Monday, September 15, 2014

We have sampler chart winners today!

We have some sampler chart winners today! You get to choose which chart you would like. Patience or Waiting for the Angels.
 
 
We have 5 chart winners today! The winners are:
Julie, Bonnie, Mary Ammann, Kevin and Connie.
Congratulations! Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com, and give me your address.
 
Thank you all for participating. Be sure to enter my newest chart give-away. One winner will get a chart with linen for the sampler.
Nancy

Friday, September 12, 2014

Three Samplers are finished and a chart give-away!

I finally got three samplers back this week.....I waited a long time for these and I really appreciate the help Rita and Pam gave me on finishing these! I don't know what I would do without these model stitchers.




First is The Gift of Wisdom, fits a standard 12x12" frame($10 half price at Hobby Lobby), next is Welcome Spring, finished size is 14x18 and I am using an old 16x20 frame and the last is Thy Hearthstone's Steady Glow and fits a 12x12 frame.
All are charted for DMC.

Lets give a few charts away. One winner will get the chart of their choice and the 32ct hand dyed linen to go with it!
Rules: You must be a follower at the right. You must post a comment here. Send a friend or post on facebook or your blog and get 25 more entries!
Drawing to be September 30th so hurry and enter.

Thanks for stopping by!
Nancy

Friday, August 15, 2014

Patience and Waiting for the Angels Samplers finished and a give-away!

My Patience and Waiting for the Angels Samplers are FINALLY finished....I truly ran out of patience and waiting for these two!!

I wanted to show a couple pictures....too anxious to wait until I framed them. I have some antique frames that I think will look real nice on these two. It is a little cloudy today....wish it had been brighter....but as I said....I was anxious to show them to you.

Both are charted for DMC floss. Stitched on my hand dyed linen, 32ct.
Lets give a couple charts away! You will choose the chart you would like. You must be a follower (follow at right) and you must post a comment here. Post on your blog or facebook and get 25 more entries. Send a friend to follow and get 25 entries.

Drawing to be September 15th. Let have 5 winners. Let the comments begin!

The charts are also available in my  ebay store http://stores.ebay.com/Victorian-Motto-Sampler-Shoppe

Nancy

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thank you for a wonderful Birthday!

Thank you everyone for all the Birthday wishes and beautiful gifts I have received this past week. I am so blessed to have so many friends!

Of course we are celebrating my Birthday together......so here are the lucky winners: Check the original post if you think this is you!

Floss winners: Ele,  Dede,  Nancy P, Jacqueline and Stitchersanon

Pick a sampler pattern from my store: Blessings in the Country,  Barb and grandmaangie

Choice of trims....please tell me if you like ric rac, chenille, or cluny lace:   Sandy in Montana,    Happy Valley Primitives, and Joan

Email me at nbelgian@aol.com after you pick your choices from my store  http://stores.ebay.com/Victorian-Motto-Sampler-Shoppe

Thanks again for sharing in the fun and celebrating with me. I truly look forward to it each year.

Have a great day....I know I will!
Nancy

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We have summer floss winners today!

I have been super busy helping my son move and getting 3 properties ready to list.....I almost forgot about the summer floss give-away! Today is the lucky day for 5 stitchers. They get to pick 5 skeins of floss from the new 1840 Sampler Line I believe there are now 52 colors....here are a few of them:

 All new colors. 1840Line: Faded Red, Bright Candy Pink, Cranberry Wine, Cranberry Delight, Carnation Pink, Heirloom Rose Pink, Rose Pink, Calico Pink, Heirloom Rose Petals, Red Violet, Plum Pudding, Mulberry Wine, Variegated Purple, Shades of Violet, Lavender Haze, Pale Violet Blue, Calico Blue, Olde World Blue, Midnight Blue, Primitive Aqua, Delphinium Blue, Cranberry Rainbow, Apple Green, Dark Forest Moss, Spring Grass, Meadow Green, Tarnished Aqua Green, Shades of Celery, Antique Sage Golden Sage, Golden Tan, Golden Sunflower, Peach/Flesh, Peach Cobbler, Cobblestone Brown, Spiced Cocoa, Gingerbread, Golden Acorn, Pink Perfection and Olde Buttermilk.

The winners are:
gramona
Marie(P)
Lois Moore
Julie(Castle)
fullnovembermoon

Congratulations! Pick 5 colors and email me at nbelgian@aol.com with your selections and your address.
Browse here:    http://stores.ebay.com/Victorian-Motto-Sampler-Shoppe/HAND-DYED-EMBROIDERY-FLOSS-/_i.html?_fsub=13596290&_sid=182293904&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

Be sure to enter my Birthday give-away for the drawing on August 14th.

Thanks again for everyone who entered the give-away and sharing in the fun.

Have a great day!
Nancy

Friday, July 25, 2014

Join me in my birthday celebration give-away! Enter now! 10 Winners!

     Roses are red
Violets are blue
     It's almost time for my birthday
And time to share with you!

I can't believe how quickly another year has passed.....and I am another year older! I guess I shouldn't complain considering the alternative!!!

You know I LOVE to share my birthday with you each year.....so lets give away some floss from the new 1840 Line.......lets have 5 winners for a few skeins......

Lets give away your choice of any one of my sampler patterns....lets have 3 winners.....

And lets give 2 winners their choice of some trims. Choose from vintage seam ribbon, chenille trim, hand dyed ric rac or cluny ric rac.

Rules: You must be a follower at the right. Click on it now if you aren't.
You must put a comment on this post.
Post on your blog, facebook or pinterest and get 25 more entries. Yes I do check!

Come celebrate with me! Drawing to be on August 14th, my birthday.

I have been extremely busy with past two months but will return to my sampler patterns in a week. Life got a little too hectic around here to suit me.....I need to sit and unwind and enjoy designing samplers for a while.

Good luck in the drawing......thanks for stopping by.
Nancy

Monday, July 14, 2014

Beautiful gifts from friends

I have been blessed in many ways....the best way is all of the wonderful friends I have made through this business. Friends all over the world and I treasure each and every one of them.

I received a beautiful stitched sewing pocket from Maggee. She said this is the first one she has made and it is beautiful! Thank you so much Maggee!!
The next day I received a package from France from Christine. Lots of little treasures! A post card from Toulouse, also known as the pink city because of all of the houses built with pink bricks. Also included were some  floss samples, a wood button, a ceramic dress form, hand made tags, a violet flower wooden button, some antique trim, a monogram of my initial and a gorgeous antique thread card winder! Thank you so much Christine!



I really needed the pick-me-up as I haven't been feeling very well and these gifts from treasured friends did the trick. As I said....I am blessed......

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Be sure you have entered the floss give-away. Deadline to enter is the 30th.
Nancy

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Summer floss give-away, enter now!!

Yes it's time to give away some floss....don't we always give away floss around here?? It seems to be the favorite give-away!
I have 40 colors in the new 1840 Sampler line.
All new colors. 1840Line: Faded Red, Bright Candy Pink, Cranberry Wine, Cranberry Delight, Carnation Pink, Heirloom Rose Pink, Rose Pink, Calico Pink, Heirloom Rose Petals, Red Violet, Plum Pudding, Mulberry Wine, Variegated Purple, Shades of Violet, Lavender Haze, Pale Violet Blue, Calico Blue, Olde World Blue, Midnight Blue, Primitive Aqua, Delphinium Blue, Cranberry Rainbow, Apple Green, Dark Forest Moss, Spring Grass, Meadow Green, Tarnished Aqua Green, Shades of Celery, Antique Sage Golden Sage, Golden Tan, Golden Sunflower, Peach/Flesh, Peach Cobbler, Cobblestone Brown, Spiced Cocoa, Gingerbread, Golden Acorn, Pink Perfection and Olde Buttermilk.
Pick your favorite 5 colors! 20 yard skeins, 100 yards of stitching fun.
Drawing to be July 30th.....lots of time for everyone to enter. Tell your friends too.
Rules: You must be a follower AT THE RIGHT. Click to follow my blog. You don't have to have a blog but you must follow at the right.
YOU MUST PUT A COMMENT ON THIS POST TO ENTER.
Post on your blog, facebook or pinterest and get 25 more entries. Send a friend to follow and get 25 more entries.
Lets give 5 stitchers their choice of 5 skeins from the list above. I will be dyeing more colors but this drawing is for those listed above.
I have a sale right now in my ebay store, 10% off. Floss skeins are $1.80 for 20 yards....doesn't get any better than that!
http://stores.ebay.com/Victorian-Motto-Sampler-Shoppe/HAND-DYED-EMBROIDERY-FLOSS-/_i.html?rt=nc&_fsub=13596290&_sid=182293904&_sticky=1&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14&_sop=10&_sc=1

Good luck everyone....let the comments begin!
Nancy

Sunday, June 15, 2014

We have floss winners today!!!!

Once again I have been super busy and absent from blogging. I had a sale in my ebay shop...the first I have ever had in 9 years......and I got so swamped with custom motto patterns, custom kits, frames, etc. that I can hardly keep up these past few weeks. I do hope life return to normal soon...I forgot what normal is!

Lets have some floss winners today! I have 41 colors in the new 1840 Sampler Line. Some have lots of variegation in them and some have tone on tone for a great antique sampler look. You will get to pick which 5 colors you would like me to send! 5 skeins is 100 yards of stitching fun!

The winners are: (I picked an extra one!)
Judy B
stitchyDon
Lija Broka
zenuwpees
Christine guignard
laceystitcher

Congratulations! Choose your favorite colors here:
http://stores.ebay.com/Victorian-Motto-Sampler-Shoppe/HAND-DYED-EMBROIDERY-FLOSS-/_i.html?_fsub=13596290&_sid=182293904&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

Please mail me your address.

Thank you for entering the give-away.....I will have another one VERY soon.
Nancy

Friday, May 23, 2014

Mary Campbell of Scotland, a tribute sampler

All of my Grandparents passed through Ellis Island and came to this great land of freedom and opportunity. My Grandmother came from Glasgow Scotland a long, long time ago.  She was very proud of her Scots heritage as I am. My mother told me that she often spoke of William Wallace and how proud the Scots were of that brave and determined man. She also loved music.....lots of different kinds of music. I remember when I was 5 and would go spend a week with my Grandparents....she would play opera music.....which I wasn't too fond of at 5 years of age.....and then she would put on the records of the bagpipes......now THAT kind of music I learn to love. I still get a shiver up my spine when I hear a bagpipe.......and it takes me right back to my childhood and spending time with my Grandmother. The first song I remember was Scotland the Brave......and still my favorite to hear on the bagpipes.
      I want to design a series of samplers as a tribute to Mary Campbell. This first sampler is "My Teacher". In future samplers I will incorporate a stone house as so many of the Scots samplers have.....and I think I will do that sampler in reds, green and gold as a Tartan cloth might be. I have a lot of ideas for motifs and border elements......and I am lucky that we have such a vast supply of materials to design with.....elements that were in short supply many years ago when our ancestors were designing samplers.
   I will be sending this sampler design off to the model stitcher in Alaska today and then I will start on another tribute sampler. I have a lot of plans for this year....a lot of designs I hope to put to paper and have them stitched. I hope to find some time to do some of the stitching.....by the time I am done with a pattern I am starting on another one and they get very time consuming to say the least. Add dyeing a few hundred thousand yards of floss, counting and putting it on the cards.........and you can imagine how busy I am.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Memorial Day. We have so many brave people that have fought for this country, my husband included. He served 31 years in the Army as a Colonel and received several medals in Vietnam when he was injured while saving his men. My grandsons are the first to thank him for serving his country. Those young men make me proud!

Have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for stopping by.
Nancy

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Enter the Floss give-away for some of the 1840 Sampler Floss new line

I already have several requests to do a give-away for some of the new 1840 Sampler Floss line. I have 26 colors to choose from (I will be adding colors as I get them dyed).
I had to laugh....I was sorting floss this week and putting bundles on the dining room table. The  "husband" walks in and says what's for dinner.....floss?
Men.........





So lets give away some floss! Lets give 5 stitchers their choice of 5 colors, 5 of my 20 yards skeins...that's 100 yards each to do lots of stitching.
Rules: You must be a follower. You must post a comment here.
Post on your blog or facebook, etc, and get 25 more entries. Yes I do check to see where you post it.

Drawing to be June 15th. Lots of time to enter and I will have more colors to choose from by then. I list colors separately in my ebay store as I finish them and I will also be selling them in sets.
Good luck stitchers!
Nancy

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Charm of Friendship in reds is finished

The Charm of Friendship (in reds) is finished. I just received it in the mail and I am very pleased with Teresa's work. Beautiful stitching. I still have several models out there being stitched and a couple that had to be started over when stitchers quit on their projects.

The finished size on this is 14 x 16" on 32 ct linen.
My dark champagne linen doesn't show the shade as well as I would like in this photo. I always have trouble with linen as it doesn't photograph like the true shade it is. I have seen other stitchers comment that they have the same problem. Any suggestions? Flash and outdoor pictures are too bright and show it lighter...this is photographed just inside the door with bright light coming in. Under lamps shows too dark......

Anyways......back to a new pattern and I will start dyeing more floss tomorrow as the rain has finally stopped and it will be a good day to dry the floss outside.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!
Nancy

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

26 New Colors for the 1840 Sampler Floss Line

Busy once again.....that's nothing new....I have 26 colors put on cards for the 1840 Sampler Floss line. Lots of subtle variegation in most of them. A couple friends asked me to keep some of the soft antique colors without a lot of variegation. I didn't do drastic variegation in these new colors. Nice antique-looking color changes are what I strived for.
I did reds with light to dark and brownish tones added on some, same to the plum colors. Greens run from dark with darker green, celery with several shades, sage(some with golden highlights), aqua, midnight dark blues....nutmeg, buttercream, etc. These will be available in my ebay store tomorrow. I have to finish putting the names on the tags.




I hope you can see the nice color changes in these photos. I do plan on getting a new camera soon. I just can't capture the true colors in my photos. Especially on linen....those colors are always hard to capture.
It is raining today so I am taking a break from dyeing floss. When it clears later this week I will be back to the dye pot as I want to add quite a few more colors to the line.
Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!
Nancy

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Gift of Wisdom Sampler


I had a very busy and productive week around here....lot of floss dyed and a new sampler pattern finished. The Gift of Wisdom.
It reads:
One thing I ask and wilt thou hear
And grant my soul a gift so dear
Wisdom descending from above
The choicest token of thy love

Another small sampler; when finished it measures 11x11" on 32ct linen. I will be sending this out to a model stitcher tomorrow and then finish another similar size pattern I am working on.

I hope all of you are having a wonderful Mother's day. I have all my guys here for the weekend and it doesn't get any better than being spoiled! Of course I do tend to spoil them all year long.......

Thanks for stopping by.
Nancy

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope all of you have a Happy Mother's Day. For some it may be fond memories......cherished moments that stay with us.
I am blessed in so many ways. My Mother is a very special woman and I love her dearly. At 91 she still takes care of my sister who is 51 and has Downs Syndrome. This woman is a saint and will get a special place in heaven.
My son is the other joy in my life.....he is always buying me the newest supplements with the hope that it will help this Lupus and horrible arthritis I have. For this Mother's Day he said he had heard of a new treatment center.....he wants me to try it....and if my insurance doesn't cover it he will cash in his retirement account to pay for it. Of course I would never let him do that.....but this loving and caring son has always been there for me. Constantly buying me gadgets that help me open things easily so my sore hands don't hurt so much. I just couldn't ask for more. I am blessed!
So tomorrow I have many things to be thankful for and I will spend some quality time with my guys....my son and my two grandsons.



I hope all of you have a wonderful day!
Nancy

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

New 1840 Sampler Floss colors coming soon!

I have been busy with the dye pot today.....45,000 yards of floss dyed for the new 1840 Sampler Collection. That's 20 new colors that I will start showing next week. I hope to dye more floss tomorrow as the warm weather has arrived and perfect for drying floss outside.
I am adding this new collection because most of the colors will have a lot more variegation than the 1795 Sampler Floss Collection. I have had a few requests and I think these colors will work perfect. Still the nice antique looking colors but with added variegation with tone on tone darker coloration and the addition of another color. Hard to describe so I guess you will just have to wait and see some of these. And after I get 50 colors dyed I will have a give-away to share some with you!
I am hoping to do 100 colors to this limited edition set....we will see. They will be sold separately and in a large set.

Meanwhile....I am still whittling away at sampler patterns. Time is going to get tight around here when I start doing the floss on cards but I just don't have anyone that lives close to me to hire. My grandsons aren't thrilled with doing floss but do help me at times. They run the winder to unwind the large cones of floss for me and wind chenille on cards and that is a big help.
The vegetable garden is also planted so I am ready to go put my feet up for a bit!

I hope all of you are enjoying nice spring weather after the long cold winter we had.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.
Nancy

Monday, May 5, 2014

Another mini sampler is finished; Be Strong and of Good Courage


Another mini sampler is finished. This one measures 6-1/2 x 9" on 32ct linen.

I will be sending another pattern to Rita as she is game to stitch another! Which pleases me to no end.....she did a beautiful job and I appreciate it very much.

I am working on another sampler pattern but am also doing the necessary yard work that comes with spring......and I want to start dyeing floss later this week. Nice antique colors, soft and muted....with splashes of a second color in them for variegation. I will show you some samples when they are finished. For now.....it's back to the garden!

Thanks for stopping by.
Nancy

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Custom Family Name Sampler Chart Winners today!!!!

We have a couple lucky winners today for a custom Family Name Sampler chart.......


You will get to choose from red or brick colors......your family name custom printed on your chart with the date!
The winners are:
Kim M    and Babs in Alabama. Congratulations! Please email me with your name and date you would like printed on your chart. nbelgian@aol.com

Thank you all for entering the give-away.

If the weather ever gets warm here I will start dyeing new summer floss colors and have a new give-away for some of those. We are having the coldest spring(which I love) we have ever had in the 19 years I have lived here and we just had the coldest winter in 30 years. I can't take heat so I have enjoyed every minute of it. I know that the extreme heat and humidity will settle in soon so I will enjoy every cool day I can.

Thanks for stopping by....have a great day!
Nancy

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Beauty of Spring Sampler Finished


A model stitcher has finished the Beauty of Spring for me. This is the insert.....the smaller part of Welcome Spring Sampler. Of course the title at the top and name of the shop are just printed on this picture....one gal asked me if it was stitched on there....no.......I wanted to do this with two versions and this was the smaller part.

You can see there is quite a difference in the size of these samplers. The smaller one is 10.9" x 14.4". The larger sampler is 14.4 x 19.0".

It will be a while before I have the other model finished as the stitcher has had several delays.
I have two new model stitchers......and always looking for fast stitchers who want to trade for merchandise.


Have a great day!
Nancy

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New Sampler.....Thy Hearthstone's Steady Glow

Another busy week and another sampler pattern is finished. This will be off to a model stitcher in a few days. I am still looking for model stitchers with lots of time to stitch....I know summer is quickly approaching but if you stitch year round I would love to have you stitch for me. Several of my model stitchers are taking a break from samplers so I am always looking for new stitchers. Right now I am trading my over dyed floss....mostly the 80 skein(1600 yards) 1795 Sampler Floss Collection for stitching. I also have 32ct linen in several hand dyed shades, charts, kits, buttons, charms, trims.....lots of goodies to trade.

Thy Hearthstone's Steady Glow......
At thy hearthstone's steady glow
Precious memories ebb and flow
All thy days this home has blest
Thy busy hands with tenderness

Charted for DMC floss. Pattern size is 175 x 175 stitches. Finished size on 16ct (32ct linen) is 10.9 x 10.9. Fits a 12 x 12 frame and they have some beautiful frames in that size at Hobby Lobby at a very affordable price.

Pattern is $14.99 and will be available in my ebay store later today.

Thanks for stopping by. On to the next sampler pattern.....
Nancy

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! I hope each and every one of you has a wonderful holiday surrounded by loved ones. I know I will be spending time with my family....the best gift of all.
Nancy
 
 
 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Another model sampler is finished and I am thrilled with it

Preserve My Heart Secure sampler is finished. I just received it today from a model stitcher and I am thrilled with it. This is stitched with DMC on my sage linen. She did a beautiful job stitching for me...I am so lucky to have so many model stitchers with time to spare.
I need to select a frame...maybe one of my antique frames I have (I have a closet full). Now I need to find some time just to frame some of these pieces.
I have been swamped with stitching mottoes for ebay customers...I think I see the light at the end of the tunnel. One more to go after I finish this current one...and there are days I wonder if my hands are going to hold out. I truly have to quit stitching mottoes for customers. I haven't stitched for myself in ages.
Thanks for stopping by....be sure to enter the custom family name sample chart give-away in a previous post.
Nancy

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Custom Family Name Sampler Chart Give-away. Enter Now!

I have completed the Custom Family Name Sampler Chart. An adorable vintage couple stand in the doorway of their little house. It is a nice sized sampler, on 16ct (32ct linen) it is 7x9" and fits any 8x10" frame. Stitch count is 115 x 144.  Shown on cream linen. Lots of colors in this sampler and charted for DMC to make it easy for everyone.
This sampler chart will have your name and date (marriage or other). The font shown with my name (Turner) will fit names with 10 letters. If you have a longer name I will use a slightly smaller font to make it fit. Email me first if you have a very long last name.
A RED variation:
Available in either color combination.
I wanted to make this chart easy . Instead of sending you an alphabet and you have to chart your own name and date in there, I am charting it for you. Your actual chart will be printed with your name and date on it. Does it get any easier than that??
The Custom Family Name chart is $24.99 plus postage. Email nbelgian@aol.com if you would like one.
Lets give one away!!
Rules: You must be a follower and post a comment here. Post on your blog, facebook or your stitching group and get 25 more entries. Send a friend and get another 25 entries.
Drawing to be April 30th to give lots of people time to enter.
Nancy

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

How much do you like to finish on items? I would love to hear from you

I have always like to do finishing on items. I have given away almost everything I have ever made over the years....so finishing is not new to me. I see a lot of people post that they don't like to do their own finishing....so my question is....how much finishing do you like to do on an item? How simple do you like/need it to be?

I have done simple envelope cushions recently for a customer.....all you need to do is place the pieces right sides together and stitch all around and then you just turn the piece right side out and sew on a button. I tried to get her to attempt this simple sewing project.....but I just couldn't convince her to give it a try. It doesn't get any easier than this. I even attached the linen to the border pieces before she stitched her pieces. Do you think that would be a great idea for some kits? Then all the stitcher would have to do is stitch the insert and sew the pieces together. Maybe sew on a charm or two....hanging ribbons....I love the ruffled bias tape ribbons I use. I will show that in a post later this week. I have dyed several colors that I use and maybe I will dye more colors. The ruffled ribbon bow could be tied in the kit too...then you would just have to tack it on. Or I could even tack that on the back too!

What are your finishing skills?  I will be putting kits together this summer and I would like to know how simple I need to make these. Is it the edge trim you find the most difficult part? I am trying to see how much I can do in a kit to make the finishing easy for you. I have always enjoyed hand sewing and find it easy to attach trims to pieces. Then I hear that others don't enjoy this process.....so I am trying to help as much as I can.
How many of you like the wool applique pieces? I see they are popular on some sites. What if the applique was already done on the back of a piece....just thinking out loud here....and that would be incorporated into the price of the kit for a little more. I guess the kit could be offered both ways, for you to finish or the finishing almost done for you and you just sew the two pieces together and turn. No seam to sew closed. Just tack on a button or charm on the overlap seam.
I would love to hear from you.
Nancy

Working on new samplers and lots of spring sales going on

I am working on a couple new samplers at the same time. I work on one.......then get an idea for another so I jot that down.....then go back and forth as new elements for the design come to me. I truly love to put a design on paper and watch it unfold.

A had a couple requests for my next weekend sales.....and I thought I would extend it all through April to help everyone.
Buy 5 packs of chenille trim and you get one free. I have that sale all the time on ebay.
Buy 5 packs of hand dyed ric rac you get one free. Buy 5 packs of hand dyed buttons and get one free.
Buy 5 yards of cluny ric rac trim and get one free.
Free shipping on the 1795 Sampler floss collection. Worldwide! Saves up to $20. Buy through me as the sale is only in America on ebay for this floss collection.
I am clearing out my eyelet trim and listing lots of new colors. I have a couple more rolls I could dye but maybe I will just sell the natural by the yard.
I need to list a lot of small trims that I want to drop from my inventory. I sold the bulk of each set and need to list the extras. I still have a huge inventory of trim I would like to sell before we move in 18 months. I don't want to have to move all those boxes of trims. I am listing some great bargains in my store this week.
Thanks for stopping by.....
Nancy

Sunday, March 30, 2014

This week's sampler....a re-design

This weeks sampler pattern is a re-design of a sampler I did in 2012. I wanted to change the colors and the flowers....well I changed the basket design, motifs, etc. Once I got started I just kept making a lot of changes. It's amazing how different colors can change a pattern. I have dropped the older pattern from my inventory and will be selling the new one. Alphabet and numbers are included to personalize your sampler. Design size is 218 x 139, finished size on 16ct (32ct linen) is 13.6 x 8.7. Now I have to decide if I want to have this one stitched. I love the red and gold together. Fits perfect in my house.
Charts will be printed tomorrow if you are interested.
Teach me to feel another's woe.....how important that is.

Thanks for stopping by.
Nancy

Friday, March 28, 2014

Free floss this weekend with floss purchase

Another weekend special.....this weekend, Fri-Sunday the 30th......for every 7 skeins of floss you buy (20 yards each), you get one free (20 yards) of your choice. Choose from any in the 1795 Sampler Collection or any of the other colors I have in my shop.
To say you have lots of colors to choose from is an understatement!
You can browse my store http://stores.ebay.com/Victorian-Motto-Sampler-Shoppe
See the category at the left "hand dyed floss".
You can purchase on ebay or email me direct with your order. nbelgian@aol.com
*****If you order through ebay, you must send me a message to tell me you saw this sale to get the free floss. The sale is not on ebay.
Thank you for the nice response I have been having to these weekend sales. I do all I can to help and I love to share.
Have a great weekend!
Nancy
P.S.            If anyone missed the free shipping on the 1795 Sampler Floss collection, 80 skeins, 1600 yards....I will extend it this weekend. Free shipping world wide! Saves up to $20. This will not be combined with the free floss sale.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A different sampler by changing colors

A friend asked me to sell her The charm of Friendship sampler chart but asked me to change the colors for her. No problem! She loves reds and dramatic colors....

I even made the border on the flowers a wider red for her. I love the ease of changing patterns with a stitching program and a few minutes time. I like it so well that I will sell the pattern with this color combination too. I may even send it out to another model stitcher. Charted for DMC.
Back to the drawing board..............
Nancy

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Charm of Friendship Sampler


I just received another model in the mail today....she did a beautiful job on this sampler. I am so lucky to know so many talented people...and generous with their time.
This is shown stitched with my own over dyed floss. It is charted for DMC....but I like the softness of these over dyed colors I chose.
The Charm of Friendship. I am printing charts this afternoon if you would like one. The chart alone is $14.99 for 10 pages. Enlarged color blocks and symbols pages are included to make it easier for you. Chart with my over dyed floss is $19.99. Stitched on natural 32ct linen, finished size is 14 x 16-1/2".
******THIS WEEKS SPECIAL*******
The first 10 charts sold($14.99) will receive free floss! I do all I can to help in this tough economy. Email nbelgian@aol.com if you would like a chart.
      I have just selected a verse for my next small sampler....be sure to stay tuned next week to see the pattern.
     I have quite a few model stitchers but if you are in the states, like stitching on linen and have some time, I would love to trade stitching for floss (and anything else in my store).
                                             Nancy