Sunday, March 15, 2015

Spring/Easter/Primitive Trims bag winner today!








We have a winner today! I will also have a drawing on the 31st for another winner so stay tuned. You can still sign up for the drawing.
Today's lucky winner is:  PK Sews
Congratulations! Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com, and give me your address and I will have your gift in the mail.

I want to thank everyone for entering.....be sure you have signed up for all the drawings.
Nancy

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Spring Fling Stitching Give-away! Over 100 winners, enter now!

Everyone seems ready for spring. What better way to celebrate than giving away some stitching goodies! All of you know how I love to share. It's what we give away that we can take with us. Really!

I thought I would give away a Sping/Easter trims bag to one lucky winner.
Lots of beautiful pastel colored trims to do some finishing.

Floss? Of course!! I will have 10 new variegated colors to show on the day of the give away. Lets give 3 lucky people 10 of my 20 yard skeins. 200 yards of stitching treasure.

Linen or aida fabric. I have 32ct Belgian linen and 14 and 18ct aida if you don't like linen. Lets let two lucky winners pick their choice of fabric. I will have linen available later next week.  $45 per yard, $24 for 1/2 yard. I was sick for a week and it really slowed me down.

And if you are a fan of the 1795 collection I will give 2 lucky winners 10 skeins, 200 yards, of a nice selection of floss.



AND.......I will send a pdf of a new spring chart to 100 lucky winners! Boy am I going to be busy with that one!

RULES: You must be a follower at the right. Click to follow by Faithful Friends. You must post a comment here.
Share on facebook or your blog and get 50 extra entries! Yes 50. I want a lot of people to have a chance to win. I am going to need a huge box to drop all these entries in!
I am still asked why I share so much. Simple. The sicker I get with Lupus the more I want to share while I can. I love to bring joy to fellow stitchers.
Drawing to be  Easter Sunday, April 5th. You MUST check back to see if you are a winner. I won't have time to hunt you down so please help me.
Thank you all for entering and good luck. This is going to be fun!
Nancy

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Halloween trim bag winner today!

We have a Halloween trim bag of goodies to give to a lucky winner today! I want to thank all of you for entering and I will be giving these away again real soon.

Today the lucky winner is: Debbie Kos
Congratulations!
Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com, and give me your address so I can have your trim bag in the mail.

I am still having issues with blogger and posting. It took me 4 times before this has gone through. Is anyone else having trouble posting on their blog?

Have a great day. I will sit and enjoy the 8 inches of snow we got yesterday. Truly a winter wonderland and I never get tired of the snow.
Nancy

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Spring, Easter,Primitive hand dyed trim bag give-away, enter now!

I have been busy once again dyeing trims. Lots of spring colors for this trim bag and of course we need to give a couple away!
This a beautiful assortment of hand dyed trims, lace, ric rac and buttons. Spring colors assortment, great for Easter too.
It includes:
Hand dyed purple wood button assortment. 8 buttons.
Hand dyed pastel violet plastic buttons. 10 buttons
Hand dyed forget me not blue buttons. 8 buttons.
4 wood buttons, 1 butterfly, 2 red floral and one violet floral pattern.
3 skeins of my hand dyed floss, 5 yards each. Forget me not, Primitive Lavender and Champagne Blush.
hand dyed bias tape(makes great ragged edge ribbons, instructions included. One yard medium green, 2" wide. One and one half yards each of faded sage and rustic (faded and speckled in spots for a primitive look) faded violets, one inch wide.
2 yards each of hand dyed cotton tape (great for needle books and draw strings, in pastel peach, pink and lavender.
Hand dyed ric rac, 1/2", 2 yards of each color. Six pastel colors included, assortment may vary.
3 yards lavender 1/4" ric rac.
One yard Lavender cluny lace ric rac.
One yard of 1/2" cotton twill tape dyed antique champagne.
Muslin 6x8" draw string bag included!
Each trim is in it's own zip lock plastic bag.
These trim bags are $19.99 in my ebay store.




Rules: You must be a follower at the right by faithful friends(I love that description!), click to follow. You MUST post a comment here.
Post on your blog or facebook and get 25 more entries. Send a friend to follow and get 50 more entries! You ought to see the box of names I have to draw from on these drawings.
Lets give a couple away. Lets give one away on March 15th. Then I will draw another name on March 31st.
You must check back to see if you are a winner. You must follow! I don't have time to track you down.
Good luck to all!!

I will have 32ct hand dyed Belgian linen available for sale next week. 1/2 yard $24. Full yard $45. Wholesale to the public prices. Stay tuned.
Nancy

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Trim bag winners!!

I did a post yesterday morning and then got real busy. I didn't check the post as I never do. I thought it was odd that I didn't get any comments....and then I checked just now and the post didn't show. Gotta love blogger....

So....we have two lucky winners for the Primitive trim bags.
Another great Primitive trims bag, different from my first bag.It includes:
A muslin draw string bag
2 yards hand dyed dirty tan chenille trim, nice and thick.
3 yards 3/16" natural cotton tape, perfect for ties. I have hand dyed(really!) cotton cord and put it on spools for you. Two yards of each color. Two thicknesses, one thin and one thicker.
Natural thick cotton cord for drawstrings, 5 yards.

A great selection of bias tape in several widths. A GREAT IDEA!!! Look at the photos....you can see how I took scissors and cut it into different widths. Then you can ruffle and make a ragged edge (instructions included) for great primitive ribbons and ties!
2 yards white
2 yards each of two different stripes
2 yards hand dyed rainbow seersucker, my favorite!
3 yards navy blue wide
1 yard dark brown
2 yards tan
One large rusty safety pin
Hand dyed wood buttons:
2 red hearts, 2 brown hearts, 2 blue bird houses, 2 blue flowers, 3 green turtles, 2 brown bunnies, 8 assorted shades of brown, 1 large tan
Natural wood buttons: One spool button, 1 butterfly, one sunflower, 2 turtles, 2 bunnies, 4 hearts 2 stars, 2 flowers
4 brass charms

Each trim set is in a zip plastic bag. LOTS of goodies in this bag!










The lucky winners are:
Pepper Stitcher, and Deborah Lynch
Congratulations!
Please email me at nbelgian@aol.com

New Hand Carved frame for my sampler

I finally found the time to take some photos of the hand carved frame I did for my Youth's Flowery Season sampler. I copied the antique frame I have and I am pleased with the results. My son made the frame for me. I need a slightly larger than 16 x 20 frame. Carving took a week but was well worth it.

I am working on a different carving pattern for the next sampler  and finding all those hours to carve can be a challenge around here. Wish me luck! lol

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!
Nancy

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Primitive trim bag #2 and a give-away!

Lets have another trim bag give-away.....
Here is the 2nd Primitive trim bag I just put together.




 Another great Primitive trims bag, different from my first bag.
It includes:
A muslin draw string bag
2 yards hand dyed dirty tan chenille trim, nice and thick.
3 yards 3/16" natural cotton tape, perfect for ties. I have hand dyed(really!) cotton cord and put it on spools for you. Two yards of each color. Two thicknesses, one thin and one thicker.
Natural thick cotton cord for drawstrings, 5 yards.

A great selection of bias tape in several widths. A GREAT IDEA!!! Look at the photos....you can see how I took scissors and cut it into different widths. Then you can ruffle and make a ragged edge (instructions included) for great primitive ribbons and ties!
2 yards white
2 yards each of two different stripes
2 yards hand dyed rainbow seersucker, my favorite!
3 yards navy blue wide
1 yard dark brown
2 yards tan



One large rusty safety pin
Hand dyed wood buttons:
2 red hearts, 2 brown hearts, 2 blue bird houses, 2 blue flowers, 3 green turtles, 2 brown bunnies, 8 assorted shades of brown, 1 large tan
Natural wood buttons: One spool button, 1 butterfly, one sunflower, 2 turtles, 2 bunnies, 4 hearts 2 stars, 2 flowers
4 brass charms
Available in my ebay store at $19.99 or email me direct to purchase, nbelgian@aol.com


Each trim set is in a zip plastic bag. LOTS of goodies in this bag!






Lets give away 2 of these great Primitive trim bags! Two lucky winners will be drawn on Valentine's Day. Enter now!

Rules: You must post a comment here.
You must be a follower at the right, click on faithful friends to follow.
Post on your blog or facebook and get 25 entries. Send a friend to follow my blog and get 50 more entries!

Now I need to get back to packing all these bags!!!
Good luck to all who enter.
Nancy

New Halloween Trim Bag and a give-away! Enter now!

I am still swamped designing custom mottoes and stitching them for my regular customers. I have never worked so hard as I have this last month trying to keep up with these orders. Trying to fit 6 hours of stitching in each day has been the ultimate challenge. This last gal changed the Scotland the Brave pattern I designed for her....and then she wanted a tartan plaid border stitched around it! The price just doubled when she added that element. I am at the point where I am going to say no to the next custom order....and take a breather and get back to what needs to be done around here. I am carving another fancy frame and have designed another pattern for another frame. I need to get that done in the next couple weeks.

I am putting together my second Primitive trim bag and that will be available later today along with a give away.

My customers keep asking me for more Halloween trim bags. It seems like I just can't keep them in stock each year as they sell out so quickly. This year I added a few different things.....
It includes hand dyed black cotton tape in 1/8" and 1/4", brown, pumpkin spice  and black 1/2" ric rac, orange and black 1/8" mini ric rac, pumpkin, spice and black hand dyed chenille trim wound on bobbins, 3 colors of hand dyed buttons: dark brown/black, grey and 2 shades of pastel pumpkin and orange. 3 yards of hand dyed black cluny lace. 2 yards of hand dyed cluny ric rac in grey and pastel pumpkin.Hand dyed wood buttons are bird houses, flower and a heart. 3 small black safety pins and 4 charms I hand pick from the above group. LOTS of goodies!!! Listed in my ebay store or order direct. email nbelgian@aol.com. They re $19.99.
Lets give a Halloween trim bag away!
Rules:
You must post a comment here. You must be a follower, click to follow at the right by faithful friends. Post on your blog or facebook and get 25 more entries. We always like to give lots of people a chance to enter.
Drawing to be February 28th. I ship world wide.
Good luck everyone!
Nancy

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

New Primitive trims bag full of goodies!

By request I have now included a primitive trims bag in my ebay store.





My newest Primitive grab bag of trims. It includes:
A  muslin draw string bag 5"x7" 
12 Wood buttons, 4 light, 4 medium, 4 dark
2 large Gingerbread buttons and 4 flower buttons.
Charm assortment includes:
3 made for you charms
2 clusters of silver finish sewing buttons
1, one inch brass skeleton key
1 brass heart charm with a flower
one copper heart charm
one brass dove charm
and one copper butterfly charm.
6 small brass bells
Cotton tape hand dyed  assortment includes 2 yards of 1/2" antique faded gold, 2 yards of caramel 3/16" tape, 2 yards of 1/8" champagne tape. 5 yards of natural 1/4" cotton tape.
2 yards natural cluny lace trim, 1/2" wide.
2 yards hand dyed cinnamon 1/2" cotton ric rac.
1 yard 1/2" hand dyed cluny lace in champagne
1 yard hand dyed cluny lace in caramel
1 yard hand dyed cluny ric rac in caramel
1 yard cotton and jute ric rac
2 yards hand dyed cinnamon vintage seam ribbon
3 yards hand dyed cotton chenille in caramel. A nice thick chenille.
 And a wonderful PRIMITIVE SHAGGY AND SPARSE CHENILLE TRIM, cotton, in natural, 5 yards.

The shaggy chenille trim would look great for lots of projects. I could see it stitched on as a primitive beard on a santa....it would make a great birds nest wound round and round....so many possibilities.
Available in my ebay store or you can always buy direct from me. $19.99 plus postage. In the states postage is $2. Check or paypal.
nbelgian@aol.com

I am still swamped with custom mottoes and hand carved frames. I am trying to add a new Halloween trims bag, hopefully later this week. Busy...busy....busy start to this new year. I hope all of you are having fun with new projects. I am designing new patterns for the elaborate carved frames and will start on another one tomorrow. I wish there were more hours in the day!

Thanks for stopping by!
Nancy

Friday, January 23, 2015

Hand carved sampler frame

    It has been a very busy start for this new year. After Christmas  (I survived!) I got swamped with orders for stitched and framed motto samplers and I am almost done with those orders. In between all of those I have managed to start on a new sampler pattern and also a new hand carved frame. I have a beautiful antique frame that I used for my Welcome Spring sampler if you remember. Here is the picture again.
I have been carving the Adirondack frames for my motto samplers for 9 years and I wanted another large frame for my Youth's Flowery Season Sampler I did last year. My son made the frame for me. It is a little larger than a standard 16 x 20 frame (stitched it on 32ct and should have been 36 and it would have fit) so I got out the carving tools and I am half done with the frame. Here is a progress picture of the fancy top part

I hope to have it finished this weekend as I am anxious to see it stained. I am also doing drawings of the next frame I want to do with a slightly different design of my own. Will I sell these? Not sure yet. They take almost a week to carve so I don't know...they may be too expensive for most people. If I had just the frame to carve it wouldn't take so long but I have to keep stopping to do ebay orders and other things....and these arthritic hands can only do so much. I would love to do wood carving full time if I had the hands for it. I guess I should have started carving 40 years ago!

I hope all of you are enjoying new projects this year.....I love to hear from you so drop me a line or two  when you have the time.
                                                 Nancy

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year one and all!

 
 
 
 
 
Wishing all of my friends and faithful followers a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!
 
Nancy
 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!! $100 winner today!!!!

                                       
                                                  
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope Santa was good to each and every one of you. Today we have a very special winner of the $100 gift certificate to shop in my store!! Lots of goodies to chose from.

I want to thank each and every one of you who participated in all of these merry give-aways. It was lots of fun....and I enjoyed hearing from all of you. 25 days of posting the give-aways and 25 days of posting winners....Santa is ready for a vacation!

The lucky winner of the $100 gift certificate is: Robin in Virginia! Congratulations!! Please email me with your choices Robin and I will box them up and have them on their way. nbelgian@aol.com

Merry Christmas to all and I hope your New Years are filled with much love and happiness!
                                         Love,
                                                       Nancy

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

24th Day of Christmas winner!

                                                      
On this 24th Day of Christmas....we have a $25 gift certificate or a surprise package for a very lucky winner. Choose from any items in my ebay store....she says she wants trims in her comment on the original post. So pick some trims! The winner is: backporchcarver!  Congratulations!!
Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com, and give me your address.

I hope each and every one of you has a wonderful Christmas Eve....and a very Merry Christmas!
                    Love from Santa Nancy

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

23rd Day of Christmas Winner!!

                                                  


On this 23rd day of Christmas I will let you choose your present
once again. You will tell me if you want floss (10skeins, 200 yards assorted colors, or fabric (linen or aida and I will send a nice color) or you can have a package of sewing charms, hand dyed buttons and trims if you like to do finishing. It doesn't get any better than picking your own present!
Today the lucky winner is: Sandy in Montana! Congratulations! Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com, and give me your address.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Just a couple more days to go!
                               Santa Nancy

Monday, December 22, 2014

22nd Day of Christmas winners!!

                                    
                                   
On this 22nd day of Christmas 2 lucky winners will get to choose which Quaker chart they would like from my store inventory. Be True in Heart, To Thine Own Self be True, Love One Another, Forget Me Not, or Harmony.
The lucky winners are:   R J   and   Kathy A. Congratulations! Browse my ebay store,  http://stores.ebay.com/Victorian-Motto-Sampler-Shoppe  and email me with your choice and your address. nbelgian@aol.com.
And the fun continues......Ho!Ho!Ho!
                                      Santa Nancy

Sunday, December 21, 2014

21st Day of Christmas winners! Yes winners!

                                                        
We are already at the 21st day of Christmas winner! The time has quickly gone by and lots of my stitching friends have won a gift from me. Today I am happy to give a surprise bag of goodies today! Lets give a bag of goodies to:
 Librarystitcher!   AND lets give another one to: Melody!   AND....
lets give one to: Cindi Jackson! Congratulations winners!!!
Please email me and give me your address. nbelgian@aol.com

I wish I could give each and every one of you a present.  Make sure you have signed up for the last few days of the give-aways. We still have some gifts in the bag!
                                                  Santa Nancy

Saturday, December 20, 2014

20th Day of Christmas winner!

                                        
On the 20th day of Christmas Santa Nancy gave away some hand dyed aida! Our lucky winner today is: MARYC
Congratulations! And the comment she put on the original post was that she would like some aida......so she will receive two pieces to have lots of fun stitching. And maybe a few skeins of floss too!
Please email me with your address. nbelgian@aol.com

Just a few more day to go....Ho! Ho! Ho!

Friday, December 19, 2014

19th Day of Christmas winner!!

                                                                
On this 19th day of Christmas a lucky winner will receive 30 skeins of my hand dyed floss from my 1840 Sampler floss collection. 20yards each!! I will send a beautiful assortment.
The lucky winner is: Heather Fulton. Congratulations!!
                               
Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com and give me your address.
Santa Nancy will have you floss on it's way!
                                              Ho! Ho! Ho!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

18th Day of Christmas winner!

                                    
On this 18th day of Christmas Santa Nancy will be giving away a $25 gift certificate for you to choose items from my Ebay store. Charts, floss, trims, etc. OR.....you can have fabric. Linen or aida. I will have several colors available for you to choose from. Nothing like being able to pick out your own present!

The lucky winner today is:   Brenda (Time 2 Xstitch). Congratulations!
Browse my ebay store, then tell me what you would like. Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com.  Lots of goodies available and if you want fabric I can tell you the colors and counts  that I have.

Back to the workshop....Santa Nancy is busy with lots of presents being mailed out to lots of lucky winners.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

17th Day of Christmas Winner!

                                
On this 17th day of Christmas I have a Sewing Necessaire going out to one lucky winner. I must tell you that I am having trouble with my camera (maybe Santa Nancy needs to get a new one) and I wasn't able to upload the photos of these....so you will have to trust me with the fabric choice on your gift.
The lucky winner today is: Starry-eyed stitcher. Congratulations! Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com, and give me your address.

Counting down the days....having fun with give-aways!!!
                                              Santa Nancy

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

16th Day of Christmas chart winner today!

                                                         
On this 16th day of Christmas, one lucky winner can pick any chart from my store! Over 100 to choose from, http://stores.ebay.com/Victorian-Motto-Sampler-Shoppe

                                                       

Today's lucky winner is: cvcd505. Congratulations! I see from her comment on the original post that she wants the Christmas Reindeer chart.....please email me, nbelgian@aol.com, and give me your address.

We are getting closer to Christmas! Santa Nancy is getting close to needing a vacation! lol
Have a great day everyone!

Monday, December 15, 2014

15th Day of Christmas wnner of a Surprise present!

                                                     
On this 15th day of Christmas we have the surprise present again!!
Today's lucky winner is: Angela (Thoughtful Ramblings)!! Congratulations!! Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com, and give me your address. I will have some goodies in the mail right away!
       Merry Christmas to all!!!!
                                              Santa Nancy