Monday, December 13, 2010

Sew Mama Sew December Giveaway!!!

This quilt is perfect for a guy and measures 44X58 inches.
Once again, Margaret's Hope Chest is joining Sew, Mama, Sew in her December Giveaway Day. In true MHC fashion we are putting our own little twist on it. Interested??? Read on....
Our mission at Margaret's Hope Chest is to give quilts to individuals and families who are experiencing seemingly hopeless situations. Do you know a man RIGHT NOW who could use a gift of HOPE? Cancer? Job loss? Sickness? Death? Loneliness? If you would like to "win" this quilt  please read these guidelines:
- Leave a comment with a brief explanation of the man you would like us to give the quilt to and why.
- Be prepared to provide me with a mailing address for this person--if you "win" this quilt it will be sent directly to the person you nominated.
-Drawing will close at 8pm on Friday, December 17.
-My kids will randomly pick one commenter using a highly scientific method (HINT: it involves little slips of paper and a hat).
- The winner will be posted here later that night and contacted through e-mail..
- Please leave an e-mail contact in your comment.
We can ship anywhere!



96 comments:

Grace said...

I know a man whose daughter is struggling with leukemia. A parent with a sick child can certainly feel hopeless and down, especially at the holidays. Watching your young child lose her hair, have trouble walking, have no energy to play her favorite game (soccer) - it is hard to imagine how he must feel. I'd love for him to recieve this quilt as a jesture of hope and love.

What you do is amazing! Thanks for offering this.

myyearinhaiku at gmail dot com

Heather said...

a pastor at a church in my town has a 4 year old son right now that was just diagnosed 2 weeks ago with stage 4 cancer. My heart has been breaking for this family... This family is living a nightmare. I don't know of many ways to help this family, but a quilt may be something nice for them.
Thanks for the great giveaway.
h_freund@hotmail.com

autumnesf said...

I know a teenaged boy who is one the fast track down the wrong road. He has such low self esteem and feels no one loves him no matter how hard everyone tries. I think a package showing up on his doorstep just for him might really touch his heart and maybe be one more thing that helps to keep this kid from going over the edge.

Saraccino said...

Thinking about this makes me cry. There are too many persons in my life which were fighting or are fighting in this moment. Most of the time it is because of cancer. May sound a little but hard but I will make three red marks in my calender if there is one year without somebody in the family or with the friends who get serious ill.

But thinking of this I recognize how often the people are overseen which helps in this situation to their end of energy.

One of my friends, my best friend even, is one of this persons. He is there for really everyone, he gets up in the middle of the night to catch you up... regardless when or where or why... and also he is due to his family in a lot of debt, he is without job in the moment and although he is one of the most intelligent and nicest people I know, he is really depressive and thinks himself worthless...

It breaks my heart that he doesn't want to grow old.

momma rae said...

what a beautiful giveaway. both a gorgeous quilt and a noble deed. i have a neighbor who is a single older man. he is a veteran with two purple hearts. he has been on oxygen for years and has many other severe health issues that keep him basically home bound and he can barely walk. on top of it all, he confided in me two weeks ago that he just found out that he has cancer in his one *good* lung. it is COLD here and it's not even winter yet. i would love for this quilt to show up in his mailbox!

Kelly O. said...

A good friend of ours from church has been diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour. His name is Gary and he's in his forties.
Miraculouly he has been feeling well through out treatments. this is by the grace of the Lord I'm sure.
His children have been in our home weekly for 3 years as we were the youth leaders at our church until I had a baby in July.
I've wanted to do something for him that is personal however with a new babe I haven't been able to. Giving him a quilt would be a lovely way to help him. he has 5 children and a loving wife. they are lovely.
thanks for the chance to win.

Meghan said...

Wow, I can't believe you are giving away an entire quilt. My husband would LOVE it.

Lee said...

The quilt is so beautiful and what a great giveaway for you to do....Merry Christmas! (I just wanted to comment but not to enter)

Brenda said...

What a nice thing to do. My brother is going through depression.His wife left him and she got custody of all the children. I worry about him and hope he can get over this. thanks again.

Emily said...

How kind! I know a man at our church who thought about ending his life b/c he couldn't provide for his family after he lost his job.

Amy said...

OK, I'd love to win this for my husband. He needs some love from the universe. His big brother died almost a year ago, suddenly. My husband is sad, especially at this time of year. avennett AT verizon DOT net

Mama Mel said...

I would love to win this for my husband. It is way more "manly" than the one I made for him. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

mamamel78 at hotmail dot com

Stacy said...

My Brother-In-Law has been in and out of the hospital for a little over a year. He has some weird blood clotting disorder that is causing him to get clots everywhere. The latest is his liver which enlarged so much, it crushed his artery to his heart. He just had surgery to put in a shunt to try to rerout the blood in his liver, taking care of the swelling for now, but for some reason, his body is retaining fluid in his chest and abdomen. He is currently in the hospital with a drain in his back (very painful) to try to drain out the fluid and make him comfortable. The doctors have never seen a case like his before and do not know what to do to help him. I think that a nice warm quilt just might warm his spirits. Thank you so much for being so generous!

Lindsay Conner said...

My father is starting a new job after 18 months unemployment--he could use some hope and warmth this winter!

Jingle said...

I would love to give this quilt to my dad! He isn't sick or dying or anything, but you know what...he is a really great Daddy and he has been my entire life. He loves to sit in his chair at night and watch tv and this quilt would match his chair perfectly and make him nice and cozy as he enjoyed his relaxing time. I would LOVE to give him this awesome quilt because he deserves it just for being a wonderful man. jinglesells at gmail dot com

Wendy said...

oh, how lovely of you! My nephew was just diagnosed with leukemia at the beginning of the month. He's now in hospital, a 5 hour drive away from home, and will be there for the next six months or so, before he can be moved to a hospital closer to home. Needless to say, it's going to be a very difficult Christmas for him and my sister and the rest of the family. A quilt would be a sweet gift for him! Thanks :)

Melissa said...

My husband is going through a very rough time right now. Our daughter was diagnosed with a chronic health condition about 3 years ago, a year after that I lost my job. This year my job loss has really taken effect, even with him working 50-60 hours a week we are sinking in medical bills. I would love for my two kids to be able to give him this for Christmas as he has been feeling worn out, depressed and like he can't provide for us. He's also felt disconnected from the kids as he's usually at work when they are awake, I'd like him to be able to have the blanket to remind him of them. mmcgowan at zoomtown dot com

robin said...

I know a young man whose wife recently left him, and it's hit him really hard.

java diva said...

I would love this father to receive the quilt. His 11 year old son passed away last month from a diabetic coma. Kurt Storey.
thank you for a great way to pay it forward :)

Sarah said...

I would give this to my dad. My mom lost her battle with cancer just a couple months ago, which left me without a mom, and my dad without his wife. We're having a really hard time, especially with all of the Christmas stuff. It would be nice to give him something like this, to lift his spirits.

Ammie said...

My dad just had hip surgery and would love a warm quilt all for him.

Whomever wins will be blessed. Thank you so much!

baukje said...

Our friend Niek has 2 types of cancer. he lost 1 lung , maybe that will help him to survive....... he is such a lovely warm man.....

Homemaker Honey said...

I know a man who had struggled with severe depression for three years. I would love to give this to him.

I'm participating in the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! I hope you have time to stop over and enter my giveaway at homemakerhoney.com

Merry Christmas!

Deborah
Homemaker Honey
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Sharon said...

When my husband and I moved from Wyoming to Montana we left many wonderful friends, but there's one in particular that stands out in my mind. He is an amazing man who treats me like one of his daughters. One of his real daughters lives across the state and the other just moved to Texas with her fiance and children. He is just lonely and needs something special. Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful gift for my friend. :)

Terri said...

What an amazing giveaway!!! Thank you!!! This would be perfect for my husband. He works very hard and ministers to so many this would be such a wonderful gift for him. Thanks again.
espmax(at)gmail(dot)com

realmofthebluerosedragon said...

I know so many.. but I have to say My Uncle he is the last of his generation, cranky at times, but loves his family.. he also loves handmade quilts.
Thank you for beautiful and inspiration blog!
May you blessed with joy, happiness, love and family!

Kristin said...

My stepfather is enlisted in the US Air Force and is struggling with deployment...I know he would love this quilt. A touch of home. :) Thank you for this opportunity.

(craftymom85atgmaildotcom)

Tracy said...

I have a friend who's currently homeless, and jobless. He's currently going through a divorce and staying at various friends' homes. He's having a hard time finding a job anywhere. Since he doesn't have a "home" address, I do have an address of a friend that he frequently stays at.

Leah said...

I have a friend who is battling cancer for the second time. He has two young daughters and lost his mother 30 years ago to cancer (when he was a young boy).

B @ Sweet Limes said...

I am so completely touched by your giveaway that I wouldn't care about winning another thing if I could win this.

My husband has a close friend and co-worker who could really use something like this. He's been suffering from dizzy spells and been in treatment for his vertigo for about 3 months. During his last treatment (which was just last week) he started to violently throw up and did so for a couple hours. They scheduled a scan and found a tumour on his brain. He was rushed into surgery the next morning where they had a brutal surgery. I guess that typically they keep the brain in the head for these types of surgeries, but in his case they had to remove it from his skull because of the position of it. A couple days after the surgery they told him it was cancer. The worst part? It had spread and he has no chance of survival. This man is only 27 years old and has two kids, 3.5 and 1.5 He is in the hospital and could really use something so warm and comforting right now. Not only would this comfort him, but it would be such a sweet gift for his dear wife and children to have after he dies.

I would be deeply touched if you chose to send this to him.

B @ Sweet Limes said...

oh, I forgot to give you my email after all of that.

limes.sweet(at)gmail(dot)com

Poppyprint said...

Okay, you totally rock. This is extremely generous and so in the spirit of Christmas, I love it. I would ask you to send this quilt to my coffee-shop friend Les. Les is bipolar and is a permanent fixture at my local coffee hangout. He's got a place to stay, but not much more than that. He remembers my name, asks about my kids and fills me in on the other regular's comings and goings and also lots of sweet Bhuddist messages that he 'receives' from his swami. I just know Les would LOVE this quilt. He takes very good care of his few things - like his notebook and his backpack. Thank you so much. Most inspiring give away on the list, for sure!

That Girl said...

Thank you so much for this giveaway. What a beautiful idea, and a beautiful quilt. You have such talent. I would give this quilt to my boyfriend who just recently lost his job. He was at the the same job for 12 years and felt like the place he worked was everything and the people there were family, he feels so devastated that these things can happen. Having been through the same situation just less than a year ago, it really hit close to home. I had finally found a job in another state and moved for it, and met him! You never know what will come from these changes in life. I would love to give him this quilt to remind him of these things.

kalviene (at) gmail (dot) com

K@ren said...

I would like to win this quilt for my father. He is one of those men who gives to everyone around him. He worked for the fire department, he worked for the senior center, he shovels/mows the neighbors yeards for them without asking, he fixes everyone's automobiles, and he never says no to anyone needing help. He's in his 60's and suffers horrible arthritis. Warm blankets bring him comfort. This would be the perfect hug for a man who thinks of himself last. I know thats nothing compared to the many who posted about people with cancers and diseases, but he's my hero and I live 2600 miles away from him. It would be nice to send.

You are beautiful for doing such a wonderful giveaway. Bless your hearts!

krencamp(at)gmail(dot)com

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

I would love my brother to have this quilt. He has AIDs and is always cold.
Hugs,
Kerry
kerrykatiecakeskeb43@gmail.com

Rachel said...

What a great idea for a giveaway! My best friend's father is a widower and would love this beautiful quilt.

CMEH said...

I need to thank you for your giveaway and great idea! I am going to enter my dad in this. My dad was diagnosed the week before Thanksgiving with stage 4 cancer. He lives in New Orleans and is still working to recover from Katrina. He is putting on a brave face but I know that things are a lot worse than he says they are. He is going to be surprised this year when I arrive for Christmas and going home with this for him would make it even better! Thank you for a great giveaway!

hoekstra family said...

We'd like to nominate Kevin. Kevin is very lonely and is out of work. He has been applying for jobs and not succeding at finding one. He is going to have to move out of his apartment this next month and find something smaller. Kevin really needs a gift of hope - this quilt would be perfect for him.
Thanks! Mike and Jennifer
mikejenniferh@yahoo.com

StephanieS said...

Our neighbor John is going through cancer treatment. He used to sit outside everyday when it was warm enough. He is like the neighborhood watch. I'm sure he would really appreciate a brand new quilt. Thank you for the chance to win it for him. Happy Christmas. stephspitzer at gmail

Morgan said...

What a great great idea! I LOVE it. My SIL's dad, who is partially paralyzed, just broke his good leg and will be laid up/stuck in the house for something like 3 months. This would definitely go to him!

redzshadow said...

I would like to nominate my husband. Today he lost an uncle that he was very close with. It has been a very sad. I would love to surprise him with a comfort quilt. I know he would be touched to have this show up for him.

Shana said...

I would love to win this quilt for my Daddy. He has Alzheimers and Dementia and while he is in the beginning stages it is progressing fairly quickly and he is only 63. It breaks my heart that he will eventually not know us and I think having something tangible to hold onto may help comfort him when he truly becomes lost. Man, I really didn't want to write what I just wrote. Sometimes writing things makes them more real I guess. Anyway, This is a lovely giveaway and what a wonderful way to do it.

Digital Misfit said...

One of my very dearest friends is a kind and loving man who is going through a terrible time.
He went through a rough divorce last year (fortunately no kids involved), and has since suffered a domino effect of misfortune.
He lost his job when he was unable to live within walking distance when his car died. He has not been able to find gainful employment since then.
He has found himself homeless on more than one occasion over the past year.
He always seems to be so full of hope and faith, no matter how bad things get. He even remembered my birthday.
He is a true gem of a friend, and even if his trusting nature frustrates me a sometimes, I am so happy to have him as a friend.

I cannot tell you how happy it would make me to win this beautiful quilt for him, to give him warmth when things look bleak.

hugs & happy holidays from ON, Canada
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

Jenn Miyamoto said...

I know a man who needs hope (and a little stress relief), especially at this time of year. Thanks for the chance to win this for him!
Jenn
jaikok(at)yahoo(dot)com

Marilyn said...

I would give this to a man in my chronic pain support group who could really use some encouragement. Thank you for this kind offer. Whoever this wonderful quilt goes to, I hope they will feel the love and generosity that went into making it.

mvlouie99(at)yahoo(dot)com

Serena said...

I think my brother-in-law could use something like this right now. He went through a nasty divorce this past year and had everything uprooted. I hope that's enough information for this.

allysonadeney said...

What a lovely give away!
My long terms friends brother is in his last stages of life.
He has cancer.
His wife gave birth to a baby boy six weeks ago.
It would be lovely for a son to have a quilt his father (that he will never know) used when he was first born. Kind of like a beginning and end quilt.
Thanks for this!
Ally <'v'>

Dianna Townsend said...

Yes I know a man I would love to give this to. He has worked hard all of his life. He was recently forced into retirement and finds himself trying to find something to occupy his time. His back is bad and he is unable to do the things he loves to do: work outside, workout, fish etc... He would do anything for anyone and wants nothing from others. He has seen to it that I have a lovely Christmas but I am unable to to the same for him.

Deborah said...

I have a friend that has been through quite a bit lately. In fact, when December 10th rolled around this year, we laughingly said he was going to have his bags packed with his clothes and some food and he was going to sit in the waiting room at the hospital because he had kidney cancer surgery Dec 10, 2008 and had a mini-stroke Dec 10, 2009. Thankfully, he wasn't at the hospital this year on Dec 10th. He's had difficulties with his blood circulation and has been experiencing cold extremeties (hands, feet) and has had difficulties staying warm this year. This is very VERY big-hearted of you to offer a quilt. A QUILT! for the giveaway. Bless you and may your family have a wonderful holiday season. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jansie said...

Wow, what a special give away. My nominee is my Father in Law. He owns his own business, which requires him to work 70+ hrs a week, and my Mother in Law was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. He has been so stressed out between the business and not being able to be there as much as he would like for his wife and her diagnosis of less than 6 mnths to live. He definitely needs some HOPE. Thank you so much!!

C + C said...

My fiance is struggling with job loss. He is a pastor-to-be and really wants to be in full-time ministry but is having difficulty getting a job being a newer pastor. Please pray for us & if Gods wills for him to receive the quilt that would be a BIG encourager. God bless! cthompson4@liberty.edu

Mary Beth said...

There's a family in our community with a 7-yr-old boy who was diagnosed with Acute liver failure last week. At Thanksgiving he was fine, and then last week they gave him 7 days to find a new liver! He actually JUST got out of transplant surgery! Praying his body accepts the new liver! it's been a heart-wrenching week hearing updates about this family!
marybethingrace@yahoo.com

djaj said...

A mom I know from the school has one of his sons suffering fom brain cancer. This would be a great hope gift for the whole family !

sandyandcosmo said...

I would love to give this to my dad. He lives alone in a big drafty old house and this would help him stay a little warmer.

Sara said...

I do have a man who needs some hope - he is my daughter's boy friend. He has had a few very rough years - unemployed and no education...He needs hope and self-confidence...that someone would send him a nice quilt blows me away. Thanks for what you do.

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Joanna said...

The person that first came to my mind is a young 18 year old man that I know. I was friends with his mother and his whole family moved cross country but due to some issues with his father he decided it was best to stay here in NH until he graduates from school. He has been having an awful time as he has never lived without his family and misses them, especially his mother, terribly. He is an honarable young man, the kind I would want my daughter to marry, and is working to support himself. Receiving something like this would make him feel so loved and give him that extra push to make it through to graduation!

Auntie Em said...

I love your giveaway!

I know a guy at our church who has stage 4 bone cancer. This is very tough as he is only 43 years old and has 3 teenage daughters. His family is begging for prayers and asking God daily for a miracle. He could use the hope right about now.

Lichtlein said...

What a wonderful idea!
Nothing better than a handmade gift!
God bless you.
Kind regards from Germany.
Claudia
frauknopf@gmx.de

I know a man who has lost nearly half of his life. His beloved wife died in February. His right leg was seriously injured by car accident...amputation... in the middle of this year and now he definitely lost his job. He's in his 50's...no chance to get another job. No insurance to pay for him.
I do what I can...but it's not enough, he's giving up himself.
The man I'm talking about is my dear father.
Sorry, I can't say more..my english is far too poor.

Laura said...

It's so beautiful!

I would give it to my grandfather, who is 90 and ailing, and often cold.

Thanks for the giveaway!
orinoco14 at yahoo dot com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

A gentleman that works for my husband has been caring for his wife who was brain damaged in a motorcycle accident 3 years ago. He goes every single day to the nursing home to feed Kathy. Then he goes home alone. Thank you for such a generous and kind hearted giveaway.

Susan said...

God bless you for your thoughtful give-away. My prayers to all the men that are suffering in one way or another.

BellsandUnicorns said...

Fantastic giveaway and goes to someone who really needs it!

My brother's had a rough year...he worked in the film industry, but has had about 10 different jobs this year. He's struggling with his faith, his job, and his relationships.

He lives 1200 miles away from everyone in our family, and has to miss out on nearly everything. He'll get to be home for Christmas, and this quilt would be a wonderful surprise that he can take back to California with him. Everytime he sees it, he can be reminded of the family that loves, supports, and encourages him!

Sally
bellsandunicorns(at)gmail(dot)com

Lynda said...

I would love to give this to my boyfriend. He recently had his colon removed at 27 years old and has been going through a lot. I know this would cheer him up. Thanks for this giveaway!

lmr3683 at hotmail dot com

The Humming Cat said...

No one in my life who is in need of a quilt, so if I win please donate to a local hospice :-) Thanks for the giveaway, I am a follower.

sandandstarfish said...

My oldest brother could really use this. He's been married now for about 10 years and it's been a struggle since day 1. He's verbally and physically abused by his wife but he's the type of person who takes vows seriously... 'til death do us part. They've always struggled financially because she takes the money and spends it on anything and everything. And she doesn't work. Last year they unexpectedly had twins. I've yet to see them because his wife refuses to let our family see them. She won't let my brother even talk to us on the phone. We love him very much and he really needs some comfort, love and hope in his life. Thank you so much for this generous giveaway. Bless you!

AlwaysInspired said...

I have a dear friend that has a wonderful sun that struggles with depression. He is only in high school, but struggles on a daily basis with terrible thoughts. I'd love to send him something wonderful to wrap in.

Aim said...

What a cool idea and such a nice giveaway! Right now my Dad is going through a hard time. He just hasn't been himself and he is just having a hard time dealing with his failing health. He has always been a hard worker and has been happy with doing any work that he could do. Didn't matter if it was something that he got paid for or if it was doing service for someone else. But now his health isn't what it used to be and it's really hard that he can't do what he wants to.
If I happen to be the lucky winner you can contact me through my blog on www.radseams.com/blog.

AlessandraLace said...

thank you for this chance. hugs

Karen P. said...

i would love to give this to my father in law who is alone after his wife left him. i know he gets very lonely & i think this quilt would be like a hug to wrap in on a chilly evening!

Kathleen said...

My husband lost his father this year. We got the call on Easter sunday that he was in the hosptial and they found a large tumor and numerous metastasies. his was devastating to my husband, as his own battle with cancer is always with him. We spent as much time as we could with Howard during his final six months. In The end, he passed peacefully at home, but left no peace for his only son. Howard left many nasty and hurtful things behind -- I had no idea of the extend of abuse my husband has endured over his lifetime.
This quilt would be a reminder that he is loved and that there are still kind people left in this world, as he is having a hard time seing that right now.

Amy said...

I know a man who recently lost his daughter in a fatal car accident in which he was the driver. He has had a difficult time grieving and could really use something to lift his spirits. I'm sure this blanket would help.

Stephanie and Carlos said...

I would give this quilt to my brother in law who is awesome and those colours really would suit him. He has a condition which stripes away all his white blood cells and leaves him in hospital for weeks after a blood transfusion. I don't know the name of it but he has to be really careful of he gets sick.

xo Steph

Melanie said...

Oh my. I can't believe you are giving this quilt away. Beautiful. I would give it to my husband, who works hard for us every day and could use it to warm him at the end of the day. Thank you for the chance.
thurbs8(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kissthis said...

As you may or may not know, 3 months ago a magnitude 7.1 earthquake ripped through Canterbury, New Zealand. Thankfully no one was killed, however businesses, homes and lives have been ripped to shreds.
I would gift this quilt to a man who had to move himself and his family out of their home, after it was made unsafe to live in. His wife was battling PND prior to the quake, and also has PTSD following the quake. They have 2 small children. He has been working full time, and then coming home, having to do everything around the house, as well as support his wife, and be a father to his children. To top things off, his wife as been in and out of hospital with pain they have been unable to diagnose.
If I win I hope this quilt with give this young dad the courage and strength to keep strong for his family.

Alisha said...

My friend's daughter was born with a congenital heart defect (Truncus arteriosus). The baby had surgery at 2 days old, and she seemed to be doing well, but died suddenly almost two months later. Her aunt (my friends 20-year-old sister) died in an accident only a few hours later. That was in May. This fall, his brother, also in his 20s, died unexpectedly. I've never known anyone who has had a year this unrelentingly bad. He could sure use some hope.

TZel said...

Thank you very much for this very generous gift.
A man that I know is having a tough time this winter. He is laid off from his job, his wife is suffering from debilitating severe depression, and his daughter struggles with the daya to day fight that is juvenile diabetes. I think that he could snuggle up in this quilt and feel better for a moment, which would help. Thank you once again.

bridgestranslation at yahoo dot com

Nanbon44 said...

I know a man who is fighting Cancer, he lives across the street from me and I go and make sure they are ok daily. His wife has limited mobility, they have no children, members of the church so look in on them from time to time. He is doing the best he can to fight his cancer and take care of the house and his wife. I will help where I can as my mom was doing the same thing , fighting cancer and taking care of a husband who had open heart surgery. I quit my job to go and take care of them...

Anita said...

I know a young man who is struggling with so many issues in his life - a very difficult childhood, abandoned periodically by both parents, bounced around, finally taken in by a loving aunt and uncle, but since graduating and returning to his home area has really fallen back and got into trouble. He is such a sweet boy at heart, and I'd like to remind him of how much so many people care about him.

Jenny said...

I know a man, a dear friend of my husband I who could really use a pick me up like this. He has a very hard past few years, he and his wife lost a child then he was diagnosed with kidney failure and has been on dialysis. Now his wife has left and filed for divorce and he is waiting for a kidney transplant. this is an amazing thing you are doing, thanks for the chance to win this for Sedrick. :)

okiedokiemama at yahoo dto com

Debb said...

I can think of two men... one a friend that has lost his wife and will be alone for Christmas and a little comfort and warmth from this quilt would make his day...

the other my husband... who I take for granted ... he never wants much for Christmas; but, he is always cold and this would keep him warm while he watches tv or sleeps in front of the tv... thanks

debbebennett at yahoo dot com

Leanna said...

Not the saddest story around, but our Uncle has just lost his father (my grandfather-in-law), is currently unemployed and just needs a little bit of hope. I believe this could definitely put a smile on his face.

annaelyse said...

i know three men. well. little boys. they just found out yesterday they'll have to put their beloved yellow lab, hank, down due to cancer. i remember losing pets when i was young, and it may not seem like a big deal but when you're 3,5,and 7 its the world. I think this quilt would be perfect for them to cuddle under when they're missing the warmth of their beloved hank.

this is a beautiful quilt. and such a generous gift. blessings!

anna.cordes(at)gmail(dot)com

runa damji said...

I'd love to gift this for my dad...who had a brain stroke a year ago and struggles everyday...the winters are specially tough on him...I'm sure this would make him very happy.

Mands said...

I have a friend who is in the ministry and just this year found out some horrible news and is now divorced. He is going through a really hard time, raising his daughter and still trying to serve with a smile. A quilt won't change the past but it can bring comfort in the present knowing that people care for him and his family.
What a great gift you are giving :)


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Lori said...

My next door neighbor is struggling with many health issues. He had a hip replacement years ago which developed into a serious bone infection, resulting in a major surgery where he had to have not only another hip replacement but a thigh bone transplant as well. He is still wheel-chair bound and finding it extremely difficult as he was a farmer and can no longer support his family.

mean green mom said...

Wow how beautiful. I would love to win this for my dad- he recently lost his wife and has been struggling with the lonliness. This quilt would definitly help cheer him up and make him feel loved.
Thanks

Jackie said...

What a great hearth you have! It's so wonderful to know that there are still so many good people in this world of ours, who looks after somebody else, without even knowing them.I think of all the blogs I visited this is the one that touched me the most...I would like to Thank you for all the help to these persons who need it so much! May God bless you all.

Cid said...

My son will be given this quilt. He has been out of work for 6 months. Thank you.
cidtwoatcoxdotnet

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I have problems leaving home by myself. I usually get out several times a year to a quilting group. My DH takes care of all the shopping and some of the hard housework and is a great cook. He regularly takes my Mom shopping as well and to the doctors.

He supports my quilting, but I never seem to get one finished for him or many finished at all....grin. I'm a professional starter.

AEK said...

I nominate my nephew who has seen his share of troubles mostly brought on himself through poor choices and using drugs. He appears to be trying to start putting one foot in front of the other in a positive manner but homelessness always is a path that he could go at any point. If he had this warm quilt perhaps it would help him to see that just as it keeps him warm there are people who love him and care deeply for him and want to share their love/warmth with him as well. Thank you so much!

Bree said...

This is an amazingly thoughtful giveaway!
My grandfather is my nominee. He's recently been moved to a fulltime veteran's nursing home and seperated from my grandmother, who still lives in their home. He has alzheimer's, and it has gone from managable to just terrible in the last year. He rarely remembers his age or anyone around him, but the things he loves right now are quilts and stuffed animals. He's reverted to a stage where he is basically like a child again, and plays with his stuffed animals all the time at the home. An extra cuddly quilt for him would mean both something special to cuddle with, and a tent to play with his stuffed animals under. Thank you for the chance to win - I know, reading these comments - that any of these entries will be a loving home for your quilt!

bmcelroy@Tampabay.rr.com

Hann said...

My best friends grandfather has struggled with alzheimer's and I know that recieving this quilt would be something they could give him. Thanks for doing this.

♥Lola said...

I'd want my grandpa to have thiss beautiful quilt. He is 97 years old, and recently had to move over 2 hours from his home. He hasn't been adjusting well. But I think something as beautiful and cozy as this, would help him a lot!

Joyce said...

My son lost out on the job opportunity that he had hoped for yesterday. He has been out of work for months.

Mindy said...

What a beautiful quilt and an amazing giveaway! There are so many deserving men out there. Thank you for sharing.

woolybooger said...

My husband is always so cold and I am always so warm. We keep the thermostat low so that I am comfortable and he bundles up in the winter while watching television. I would give the quilt to him.

The quilt is beautiful, thank you for the chance to win.