Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Christmas In August!

Don't you find that when something
wonderful and unexpected
comes in the mail 
 it feels like 

Well on Monday a parcel arrived.
I had been told something was coming
but I didn't know what it was.

Look at this SWEET wrapped bundle!

Notice the bee's?

Look at that bow with the buttons
and the striped string...
isn't that something!

This parcel was sent to me by my 
wonderful blogging friend
who's blog is called

Bev not only lives on a BEE-UTIFUL
farm but she lives in a new log house
AND also has a 200+ year old log house
on their beautiful farm in 
central Pennsylvania.

They have horses, goats, cats, dogs,
mini horses, turkeys, chickens
and I can't remember what else.
You should see her veggie garden!

As if she isn't busy enough 
she also has another blog
Where she makes the
sweetest aprons!

This is only the tip of the iceberg!

I hope you'll pop on over to Bev's...
you won't be disappointed
I promise.

Here's a closer look at the wrapping paper.
Perfect considering this is coming 
from the
Bee Haven Maven!

See the little bee's  
Bev stamped on the outside
of the package :)

THIS is what was in the package!

Yes Bev made this apron JUST for me.
Bev has an old apron that is
about 50 years old that I really liked
so she drew up a pattern from it
and made this.

For me!

Isn't this a beauty!

Look at the back...

As most of you know 
it get's HOT here in Kansas
and when I'm working outside
in an apron that ties snug around my
waist it get uncomfortable.

This apron is perfect because 
I don't have to tie it tight 
because it goes over
my head
and the extra piece
keeps the ties
in place!

And here it is being
put to work.


Maura :)


Country Gal said...

Oh WOW ! What a lovely gift !Love the wraper ! You look great in the apron ! Awesome post and photos , I will have to visit Bev's blogs ! Have a wonderful day !

Mecky said...

What a great apron. I will check her blog out!

Are you enjoying the weather this morning! I have the windows open!! It feels so good! What a blessing the rain is this morning!

Enjoy your apron!

Deb said...

I love her blog, too. What a fabulous gift and you look so cute in it. It really suits your life and home. Thanks for sharing it. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a wonderful gift! The wrapping was oh so sweet, but that apron is just the *'bees knees', and it looks great on you.

Enjoy and thanks for the links to Bev's blogs.


*"The Bee's Knees" is a term indicating excellence - the highest quality.
Because bees carry pollen back to the hive in sacs on their legs. The allusion is to the concentrated goodness to be found around the bee's knee.

Found the above definition here:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Wow, Maura, isn't that a beautiful vintage style apron !
Lucky you to have found such a talented blogger lady, I'm going to pop on over right now and check out her apron blog.
Aren't bloggy friends just the best :)
It looks great on you !!!

Julie Harward said...

You are so lucky...I just love her blog and this apron looks fantastic on you! :D

Janet said...

Now I want one ..........badly ! x

Midwest to Midlands said...

Waht a great apron and great photo of you in it.

Bee Haven Bev said... look great in it, too!!!!

Linda said...

OH Maura it's gorgeous... You look great!What a special gift. I love the transferware I see in the background.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Maura, love the apron! the cowgirl hat is perfect. Hope the weather has cooled down a bit for you. From rainy Maine, Julie.

Catherine said...

you are lucky! it is very nice apron and you look great in it! i love your hat!!!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a great gift and what a lovely apron. Bev is quite the seamstress. She is a very busy woman, I don't know how she does it.

traci said...

nothing like getting a fun package. i love it. she did a great job. you look good in it.

GardenOfDaisies said...

What a fun little apron!! That style looks similar to the one my Grandma used to wear in her kitchen. You look great in a cowboy hat. :-)


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