Monday, May 6, 2013

SewMaMaSew Give Away

**COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED**
winner is Anna McCurdy of Alberta Canada



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I am giving away one of my earlier mural pieces ( 25.5" x 33.5").  This was designed for The Catskill Mountain Quilter's Hall of Fame 2007 Quilt Show.  It was to feature the 'Celebration of the Paper Crane' .  The two swans represent the Island of Japan - one is filled with ocean life designs and the other is filled with designs of ceremonial Kimonos.  And framed with the year's Hoffman Challenge 'Cranes' fabric. 



  The swans are cross stitched on 18 count white Aida clothe with DMC floss, hand dyed floss, silks, metalics and beaded.  The piece is hand quilted by my mother (I wasn't quilting then), Arlene Vrooman, who is a member of the Catskill Mountain Quilter's Hall of Fame.  She is featured in the books 'The Catskill Mountain Quilter's Hall of Fame'  by Janis Benincasa and 'The Unbroken Thread - The History of Quilt Making in the Catskills' by Steve Hoare .

Sometimes things need to move on to a new home.  Just leave me a comment  - followers will get a second chance to win.  I will ship international - be sure I have a way to contact you and comments will be left open until midnight(est) May 10th with the winner announced and contacted on the following day.  I will be sure to add cleaning instructions with it as well as that we both sign the back for you.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

93 comments:

  1. Sharon, what a beautiful piece, and a hugely generous giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  2. Follow you, follow you :-D

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  3. I'm a seasoned follower of yours :)
    Thank you for the chance.

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  4. What a stunning piece..i love it. I'm all about all things Asain and would love to give this a good home. Thank you.
    Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

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  5. Oh, my gosh, Sharon - This is gorgeous!! You are soooo generous to share this with one of us!! Thank you!!!

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  6. What a beautiful piece! Thank you for giving us an opportunity to enjoy it in person.

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  7. How absolutely gorgeous Sharon - I would love to have it move on to my home!

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  8. They look lovely!
    carin(dot)aschan(at)hotmail.com

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  9. I'm a follower!
    carin(dot)aschan(at)hotmail.com

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  10. Wow, that's amazing cross-stitch!! I don't think I've ever seen that pattern but it's gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win...

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  11. And of course I'm a follower - how could I not?

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  12. Oh, this is exquisite. If I were lucky enough to win, I'd have to gift it to my son who loves all things Japanese or Japanese-inspired!

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  13. This is an amazing piece of work and such a generous offer. I just love it!

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  14. I'm a happy follower, of course!

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  15. Wow, what a beautiful giveaway!
    mcintoshsusan@hotmail dot com

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  16. I'm a follower!
    mcintoshsusan@hotmail dot com

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  17. Very lovely. That sure is a nice give away.

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  18. So beautiful! I do hope I win!!!!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  19. What a beautiful giveaway Sharon!

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  20. Amazing work! I am a cross stitcher so I understand what went in to such a beautiful piece.

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  21. Very generous giveaway Sharon , thanks for the chance and I am a follower .

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  22. As usual...beautiful work Sharon! I love it!

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  23. I just started following your blog! I know I have visited your page before so I am excited to add you to my blogs! I love your idea for this giveaway!!

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  24. Very pretty, Sharon! Yes, I'm a follower.

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  25. That would be so hard to part with...it's beautiful! I follow you and love it!

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  26. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
    So pretty.

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  27. Very nice give a way, hope to win.

    I would also love for you to join my blog. My address is
    http://watana-fullfillingmydreams.blogspot.com/

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  28. Wow Sharon that is beautiful and generous. Those cross stitch cranes must have taken you an eternity.

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  29. Oh seriously you're giving those beauties away? Goodness gracious! Thanks so much for the chance to win such a gracious give away.

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  30. I am a follower too.
    Thanks again for a lovely giveaway.

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  31. How beautiful1 tHANK YOU FOR THE CHANCE

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  32. What a treasure Sharon! I'd love to win :*)

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  33. What a lovely piece!! It would be a treasured give away! Thank you.

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  34. Wow! Stunning! Beautiful work! Thank you for the chance to win. :)

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  35. Awesome! And I love that you worked on it with your mom (I quilt with my mom and she. loves. swans. Nuff said.) :)

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  36. This is just beautiful! Thanks for the chance!

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  37. Can't believe all the work and hours put into this, considering the swans are cross-stitched!!! And the colours are just amaazing!

    So generous!

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  38. I am truly a follower of your blog.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  39. I have a picture of a swan in my bedroom. I was thinking that I really needed a new picture. This has been with me forever. I would love to have your swans in my bedroom. Simply gorgeous. I would be so touched to have something that belongs to you here in my house. Swans are so unique and just so fragil looking. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  40. That is an amazing work of art. You are a generous woman for giving that away! Really stunning.

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  41. Sharon I follow you everywhere:)

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  42. This is beautiful. I have spent many hours folding paper cranes. We learned when we had a Japanese exchange student one summer. I had the good fortune to buy several kimonos at the Kyoto flea market when I went to Japan. This would be treasured.

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  43. You do such beautiful work. I am a new follower:) thanks for the giveaway.

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  44. That is a really beautiful piece Sharon and it can come live with me any time.

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  45. I'm a follower and always look forward to your blog posts

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  46. Lovely giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.Wow,that is a lot of work and love her,so generous of you.Have a lovely day.

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  47. The swans are beautiful!!
    I'm also a follower via GFC

    lourdesfay at gmail dot com

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  48. what a gorgeous creation, and with a sentimental value...

    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  49. I follow via GFC as Cripple Horse


    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  50. This is breathtaking. I would love the honor of giving this personal piece of your history (and your mother's!) a special place in our home. I am staring straight across at the spot where I'd hang it - a centerpiece in the living room, over my favorite place to sit.

    The idea of being able to see this work of art every day, and for my little girls to grow up seeing it in their environment - is just so moving to me. I hope we will be chosen! Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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  51. I am a new follower via GFC. I'd like to follow via bloglovin' if I can figure out how!

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  52. Gorgeous, I would love to be entered! Thanks for the chance:)

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  53. What a beautiful and delightful piece of art. :-)

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  54. Thanks for the chance to win that amazing piece of art. i can't imagine how many hours went into the making of it. If I win it will have a happy home.

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  55. This is so beautiful. I would love to display it in my school library for craft month.

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  56. I am a faithful follower. You amaze me with how much sewing you accomplish in a week. Your swans are beautiful : )

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  57. Absolutely beau-ti-ful!!! Thank you for the chance of winning this piece of art!

    tau(underscore)be(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. This is an amazeing piece. I would be proud to display it in my home. Thank youf or the chance to enter your giveaway.

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  59. This is a stunning piece- who ever wins it will be one lucky person. It is gorgeous.
    Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous piece.
    Regards from Alberta,
    Anna

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  60. I am one of your followers as well.
    Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with others. I am sure it will go to a loving new home.
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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  61. Beautiful swans, what a lovely item for a giveaway. Whoever win will be very lucky.

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  62. I follow on gfc and bloglovin.

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  63. Gorgeous! So generous giving away a cross stitch - they take so much time.

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  64. I'm a follower in Bloglovin and google

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  65. Wow - that is a very special giveaway prize. Thank you for the chance to win

    Lesley x

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