Just a quick reminder: Wednesday (also known as Thanksgiving Eve) is Tie One On Day!
Tie One On Day, is a day to celebrate aprons, and the spirit of women of earlier generations who wore aprons as part of their daily wardrobe.
This day recognizes aprons as a symbol of family, home and mothering and recognizes that the women (and men) who wore aprons helped make America great.
But what makes Tie One On Day so fabulous is how it is celebrated.
On this day, one should wrap a loaf of bread in an apron, tuck a prayer or note of hope in the pocket and, while wearing your own apron, deliver the bundle to someone in spiritual or physical need.
According to EllynAnne, a founder of Tie One On Day, “no matter which way you turn out of your own front door, someone who is deserving of a hug is very close by.”
So, in preparation of Tie One On Day, I encourage all of you to make an apron, bake a loaf of bread (or any other tasty treat) and spread some joy.
I have been busy making aprons to share with family and friends but still have more to go!
Here's a few of my favorite apron books which are filled to the brim with ridiculously cute aprons to get you inspired.
And here is my first apron. I like to call it The Robot, because it has Robot fabric. Tehehe. I'm so clever it hurts sometimes.
See all those robots lined up in straight little rows.
I used a lot of rick rack because I was in a rick rack kind of mood.
I'm not going to tell you who this apron is for because I don't want to ruin the surprise, but I'll give you a hint: she is an engineer, her fiancee works on robots and she may or may not be my future sister in law. But that's all I'm saying.
Go make an apron, it's fun!
Happy Tie One On Day,
~Melisa & Cordelia