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?!
GIVEAWAY!!!!! A WOODSY GIVEAWAY!!!
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-