I have been packing up my house and all the goodies in it in preparation for my move to Weston, ID. I came across this unusual calender that was given to me several years ago and I have just never hung it.
It is a wonderful piece. The crewel work is beautifully done in wool on what appears to be a linen background. The calender is the real unique part of it. Each month you slide the top piece from month to month. January through May are on one side and June through December are on the back side of the paper strip. The lower piece you move so that the first day of the month sits below the day it lands on - i.e. June 1st was on a Friday, so I moved the paper piece so the 1st was located under Friday. It measures approximately 16" x 20". Click on the photos to see the beautiful handwork.
I have no idea when this was made as my cousin (who gave it to me) bought it in an antique shop. If you are interested in owning this unique calender, lease just leave a comment saying why you would like it. Also, if you will post this giveaway on your blog with a link back to the giveaway page, you will get a second chance!!
The U-Haul is getting packed up on Wednesday, the 28th so I will pick the winner in the afternoon of Monday, June 25th!!
Oh, and if anyone knows anything about this piece, I would love to know - pleave the information in a comment and you will get another chance to win!!