Crazy as a Loom

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Another giveaway????

Crazy, I know. 
But those nice people who brought me the rug hooking stuff a couple of weeks ago, came back.
And they brought MORE stuff.

Here is another lap frame, made by Appleton Krafts, a hooked rug in progress, and a large bag of wool pieces, some of them cut.

Yes, I could sell them, but I want to "pay it forward".  They were given to me, because these nice folks felt that if I couldn't use them, I would know someone who would.
So, one more time, I'm doing a giveaway.
All you have to do is comment and tell me what wonderful things you would do with this stuff, if your name were picked.  I will choose a winner on Thursday, the 7th.
You will have to pay shipping from 12839.

In addition to this stuff, they also brought a cutter, a really beautiful Rigby Model B cutter.  I decided to do something a little different with it, because I did some research, and was right about its value.

 It comes on a homemade stand, which is very handy to have right next to  you while you are hooking rugs.

It will make a lovely cutter for someone.

It comes with the blade that is on it, plus five extra blades, and three fingers.
It sells new for $200, and each blade sells for $33.  They are also hard to find new.

I am going to put the whole thing on Ebay starting at  $200, and then I am going to donate the money to Out of the Pits, the organization in the capital district here in New York state, that does incredible things saving pit bulls, like ROY.   Cause Roy is an Out of the Pits alumni!
If anyone is interested in it before I put it on Ebay, please let me know.
It really is a find for a rug hooker.

I think I am done with POINT TWILL for just a is my finished warp....I counted FOURTEEN towels.
I got some cutting, hemming and washing to do.

Sydney says:
I can't help you right now.  I'm busy checking out the backs of my eyelids.


jolly said...

I am a firm believer that in giving you receive...It is a lovely hooked piece -would love the pleasure of finishing it and then donate it for auction to benefit children....kindly enter me in the drawing. Thank you.

Liz aka Fibergeek said...

I would love to finish that rug. I am not sure I could do as nice a job as the original hooker, but I would love to give it a go.

Liz aka Fibergeek said...

I would love to finish that rug. I am not sure I could do as nice a job as the original hooker, but I would love to give it a go.

Sherrie said...

It would be fun to try to hook the rug in a similar manner as original hooker. I hope to improve my hooking enough so I can teach others how to hook. Thanks for the chance :)

Deb said...

Hope the bid soars. "Hi Sydney"

Lisa B said...

Pick me, pick me! I'd love to complete the rug and use the wool either or another rug or maybe quilt some small quilts or a mug rug. Thanks for contest and good luck with ebay.

Hilary said...

This is so cool. You already have folks who would love to give it a good home. You rock, my namesake!

Daryl said...

oh syd, i love your face .. and i think roy should be their poster boy .. one look at him and no one would ever be worried about pits again!

Shine said...

How awesome that you are so thoughtful! And those before you also:) I would love to finish the rug as it is soooo beautiful. Blessings~~Shine

The Village Queen said...

Id love the little frame, I have one kit that I impulsivly bought at a quilt show expo thing, where all the goodies seduce you into buying stuff you dont need or dont know how to use. Sure looked easy when the guy selling showed me how... Well Im pretty handy and would love to give it a try. I want one of those dishtowels too, Im going to haunt the store site till they are up, so beautiful!!

Paula said...

Hilary, I would love to chosen for this giveaway! I love to hook and could sure use that lap frame, and my "kids"/cats would enjoy helping me finish that rug. Just think of the joy it would give all 7 of us (me & my 6 indoor rescue cats). :)

Unknown said...

What a lovely rug. It would be a great pleasure to finish it. You are very kind to offer this.

Sharon said...

I am just learning to hook and have chosen not to invest much in this hobby/obsession - yet! I would love to have the supplies, etc. to build up my stash.

Marilla said...

What fun it would be to finish the rug. I know my hooker friends would help me. Thank you for sharing your good fortune.

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