13th Annual National Tie One On Day
Give from the heart on Wednesday November 21—then give thanks on Thursday. This Thanksgiving Eve, Tie One On (an apron of course!) and bring joy to the life of someone in need.
Participation is easy and uplifting. Simply wrap a loaf of bread or baked goods in an apron and tuck an encouraging note or prayer into the pocket; then present your offering to a neighbor, friend, or person in your community who could benefit from your gesture of kindness. Tie One On—and put the “give” back into Thanksgiving. There’s also a Tie One On Day card that you can print from the website and include with your gift.
EllynAnne Geisel is the founder of Tie One On Day and has this to say about this unique approach to Thanksgiving. “Women clad in aprons have traditionally prepared the Thanksgiving meal, and it is within our historical linkage to share our bounty.”
You may have an apron to give away or might think of sewing a brand new version. Make coordinating aprons from fabric squares. The instructions are detailed in Nancy’s book, I Sew For Fun—which includes twenty projects designed by Nancy—for you to sew with your little partner.
Nancy Zieman’s A–Z Quick Bread Recipe
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup canola oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour (or use 3 cups of all-purpose flour instead of 2)
Add 2 cups of “A–Z”
- 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
- 2 cups bananas, mashed
- 2 cups carrots, shredded
- 2 cups zucchini, shredded
“N” for nuts is optional
Note: For moist bread, use 1 cup of applesauce and 1 cup of another fruit or veggie.
Pour into two loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for 50–55 minutes.
Wrap a loaf of bread in an apron and tuck in an encouraging note; then present your offering to someone in your community who could benefit from your gesture of kindness. Tie One On—and put the “give” back into Thanksgiving.
Encourage involvement and spread the word about Tie One On Day.
The randomly selected winner of a copy of The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, from Nancy’s Notions, is Shirley C.
Her comment is: What a clever way to put on a waistband! I have wrestled with waistbands in the past and this looks so much better. I am really interested in other tricks of the trade and look forward to reading Nancy’s story.
The Best of Sewing With Nancy Marathon airs this weekend on Create TV! On November 3rd, The Best of Sewing With Nancy episodes will air from 6am–12pm and 6pm–12am ET, and Sunday, November 4th, noon–6pm ET. Set your DVR and Tune in Create TV this weekend for six hours of Sewing With Nancy! Learn more at https://createtv.com/Schedule
Happy Sewing and Baking,
Team Nancy Zieman
Nancy Zieman Productions. LLC.