite to your lovely blog. This is my first time here. I came over from SPFH.
    I am so happy you are feeling better & back to keeping busy making beautiful things.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your great prizes. I'm a cookbook, quilt and apron collector♥ My passion is cooking.
    Keep feeling good but don't overdo it. I'm still praying for you, Sista.

  30. Hi, I'm glad your Feeling better. I's a great giveaway. I would love to win the Quilters Kitchen. Your aprons are so cute. I love vintage.

  31. Hi karen :)

    I just found your blog and look forward to visiting again :) I do hope that you are well on your way to recovery and that your next appointment is a good one. Thank you for entering me in your generous giveaway! I would love a chance to win The Quilter's Kitchen Book. I really enjoy Jennifer's novels. Thank you again and have a blessed weekend!



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