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Friday, March 18, 2011

International Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop about international family traditions. I grew up in Arizona. I am of the Navajo tribe. I grew up speaking Navajo, and English is my second language. We have many ceremonies in our culture for different stages in our lives. My family members make jewelry, rugs, baskets and dolls, as well as other items used in ceremonies.

Since moving off the reservation and away from my family. I do not have the same opportunities to participate in our traditional ceremonies. What I like to do is sew and scrapbook. I have found that, I really enjoy making aprons. I make aprons for my family for all occasions, mostly birthdays and Christmas. I also sew other items and hope you all take a look at it.

This apron that, I have created for this blog hop is a coffee theme. I have sewn piping around the edges, made little pockets, and ruffles at the bottom.  This fabric is by Debbie Mumm.  I really like the browns, pinks and blues. I accented it with a pink material with polka dots also by Debbie Mumm.

I  hope you enjoyed my apron that I created for this blog hop, and the insight into my culture.




Leave me a comment and become a follower of my blog.  I will enter all comments from this blog post into a give away for this apron that I will announce on Sunday April 3 2011 @ 12pm!!!

Now please visit Cre8tiveGirls

 A list of our Blog Hop Friends.

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http://creativecharacters.blogspot.com/
http://www.cardsbyshelly.blogspot.com/
http://wanttocrafteverything.blogspot.com/

45 comments:

  1. Lena your apron is beautiful! I love the colors and the ruffle. And since I am addicted to coffee I would love to win this apron. :) Thank you for sharing your story.

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  2. So pretty Lena! Thanks for sharing your background with us!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  3. What a beautiful apron!!! I wish i have one like this :)
    Svetlana xx

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  4. Lena your apron is gorgeous!

    Iryna ( kittirin)xxx

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  5. Hey Lena,

    WoW, Do you visit home often? I had many friends who Native American's before I left Florida. I loved hearing their stories and I still love the smell of Sage. I go to Pow-Wows year year to support them. This year we had a Mayan Tribe it was one of my most enjoyable moments I ever had :0)

    Ps~ I love the apron!!!!!

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  6. Oh, I LOVE your apron! I also love coffee. :-)
    Your traditions sound so wonderful. I think it is so important to learn about and pass on our family heritage. Thank you for sharing about yours.
    I am already a follower. I would love to win your apron!!
    *smiles*
    debbi

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  7. Lena,
    I love all of your sewing projects, they always amaze me. You have a great talent
    Hugs
    Stacy

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  8. Oh this is gorgeous and I would be proud to wear it in my kitchen!

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  9. Lena~already a fan of your aprons....and you! What a wonderful story about heritage.
    smiles...Tammy

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  10. Another great apron Lena, what a great idea for a blog hop. Happy crafting Elizabeth in sunny Wales xxx

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  11. Your work is beautiful! I would be afraid to mess it up!

    Janice
    www.cricutconfessions.com

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  12. wonderful apron :) and your culture has such beautiful traditions.

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  13. Beautiful Apron! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Beautiful work...Kristal sent me over and love the beautiful covers you made for her!
    Have a great weekend!

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  15. This apron is beautiful! I also just came from Kristal's blog and I'm so happy I did! You do beautiful work and I love reading about your traditions. My husband and daughters are Ojibwe we try to visit his grandfather and family on the reservation in time for the annual PowWow each summer. I love working on regalia for my daughters and have spent years learning their native language and traditions so I can teach them. I loved seeing all of your projects and I will stop back again! TFS!

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  16. Super cute apron! I love it and I love my expression cover. You do a fabulous job and so quick. I'm getting an imagine so I will be contacting you!
    Hugs!
    dsc105@live.com

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  17. I love this apron!

    I found your site through K Andrew Design's blog (Getting Cricky) & she was showing your Cricut covers - you do a wonderful job!

    Thanks for the chance at this pretty apron! : )

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  18. Hey hey, isn't that the most beautiful apron....you are amazing. I came from K Andrew and just wanted to say thank you for the chance at a great creation of yours. www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  19. I am popping back to say I've seen your neat creations over at Kristal's blog....Though I've already been a follower of yours. Fingers are crossed. Have a great Saturday...
    smiles...always, Tammy

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  20. bful project !
    new to blog world !
    following you now


    dhruvjoshi1988@gmail.com

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  21. Such an adorable apron! I just love the colour and ruffles! TFS :)
    Jenn
    craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

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  22. I love the apron you made. I also love the covers that Kristal purchased. They are wonderful. I also sew, scrapbook and teach crafting classes. I would love to win the apron it is beautiful.

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  23. Such an adorable apron! I came over from Kristal's blog; your covers are nice but your aprons are SUPER!!!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  24. Lena - the apron is so beautiful! I certainly would love to wear it. I am here because of Kristal - I love the covers you made for her Cricut stuff. I also love the one she is giving away. You are very talented, Lena! I am now a follower!

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  25. Lena, just found your blog through Kristal. Your Cricut covers are adorable. I may be requesting some soon. You are so talented. I wish I could sew. :) I've always wanted to learn. Love the apron you made. I've never owned one. It would be great to win this one. Thank you for the chance the win and for sharing your background.

    Liz
    whichcraft@me.com

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  26. Hi Lena, I heard about you from getting cricky. I love your work. Very nice! Sewing is not something I can do. I'm thrilled to be one of your new followers! Rocksand

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  27. Hi...Its my first blog hop and by this time I am really enjoying it coz you come to know of som many wonderful ladies doing great jobs out there !!
    Love your apron..!

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  28. K Andrew from Getting Cricky, sent me here and I am glad she did. Your things are beautiful and that apron, great work. I am now a follower because I can't wait to see what you do next.

    Marcy S.
    mserrano@live.com
    http://marcyscreativecrafts.blogspot.com/

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  29. Hi: K Andrew sent me over and wow do you have an awesome site!!! Your covers are wonderful. I will certainly vist here often. Take care.

    Lisa Ritchie
    cutitbemagic.blogspot.com

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  30. i m loving this blog hop !!!
    lovely work !
    would love this apron
    mallika

    mallikakejriwal@gmail.com

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  31. Fabulous site, I'm a new follower ~ found you via Kristal's blog and I love your work! This apron is fabulous and I am definitely saving up for a few covers! Thank you!

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  32. I found your blog through Kristal...I love the apron...especially since I am a big coffee fan!!!

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  33. Hi Lena, OMG I love this apron but, I LOVE all your creations!! Amazing as always Lena!!
    Hugs

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  34. Hi Lena.... I found your blog through K Andrews blog! I'm so excited I love the covers you make for the Expressions, Cuttlebugs, etc. I can't wait to get the extra money to order a few of these!!!

    Your apron here is so pretty! I love brown & I really love the ruffles!

    Thank you for sharing.... I'm off to visit your etsy!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  35. You do beautiful work! Which part of AZ did you grow up in? I have family in Apache Junction. I grew up in Ignacio, Colorado, near the four corners and we learned a lot of Navajo and Ute traditions and some of the language even when I was growing up. I have sadly forgotten the language, but really enjoyed the amazing stories of the Navajo. It is something I will always be greatful for. Thank you. :0)

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

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  36. I've seen this close up and it is Gorgeous! Your work is amazing Lena always so so perfect. Thanks for sharing about your culture and also sharing your talents with our Team. Hugs Cathie

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  37. Gorgeous apron! I came over to visit at K Andrew Design's recomendation and I'm so glad I did!!!! Come check out my blog sometime too: http://mandiesscrappin.blogspot.com/

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  38. Thanks for sharing your story and your apron - its beautiful!!

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  39. I really like this apron. It's truly a work of art. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  40. funny - we might know each other. :) i lived in Flagstaff since 1990 and left there in 2009. I miss Tuba City at the Navajo rest. WILL check out for the cricut covers... Became a follower!
    Doris parkernana5@cox.net

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  41. Great apron, love the colors.

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  42. All your aprons are cute, but oh yes, I do like this one!!

    :)
    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

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  43. What a fabulous apron, awesome job!!

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  44. I just loved your aprons especially the coffee themed one. I love a good cup of joe and would love to win. Thank you for the chance to win. Just lovely!

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