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

Sunday, December 14, 2014

14th Day of Christmas, 800 yards of floss winner today!

                                                   
On this 14th day of Christmas one lucky stitcher has won 40 skeins, 20 yards each, 800 yards of hand dyed floss! I hope this gives you lots of hours of stitching fun! I will send a nice assortment for you.
The lucky winner is: Nancy P!
Please email me and give me your address. Congratulations!!
Having fun here!!! Ho! Ho! Ho!
                                       Santa Nancy

Saturday, December 13, 2014

13th Day of Christmas winner!

                                     
On this  13th day of Christmas I want the winner to tell me if they want floss, or linen or aida and I will send you a nice present!

Today's winner is: Marguerite. Congratulations!! Please email me and tell me which one you would like and give me your address. nbelgian@aol.com

I hope all of you are having as much fun as I am.
                                                 Santa Nancy

Friday, December 12, 2014

12th Day of Christmas winner today!

                                                     
On this 12th day of Christmas we have one lucky winner of a $25  Gift Certificate! You will be able to browse my ebay store and then tell me what you have selected.
The lucky winner is:
NeedledMom!
Congratulations! Browse my ebay store and let me know what you would like. Don't  purchase on ebay. http://stores.ebay.com/Victorian-Motto-Sampler-Shoppe

Santa Nancy

Thursday, December 11, 2014

11th Day of Christmas 1600 yards of hand dyed floss!

                                                          
On the 11th Day of Christmas we have one very lucky winner of the complete 1795 Sampler Floss Collection! 1600 yards!
                                     
I have already given away two of these sets this holiday season and I am very happy to announce another winner today.
Sherri (rscahayes)
Congratulations!
Please email me at nbelgian@aol.com and give me your address.
                    Santa Nancy

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

10th Day of Christmas Fabric winner today!

                                      

On the 10th Day of Christmas we have FABRIC as your gift! You can choose....you can have 32ct linen...six colors shown. Antique Champagne, Parchment, Faded Tan, Pumpkin Essence, Sage or Rose Blush. You will get 1/2yd. Middle photo.




For Aida or Fiddlers Cloth you get to choose two colors:
If you want Aida (top photo) I have one color of 16ct (12" x 18" for most) Desert Tan. Then I have 14ct in Pumpkin Essence, Pale Champagne, Antique Champagne (12" x 20"), Faded Berry or Dark Berry.

In Fiddlers Cloth, 18ct bottom photo,  (love the speckled colors in these) I have Parchment, Desert Sand, and Rose Blush, Antique Linen,  and Antique Champagne. These are 12" x 18".

And the lucky winner today is:   Phyllis
Congratulations!
Please email me at nbelgian@aolcom and give me your address.
                                      Santa Nancy











Tuesday, December 9, 2014

9th Day of Christmas SURPRISE gift winner today!

                                                             
On this 9th Day of Christmas we have a surprise gift going out to a lucky winner! Now I said it is a surprise....so you know that I can't show it here because I want the recipient to truly have a great gift to open. I think I will post a couple photos after Christmas and show the surprise gifts that went out and maybe they will show them on their blogs too.

So today the lucky winner is: Annette-California
Congratulations Annette! Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com, and give me your address and your gift will be in the mail. Remember....don't open it 'till Christmas!!
                                                Santa Nancy

Monday, December 8, 2014

8th Day of Christmas winners!



                                                                                  
                                                              







On the 8th day of Christmas I thought I would give a gift to you....and for one of your friends. The winner will receive the sampler chart of their choice and they can give me the name of a friend who will get to pick out a sampler chart. I will mail both charts. You can pick the chart to surprise your friend or you can let your friend select from my inventory. I thought this might be a fun way to share one day in this give-away.


Today's winner is: Joyce Clark Frank.
You will be able to select a friend that you would like to receive a chart. Please email me at nbelgian@aol.com. I need your address and your friend's address. Congratulations to both of you!!!
Santa Nancy

Sunday, December 7, 2014

7th Day of Christmas winner!


                                                            

On the 7th day of Christmas Santa Nancy is giving away a $25 gift certificate for you to choose items from my ebay store. You will browse my store, http://stores.ebay.com/Victorian-Motto-Sampler-Shoppe  and then tell me what you want. Do not purchase on ebay.  Charts, floss, all kinds of hand dyed trims, etc.
We have one lucky winner today:
sew.darn.quilt
Congratulations!! Please email me and give me your address. nbelgian@aol.com
And we still have lots of gifts in my bag to give away so stay tuned each day.
Santa Nancy
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Saturday, December 6, 2014

6th Day of Christmas WINNERS!!




                                                    



On the 6th Day of Christmas I have picked TWO winners, not just one, for the Christmas trims bag.


 Hand dyed buttons in red, cranberry and green, assorted small colored bells, antiqued brass bells, charms, chenille trim and ric rac in a draw string bag. I love the snow flake and rocking horse charms.

The lucky winners are:
Nancy M and
Judy (Attic Raggedys)
Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com, and give me your address.

Congratulations!!!

Santa Nancy

Friday, December 5, 2014

5th Day of Christmas winner!

 On the 5th Day of Christmas we have FABRIC as your gift! You can choose....you can have 32ct linen...six colors shown. Antique Champagne, Parchment, Faded Tan, Pumpkin Essence, Sage or Rose Blush. You will get 1/2yd. Middle photo.

The winner is Tina (Thread Therapy blog) and she said she would like Aida. So she gets to select two colors! Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com and give me your address.
Congratulations!








For Aida or Fiddlers Cloth you get to choose two colors:
If you want Aida (top photo) I have one color of 16ct (12" x 18" for most) Desert Tan. Then I have 14ct in Pumpkin Essence, Pale Champagne, Antique Champagne (12" x 20"), Faded Berry or Dark Berry.

In Fiddlers Cloth, 18ct bottom photo,  (love the speckled colors in these) I have Parchment, Desert Sand, and Rose Blush, Antique Linen,  and Antique Champagne. These are 12" x 18".
                                        Santa Nancy

Thursday, December 4, 2014

4th Day of Christmas Winner!

On this 4th Day of Christmas we have a winner of the Williamsburg Sampler fabric hand made(by me) sewing necessaire!

 Complete with all the trims, floss, felted wool button and charm bag with antiqued safety pin closure, charms and buttons, wool felt needle pages and an antiqued large flower safety pin, and my own Flo Blue Floss.This is made with Williamsburg Sampler Fabric, I have antiqued it, and made this for you. I have sold dozens on ebay and they are very popular. The alphabet is the fabric pattern, this is not stitched.
I will be giving away necessaries with other fabric patterns so stay tuned.
Sewing-Necessaire-HAND-MADE-COMPLETED-w-goodies-Williamsburg-Sampler-fabric
Sewing-Necessaire-HAND-MADE-COMPLETED-w-goodies-Williamsburg-Sampler-fabric
                   


The lucky winner is:
Tedra
Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com, and give me your address.
 
Thanks again to everyone who entered. Be sure and stay tuned in each day for the drawings.
Santa Nancy

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

3rd Day of Christmas Winner!

On the 3rd Day Of Christmas one lucky stitcher has won 20 assorted skeins of my hand dyed floss. 400 yards of stitching heaven!
The lucky winner is:
Pam in IL
Congratulations! Please email me nbelgian@aol.com and give me your address.

Thanks again to everyone who entered the drawings. Be sure to stay tuned each day! Ho! Ho! Ho!
                                              Santa Nancy

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

2nd Day Of Christmas winner!

                                                   

On the 2nd Day of Christmas one lucky winner gets to pick the sampler chart of their choice!

                                         
And today's lucky winner is: rosek1870! Browse my ebay store and select a chart. http://stores.ebay.com/Victorian-Motto-Sampler-Shoppe   Don't purchase on ebay, just email me your choice.
nbelgian@aol.com
Congratulations! Be sure to stay tuned each day as I announce all the winners in the 25 Days of Christmas.
                                            Nancy

Monday, December 1, 2014

1st Day of Christmas winner!

Let the fun begin!! On the 1st Day of Christmas we have FABRIC as your gift! You can choose....you can have 32ct linen...six colors shown. Antique Champagne, Parchment, Faded Tan, Pumpkin Essence, Sage or Rose Blush. You will get 1/2yd. Middle photo.




For Aida or Fiddlers Cloth you get to choose two colors:
If you want Aida (top photo) I have one color of 16ct (12" x 18" for most) Desert Tan. Then I have 14ct in Pumpkin Essence, Pale Champagne, Antique Champagne (12" x 20"), Faded Berry or Dark Berry.

In Fiddlers Cloth, 18ct bottom photo,  (love the speckled colors in these) I have Parchment, Desert Sand, and Rose Blush, Antique Linen,  and Antique Champagne. These are 12" x 18".

And the lucky winner today is:
nkuelbs. Congratulations!
Please email me and give me your address. nbelgian@aol.com

Keep entering all the give-aways for each day.
And be sure to stay tuned each day until Christmas as I will be giving away LOTS of nice gifts.  25 Days of Christmas!
                                           Santa Nancy

Sunday, November 30, 2014

We have winners today!

We have a winner today for the 1840 floss collection! EvalinaMaria! And....because we had 200 entries I added another winner as promised! Debbie is our other winner! Please email me with your address and info. nbelgian@aol.com

We also have Christmas chart winners today for the Jingle as Ye Enter: Pauline Perry, Kathy R and Debbie (the Debbie that was picked has a blog called Christmas ornament challenge 2011). Please check the original posts to see if this is you. Check your name and blog/info. Then I will double check.
We have Decorating the tree winners today: Mara, Maggee and Peg Coleman!

Congratulations to everyone......and be sure to check back each day for the 25 Days of Christmas winners.
Remember that you can enter every give away before each drawing. Tell your friends to enter!
                                                                        Nancy

Saturday, November 29, 2014

25 Days of Christmas $100 Gift Certificate give-away, enter now!

On Christmas Day Santa Nancy is giving away a $100 gift certificate! One lucky winner will have a nice present and be able to go shopping! Lots to choose from...floss, charts, hand dyed linen or aida, trim bags filled with goodies, sewing necessaires, sewing charms, hand dyed buttons, motto kits, trims, etc.

Rules: same as usual. You must be a follower at the right. Click to follow by faithful friends.
You must post a comment here.
Post on your blog or facebook and get 25 extra entries for each post. Send a friend to follow and get 25 more entries! You can keep entering right up to the day before each drawing.
Good luck to everyone. Thank you for entering all of the give-aways. It has been a lot of fun hearing from all of you. I have enjoyed your nice comments...and loved all the cute posts too. It has been my pleasure to offer these gifts to all of my faithful followers. Be sure to check back to see if you are a winner. 25 Days of Christmas!
Ho! Ho! Ho!
                               Santa Nancy

Friday, November 28, 2014

25 Days of Christmas, Gift Certificate give-away, enter now!

On the 24th day of Christmas Santa Nancy will be giving away a $25 gift certificate.......or you can choose the surprise package! You will have to wait until you get the package to know what Santa put in it! One lucky winner will have their choice.

The drawings will be starting real soon for Christmas and also on the 30th of this month one lucky winner will be getting the 1840 Collection of floss! Be sure you have signed up for that give-away!



Rules: They are the same for each drawing. You must be a follower at the right. Click to follow by faithful friends.

You  must post a comment on each drawing that you want to enter. Join in the fun!
Post on your blog or facebook and get 25 more entries!
Drawing to be December 24th.
Remember that you must check back to see if you are a winner. I don't have the time to hunt you down...and after all, you must follow!
Good luck to all who enter.
Santa Nancy