Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Teeny Tiny Give Away

***Give Away is Now Closed ***

I decided once again to clean out my stitching room. And stumbled across a few things and decided I would never stitch them.

So, they are up for grabs!

Pie Menu by CCN, The Honey Shop by Shepard's Bush (freebie),
Ice Cream Shop by Angel Stitchin' (freebie), The Candy Shop by L*K (freebie), and
Sheepie Joy (freebie)
The Sheepie Joy can be punch needle or cross stitch. It shows many ways to do the same pattern.

The winner will be the person who guesses how many cross stitch pattern pamphlets I own. I would say patterns but many pamphlets have 3+ patterns each. I'll tell you I have 8 books of patterns. It is a number between 300 and 600. This number includes finished, long since decided never to do, to-do, and someday patterns. I will say I found 28 Mystic Stitch pattern books included in this number. Let's make this a quick one - I'll pick a winner from the entries July 21st. Just leave a comment with your guess on this post only.

I counted my patterns because Stitch Bitch asked her 11 questions and this was number #1. How many cross stitch patterns do you own? It's been on my mind every since and I am ashamed to say - this number is entirely too high.

Then in the organizing - I switched some things around and came up with a shopping method for storing fabric.

Disregard the mess on top of the cabinet! 
I can see every piece of cotton fabric for finishing without digging through a box and every piece of linen is arranged by amount in the piece. Large pieces being on the left and scraps on the right.

Felt a little smug when I came up with this rational. lol And it's pretty.

Ran to Jo-Ann's this afternoon for a box to store my little pillows. Thought I got a big enough one - I didn't. It's good for what I now have with some being displayed. I make many more and I'll need another box!

Since my room is clean and I have nothing pressing to do - I'll go tackle the snowflakes on Jingle All the Way...grump grump grump! The linen and floss are battling and I'm loosing. 7 more snowflakes to go!



Parsley said...

I'm going to guess 542. I don't know why. LOL Please enter me.

Melody said...

What a great giveaway, Denise! Thanks for the opportunity. My official guess is >>> 473.

Also, I love love love what you've done to organize all of your fabric. Now I'm wishing the drawers I use were more shallow so I could do the same, lol!

wranglerkate said...

Love your storage method! It makes sense, and it's neat and easy to see. Kudos!

Mouse said...

ooooooo I guess 473 pamphlets
and love your fabric drawer :)
can you come and do mine for me ??

and hope you got the stitching done ???
love mouse xxxxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What fun!! I'm guessing 442 pamphlets.

Now I'm wondering if I dare count mine...

Natasha said...

Ohhh I just LOOOVVVEEEE your fabric drawer. Where ever did you find that? Looks great all neat and tidy :)

Ellen said...

Great organization! Just love your fabric cabinet. Would love to join your giveaway, thank you for the chance! My guess is around 520 pamphlets!


Maggee said...

HI there! I don't want to be entered in the giveaway, just want to say--whoa! That's a LOT of patterns! Makes me wonder just how many I have in my collections! In my SPARE time I may count them! Did you include freebies?? Yikes--that bumps my number WAY UP! I like your fabric cabinet, but I roll my linens so the drawers might not be ample size! It sure is a beauty! Hugs!

Sarah Beth said...

I would love any of the charts. Thankyou

Anne said...

Hmmm....431 is my guess! I love your method of storing your fabrics! That's a superb idea!!

aprilmecheelesdulllife said...

Hey Denise !! I am guessing 565.
I love how you organized the fabrics. Can't wait to hear how many charts you have!! lol

Shari said...

I would hate to know how many I have.....oh my!!
I am not entering...I have most of those patterns already but must say.....I LOVE how your fabrics look in your pretty!!!

Dawn said...

oh, i love the chest and organization, so neat and tidy.

I'll guess 524!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

wow talk about organization,,,you go girl. I would love to say 447 but not to enter coz I probably have that many in my stash cupboard.
Cheers to finding what your looking for.
As always

paula said...

4,257,382 . . . I think you lied that you have between 300 and 600 . . . LOLOL

You made me think . . . I have a HUGE box of Red Heart yarn that I bought 3 years ago to make a blanket for the sister-in-law's st grand baby and I never got around to using it . . . well a couple skeins, but that's it.

I just might have to have a yarn giveaway when it gets a little cooler.

Thanks for the idea!

Sarah Beth said...

I guess 173

LoriU said...

Hmmm.....582 is my guess!