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Needlework Tool Caddy – Winner Announced!


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Good morning, peeps! It’s a lovely Friday here in Kansas – cold, but warming up later today. The sun will shortly be rising, the kids will shortly be walking past on their way to school, I will shortly be doing some needful chores, and shortly, the weekend will be upon us.

I’m not sure why, but Friday always seems to be the shortest day of the week. It’s the day I want to savor. But there’s never a chance. It flies by – and the next thing I know, bam-o! It’s Monday again.

Today – the 15th – is the day I sit down and work out wonderful things for Needle ‘n Thread. I brainstorm article ideas. I sketch in a publishing calendar for the next month. I write up lists of things to do and prioritize them. I see if I have all the supplies I need to accomplish what I need to accomplish in the next month, and if not, I order them. It’s the mid-month prep for the next month (and sometimes, beyond.) And I love doing it.

Which brings me to the point that Christmas is coming – I’ll be preparing my To Do Calendar around that fact today – and if you didn’t win today’s give-away, you should definitely put one of these beautiful and exceedingly handy tool caddies on your Christmas list! I’ve grown really fond of mine. It’s a terrific tool for any workspace, but especially if you have a tight workspace. It keeps a lot of tools together in one neat space, and it does it while lookin’ good.

Rarely do I look good when I’m being serviceable, but it’s nice to see that my tool caddy can manage it!

Wood Needlework Tool Caddy

You can find the tool caddy on Etsy, at JR Crafter. Right now, I think they’re sold out, but keep an eye on the shop. Hopefully, they’ll have some in before Christmas.

Remember, these are hand made by a father-son team, each one individually crafted and beautifully finished, and craftsmanship like this takes time.

In the meantime, though, here’s the lucky winner:

PJ in Texas!

This is PJ’s response to the very intrusive question I asked about organizational habits while stitching:

I am defintely a disorganized stitcher. I try to get organized several times a week, and then I find something I was looking for a month or two ago…

This tool caddy looks wonderful, and also small enough to tuck into a corner of a traveling work bag!

Congratulations, PJ – please drop me a line with your mailing information, and I will send that along to the folks to JR Crafter, who will be sending you the beautiful little caddy.

Speaking of PJ, I’ll close with a quote from my favorite movie ever:

PJ! I like that, you know! I do!

The first person to comment below with the name of the movie AND finish the quote, will receive a $25 gift certificate, courtesy of me, to my favorite needlework shop. If you chime in, make sure your email address is correct on the comment form.

Just a little Friday fun. Why not?

Enjoy your Friday!


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    1. YAAAAAY!! ty ty ty!!! : D
      Im so happy I was up at 7 am prepping linens. I got sucked into your website, as I do every day since I found it. Never again will I complain about my younger sister quoting and singing from Disney movies.
      This is especially wonderful because I just started and so far have been making do with the odds and ends I found in my moms craft tubs… RED BOHIN SCISSORS here i come! (Which I had read about before I checked the home page for the 18th time… also read all your articles on paper embroidery and now I just Have to make some cards…).
      These will be my first pair of real embroidery scissors!!! My first!!!!
      Mary, you are absolutely marvelous! My weekend is made now even though Ill be frozen to my tippy toes.
      Much love and thanks, Veronica

      ….RED BOHIN SCISSORS 😀 😀 : D : D
      Biggest smile right now.

    2. LOL! Well, I hope you like them! I sent you the gift certificate first thing this morning – it should be in your inbox. Enjoy it! ~MC

      Oh yeah, the movie quoters. My sisters and I can go straight through Robin Hood, from beginning to end, songs and all. I don’t know what that says about us! 🙂

    3. Congratulations Veronica. Christmas comes early sometimes eh. Good on you. Don’t tell anyone, but I had to enquire of Mr Google (or should that be Ms?) for my answer.
      That was fun Mary. Cheers, Kath.

    4. Well done, Veronica. I hope you enjoy your first embroidery scissors.

      Once upon a time I could recite every word from “The Railway Children” but I confess that I had to cheat and Google this question.

  1. ” P.J ! I like that! Do you know I do ? Hiss, put it on my luggage! P.J.!” from Robin Hood

    Thank you for your lovely website and all the detailed instructions you put in.

  2. Disney’s Robin Hood from, I think, 1973?

    “Hiss, put it on my luggage”

    I always liked it because I like foxes :).

  3. Movie: Robin Hood

    PJ! I like that, you know. I do! Hiss, put it on my luggage.

    (Sorry forgot to finish the quote earlier)

  4. P.J. I like that, do you know I do. Hiss, put it on my luggage

    from the Adventures of Robin Hood

    Happy Friday, Mary, and all of you readers!

  5. Robin Hood

    “….Hiss, put it in my luggage!”

    Thanks! I am loving all the techniques that you are sharing! Happy stitching!

  6. Prince John said it in the 1973 version of Robin Hood. This was also one of my favorite versions of Robin Hood. Although I must admit that Men in Tights always gives me a giggle.

  7. From The Adventures of Robin Hood. (forgot to finish the quote)
    “P.J. I like that, do you know I do. Hiss, put it on my luggage. “

  8. P.J. I like that, do you know I do. Hiss, put it on my luggage.

    This quote is from the movie The Adventures of
    Robin Hood.

  9. ‘P.J.! I like that, you know I do! Hiss, put it on my luggage, P.J.!’

    Robin Hood. Prince John in the animated Disney version.

  10. G’day Mary.
    PJ! I like that, you know I do! Hiss, put it on my luggage.
    Dysney, Robin Hood.

    Congratulations to PJ too. You know we like that, you winning that is.
    Cheers, Kath from Oz.

  11. Hi Mary,
    From memory it is Sir Hiss in Robin Hood. I think he goes on to say ‘put it on all my luggage!’ (My kids loved that movie).
    Congratulations PJ from Texas. Hope you enjoy your caddy!
    Have a great weekend.

  12. Congratulations, PJ in Texas! Pretty caddy.

    Mary, thanks for the tambour installments of late. I’ve been trying to get the hang of tambour for about a year. I gave up after several tries. After seeing how well you have progressed, I will pick it up again and keep at it. I guess it just takes a lot more practice. Perhaps I will create a training schedule like you did.

  13. The only movie I can think of is the Robin Hood movie. But the quote is a little off.

    The entire line is ” P.J. I like that, do you know I do. Hiss, put it on my luggage.”

    Congratulations to PJ. on winning the caddy.

  14. That is a quote from Prince John in the animated Disney movie Robin Hood. The full quote is “PJ I like that! You know I do! Hiss, put it in my luggage!” love that movie

  15. Dear Mary
    Is the quote from The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)? the rest is “Hiss, put it on my luggage!”
    Best wishes

    1. Sorry, I responded too quickly. It was from the Adventures of Robin Hood. The last part of the line is “Hiss, put it on my luggage.” I’ve never responded to a blog before! I love your website, Mary, and can’t wait to see the next Mission Rose update!

  16. So sorry for the typo’s this morning. but it is Prince John and it’s from the animated Disney movie Robin Hood, “PJ I like that! You know I do! Hiss put in ON my luggage!

  17. The quote is from: Robin Hood.

    The entire quote is:

    “P.J. I like that, do you know I do. Hiss, put it on my luggage.”

  18. It’s from ” Robin Hood”. The rest” of the quote is, “Hiss, put it on my luggage.” Very silly! Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Prince John from Adventures of Robin Hood: Hiss, put it on my luggage.

    I have to admit that I cheated and used the internet to learn about this particular quote! That is if it is the correct one 🙂

  20. Mary, my guilty conscience is bothering me. I looked up the quote on Google. It just takes all the fun out of it, darn it. If anyone knew the quote without looking it up, I encourage them to write in. To pacify my conscience, I will watch the 1938 version of The Adventures of Robin Hood. I find myself looking forward to that.

  21. Ahh–Disney’s classic Robin Hood! It’s been years since I’ve seen it. Now I have to check with the local library and with my friends who have grandchildren to find a copy to borrow, since you’ve reminded me that it is such a classic movie!

    The full quote:

    Little John: [as Sir Reginald] Ah, milord, the esteemed royal sovereign of the realm. The head man himself. You’re beautiful.
    Prince John: Such savoir faire eclat elan, Hiss.
    Little John: You took the words right out of my mouth, P.J.
    Prince John: P.J. I like that, do you know I do. Hiss, put it on my luggage.

    (I must admit, the above is courtesy of IMDb)

    Have a wonderful day!

  22. LOL, I love it too. Also love yourblog, thanksso much I’m learning alot and really appreciate your time. drumroll please….
    Hiss: Sire! Sire! They may be bandits.
    Prince John: Oh, poppycock. Female bandits? What next? Rubbish.
    The Adventures of Robin Hood of course.
    Be well and warm,
    Norma Jean in Arizona

  23. The quote is from the Disney’s animated cartoon of Robin Hood, 1973. the words are Prince John’s and this is the full quote:
    P.J. I like that, do you know I do. Hiss, put it on my luggage.

  24. “Put that on my luggage!” from the best Disney movie, Jungle Book!

    I love reading your blog posts. My greatest problem these days has been to choose what of your neat embroidery styles to try! Thank you for your hard work!

  25. Well to the best of my knowledge and detective work, I seem to feel that this is a quote, spoken by Little John (posing as Sir Reginald) to Prince John in the movie “The Adventures of Robin Hood”. The quote can be finished by adding this phrase: “Hiss, put it on my luggage.”

  26. From Robin Hood (Errol Flynn)! My parents are both actors..one of my mum’s favourite lines
    Have a great weekend, Abigail in Paris.

  27. Hi Mary,

    I believe the name of the movie is Robin Hood (disney version). And the rest of the quote is:
    “Hiss, put it on my luggage!”

  28. I know I will not be the first but I like that your favourite movie is Robin Hood,
    where Prince John says, “P.J. I like that, do you know I do. Hiss, put it on my luggage.”

    Happy Friday!

  29. Oops, forgot the movie name.

    Robin Hood is the ovie and the qoute is:
    P.J. I like that, do you know I do.
    Hiss, put it on my luggage.

  30. The line is from the Disney animated version of Robin Hood (Robin & Maid Marion are foxes, Prince John a scrawny lion).

    The next line in the quote is, “Hiss! Put it on my luggage!”

    I loved that movie; even bought the LP audio version. Thank you for a quick trip down memory lane!

  31. This is fantastic! Now I am wondering why in the world I slept in this morning .

    I will be loading it up with my favorite tools and scissors as soon as it arrives, and from then on it will be holding my tools unless one is in my hand.

  32. Documentary “Before you Know It”
    I think of P.J. Soles And wonder where you are. I’ll never see you anymore. Where do you think they go? All the fallen stars. Heaven doesn’t know you like I do.

  33. “Hiss, put it on my luggage!”

    From Disney’s Robin Hood – one of my favourite Disney movies! And congratulations to PJ in Texas on winning the tool caddy.

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