Friday, January 25, 2008


Dear Sassy Apron Swappers,

Thank you for your many messages of concern, support and understanding. My father passed away this evening just after 9 p.m. I have been at his side almost continually since Wednesday morning. I did finish making all the swaps Tuesday night but haven't had time to be back on the computer since then to e-mail them all out. I will start that in the morning. It was so nice to be able to set this aside for 3 days and help my daddy go. It was a job I had to do. I had promises to keep. Thank you all for understanding. You are truly a marvelous bunch of ladies.

Much Love,
Lucy B

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Check your Info

Please check your links. I have made a couple mistakes. I REALLY appreciate your letting me know. It only takes me a minute to fix them when you give me the info. If I have to go back and check all the entries and multiple e-mails it will take me hours and hours.
Thanks for your Help!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Swap is Closed

The swap is now closed. I will get you your partners as soon as I can.

Check your Info

OK People, I have been putting HOURS into this. I really didn't expect this response. We are over 150 in number. I am entering people as fast as I can but it takes a lot of time. I have put all your names on the sidebar. If you have a blog or a web site, your name should be a click able link to your site. If you don't have one then your are listed at the bottom. If your link doesn't work then you need to send me the correct information in an e-mail. If your name isn't in the list, I might have made a mistake (I am human and a little overwhelmed). :o)
Please check it out and gently let me know if I made a mistake. Please include your full name when contacting me. I am having to look up people's individual e-mails to fix their entry and it is very time consuming and I just don't have that time right now.
There is one other reason why your name might not be there and that would be because I don't have your complete information. I had a couple of people only send me their name and blog address. I tried to contact these people repeatedly and didn't get a response. If I don't hear back today then they will be dropped.
I am compiling the list of names to do the swapping and will double check each pairing to make sure the are compatible (like shipping options and such and we have a few people here that are related or have already swapped with each other before and want to meet new people.) This does complicate the process slightly and will take a little time.
I am working on this as fast as I can when I can.
FYI - my father suffered a heart attack this past week and a lot of my time is spent helping with that and getting my mother to and from the hospital. He is 85 and just might not make it. If you don't hear from me for a couple of days this week, I have not gone any where I am just taking care of family during this very difficult time. He and my children have been very close and I am dealing with a great deal of pain with my five little ones right now.
Thank you for your understanding and support. This swap has been a very nice distraction for me this week. You all seem to be very wonderful ladies and I wish I could get to know each and everyone of you better.
I hope to have you are partners by Thursday at the latest provided we are not holding a funeral right then.

Swap is Closing

This is just to remind all those interested in swapping this time around.
The swap will close at midnight tonight.
That is 12:00 a.m Central Time.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

More Information for you Partner

Sorry I didn't think of this .... If you have some preferences about your apron, such as you don't like the color pink and don't want a big pink apron, maybe you should let me know things like that so I can alert your partner. I don't want to hamper any one's creativity by putting too many guidelines but I also don't want an unhappy partner stuck with a color they can't wear.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Apron Swap - Spring 2008

*** This Swap is now Closed.***
After a year of blogging free apron tutorials, I am now ready to move onto new aproning activities in 2008. This year I would like to host 4 seasonal apron swaps. So I am now soliciting apron makers and wearers from around to globe to participate in these swaps.


About Me --- I have been sewing since I was about 8 years old. I have been wearing aprons longer than I can remember. I have had a love of wearing and collecting aprons since my earliest childhood. I would like to share that love of aprons with other apron lovers.

Here's what I propose for the swaps... I am breaking the swaps up into 4 swaps.

The first swap will occur from January to March, the second from April to June, the third from July to September, and the last from October to December.

Since the first swap ends in March, I am proposing a spring swap.
You will create an adult sized apron with springtime theme. That can incorporate the color, the design, whatever. It just needs to speak SPRING, use your imagination.

You can design your own or use a loved pattern. If you cannot sew but want to participate you may purchase an apron but it MUST be a Hand-Made apron. If sewing your apron, please pre-wash all your fabrics before making your apron. This will ensure that there is no bleeding or shrinking of fabrics when the new owner launders it.

How about a list of requirements:

Spring Theme
Must be hand-made by your hands or those of another crafter
Pre-washed cotton fabric
A pocket of some sort
Embellishments are welcome but not required (rickrack, trims, buttons)
Adult sized apron

Included with your Apron should be
A well loved family recipe for soup.

When is the apron due?
Aprons must be mailed out by March 1st at the latest.

Deadline to commit to the swap - January 20th.
To sign up for the swap you must send me an e-mail at byrdhouse1(at)windstream(dot)net.
I will collect all the names, swap them out, and then post you an e-mail listing your partner's information.

Include the following in the e-mail:
1) Full name

2) mailing address

3) blog URL

4) email address

5) Please indicate if you are willing to ship internationally or not

6) Anything you want your partner to know such as color dislikes, size, or some such info.

About Your Partner
You will not have the same person that has you. This will allow you to blog your apron creation without spoiling the fun for your swap partner. This also allows you to snoop around your partner’s blog (if they have one) and get a little more information about their tastes).
I don’t know if I will do all the swaps this way this year but I thought it would be fun to try it this way the first time.

I will open a flickr group where we can post our apron pictures (as soon as I figure out how).

If the person’s size is a factor in your apron construction, you can e-mail me and I will contact them for you and let you know (provided they tell me). Hee hee. (That in mind it would be nice to try for a "fit’s most" size, which most aprons are)