December 9, 2011

Christmas Giveaway Day 12: Handmade Stocking from Heavenly Roost Farm

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Today's giveaway is brought to you by...my mama!


My mother is one amazing lady, and she cooks, bakes, and sews like nobody's business. She's finally opened up shop on Etsy at Heavenly Roost Farm, and I'm very excited that other people can experience her homemade goodies, too. When she stayed with me during the week after Millie was born, I think I ate her apricot jam for breakfast, lunch, and dinner- it was that delicious.


Here is a little bit about the woman behind Heavenly Roost Farm


I'm just an old-fashioned farmer and housewife at heart.  As the world seems to move faster and faster, I treasure more and more the old things and especially handmade things that took a lot of precious time to create.  Giving time to someone is a big part of loving, so handmade items seem to represent love to me.  In my farmhouse, I love to sew, quilt, cook, can and preserve, craft wines and beers, crochet, bake, garden, help my husband manage our little vineyard, fruit trees and berries, raise turkeys, chickens and ducks, play a little unskilled piano, read, home school my great  16-year-old son, chase the dogs, applaud my husband's softball team, volunteer, and occasionally clean.  I am never bored!  I opened the Etsy shop at the urging of my wonderful daughter, Erika, who has some of that "old-fashioned" blood in her veins, too.  

For today's giveaway, Heavenly Roost Farm shop is giving one winner the beautiful handmade stocking above! The description reads: I love old linens and antique or vintage quilts! They are so homey and sweet. I found pieces of a very old quilt, and though I'm not sure why the quilt was cut apart, I couldn't bear to see it destroyed or sent to a landfill. The original hand-quilted quilt was probably made by a woman who used scraps of feedbags and clothing to create a utility quilt for warmth, rather than artistic beauty. However, I think it's still beautiful and full of history. To protect the aged cloth, I stitched on some nearly transparent tulle, which doesn't take away even a smidgen from the original quilt, to create this rustic stocking to adorn a mantle or any area of your house. This unlined stocking measures about 15-1/2 inches in length, including the hanger. The reverse side is also from the same quilt, so it can be turned to face either direction. The original quilter would surely be proud to know her quilt is loved in a new home.


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How to Enter:
*  Check out the shopand tell me which item is your favorite. = 1 entry
* Add Heavenly Roost Farm to your Etsy favorites. = 1 entry
* Add Heavenly Roost Farm to your Etsy circle. = 1 entry
* Tweet about this giveaway with the link, tagging @chambanachik. = 1 entry per day

* Blog or Facebook about this giveaway (one entry each). Make sure to leave me the link. = 1 entry each

Bonus entry! Buy something from the shop, and you'll earn FIVE entries in the giveaway.
  
The giveaway will end 1 week from today, 
and the winner will be announced via Facebook, Twitter, and the giveaway page.

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26 kind comments from you:

Kaylee said...

I LOVE the Spring is Blue quilt - it's beautiful!

Asheville Peaceful Parenting Network said...

I love the spring blue quilt too! My goodness what a beauty and that stocking is super darling.

annoyed army wife said...

Mmm...apricot jam.

annoyed army wife said...

Favorited in etsy.

annoyed army wife said...

I added her to my circle (of 1) and saw she has turkeys of unusual size. I should send her a photo of my unusually large rabbit, Dennis.

Poekitten said...

I love the Heaven is Blue quilt...so pretty!

Poekitten said...

I added her to my favorite shops!

Chantal said...

I'll have to agree - that spring blue quilt is beautiful!

Chantal said...

I added her to my Etsy favorites!

Sue said...

I think the apricot jam sounds absolutely delicious!

Sue said...

& I added her to my favorites

Sue said...

& I added her to my circle :)

The New "Normal" said...

I love the stocking! My mom quilts, too, so this reminds me of home! Her Etsy site is awesome...I love the blue hand sewn quilt - beautiful!!

Melinda said...

Oh, that stocking is so sweet. Definitely my fave!

ginanorma said...

beautiful stocking nice post!!! you brighten my days!

Megan said...

The quilt is GORGEOUS!! :)

Megan said...

Added her shop to my favs :)

Paulena B. said...

My favorite item in her shop is wither the Fancy Apron from Vintage linens or the stocking. They are both my favorites.

Paulena B. said...
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Paulena B. said...

Already added to my favorites on Etsy.

Paulena B. said...

Added to my Etsy circle.

Fort Living Room said...

My favorite item is the Spring is Blue Quilt. I love quilts! I have a few that my great-grandmother made. It reminds me of those.

Taylor said...

I love the spring is blue handmade quilt!

Taylor said...

I added it to my Etsy favs

Taylor said...

I added the shop to my circle

Taylor said...

I tweeted!

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