Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Apron Book Review & GIVEAWAY

Every time I pick it up I end up reading more than I intended. It's an updated edition of The Apron Book: Making, Wearing, and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort by award-winning author EllynAnne Geisel. Originally published in 2006 it is now in reprint. A 152 page softcover, with flaps, became available November 7, 2017 from Andrews McMeel Publishing. EllynAnne Geisel is creator of the popular traveling exhibit Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections. Her book is suitable for those who admire, sew or collect aprons. In this meaningful look back at the apron, from function to fashion, the author examines the apron in all its forms. She includes wonderful stories, patterns, recipes, and household hints. Inside is a full-size bib apron pattern and four basic apron patterns - a waist, bib, smock and child's apron - along with a myriad of variations. According to EllynAnne, "Aprons don't hold us back, they take us back" - the very reason for the apron's status as today's hottest collectible. Get your copy today!



Chapter 1 Aprons: An Odyssey

Chapter 2 The Anatomy of an Apron

Chapter 3 Aprons in the Kitchen

Chapter 4 All Around the House

Chapter 5 Backyard Daddy

Chapter 6 Maid in America: Aprons on the Job

Chapter 7 Jingle Belle: Aprons for Holidays, Entertaining, Special Occasions

Chapter 8 Not Your Grandma's Apron

Chapter 9 Apron Memories

Photo credits

Delightful mini coke bottle aprons from the Erin McDaniels Owens family on page 86. Her story stayed with me.

EllynAnne Giesel

EllynAnne Geisel

The Apron Book is available at Andrews McMeel Publishing. Check out their unique catalog at Andrew McMeel Publishing. Andrews McMeel Publishing has generously offered to giveaway a copy! One winner will be selected at random. Open until April 10, 2018. Canada & the USA only. Good luck!


  1. I would like the Bob's burgers so I can learn how to make fantastic burgers.

  2. I would probably take Mary Engelbreit 2019 Deluxe Wall Calendar
    Everyone Understands Kindness.

  3. I love the back to the future 2019 calendar.

  4. I like The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes

  5. The Great British Baking Show 2019 Wall Calendar would be fun to have. Love that show!

  6. Another calendar I would love is
    Bob's Burgers 2019 Wall Calendar for my friend,she is such a huge fan

  7. I wold like to receive this calendar: Impressionism 2018-2019 Engagement Calendar
    by Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  8. Not sure what you mean by "another calendar" but 2 of my friends would appreciate the Mary EngelDark 2019 Wall Calendar.

  9. would love to get the Mary Engelbreit 2019 Monthly/Weekly Planner Calendar

  10. I would like "The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book" to add to my family's collection. It is the only Calvin and Hobbes book we do not have.

  11. I think the book Expect Wonderful Things would be a great gift!

  12. The Bob's Burgers wall calendar

  13. I’d love to have the text from Dog calendar for my office.

  14. Pusheen the Cat 2019 Wall Calendar will be my choice.

  15. love the book... Adulthood Is a Myth

  16. I like Fruit Ninja Frenzy Force by Erich Owen, Halfbrick Studios

  17. I like Posh A-MAZE-ING PLACES.

  18. Another book I would like to receive is the Glitterville's Handmade Christmas book. Thanks!