Saturday, December 6, 2014

Dreaming of Ornaments

Dream: This woman calls me up and asks where is my payment for stitched ornaments I bought from her. I said I must've forgot. Meanwhile I'm wracking my brain trying to remember how and why did I buy cross stitched ornaments. While I'm doing this, her supposed son gets on the phone and asks me about the truck stops in and around Phoenix.


I woke up at that point! After I woke up, I was trying to think if I forgot to pay someone for something! It was just a dream because #1-I can stitch and finish my own ornaments! I wouldn't buy any from anyone. #2-No one but friends and relatives, know what my cell phone # is. Heck, sometimes I can't even remember mine! I'm blaming this wacko dream on the pizza we ate last night!

The last post I showed Angel Abode, my latest finish. I decided to make her into a cube:
Can you see the sparkles on the ribbon? I think I found this ribbon either at Michaels or Hobby Lobby. I wanted a toned down look that went with the colors of the design. The stripes in the side and backing fabric are blue, so it goes with the tree vase in the design. I wanted another wider ribbon to go below the skinnier one but couldn't find anything. Get a load of the top ribbon. Isn't it nice? Here's a closer look:
It looks linen-y, right? I attached it with the white pearly pins and the little bells. I still have yet to buy the little rubber footsies that I use for feet. Those same rubber thingys are more to project your walls from framed items. The styrofoam I used for my last cube was already pre-formed, it came that way. I bought the styrofoam for this one and had to cut it and sand the sides to get it to look right. Ugh. That took some work not to mention the mess! It was worth it though.

Pretty isn't it? Well, I bought the one on the left. It's a thread organizer with lots of holes. I see lots of these wooden thread organizers but a lot only have 4 or 5 holes. I first saw wood items like these over at Plum Street Sampler in her photos of the last Market. I'm scrolling through thinking I want this, I want that, when I see wood thread organizers but there is no mention of who made them. Another picture shows a hand needleminder, I think, and on it is the manufacturer name! So a little research on the WWW, and I found them! Here's the link if you want to check their things out-

So where am I going with this?!


In celebration of my 4th Blogaversary on the 20th or 21st. It's Woodsy because of the Knotty Kitten wood thread
organizer above and another item in the giveaway, everything has to do with trees and Christmas.
I just hope everything is not so blurry on your side. I still have to get a few more things but so far we have enough 
28ct fabric to stitch two of the big JBW trees, the overdyes to stitch them, DMC Christmas colors, socks, a 
writing pad, a kitchen towel, and the other wood item, a start gauge I call it. I'm a middle starter but every now and
then I'll start at the upper left. This gauge has a mark, the holes, to measure out 2, 2.5, and 3 inches from edge in
to leave enough fabric for framing. I have one but haven't used it just yet. I'll be remedying that in January!

The mitten organizer (and more for myself!) won't be shipped until 1 more week so I'm doing this now. Here's the
rules: Must be a Follower. If you've been lurking here by using bookmarks, become a follower and have a chance!
I'll ship Only to: US, CANADA, AND the UK. A winner in the UK may not receive this until afterwards due to our crazy
seasonal mailing frenzy! FYI!  Easy enough I think. Nothing like my other complicated giveaways! Be sure to be 
a Follower, get your comment in that you'd love a chance by 11:59 p.m. Arizona time on December the 13th 
and I'll draw a name on Sunday the 14th!

I am still gathering supplies for the DUCJC2015. A few more DMCs, fabric. I can't wait! I'm going to try to stay up
past midnight to get my first stitch on! Between now and then, I'll have pictures of the WIPs I'm including, the BAPs
I'm starting, and an entire list of what I'll be working on for 59 straight days. Madness!

Off to buy a tree and more ornaments! I'm hoping this doesn't happen-

Take care!


  1. Wow, what a wonderful and generous giveaway! :) I'm a UK follower, please count me in!!! A fabulous cube finish and I can see the sparkle on the ribbon, it looks just perfect. Well done.

  2. Dreams are always weird! I wonder why? I can't ever recall having a non weird dream. Most I forget though, I wonder why that is too. LOL

    That is a beautiful cube finish! I love the fabric and bow.

    Thank you for the generous, awesome giveaway! I would LOVE a chance in your drawing please!!
    I use "The Old Reader" to follow blogs, but just joined with GFC for good measure. ;)
    I am in California.

    Have fun finding a tree and picking out ornaments! The kitty pic is hilarious! Thankfully our kittie just like to lay under the tree.

    Merry Christmas!

  3. What a wonderful giveaway! Your stitching and finishing on the cube is beautiful. Thank you for sharing!!!
    Can't wait to see what you are stitching on in 2015!
    I am a follower and I live in the U.S.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. What an absolutely stunning finish Shelly. Happy Blogoversary. I would love to be entered in your awesome giveaway. I love the kitty pic. We put the tree up yesterday but no ornaments yet. I'm surprised, so far the cats are leaving it alone. I too, am getting anxious for Jan. I still need to cut fabric.


  5. What a beautiful finish!! Why would you have someone else do it??!! Of course you wouldn't! I would love to be entered in your very generous give-away!

  6. A fantastic give away.Please enter my name for a chance to win. I thought I was the only one with nutty dreams!

  7. Love your cube finish!
    Would like a chance to win your great giveaway. I am now a follower.

  8. I am a follower and I would love to be entered for a chance to win your great giveaway - so fun! I love your cube finish, and thank you for the information on the wooden thread holders. Happy stitching, and a wish for no more of those "dreams"!

  9. A gorgeous stitch, finished into a beautiful cube! Kudos to you!!

  10. So pretty! I love the bells in the bow at the top.

  11. I always enjoy reading your blog. Your stitching is lovely!

    Please enter me into your drawing! Merry Christmas!

  12. I've never finished anything on a cube. It looks amazing. I will have to give it a try.

  13. Love, love your box finish!!! The ticking is so perfect. Happy Blogaversary!!!