Monday, May 23, 2011

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

UPDATE - Sorry this has taken so long but our winner is #10, Phoenix Peacock.  In response to the final snarky comment, I am so glad to find a good home for this treasure since I do not have the local community of friends with crafting skills that she assumes I must have and I have found the online crafting community to be amazingly trustworthy.  I'm not worried that any of Sew Mama Sew's readers are going to exploit or abuse this afghan in any way.  :-)

One of our tenants had to move out quickly to take care of some health issues and left this gorgeous afghan behind. Someone had put too much time and energy into it for this crafter to simply hand it over to the Salvation Army.
I'm hoping that the Sew Mama Sew crowd will provide a good home for it.
I'm not sure if it is crocheted or tatted, or even what the difference is between the two. My ignorance on the subject means that I am not the person to do the necessary repairs since there are several holes. The total dimensions are 100 inches by 100 inches and seems to be made from cotton.
I'm only shipping within the US and I really want this to go to someone who will respect the memory of the woman who originally made this by making the necessary repairs.

Leave a comment below and I'll choose someone randomly in a week. Please leave your email in the body of the comment so I can contact you.

Good luck!

32 comments:

LaraM said...

Wow, so beautiful! I'm a sucker for old linens. I don't have the talent to fix it, but I have a good friend who could restore this. Wow, so much work!

Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) said...

Oh, how gorgeous. I'd be honored to have the privilege of (attempting) to mend this lovely piece of art.

crystalarcand (at) gmail (dot) com

Jessica said...

Oh my that is very beautiful! I can't do the repairs either but I'm 99.99% positive my stepmom could! (islandergaljessi at gmail dot com)

Lora said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway. It's beautiful. My aunt crochets and I think it's crochet.

Anonymous said...

This is amazing! I would love to give this beauty a home. I crochet so I can definitely appreciate how much time went into this and could at least attempt to mend.

pa7oma(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)mx

Heather said...

Very pretty!! I'm nowhere near good enough to do it justice but I would have it done. Thank you for having this. :)

noca0603[at]gmail[dot]com

Heather said...

As a fellow rescuer of old linens, I know what you mean!

becky said...

What a beautiful throw! I may not be able to mend it but a friend just opened a fiber store around the corner and she would definitely be able to fix it.

becky.shanks(at)gmail(dot)com

Fab said...

love it yes my mom knows how to fix it. thanks

Phoenix Peacock said...

My neighbor can help me with the repairs. She knows all about it. And I'm all about having this in my guest room!What a great give away. I'd be delighted to win!
Phoenixpeacock(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary / Touch of Heaven said...

It's crocheted. I'm a crocheter and recognize the hours of work that went into it. So beautiful!
atouchofheaven2010[at]gmail[dot]com
Mary B.

redzshadow said...

That is gorgeous! I don't know if I can fix it myself but I am sure someone in my knitting/spinning circle can help me fix it right.

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Like LaraM, I love old linens. I don't repair them either, but have someone who can. This is beautiful, and any of the commenters you have here will be thrilled to be the recipient.

Robyn said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

robyn.geddes(at)gmail.com

sixtyfourcolorbox said...

I love old blankets of all sorts. I will learn to fix it or find someone who is able to.

anna [at] 64colorbox [dot] com

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Wow! You were wise to save it from a buyer who may or may not understand the work that went into that piece.
phyllis

zees5 said...

That is so beautiful. And I like to crochet so I am pretty sure I can fix it. (: Thank you for a great giveaway!

izazbz at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

Wow, that is beautiful! I would loving repair the damage and treasure it forever!

Sharleen said...

Beautiful! Just gorgeous! thanks for a chance to win.
sharleen @ dragonflygems . com

Danielle said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My grandmother is skilled in both crochet and tatting; I'm sure she would be able to fix the holes in the linen.
dcdyess289 at yahoo dot com

Memories By Me said...

My grandmother would make a table setting out of that ot a canopy over her bed. She would give it such a good home. Thanks for the chance for us to win it! And for giving us a project that we could spend some time together doing :-)

Jingle said...

I am so glad you saved this! Thanks for the giveaway! jinglesells at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

oh it would be a shame not to bring it back to its former glory. Knit, crochet, or sew, I'll fix it right up!

A Joyful Chaos said...

Imagine all the hours of work that went into that piece! I would love to win and I know my mother-in-law would love to fix it if I am unable to match the exact stitches.

ajoyfulnoise (at) live (dot) com

Amy Kirchhoff said...

Thanks for participating in the giveaway week. This one is fabulous!
amy_kirchhoff(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Sangeetha said...

that's gorgeous - thanks

BurningRubber said...

Ack! Google is realy not playing nice and lost my comment to the cosmos. Or at least that is what the error said, so if this comes through twice, I appologize. I would love to take on the challenge. I have several skeins of vintage cotton thread that might do the trick.

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I believe it would be crocheted because tatting is usually used for small decorative lace. I know just the person to fix this if I win it. Thanks.

Ginger said...

I believe I could repair the throw. It would look lovely on my antique dining room table.

Julie said...

So lovely-both my maternal and paternal grandmothers made these-I have several of them ...thanks
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Mike and Jackie said...

Way to save it form the Salvation Army would love to give it a home

Anonymous said...

I think you should give this afghan to someone you know, not just a random drawing. It's too valuable - and I don't mean monetarily. The skill and artistic investment is apparent in the photographs. Of course many people want something when they read 'free', whether they need it or not. Give the afghan to a home you personally know will value it.