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Friday, June 20, 2008

Promoting Rick Rack Attack

This post is in support of Lisa The Apron Queen in her quest for a higher search engine placement. Here is an excerpt from her post:
"Rick Rack Attack is moving on up! A year ago, if you Googled "vintage aprons", Rick Rack Attack was literally on the 200th page. I bet ya'll didn't even know there was 200 page results for "vintage aprons". Today, Rick Rack Attack has climbed to the 4th page on Google. I am absolutely tickled with our growth & success. But, I don't want to stop until we're on the 1st page!
Unfortunately, I am sorely lacking in an important area in search engine placement- other websites & blogs with links to Rick Rack Attack. So, this is where ya'll come in. I need your help! And I'm not ashamed to ask for it! And I'll even bribe ya'll with vintage aprons to help me shamelessly promote my website.
Here's the deal... If you place the above button on your blog or your website & link to Rick Rack Attack, I'll mail you a free vintage apron! How easy is that?!"

Do visit Confessions of an Apron Queen to participate in this special offer.

Monday, June 2, 2008

I Remember Laura Blogathon – My Quilt

Miss Sandy at Quill Cottage is offering blog writers the opportunity to join in a special blog event.
"Over the four weeks of June, every Monday will be "I Remember Laura" day of the Laura Ingalls Wilder blog-a-thon. Each week has a theme in which a passage from one of Laura's books will be featured. You can share and participate by posting on that theme on your blog and linking up to my main post using Mr. Linky."
The week of June 2-8 features quilt and quilting: "Using Mr. Linky you can share your quilts or quilt related items and tell your quilt stories. Do you or someone in your family quilt? Perhaps your quilt is not hand made but special none-the-less, share it with us!"

My one quilt is one I made in 1975. Two of my younger sisters were living with me in a townhouse apartment in Texas. They were college students and I was on the faculty of a secondary school. Using two blue and white fabrics, we worked on redecorating the kitchen with new curtains, round table skirt, seat cushions and wall covering. One wall was covered in the larger print, and baskets and kitchen implements hung over it.

The seat cushions were in this same fabric, as was the toaster cover.

The curtains and tablecover were in the smaller print.

On the wall opposite the fabric wall, we hung a new quilt over the buffet. I used leftover scraps of the two fabrics to piece together the quilt, sewn on my sewing machine. The border and backing were in a solid dark blue. I intended to hand quilt, but alas, I never got around to the task.

Up until summer 2006, the quilt hung in my current kitchen, but it is now stored.

This quilt is not a skillful pattern done in the tradition of the fine quilters across the country. Nevertheless, it represents a lot of wonderful memories of times spent in Texas with my two younger sisters.

Please go to Quill Cottage for more participating blogs.