Sunday, February 5, 2012

sew grateful for fabric giveaways

Sew Grateful Week

It's the kick-off to Sew Grateful Week. Aren't we so lucky that the name of our hobby sounds so much like a word used so often in the English language? The potential plays on words are so endless.

Debi of My Happy Sewing Place is the charming hostess. As she puts it, "T
his is the week to show your thankfulness for our wonderful sewing community and people in your life that support your love of sewing!"

I think the main idea is to make something using fabric, pattern, notions, etc. you won in a giveaway from someone else's blog. I still have not won anything, try as I might, so I've decided to host my own giveaway in order to
 increase my karma points show you how much I love you. You are wonderful, after all. I'm so glad I started a blog because I've re-discovered a skill I absolutely love, and all your support makes me want to keep getting better.

So what's the prize?
A FABRIC BURRITO. (Zero calories.)

I mean, some fabric yardage that just happens to be rolled up like a burrito in that photo. This is a lovely purple and black plaid medium-weight wool, 58 inches (1.47 m) wide and 2.333333 yards (84 in) (2.13 m) long.

I live in a smoke-free, pet-free home, but I did buy this fabric from a secondhand store so I do not know the conditions of its previous habitat(s). It is in good shape and does not have any rips or stains. I did not wash it or do anything at all with it besides store it on my fabric shelf. I will lint roll it much better before I ship it, though, promise!

This wool needs an owner who will give it the attention it deserves. Such as turn it into a chic jacket and blog about it, for starters.

Oh, the possibilities!

To enter, please leave a comment telling me the number one reason you love to sew. Make sure there's a way for me to contact you. If you don't have a blog but want to participate, just leave your name and e-mail address in the comments. Open to international folks, too!

You don't have to follow my blog in order to enter the giveaway, but I just can't see why you wouldn't want to. ;)

You may enter the giveaway anytime between now and Friday, February 10th at 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time). I'll use to choose the winner and will announce him or her next Saturday the 11th.

Thanks, friends, and good luck!