Thursday, December 02, 2010

A Little Love ~

Hello all ~ I know it's been a while...OK a long while since I've blogged! We have had on going computer issues ~ I'm still recovering! Anyway, I wanted to share some fun news...
My apron was chosen by the Where Women Cook team for their launch party next week in NYC! Do you think that Ree or Mary Jane may twirl around cooking in my apron ~ that would be fun to see, I'm huge fans of both. Ree has been a new obsession of mine, this summer I read her Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, a true love story and loved every minute of it! She has been my go to girl for all things yummie lately. Last night I made these sinful goodies ( I can't add a pic because I'm-still-not-there-yet, but soon!) And Mary Jane, I couldn't help but think of her and be inspired this summer as I grew my very first organic veggie garden.

Last year as I flew to Silver Bella I whipped up this apron for the event ~ I think that was the first moment I had to actually sit and get peaceful with a needle and thread in hand. It's made from a vintage petticoat, complete with stains, and I embroidered a "Birds of a Feather" design on it using bits of French fabrics, old lace seam binding and buttons. Jo Packham was the guest speaker at the event and her generous loving spirit and kind words had the whole room in tears! If you have the opportunity to get a hug from her, you will feel blessed ~ she's a very special lady

Here's a very dark pic of me at the Silver Bella Vendor Fair...can you believe it's all I have. I was so torn over sending it, you know how we get attached to things we create (it would not be returned,) but glad I listened to that little voice as I stood in the post office that said send it!

Anyone heading to the launch? I am going to see what I can do to re-work my schedule so I can go! My sweet & amazingly talented friend Tiffany will be photographing the event, one more reason to head to the Big Apple!

So, like food we create for those we love, this post is really about all the generous women who share so much of themselves, and have touched me in so many ways. I'm thrilled that a little piece of me will be shared and I hope that whoever sees it will feel the love that I put into it

Thanks Jo and the Where Women Cook team!
xo Heidi


Debbi said...

How exciting! Welcome back! Congratulations! It is an adorable apron, after all! Perfect!

Terri said...

It is so good to see you again!
Congratulations about your beautiful apron! How exciting is that!!!

Anonymous said...

So Fabulous Heidi!!
I am so happy for you!

Maria Wheeler, Simply Cool Stuff said...

Oh it is fabulous BECAUSE of the stains. Isn't it funny that the dings and dents connect us to the past users. It kind of tells a story, or at the very least, makes you think about how the thing became 'less' perfect, ultimately making it very special. Your are so talented; keep up the good work and have a blast in NYC!
I am spreading some love too; it seems like you are on the winning track; so over and check it out!

heidi said...

Congrats, Heidi! I didn't get an apron sent in time, boo! However the fact that you did, and your's will be featured makes my day! I can't wait to see this new publication, I love all the cooks that I've heard will be featured! (My husband LOVE's Dee's Chicken Fried Steak....)
Have a great weekend, Hugs, Heidi

paperbird said...

I love your apron and you look adorable!

The Shanty Girl said...

I had to stop in with hopes to see the winning apron! I too entered and I have to say your apron is amazing and I am very happy for you. I do hope to see closeups of your apron I hope there are some wonderful photo's of the launch. Congratualations again! It truly is inspirational work.
Sincerely Sherry!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

congrats on your apron win! I'll check it out in the magazine for sure!

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh wow!!! Congratulations - your apron is so cute