Monday, June 16, 2008

End of Flirty Apron Swap and Thank You's

Well, the Celebrating Independence Flirty Apron Swap 2 has come to an end. Below is a picture of the apron I made for my partner. I mailed it out today. I hope she likes it. I also made an apron for her dish soap bottle. Oops! I forgot to post the picture of it. I really liked this pattern, its from See & Sew #B5125. I want to thank Wanda from The Rat's Pajamas for the Tag Kit she sent me. It was so sweet of her to send everyone who left a comment on her blog during the "2nd Annual Cottage Charm Giveaway" this sweet Tag Kit. I can't wait to start making some tags using all of the goodies she included.
I also want to thank Tina at Garden Goose for the nice giveaway she had. I really love this print of the girl with a kitty cat. This is a copy of one of her mother's paintings. It's just so cute. Sorry for the glare, I left it in the plastic sleeve when I took the picture.

I also want to thank RoseMarie at Sugarplum Cottage for the nice giveaway she had. I can't wait to decorate with it during the Fall months.

I've been late in sending out all of these thank you's and I apologize for this. I just have not been able to get into a schedule of when to blog and when to do the things I need to do around the house. I just feel so overwhelmed at this time. So many things to do and just don't know where to start.
Our garden seems to be coming to an end. I pulled all of our corn stalks and gave them to my neighbor for her cows to enjoy some greens. It has been so hot and dry that we only harvested at the most one dozen of the corn and they all did not have complete kernels on the cob. Very sad. I think this must have been due to the hot dry weather we have been having. Maybe next time our corn crop will be better. We did enjoy plenty of squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, peppers , onions and green beans. I guess it will soon be time to start preparing my seedlings for our fall garden at the end of July.
Also, keep checking in as my Birthday is coming up in July and I am planning a giveaway. In fact this will be my first giveaway. Yipee! I'm so excited.


Farm Chick Paula said...

I'm so sorry about your garden, Irma.... we are watering ours and it's hanging on for dear life, but if we don't get a good rain soon, all will be in vain.
Yay on your upcoming birthday! (Especially the part about the give-a-way! LOL)

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

WOW! You hit the jackpot with the giveaways! Good for you! That painting is so cute! And i love the apron you made, too cute!


Tipper said...

Love the apron! And you racked up on the wonderful blog gifts. Sorry about your garden.

Sugarplum Cottage said...

I love this pattern, I've never seen "See and Sew" patterns. May I ask were I should look for it? Your porch looks so cute.
Hugs, RoseMarie

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I amreally loving that apron. Your partner will love it! The little girl is so sweet. Looks like you made a haul.

Anonymous said...

thanks for stopping by!! You're aprom you made is so adorable!

Chris is *Refining Life* said...

That apron is just too cute for words!

With the way you're winning giveaways, have you considered buying a lotto ticket? LOL!

Have a great day! Chris

Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

Oh, Irma, I wish I could bottle up all the damp, cool spring we're having up here in Michigan and send it right down to you!

Your giveaway goodies are divine!

Sand Flat Farm said...

Hi, Irma - cool stuff you got there! I love your apron- great job!

Our garden is hanging on, too. Daddy said it's been the worst year for a garden up here. Nothing has flourished except my cucumbers, onions and new potatoes. We have potatoes running out our ears! I hope to get enough cucumbers together at one time to make some pickles! Thanks for stopping by - been wondering where you been... Vickie

Jean Knee said...

I've never seen an apron wearing
dish soap bottle, you must post it, sounds so cute.

The Tattered Rose said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I love the apron you made - I'm sure your swap partner will love it, too. I don't sew, but I've been giving thought to trying to make an apron and I've noted your pattern number so thanks for the tip!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Precious apron! Great job!!
What great giveaways! Wow!! You hit a lotto of giveaways!!

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Thanks everyone for your nice comments.

RoseMarie the apron pattern is from Butterick See and Sew. I bought it at Jo Anne's Fabric Store.

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Your Apron is Absolutely Adorable! I may have to look for that pattern! All your home grown veggies look SO yummy - especially the squash on the grill!

Enjoy your day!

Rosemary said...

Nice to meet you!
Love your blog.
Good luck with your garden.

Kelley said...

OH I just love the apron-what a great item for the upcoming 4th of July. Thanks for stopping by..I'll be seeing you around fun, fun, fun blogland and the Mad Hatters Tea Party.

The Vintage Housewife... said...

ooh darlin' thanks for swingin' by my place...your apron is so darn american...i love it!!! the lil' gal who's gonna tie that on will be so blessed and honored i am sure doll!!! i love your blog!! hope you enjoy watkins...i love them! cat

kristib said...

I got my package today!!! What a fantastic apron...and soooo many fun goodies! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I couldn't wait to wear it until the 4th of July, so I put it on immediately. I love it! Thank you so much.

Michelle said...

totally LOVE that flirty apron!

Holly (Nickname) said...

So sorry about your garden, Irma...I think we have a little rabbit friend eating our hot peppers...poor baby!
xxxooo Ruth