I am quite excited to participate in the Giveaway Day at Sew, Mama, Sew! Up for grabs is a brand new Fons & Porter Binding Tool and two fat quarters of some American Jane fabric! I am a HUGE fan of my binding tool… as you can read here.
To enter, leave an answer to this question: What is your favorite gift you ever gave someone for the holidays? Mine would have to be a tie between a guitar stand and a Christmas quilt. The guitar stand I made (with significant help from my dad!) for my husband…the first time I dated him(!) and the quilt I made for my parents. The quilt was made back in 1997 when photo transfers to fabric were not at all easy like they are now. I was 16 and my sister was ten. My sister and I snuck the sewing machine away and spent the weekend with my grandparents. I selected our favorite holiday photos for the blocks. I had the squares all made and stashed all over my bedroom- they had to dry since I used a liquid to transfer the photocopies to fabric. My grandmother helped us with the sashing, quilting and binding.
While the fabric was a cheapy from Walmart and my sewing ability wasn’t all that great, I think it’s a cool quilt.
The photo on the bottom left is of me opening up my Cabbage Patch Kid- purchased for me during the Cabbage Patch craze of 1983. I love the expression on my face. And, yes, I still have that doll! The bottom right is my sister and her awful neat guitar. One day I decided I’d heard her sing Garth Brooks off key one too many times… so I chucked it down the stairs. She is 22 now and still gives me crap about that one!
I am going to assume that everyone owned a (now embarrassing) pair of giant glasses that covered half of your face. Mine were even pink!
We boxed the quilt up with a big baggie of pennies to confuse our parents. The quilt was a total surprise for my parents and a memory I love thinking about.
I am excited to read your answers! I’ll choose a random answer on Sunday, December 7th. I will ship internationally if needed. Good luck!