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Monday, May 21, 2012

Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day!

Giveaway #1
Hooray...Giveaway Day is finally here!  Half Pint Knits and I have teamed up for this giveaway to keep your desk and table surfaces neat and cool with a brightly colored green and purple quilted mug rug and two hand-knit 100% cotton purple hot pads.  To enter this giveaway simply leave a comment below telling me about the oldest hot pad/pot holder in your kitchen. (I still have one that was a wedding gift...almost 30 years ago!  Seems like I could make myself a few new ones, doesn't it?)  

I'll draw a winner on Saturday, May 26 using the Random Number Generator.  The winner will be notified by email, so if you are a no-reply blogger make sure that you leave your e-mail address with your comment.

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103 comments:

ThreeOldKeys said...

What pretty colors ... thanks for the giveaway!

I don't have any old potholders but I have a trivet that hung on the kitchen wall when I grew up.
Copyright 1957.

The poem's first verse:

Within my Kitchen Lord
My guests all love to come,
They like the singing kettle
And bright geranium.

diane said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I have lots of potholders that are from my first apartment...twenty years ago. Ouch!

Kate said...

My oldest one is one my great-grandma made in a really awesome 60s print with daisies on it. It's my favorite.

Lisa Cox said...

The oldest hot pad in my kitchen is one of those oven mitts in the shape of a pig. My mother gave it to me 24 years ago as a gag gift. I was in Virginia in college for pre-veterinary classes and had to go through a round of dealing with pigs. They scared me to death and every year after that my mom would give me something with pigs on it.
Thanks for the chance to win some pretty ones.

drmithome said...

I do have a potholder that my sister gave me at a wedding shower over 20 years ago. I haven't had the heart to scrap.

Michell said...

Mine are that old as I tend to burn them to much and replace

Cathy said...

Oh boy the oldest. I just tossed it when I redid my kitchen....I think I had it 20 years. I know how could I toss it. Well it was ratty. Besides I love those two and hope I win.

thanks
cathy

fern said...

The oldest pot holder in my kitchen actually hangs on my wall. It's at least 55-60 years old!!! It was my grandmothers and it's adorable! A little orange owl that I swear is too thin to actually hold anything warm, let alone hot! So now he hangs in my sunny yellow kitchen to remind me of my dear departed grandma!

Candace said...

The oldest pot holder I have belongs to my mother-in-laws aunts which were all handmade by them.

Gill said...

I don't have any potholders but I do have teatowels that belonged to my mum and are over 20 years old!

Bossymamma said...

The oldest potholder I have is one I knitted when I was about 7 and was just starting to knit.

Jessica said...

I have a potholder from my mom, its totally rocking the 70's vibe, and burnt a little here and there! Thanks for the chance!

Anita said...

Mine is 13 years old...bought in Lancaster, PA from the Amish on our honeymoon! =)

Thanks for a chance to win.

Genevieve P said...

My oldest ones are from when I got married, 11 years ago.

Jessica Jo said...

I don't know if they are the oldest per se, but I have some that my great grandmother crocheted while she was in the nursing home. My mother gave them to us shortly after we got married (6 years ago yesterday!). G didn't think they were that great until I told him that she crocheted them BLIND. I'd say that's impressive.

bee*in*the*balm said...

rather stained, burned, and yellow with chickens on it, time for an upgrade.
fingers crossed! treevt80 at yahoo dot com

Norma's Clay said...

Oh God I just realize my oldest pot holder is from when I was a teen. We hardly use it because is so small but is still on the drawer with the others.

Christina said...

Mine are so old I don't even know when I got them! christina112358 at gmail dot com

Leslie said...

My potholders really should be tossed since they are old and from a "mart" store and not at all attractive.

Valerie said...

None of my pot holders are very noteworthy but I have a trivet that my mother in law gave me, it was my husbands favourite when he was a toddler in Germany in the late 60s!

@pril said...

I have a chili pepper shaped one that is almost 20 years old.

Sarita said...

I have a pot holder that hasn't spent very much time in my kitchen, but that I nicked from my mother's goodwill bag last month. It was in my childhood kitchen for as long as I can remember (it could possibly even be older than I am), and even thought it's kind of ratty I really wanted it in my kitchen. :)

Thanks for the opportunity to win some nice new pot holders to make memories with! :)

sarita0818 at comcast dot net

~ Julie ~ said...

I have some hot pads from my wedding, too! 25 years ago! :) Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway!!! :)

Jo said...

I am in great need of pot holders, at present we are using the kitchen towels as potholders. Thanks for the chance to win

Pippa Parsons said...

my oldest one is only about 3 years old :(

Bethany said...

I have been married 12 years and I don't know if I have any pot holders from when I got married. I would say around 4 years ago when I started to redo my kitchen that I got new ones!

Rose said...

The oldest potholder I have in my house is a crocheted one that looks like a flower. I got it from my Grandfather's belongings when he passed away over 30 years ago. I never knew my grandmother (she died before I was born) and I am not sure if she made it or not. I like to think she did and I treasure it either way.

Unknown said...

So nice! I woul like to win this :)

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Abigail said...

We dont have any really old ones... but we do have some crappy ones. I made some quick ones from some cotton yarn. They suffice, but they are definitely not beautiful or well-crafted... :)

abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

Laura said...

I still have an old potholder that was my parent's when they got married. It then became the camping potholder and was eventually given to me. It still works, so I've never gotten rid of it!

Jennifer Gail said...

Probably 10 yrs old. I'm rough on stuff. Thanks

Carrie P. said...

I have a potholder that my oldest son made me when he was a little tike so that would make it 24 years old.

danette said...

My oldest pot holder is like maybe 2 years old. We go through them way to fast.

wooLynn said...

My oldest pot holder is about 20 yrs old. My son made it weaving the loops on the loom. Now my neighbor's daughter comes over to make them!

Joy said...

5 years old, they are definitely wearing out!

Madalene Axford Murphy said...

My oldest is about twenty years, a present from my sister-in-law.

Nanbon44 said...

my oldest hot pad is one my mom made many, many years ago... I have never used it... it is to cute..It is a crocheted girl and her dress is the hot pads..

Mary said...

I have some old crochet potholders. My newer ones, are burnt. Love the mugrug.

SHANA said...

Oh my gosh, it is blue and white striped with snowflakes. It says Let it snow and was from a set someone got me for Christmas one year. I don't really like it but won't throw it away cuz it is useable lol. Sad isn't it?

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

I finally got rid of one which had been given to us as an engagement present about 12 years ago! I only threw it out because it was getting so threadbare I was burning my fingers, LOL.

Sis-O said...

The oldest pot holder I have came from an estate sale. It was hand stitched by a dear lady. probably made in the 1960's.

WhimsyLoft dot com said...

Hello there! Thank you for the lovely giveaway. The oldest potholder in my kitchen would be the brown one that we brought with us when we moved house 5 years ago. It was there then, it is still here now.
Please come join my giveaway too:
http://whimsyloft.com/2012/05/may-giveaway/

Hugs,
Grace
whimsyloft (at) gmail (dot) com

Mhairi said...

I love the colours in this prize. What a beautiful way to get hot trays out of the oven.

elflyn said...

I don't have any old potholders, but I do have my mother's apron strings. She cut them off her apron and gave them to me on my wedding day.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Christine said...

I've got a pair of oven gloves made out of an old pair of jeans, does that count?

Karen said...

I also have potholders from when we were married(25 years ago). I have also inherited some from my mother when she sold the house I grew up in.

Amy said...

These are wonderful - I love purple and green :) I still have some I got in Portugal in 2001! I thought I was the only one to keep things forever!! Yup - pot holders, dish drying cloths and aprons from foreign holidays (gotta collect something as a souvenir, right!!?).

Glaucia said...

beautiful colors! I have a potholder that I made to my mom when I was at school, more than 35 years ago! (oh my... i'm getting old.. haha) thanlsfor the giveaway!

Laura said...

Thank you so much for being part of the “Sew, Mama, Sew” give-away week! I hope that you will have a chance to stop by my blog at http://kjvjames117agg.blogspot.com/2012/05/hip-hip-hooray-its-giveaway-day.html and enter my give-away for a homemade teddy bear!

My oldest potholder? Well, I have one from my bridal shower...over 25 years ago...with a sad burnt rooster on it...I just love him!


Sweet blessings,
Laura
jdswiley(at)myfairpoint(dot)net

Kathleen said...

We have a potholder given to my hubby when he bought his first house 23 years ago. I tease him sometimes, "You've had that thing longer than me!"

Megan Nadalet said...

Very cute! I'm not sure what hot pad is my oldest, because I have only been on my own / out of the dorm for 5 years!

Sangeetha said...

I still own my cork ones from back in college days

aSprinkling said...

I just got rid of my old yucky potholders, so the only ones in there now are new!

Jackie said...

I still have a set of hot pads that I remember my mom using when I was a little kid (I'm 44). They are stained beyond recognition, burnt in places, have holes where stuffing comes out, and have a greasy film on them that no amount of washing can get rid of. They still reside in my kitchen drawer...I don't have the heart to get rid of them, but they are unusable. I would love to win this great giveaway because I REALLY need new ones, and I love the colors. Thanks for the opportunity!
jackieinmi67@gmail.com

Jeanne Gwin said...

My oldest potholders are some of the loop ones I made when I was a kid, they just won't wear out. that would make my oldest one at least 50 years old. Okay, a walk down memory lane and a giveaway in one shot, thanks

Jean said...

Mine don't have a very long stove life. I have some my mom made about 5 years ago and they are looking pretty bad.

Omee Bubu said...

I dont have one! :(

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

The oldest potholders in my kitchen are some that I bought when I graduated high school in 1975. Purple is my favorite color.

Linda said...

Hello, I'd love to win your giveaway. Let's see the oldest potholder in my kitchen is one my grandmother made for me about 20 years ago - but it is more for decoration, I don't use it for its intended purpose. I like fresh, clean potholders and hot mitts so I'm always on the lookout for new ones. Thanks for the chance to win. Linda
rodlindafansler at gmail dot com

Lynn said...

i love potholders and make them as gifts constantly but never keep any! my oldest and grimiest is one my niece made for me about 20 years a go-i just can't get rid of it!
thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Trish said...

I've been married 10 years so I have a few favorites that have been with me that long. One set in particular is nice and thick, but the binding is ragged on the edges.

Morgan said...

Just today I cut some strings off a fraying hot pad I've had about 8 years and thought to myself, "maybe I can just sew something around this?" hehe

Laura said...

I still use a glove shaped one with a hole in it. Not the safest choice....

Julia Gabriel said...

I think my oldest one is only a few years old and I only own the one. I guess I should get more.

majorasue said...

I so need some new potholders! My oldest one is more than 30 years old.

majorasue(at)hotmail(dot)com

deserae said...

I think my oldest one is 10 years old

Goldogmom said...

Great colors!

I JUST threw away a hot pad that was 33 years hold and had a burn hole near the fingers. I realized it made me sad to look at it and so a nice new purple one would be wonderful!

Thanks for the chance to win.
Michelle

Danielle said...

Our oldest pot holder was made by my greatgrandmother many, many years ago. We don't use it any more. It's a round pot holder and we all prefer using oven mitts instead. Thanks for the giveaway!

Steph and Carlos said...

We don't own any pot holders... CRAZY... I use a knitted dish washer hehe.

xo Steph

Binks said...

Love the colors. I'm a purple fan.
As for the oldest potholder, I'd probably say just a few years. We're not the cleanest of folks, so we go through and loose many of things. No heirlooms here.

JulieD said...

I too have a potholder from when I got married almost 30 yrs ago. not homemade though. I am in the process of switching to homemade.
julie dot deterding at wesleymc dot com

Lynne said...

My oldest potholder is, well was, beige with a bird on it. It's now about 20 years old, stained and burnt. I pledge to throw it out if I win! :)
Thanks for the great giveaway!

Emma said...

I'm a student and the only potholders in my kitchen are 4 years old. They have been through a lot in that time and are due a replacement for sure!

Raven's Rascals said...

I have pot holders that my hubby had before we were married so they're at least 20 years+. Thanks for the chance!

ravensrascals (at) gmail (dot) com

thehappycrochetchic said...

we had a fire 1.5 years ago so that is my oldest since i had to get all new ones.

Snoodles said...

My oldest one is from my grandma's kitchen, so I guess it's 50+ years old! Love the colors you are offering!

schola minimus said...

I love that fabric and colors! Beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. staceysgroups(at)gmail(dot)com

ELNM said...

I'm not sure how old it is (at least a decade), but I have an oven mitt shaped like a sitting cat. The tail is where your thumb goes - hilarious! Thanks for the giveaway!

2ne said...

My oldest potholders in my kitchen go with us on holiday on the cabin we rent. If they are "used up" I throw it after use. Have made some great in patchwork :-)

Amy said...

I too have wedding piotholders! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

laurawilson25 said...

I have some wedding ones as well, though we are celebrating 10 years this month. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sallie said...

My oldest is over 30 years old. Thanks for the giveaway!

hueisei said...

Almost 2 years. I think it's time to change to a new one. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lee said...

I have one that was my greatgrandmothers that she embroidered on! its a clown and I do not use it of course! thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Lora said...

Thanks for the giveaway. My oldest hot pad was given to me as a wedding gift, so it's 21 years old. =)

Jasmine1485 said...

I don't have any pot holders at all in my kitchen! :S I just use a folded handtowel lol, not very fancy of me.

kate1485 at hotmail.com

Breanna S. said...

my oldest is a handle cover hot pad that looks like an opossum. My grandmother got it at a garage sale when my mom was little so it is as least 40 years old.

Cal said...

The oldest one in my kitchen is about 15 years old. Someone made it for me when I left home. It has now lived in five countries!

strandkorbtraum said...

hmm my oldest hot pads are the ones my granny gave me when I moved out form home and was later told my mom had made them at school...

pbs.seams said...

No old hotpads,I bought new ones when I moved a few years ago.

Tania said...

My oldest hot pad/pot holder is a red one that we got as a wedding gift 17 years ago.

VickiT said...

Oh my gosh ~ Those are just BEAUTIFUL! And using my favorite color too. *drool*

Let's see ~ my oldest potholder? I'm embarrassed to say that I have four potholders/hot pads. All of them were from my Mom's kitchen after she died and Dad was moving from the house I grew up in. When did she get them? I'm pretty sure they were bought when they bought that house back in 1961. LOL They are SO thin and washing them doesn't even clean them anymore. They are just SO gross. I did however, replace the hot pads. LOL I keep saying I really need to make new potholders/hot pads but until I finally decide exactly how I want to remodel my kitchen I'm not going to do it. The color schemes I'm considering are completely different.

Thank you for the chance to win these. I don't care what color I decide to make my kitchen, I would totally keep these if I am lucky enough to win. I love purple so much that I've told my husband anything purple is MINE. HA My Grandma used to knit but never taught me before she died so I can't make any like those you have. Those are the best type to have too.

Daisy said...

I think one of mine is atleast 20+ years old. My husband and I are coming up on our 16th anniversary and I know I had them before I ever met him. Sometimes it is just so hard to let go of something that was handmade and a gift. Thanks for the chance to win. Purple is my favorite color so it would be neat to have them. Daisy

sntbosch said...

Wedding gift...15 years. I think I will give them to my mom...her kitchen is purple, and her pot holders are probably older than mine!
sntbosch(at)msn(dot)com

Kathy H said...

My oldest pot holders are mitts in the shape of fish. They make me laugh so I hope they last a while longer.

Hippie Housewife said...

I have a Mickey Mouse one my mom gave me many many years ago. She's a big Disney fan. ;)

Sheila said...

It's not actually in my kitchen at the moment, but my oldest potholder is an adorable Santa Bear potholder from about 1985. It's not in too bad of shape for its age since it spends most of the year in the Xmas decorations box.

Carmen Nuland said...

My oldest hot pads are some that my Grandmother made and embroidered with cute cats. I don't use them though - I'd hate to have them fall apart.

Lori said...

i have two from our wedding 29 yrs ago. they really should be replaced but i love them.
your purple ones are gorgeous.
thanks for the chance
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Amy said...

My oldest one was a wedding present also. That was only about 3 years ago, but it's already looking a bit worse for the wear! Thanks for the giveaway.

Deb said...

I have one from our wedding, too. 32 years in August. I think those older ones last much longer than the ones in the stores today!

Karen said...

I have a quilted hotpad that I bought in a craft fair at least 30 years ago. It's not in perfect shape but I still like and use it! :)

Joyce said...

My oldest potholder is so old that I cannot remember how old LOL

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