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!
Nancy

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
Congratulations!!

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.
Nancy

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.
http://stores.ebay.com/Victorian-Motto-Sampler-Shoppe

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:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/151754439574?

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:
Flickenstichlerin
minibea 12

Congratulations! Browse here:

http://stores.ebay.com/Victorian-Motto-Sampler-Shoppe/CHARTS-FOR-CROSS-STITCH-/_i.html?_fsub=2117248014&_sid=182293904&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

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.
Rules:
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!!!!
Rules:
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

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Another Christmas in July give-away, enter now!

Lets continue with the fun and the Christmas in July give-aways.
This is one of my favorite Christmas decorations, a cute little door/wall hanging. Jingle as Ye Enter, Jingle as Ye Go and it includes the floss and all the bells needed for this cute decoration.
Every time I post this picture it reminds me to take another photo as it looks crooked but it isn't......oh well!

You also get the bonus pattern (including floss and bells) for the adorable ornament with the bird holding the string with the bells in his beak. Instructions are included to make both items.
Rules: You must be a follower at the right. Click on Faithful Friends to follow.
You must post a comment here. Post on your blog or facebook and get 25 more entries.
Drawing to be July 25th. You must check back to see if you are a winner....you must follow!
Good luck to all who enter. Christmas is fun for me twice a year!!
Nancy

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July! Give-away winner today!


Happy 4th of July!! A day to celebrate a great country and all the people who have fought for it. The world may have a lot of troubles and we have our fair share.....but I still believe America is a great country.....and will rise above all of this.

The pictures are two of my favorite mottoes. My pattern of God Bless America (and He truly did and we better not forget that) and a copy of an antique motto in my collection, Let us have peace.

I hope all of you are celebrating today with family and loved ones. Some will be remembering loved ones lost while fighting for this great country. Freedom is not free and many have paid the price for it.

Here is a picture of today's gift, a patriotic trim bag of goodies!





I am pleased to announce the winner  today.
Cheryl Rodruquez! And lets give a couple smaller grab bags away!
Pam Koontz and Jackie Podboy. Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com, and give me your address.
Congratulations winners!
Be sure you have signed up for all of the Christmas in July give-aways.
Have a wonderful day!
Nancy

Friday, June 19, 2015

Sampler pattern give-away for Christmas in July, enter now!

To continue with the Christmas in July give-away I thought I would give two lucky winners their choice of one of my sampler charts. Dozens to choose from....large or small....a few have over dyed floss. Here are just a few......you will be able to browse my store and tell me which pattern you would like if you are one of the lucky winners. I also have a few charts for some of my most popular motto patterns. Lots to choose from! Samplers, Quakers, Halloween, Christmas, Family Name, Friendship Tribute, etc.







So lets have some more fun!
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 50 more entries!
Drawing to be July 21st. I will draw two names. I ship world wide.
Good luck to all who enter!
Nancy

Sunday, June 14, 2015

New Quaker chart, LOVE and you shall be loved

I wanted to do a companion Quaker to put next to my Be True in Heart. I wanted a similar border and made a few changes. Here is what I came up with:


Now it will be sent to a model stitcher this week. Finished size on 32ct linen is 11.5 x 11.5" and they fit perfect in a standard 12 x 12 frame. Easy and inexpensive framing makes it nice.
These are listed in my ebay store or available direct from me.

Thanks for listening.......or reading.....about my latest pattern.

Be sure you sign up for all the give-aways for Christmas in July in my previous posts.

Nancy

Hand dyed linen or aida give-away, enter now!

As promised, today I am happy to announce the hand dyed fabric (of your choice) give-away. If you follow my blog then you know how much I love to share with fellow stitchers and give back to the stitching community.
I use 32ct Belgian linen for all my sampler projects. I have several colors dyed and I will dye several more for you to choose from by the time I announce the winner. This knee injury has really slowed me down and I will be glad when I am up and running. Literally.
If you don't use linen I have 14 and 18 count aida and fiddlers cloth dyed in beautiful antique looking shades. These are 12"x18" pieces.

You will receive a fat half yard of linen (30x36 that I will be listing in my store for $22, a full yard is $44). nbelgian@aol.com.

Lets have TWO winners for this give-away. Lets double the fun!



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 50 more entries. I love to spread the word so a lot of stitchers have a chance to enter.
You MUST check back to see if you are a winner. I truly don't have the time to track you down! lol
Drawing to be July 20th. I love Christmas in July!!

Good luck everyone!
Nancy

Saturday, June 13, 2015

1600 yards of hand dyed floss give-away, enter now!

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.
Rules:
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 15th so there is lots of time to enter.
Good luck everyone!

Thanks for stopping by.
Nancy

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Lets start the Christmas in July give-aways, enter now!

Before I do the big hand dyed linen and 1795 complete floss collection give-away (this weekend), I thought I would start the Christmas in July give-aways with a patriotic one for our 4th of July.
My Patriotic trim bag is full of goodies to do some great finishes for your projects. Lots of possibilities, even for scrapbooking.



 It includes:
A  muslin draw string bag 5"x7"
10 hand dyed  red buttons
10 hand dyed blue buttons
10 white buttons
1 striped red, white and blue button or a mother of pearl floss ring, my choice
Hand dyed wood buttons: 2 red hearts, 2 red flowers, one red apple, 1 blue bird house, one blue flower

6 antique bronze charms (2 shiny flags, 2 antique finish flags, 2 God Bless America )

2 yards hand dyed 1/2" blue cotton ric rac
2 yards factory 3/4" blue ric rac
2 yards blue middy trim
2 yards blue 1/2" cluny lace trim
2 yards hand dyed red 1/2" (another shade) red ric rac
2 yards darker red hand dyed 1/2" ric rac
2 yards white ric rac 1/2"
2 yards slightly wide 1/2" white ric rac
2 yards EACH 1/8", 1/4" and 1/2" cotton tape. 1/2" is twill tape.
LOTS OF GOODIES IN THIS BAG!


 Each trim is in a small zip bag.
 


So lets give one away!
Rules: You must be a follower at the right by Faithful Friends. Click to follow.
You must post a comment here.
Post on your blog or facebook (yes I do check!) and get 25 more entries. Send a friend to follow and get 50 more entries.
Drawing to be July 4th....of course!!

Good luck to all!
Nancy

Monday, June 8, 2015

Stay tuned for a great give-away!

Thank you for the get well cards and get well wishes. It has been a long 2-1/2 months, believe me. I can carefully walk on this injured knee....carefully. So to say I am moving slow is an understatement. A word of advice....when you are on the mend...and feeling pretty good...don't rush out in the garden and think you are going to work like you used to. A slip with the hammer while hitting a post ( I did hop up and down pretty good when I did that one!) sent my hand back into a heavy duty metal fence post. The golf ball sized knot is still going down....the entire hand is purple....and I am slowly gaining use of it after 5 days. I thought we get smarter as we get older....maybe not.

I did smile when a gal sent me a message and asked if I am going to have another give away soon......of course! Next week  (or sooner if I get everything together) I will announce the goodies that will be given away. LOTS of great stuff. The entire 1795 floss collection, 1600 yards of over-dyed floss. And hand dyed linen...... The hand can't iron just yet......but I can stand on the bad knee so I am half way there! You have to be able to laugh as you get older....that's for sure.

So stay tuned....and if I can keep from getting another injury (they say things come in threes and I pray they don't!) and we will have a great Christmas in July give away.

Nancy

Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day


Remembering all of those who served and all of those we lost.
                               Happy Memorial Day.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

                                  
Wishing all of you a very Happy Mother's Day.
I am so lucky...and proud....to have  loving son who fusses over me and tells me how much he appreciates and loves me. We are best friends.....and that is the best part of it all.

I hope you are all having a wonderful day.

                                    Love,
                                          Nancy