Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Autumn Floss winner today!

We have a winner today for a gift box of my newest floss colors in the Autumn Collection.
The winner is: The Eskimo's wife
Congratulations! Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com, and give me your address.

Thanks to all who entered.....be sure you have signed up for the other give-aways....lots of floss going out of here!
Have a great day!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

New Christmas boxed floss sets!

I have been keeping very busy these past few weeks dyeing 80,000 yards of floss! Lots of new colors. I will be taking these to the guild for them to card this week for their fundraiser. I like paying them knowing it is going for a fundraiser and it really helps both of us.

I dyed lots of new Christmas colors! I will have two different Christmas collections. Each set has the same 4 traditional and antique greens and the same 4 antique gold, brass and bronze. BUT there will be a set with 4 traditional Christmas reds and the other set will have 4 Victorian cranberry colors.
First is the Traditional Christmas collection. It comes gift boxed with a fold over card. I will print these with the name on the front tomorrow.

Next is the Victorian Christmas Collection with the cranberry colors.

In October I will be giving away a set of each. I have so many give-aways going right now I need to wait a bit on Christmas!
These are $24.95 available through me direct or they will be listed in my ebay store later today.
Back to work.....boxing floss! Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Favorite things give-away! Enter Now!!

As promised.....lets have another Favorite Things give-away!!! Those seem to be the "favorite" give-aways.....you tell me your favorite things....floss.....trim bags......hand dyed linen or aida....charts.......a motto kit......lots to choose from.

Rules:    You must post a comment here. You must be a follower....click to follow by Faithful Friends at the right. Post on your blog or Facebook and get 25 more entries!
Drawing to be September 21st and you must check back to see if you are a winner. You must follow! Remember...I don't have time to hunt you down! lol
I will have a favorite things give-away in October and November too... so be sure to keep up with the posts. I don't just do Christmas in December.........I have Christmas all year long! I love to share with my faithful followers. I appreciate all of you and I thank you for following and all the kind comments you leave on the posts. I am blessed in many ways.......especially knowing all of you!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Mother's Flower Garden gift box of floss give-away, enter now!

I am still working on the new gift boxes of floss and today I am adding Mother's Flower Garden. 12 skeins, 20 yards each.
Delphiniums, Phlox and Columbines in this set. Each boxed set has a different name and different floss.
Lets give one of these gift boxes away!

Rules: You must be a follower at the right. Click to follow by Faithful Friends.
You must post a comment here. Post a comment on each give away you want to enter.
Post on your blog or Facebook and get 25 more entries.
Drawing to be September 15th. You must check back to see if you are a winner. You must follow!

I am working on my next flower set and a great Christmas gift box. Boxed and the blank fold over card so you can personalize the gift you are giving. Or give it to yourself! lol
These are $24.95 plus postage. Available direct, email me, or in my ebay store.
Good luck to everyone entering!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Halloween gift box of floss give-away, enter now!

I dyed some new Halloween colors and put together another limited edition gift box. 12 skeins, 20 yards each, 240 yards of stitching fun. Of course we have to give one away! $24.95 value!
Lots of variegated pumpkin shades, 2 variegated greys, a purple and a dark midnight purple.
I will be listing these in my ebay store this afternoon and available directly from me.
Rules: Same as always. You must be a follower at the right, click to follow by Faithful Friends. You must post a comment here. Be sure to post a comment on each give-away you want to enter.
You must check back to see if you are a winner....you must follow! lol. Drawing to be October 1st so lots of people have time to enter. Good luck to all! Let the comments begin!
P.S. If I am Santa Nancy through the Christmas season....am I the good witch during Halloween???????? 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Grandmother's Flower Garden boxed floss sets!

I am burning the midnight oil once again to play catch-up after the 4 months of the knee injury. So much to do and never enough time.

I put together a limited edition floss set, Grandmother's Flower Garden. Lots of beautiful flower colors in this larger gift box, 28 skeins! 20 yards each to stitch lots of beautiful Roses, Carnations, Violets, Sunflowers, Forget-Me-Nots, Lavender and Pansies! 4 colors to each flower.

Gift boxed with a gold stretch loop and a bow. These will be $56 plus postage. nbelgian@aol.com if you are interested.

Next I will be doing Auntie's Flower Garden so stay tuned. I may do some smaller gift boxes of flowers....haven't decided it. I still need to do the Christmas gift boxes too. Halloween? Is that too limited? Tell me what you think. I always appreciate your opinions. I don't do a lot of Halloween stitching but I know several friends that love that holiday. I tend to skip over it now that the grandsons are grown and I go right to Christmas decorating November 1st. Ok, sometimes a few days before Halloween.

I have been dyeing lots of floss.....LOTS! I found a local Embroidery guild and asked if they wanted to earn money by carding my floss....they said yes! (thank you Judy for suggesting that) I am thrilled as I can get thousands of skeins done in one day. I will be dropping off 30 colors, 2400 yards of each color, 3600 skeins! I would do a happy dance...but remember, I have the bad knee and ankle. OK....a little happy dance!

Back to the dye pot....I have to have all the floss dyed by the 1st for the guild.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

New boxed floss sets give-away enter now!

I had a great day yesterday on my birthday....thanks to many of you who made it so nice. Great presents, dinner out with my family (no cooking or dishes allowed on my birthday as my son spoils me) and a wonderful day with my family.

Today it was back to work and I started putting together some boxed sets of floss with new autumn colors. 12 skeins, 20 yards each, I have previously sold similar boxes and given some away. I always donate them to retreats. In fact I was just contacted today from a guild in Texas asking for a door prize donation and I will send one of these boxes. Retail is $24.95. A nice box with a clear lid and gold stretch loop. I just ordered fold over cards and I will add one. A nice addition if you are giving this set as a gift.

So lets get to the floss!!

There are two different Autumn color sets. Lets give one away! Lets start off the Autumn decorating/stitching early.
Rules: You must be a follower. Click to follow by faithful friends at the right.
You must post a comment here. Post on your blog or facebook and get 25 more entries. Drawing to be September 1st and you must check back to see if you are a winner. Remember.....I don't have time to hunt you down!! lol
I will also be putting together a flower garden set shortly and of course we will give one of those away. Maybe a Christmas set.......so much to do!
You can use the picture shown above if you want to post on your blog or facebook.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Lots of winners today!!!

Thank you for all the birthday wishes...it's going to be a wonderful day, especially because I get to share it with some of you. We have chart winners today:

We have several winners. gensearch, Rosella and lets add KimM.
Congratulations! email me and give me your address. nbelgian@aol.com

Now for the Favorite things winners!  The winners  told me several things that they like....but I will need to know what type of fabric you stitch on, favorite colors, etc. Your favorite things!
Cindy (in Maryland) says she likes my Spring charts,,,,,
Librarystitcher says she likes 14ct linen and perforated paper. I think I will let her pick a motto kit from my store to start with.
Congratulations stitchers!

I have been putting together some gift boxes of floss with Autumn colors . I have sold quite a few of these on ebay with other colors and given them away on my blog several years ago. I will also have a give-away on my next post so stay tuned!! I will also have another Favorite things give-away  soon as it seems to be one of the favorites. Maybe I will do one each month until we start the Christmas give-aways....sounds good to me!

Thanks again to all who entered. And thank you for all the birthday wishes, cards and gifts. You guys are the best!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Just finished a patriotic sampler

About 10% of my 300+ patterns are antique reproductions. I saw this antique motto on ebay but the condition was poor to fair.....so from that small photo I re-did the pattern and stitched this motto for me. Harder than a lot of the mottoes that I do simply due to the length of the long satin stitches around the letters and for the long stitches of the golden rays. They were placed carefully after I had stitched everything else in the motto. I am not going to offer this motto in kits simply because the pattern transfer was difficult, time consuming and the stitching would be hard for a lot of stitchers.
This will simply hang on my wall by my American flag and be proudly displayed. It is difficult to see the golden rays that arch across the whole top of the motto.
           Free and Independent by the grace of God
I just got a new camera and this is the first picture I have taken with it. I can't believe how many settings and adjustments are on these cameras and it will take me a while to get used to it.

I just wanted you to see what kept me busy for several days. I am still having trouble with this knee after the injury so I am sitting a lot to say the least. I will need the knee replacement farther down the road but it looks like I might need the ankle replacement before the knee. Favor a bad knee and put all your weight on your bad ankle for 3 months = joint replacement from this arthritis. I hope and pray it is a ways down the road! I am quickly wearing out! lol    Two bad shoulders, bad hips, one knee and one ankle. How about a body replacement???? Sounds good to me....sign me up!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Favorite things give-away! Enter now!

          Roses are red
         Violets are blue
      When it is my birthday
      I will share with you!!

Come celebrate my birthday with me! August 14th.....lets have a party! If you have been a follower of mine for a while, then you know I love to share my birthday with my stitching friends.
It's my favorite things birthday party!! Tell me your favorite things.....floss? Linen? Aida? Hand dyed trims? Sewing charms? And your favorite colors!!
Drawing to be August 14th so hurry and enter.  Two lucky winners will be drawn.
Rules: You must post a comment here. Post on your blog or facebook and get 50 more entries!
You must be a follower, click to follow by faithful friends at the right.
Lets have a party!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

We have 2 big winners today!!

Christmas in July is ending with 2 big winners today! It's been lots of fun....lots of work.....and I enjoyed every minute of it. Too bad I can't do this all the time!

First we have the customer appreciation surprise gift bag. It goes out to rosek1870. Please email me Rose and give me your address.

Next we have a floss winner....a big floss winner!!!
The whole 1795 Sampler Floss Collection, 80 skeins, 1600 yards of floss! The lucky winner is:     R Spade
Congratulations ladies!!!! Thanks for entering and joining me in the fun.

It's time for me to get back to work on some Christmas projects.....lots of fabrics to cut and sew.....so I better get back to work.

Thank you EVERYONE who entered the drawings!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Favorite colors winner today!!!

We have a favorite colors winner today for a surprise gift from me.
The winner is:
Laura (flowers of the wind) and she said her favorite colors were golden honey. I have a nice surprise for her!
Please email me Laura and give me your address. nbelgian@aol.com

There are still a couple days to enter the last give-aways if you have not already done so. Winding up July with a bang!

Santa Nancy

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Come sit and chat with me....and a give-away!

I wanted to change one of my charts and add a cute design to it.
It was my "I'll put the kettle on". It made a cute little cushion and I even give a tea pot charm with each chart. Well I wanted to add these two sitting ladies.....sipping tea.....
I still need to stitch it, probably red on cream linen but would look great in any color.
There is way to much to do around here. I stitched 5 mottoes for customers in the last two weeks and hardly had a chance to get back to patterns until this morning. Three hours later and the pattern was done. On 14 ct it is 9x9". On 16 ct it is 8x8" and 18 ct it is 7x7". Cute size to frame or make into a cushion or even on a cover for a little project bag. I haven't decided  yet.
The chart will be available tomorrow in my ebay store. Includes a tea pot charm. $8 plus postage. Includes one charm.

Lets give a couple charts away! Come join me on my birthday, August 14th and we will have a party, sit and chat a while and give a couple charts away!!

Rules: 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.
Drawing to be August 14th......of course! I figured having fun on a birthday is better than being worried about getting old!! lol

Good luck.....thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Christmas in July chart pack winners today! Jingle all the way!!!

Jingle all the way today!!! We have two winners for the Jingle as Ye enter, Jingle as Ye go chart complete with hand dyed floss and all the bells to stitch your door hanging.

The winners are:  Marjorie Nath and Donna Pheneger
Congratulations!! Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com, and give me your address.
Remember that there are still a couple give-aways to enter before the last drawing.
Thanks to all who have entered in the Christmas in July give-aways. It has been a lot of fun!
Santa Nancy

Friday, July 24, 2015

A SPECIAL give-away for customer appreciation day!!!!! enter now!

It's time for a SPECIAL give-away for customer appreciation during my Christmas in July.

Read carefully......to enter:

This is a special surprise gift bag, a $50 value!

If you have purchased from me in the past three years.....then you can enter this give-away. No, I am not being mean to the rest of you! lol   I just wanted to do a customer appreciation give-away to my devoted customers. If you purchase before the give-away drawing then your name will also go in the hat.

You must post a comment here.

Santa Nancy has lots of goodies in this bag! Maybe a chart or two....maybe floss and trims......no lumps of coal...just goodies! In your comment you can SUGGEST what you would use....floss, linen, charts, trims, etc. Santa loves suggestions!
Drawing to be July 30th. Same day as the big drawing for the whole 1795 floss collection. Make sure you have signed up for all the drawings.
                       Santa Nancy

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Gift Certificate winners today!

We have gift certificate winners today for my Christmas in July celebration. I want to thank all of you who have signed up to be part of all of the fun this month.

Today we have two winners, $25 each. They can browse my ebay store and then email me with their selections.

The winners are:  Cathie J   and pj
Congratulations! Email me at nbelgian@aol.com
Have a great day!

Santa Nancy

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hand dyed linen sale, free floss and free linen!

I finally got more linen dyed last week and have listed it in my ebay store. These are one yard pieces, 36" x 60" for $44. I include a free 20 yard skein of floss with each ebay order. If you order direct I will send 3 skeins of floss, you choice of colors. nbelgian@aol.com.
ebay store:

Shall we have a super sale? Sure!! Buy 5 yards and get one free yard plus 15 skeins (300 yards!) of floss!

Colors are slightly mottled, nothing real drastic. Classy linen colors, the same as I use on all my samplers. Cream, Light parchment, Light tan, Medium Parchment, Golden Parchment, Pale sky blue, Slate blue and Rose blush. It's always hard to get a great photo with this camera...colors are prettier than what is showing on my monitor.

I can fold and mail in a padded envelope or a priority mail box to prevent wrinkles. Edges are finished for you and linen is ironed.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

We have Sampler chart winners today!!

We have two Sampler chart winners today! They will get to browse my ebay store and pick a chart. Thank you to all who entered.....I wish I had a present for each and every one of you.....Santa needs a bigger bag!

The winners are:
minibea 12

Congratulations! Browse here:


Then email me with your choice,nbelgian@aol.com, and give  me your address.
Be sure you have entered all the give-aways. We still have some great gifts left for Christmas in July!

Santa Nancy

Monday, July 20, 2015

Hand dyed linen winner today!

I am pleased to announce today's fabric winners. I wanted to add more pictures of the new fabric colors I have added. These cloudy days don't lend themselves to taking photographs. I will try to take more photos this afternoon if it clears up. I have several more colors in linen, Light Caramel, medium Caramel and Slate Blue. Add that to Champagne, Light and medium Parchment, sage and summer yellow. Some have more mottling than others. I don't do drastic color splotches folks....I like the subtle look of classy fabrics.
If you like Aida I have several colors. I also have some beautiful 18ct fiddler's cloth....a rustic aida. I really like the color variations in it.

The first winner is Kimberly Goins. She said she wanted Aida so I will send her two smaller  pieces. The linen is 1/2 yard and one piece goes to Tricia.
Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com and give me your address.

I will start the linen sale later today or tomorrow, here and in my ebay store so stay tuned.
Congratulations to the winners today!
Santa Nancy

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

1600 yards of hand dyed floss give-away! Lets do it again! Enter now!

We just had two winners of this fantastic floss collection.....lets give it away again!!!!!
Christmas in July continues with this great give-away of 1600 yards of hand dyed floss, the entire 1795 floss collection! 80 beautiful skeins, 20 yards each. My retail is $156, would be over $700 from other companies.
You must post a comment here. You can enter each give-away with a comment on that post.
You must be a follower at the right. Click to follow by Faithful Friends.
Post on your blog or facebook and get 50 more entries! We want to give a lot of stitchers a chance to enter.
Drawing to be July 30th so there is lots of time to enter.
Good luck everyone!
                                                   Santa Nancy

1600 yards of hand dyed floss winners today!!!!


We have a winner today!!! 1600 yards of hand dyed floss....80 of my 20 yard skeins from the 1795 Collection.
My grandson helped me with the drawing.....so when he pulled the name out of the bag I was shocked as it is a good friend of mine!!! So I told him to also draw another name!! Lets have two lucky winners so no one can say I played favorites! lol
The first name was    Susan Wild
The second name drawn was    Krissy B
Congratulations ladies!! Thank you for entering and sharing in all the fun. Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com, and give me your address.
Stay tuned for all of the other drawings this month and be sure you have entered all of them. You never know....I might pick you!!
                                     Santa Nancy

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Christmas in July Favorite colors give-away, enter now!

We have lots of goodies that will start going out tomorrow so be sure you have signed up for each give-away. You must post a comment on each one you want to enter.

For the last give-away....lets do your favorite colors and a surprise from me!!!!
You must be a follower. Click to follow by Faithful Friends.
You must post a comment here. Post on facebook or your blog and get 25 more entries.
You must check back on each post to see if you are a winner. You must follow!

With your comment tell me your favorite colors. I will pick out a nice surprise gift for you.
Drawing to be July 28th so hurry and enter!
Having fun yet? Wait until tomorrow when I start announcing the winners!

Santa Nancy

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Christmas in July Gift Certificate give-away, enter now!

What would a great give-away be without a gift certificate?? Lets give a couple away!!! $25 for you to select anything in my shop. You will browse my ebay store and then email your selections to me. Lets have 2 winners!
Charts, floss, trim bags, grab bags, etc.
Rules: same as usual. You must be a follower at the right. Click by Faithful Friends to follow.
You must post a comment here. Post on your blog or facebook and get 50 more entries! I like to give a lot of people a chance to enter. I love Christmas in July!!!!!
Drawing to be July 23rd. You must check back to see the winners of all the give-aways. I don't have time to hunt you down (lol) and you must follow!
Good luck to all!!!
Santa Nancy