Nov 15, 2017

Chums part II

Yep.  I stitched two, gave one in gratitude, now giving one in celebration.  Although I certainly trust a CT, there is still a little anxiety in the back of my noggin which I'm sure will fade.
A tiny little lavender stuffed pillow. This time, it's voluntary!  Leave your name or initials if anonymous, I will notify the recipient in a post. Entries close Thursday evening 11/16 at 8pm EST.

We went to Jimmy's Italian market for good ricotta and pecorino romano and Meander Hill to see their Christmas wares. They once again have the 72" and 50" skimpy trees.  They mimic feather trees, single branches are fairly stiff with longer needles from the main trunk.   Perfect for loading with stitchery or family heirlooms.  The ornaments become the focus, hanging freely without lights and dense foliage.  I think Kraynak's have this one or similar and I will check it out this week.
Photos from my $5 cell phone - sorry!

A photo of the tree from last year, better than mine, is here.  They will ship if you can't find that style of tree near you.  $50 for 50" and $75 for 72" plus shipping.   All their contact info is on that link to their Facebook page.  Decorating was the last thing on my mind recently, but I am looking forward to getting the little trees out now.  I'm always asked where I find those feather style trees so I try to post any source that I know is willing to ship.  Click here to see some of their shop, all photos will enlarge.  They had huge mostly silver/rusty jingle bells (maybe 8" and 10" across) hanging from beams and I LOVED them but don't know where they would hang.  A covered porch ceiling - perfect!  Maybe a little hook in the ceiling for over the kitchen sink.  Hmm.  I-80 is an absolute mess with construction but I may have to go back!
 
Such a wonderful shop complete with original beams and charm.  This is on the second floor.
 
My favorite room on the main floor of this very large barn/shop.

 
 
 
High quality, DR Dimes, lighting, textiles, and smalls.  I so enjoyed our visit.
 
Don't forget to leave a comment for Chums II!
 
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45 comments:

Vickie said...

I would love a chance at Chums II please!!!!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Loving "Chums" and all the goodies from that great shop! What a fun day you had! :)
Robyn

rosek1870 said...

Such a cute stitch. Please count me in.
Hugs,
Rose

Glenda said...

Always so generous! Would love a chum II. That shop is so pretty, I love the red ware on the mantel, impossible to find in a rural town in Georgia. Happy Thanksgiving!

Kate said...

I'd love to be included, thank you. I really enjoyed the photos.

Anonymous said...

Yeah for your good news!! Roann

gracie said...

Chums is adorable and I love the scent of lavender. Congratulations on the good report.

Diana said...

Glad to hear of your good news. Please include me in your Chums drawing.

Heritage Hall said...

Still beaming over your good report. Please include me
in the Chums II offer ... Just loved roaming through that
great shop... Pecorino cheese - have you ever tried Locatelli...?
know it is available in the East...the most authentic and best....

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
I am still so happy to hear your good news!! Chums is so adorable and would love to win!!
The pictures of the shop are lovely and make me miss the shop where I worked for almost 10 years! Wish we had something like that out here in AZ!!!
Take care and enjoy your week, my friend!
Heart Hugs~
Julie

Leslie Alexander said...

Looks like a perfect shop for catching some Christmas decorating inspiration.
Thank you for sharing the pictures. Interesting to see your comments on the
style of Christmas tree for ornament display. After last Christmas I purchased a similar type tree - a little larger and fuller but something "less tree" than what I had because
I want my 40+ years of accumulated ornaments to be the main attraction - not a bushy
tree. I am so excited to get it out of the box and start decorating!
(I love checking that "I am not a robot" box!
Leslie in Texas

capecodgirl565 said...

Love that shop! May have to make a pilgrimage from Illinois. I would love my name to be thrown in the hat for chums. Not only is it adorable, but I am a sap for lavender. Makes it special since it is in celebration of good news, and I think you can just ignore that niggly voice!

debbie haggard said...

I love 'Chums' - so sweet! and I am thrilled for your excellent news. happy dance !!

Kathy Barrick said...

I LOVE chums!! And am totally inspired by your Christmas decorating inspiration. Does that make sense??

Joanie said...

Oh my, I am just catching up with your posts! I am glad that your tests came back ok. Love the shop and like you, I want to put up my trees now. However, because of your post, I want a feather tree to hang all of my parent's old Shiney Bright ornaments. LOVE CHUMS! Please enter me in your give away.

Thanks, Marley!!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win one of your hand stitched creations !
Marilyn S.

Rose Heck said...

Would love to win your chum girls! Rose H

Pamela said...

Would love a chance for your Chums II! Glad All is well with you
Love all the trees and thank you for the chance.
Pam

Celaina said...

I am SO HAPPY for you! The same thing happened to me. My thyroid was scanned and the nurse called me back to say I had a 2cm and a 4cm mass. Turned out it was a 2mm and a 4mm thyroid nodule-perfectly normal for anyone. Cheers to good news and praise the LORD!

Marion van de Sande said...

Once again: what a great news!!

Love your Chums!

carolyn said...

Chums is one of my favoite patterns. It is so meaningful. Carolyn

Rugs and Pugs said...

So sweet!

Margaret said...

I'd love to get a tree like that. But silly me, I hesitate to contact them. I should just go for it. Of course, no one else in my family would like a tree like that. Part of the problem. Love the Chums. You are a sweetheart. And yes, I would be like you and worry in the back of my head. Don't. If there was something to worry about, they would let you know. These days they are extra cautious.

Barb said...

What a great shop. Thanks so much for the contact information. I'm so happy you can relax(in time) and enjoy the coming holidays! I would love to be in the drawing for anything you make!

Patti said...

Thank you for sharing all the lovely pictures! And thank you for sharing your beautiful stitching! I completely understand your apprehension and pray that it fades with time...
Blessings, Patti

Ms Peppercorn said...

Count me in on the Chums give-away :<)

Athena Besa said...

I’m glad you’re feeling better. Thanks for including me in your drawing, such beautiful work!

Truus said...

It's normal to have still feelings of anxiety -I have these also because 2 of my sisters and my brother have had cancer so why shouldn't I have this?
Love the shop and the same painting on your last picture of the sailing vessel we had at home and the small box at the wall next to this is great.
Greetings Truus from Holland

Annmarie said...

Marly I love your shop....I'm in the mood to begin to prepare the house for the Christmas season - only wish I was closer so I could visit the shop....looks like I could move in and be a happy camper. Take care

StitchinByTheLake said...

Those feelings of anxiety will likely linger for a while Marly. I loved the pictures...I'm debating over a tree this year. We're keeping our 7 month old great grandson three days a week this year and he's crawling everywhere and pulling up on everything. How in the world am I going to keep him away from it? Maybe a table top tree....anyway I'd love to be in your drawing. Blessings, Marlene

Diane H said...

Thanks for a chance and the pictures from the shop. Now it is definitely time to start digging out the Christmas stitcheries and quilts. Take care.

Nancy said...

That shop looks great. Would love to win your needlework. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Nancy P.

Patti L. said...

So happy that you have had good results from your tests....such a relief! Thank you for the chance to win one of your beautiful creations!! Have a great day :)

Ann K. said...

I am so happy to hear about your great news! Happy Thanksgiving!

Deborah Tate said...

Marly, I'm glad and relieved about your wonderful news! Time to celebrate! I would love to win the sweet little "Chums". Blessings.

Bonnie R. said...

Congrats on the good test results. I love your blog. Would love to win the Chums pattern.

Marlene said...

That is indeed a great tree. Thank you for sharing the link. I will have to look for one around here (CA) and check out the shipping costs just in case. Great news about your test results. Have a warm and delicious THANKSGIVING! Take care. ;)

Dawn said...

Would love to have one of your cross stitch pieces and I love chums. So glad you're doing better and hope you'll continue to feel well. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Love the pictures of the shop. I really like those types of trees better than the traditional ones. I'm glad your scan came back okay. It's always so unnerving. Thank you for the chance to win. It's so sweet. Hugs from this side of the screen.

Brenda said...

Thank you Marly for the chance to win "Chums"- Very thoughtful as always! Crossing my fingers...have a good week. Brenda

Dianne said...

Happy for you that your test was good news. Your chums are lovely and of course I'd like to win them, but just wanted to wish you a happy Thanksgiving. I enjoy your blog so much that I subscribe on email. The skinny Christmas trees are wonderful, but I'm not ready to think about it until after Thanksgiving! And probably don't have room for another tree, but love seeing them. 🍗🍁🍃

Ginny said...

I'm so glad your scare turned out to be nothing. I'd love to be entered for a chance to win "Chums".

Ginny

Anonymous said...

Marly, I'd love to be "chums" with you!! Glad to hear that things are getting back to normal.....confusing the time with the oven temp! Love the Santas.....I haven't seen that Prairie Schooler!
Cherie in Wisconsin

Chrie said...

Happy for your more positive medical news...would love to receive "chums"...lavender is such a calming fragrance...I love your work and have been very inspired by your work...Prairie Schooler santas are my favorites!

Carol said...

What a nice shop! And I never knew about it--I really need to check out the Youngstown area next time I'm visiting my inlaws.

Really happy for your good news, Marly--and I'd be happy to give "Chums" a new home, too :) Thank you for the chance!

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