Sunday, July 17, 2016

I would love your opinion about trims

As I was warming the dye pot the other day I started thinking about dyeing more trims. I have sold a lot of 1/2" regular ric rac and the 1/2" cluny ric rac. And each time I do a 1" cluny lace it sells out very fast. I simply love the crocheted look of this lace and it adds so much to a finished item. I used to do a lot of smalls years ago but then I simply got too busy to stitch and I started on the samplers and I was hooked. My walls are filled. I keep saying I am going to get a larger house just so I can add more samplers!

So I have a couple questions about this 1" cotton cluny lace. It looks so old fashioned when dyed in soft colors (which I love) and can be bright and bold and new looking when the colors are changed. This base is white so I will do a patriotic pack with red, white and blue. That's a given. Then I want to do so softer colors and even the primitive set. Probable cinnamon, rust, a dark plum, a faded blue, antique caramel......I still have to decide how many colors I am going to do. What colors do you like best for finishing? Basic colors to keep in stock. And MOST OF ALL I wanted to ask if you think 1 yard of each color is enough? On a wider trim like that I usually put one yard because the package can get pretty bulky but I can do two yards of each color. I was going to do three trims per package instead of singles. I have to decide if the three pack will be the same trim in three different colors or three styles of the same color. Talk to me......

I am thinking of adding a 3/8" lace as I have sold it before in neutral shades  and it might be perfect for very small items.

 



I will do two styles in the wider cluny lace. It is actually 1-1/8" and I have been told it is preshrunk which is nice. Then when it hits the hot water in the dye bath it will not shrink. My order should be delivered later this week and after I have some dyed I will show them to you.

LACE-CLUNY-LACE-100-COTTON-WHITE-330-YARDS-ROLL-COTTON
      
    You know how much I value your opinions and I love to hear from you. If you would take the time to leave a comment I would appreciate your opinion.   I know a lot of you do your own finishing. And this lace is so easy to tack down with tiny stitches. Speaking of easy to sew....I have a great vintage gold metallic ric rac I will show you next. It looks terrific, is tarnish proof, and I know a lot of you do primitive Christmas items and this would be a great trim to have. I was lucky enough to buy some rolls from a guy going out of business and he had these in the stock room for many years. I just may have to stitch a couple smalls just to use some of this.

Thanks for stopping by.......
                                       Nancy      

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Woodland Floss Collection winner today!!



I have the best job......and I get to play Santa any time I want!
And today I get to announce a winner for the Woodland Floss Collection. 12 skeins of woodland favorites and this collection comes with 3 extra skeins! The first 30 boxes have the extras.
 
The name drawn was Darlene Schwarzmann. Congratulations!
Please email me and give me your address. nbelgian@aol.com
 
Thank you to all who entered. I wish I could give everyone a gift...maybe if I live long enough I will get that chance! lol  I figure by the time I am 100 I might reach that goal.....so keep following!
 
Be sure you have entered all the Christmas in July give-aways.....and stay tuned as you don't want to miss the birthday celebration with me next month for my birthday. I ALWAYS share my birthday with you.
 
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day! I know Darlene will.
    Nancy
 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Christmas in July Surprise Present give-away! Enter Now!

Santa Nancy has saved the most fun give-away for last. A SURPRISE present! Everyone loves to open a present and get a surprise....and you will love this one!

Rules: You must post a comment here. You must be a follower at the right. Click to follow by Faithful Friends.

****Post on you blog, Facebook or stitching group and get 100 more entries!

Drawing to be July 30th so hurry and enter and tell your friends to enter. You won't be disappointed with this stitching present....I promise.
You must check back to see if you are a winner...you must follow!
Good luck to all who enter.
Thank you for making this a fun Christmas in July!!
                            Santa Nancy

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Christmas in July. Favorite Things Give-away! Enter now!

Yes it is time for your Favorite Things Give-away. Not my favorites...yours! You tell me your favorite colors for floss.....fabrics (linen or aida), tell me if you like finishing trims. Do you like Quaker patterns or samplers? Do you have a favorite chart of mine that you would like? Tell me your favorites and I will send you a surprise package of goodies for Christmas in July!

Rules: You must be a follower at the right. Click to follow by Faithful Friends. You must post a comment here.
***Post on your blog, Facebook or Stitching group and get 100 more entries!

Drawing to be July 27th so hurry and enter. You must check back to see if you are a winner. Be sure you have entered all the current give-aways.
Good luck to everyone.
                                         Santa Nancy

Friday, July 8, 2016

Primitive Merry Christmas and Jingle as Ye Enter give-away, enter now!

As I continue with Christmas in July, this give-away will be for two charts of mine. Jingle as Ye Enter, Jingle as Ye go which makes an adorable door hanger or wall hanging. It also comes with a free ornament pack. The birds are holding small brass bells hanging from a piece of floss in their beaks. I display mine every Christmas. As a companion chart I made a primitive Merry Christmas chart called Decorating the Tree. Cute little birds decorating this tree and as a bonus for both charts I am including all the over dyed floss and bells! These are some of my best sellers for that reason. It comes with all the instructions and pictures for a simple...yes very simple, finish. No hand sewing it closed when you are finished. A simple fold over flap secured with a button.
These are listed in my ebay store and I also sell them direct. Lets give a few away!!

RULES: You should know them by now! You must be a follower and you must post a comment here. Post on your blog, Facebook or stitching group and get 100 more entries!

Lets give two sets away. Drawing to be July 29th so hurry and tell your friends to enter. Good luck everyone!
                                            Santa Nancy

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Christmas in July Necessaire give-away!! Enter now!

I love Christmas.....in December, in July....I love to give presents all year long. It's always fun to do the Christmas in July give-aways....so lets give away a necessaire to one lucky winner. If we have over 200 entries I will give away a second one.
****These are hand made by me and filled with trims, felt needle pages, large pin, button bag with charms and buttons, etc.

Lots of color choices....The Giving Quilt makes a beautiful necessaire......but I also love the Williamsburg Sampler fabric (I have it in browns, multi and blues).....and then the REDS!!!! My favorite color of course. The brown floral is the most antique looking pattern I think I have......so many choices! I will let the winner select on the day of the drawing.






RULES:    I have the same rules for every drawing. You must be a follower at the right. Click to follow by faithful friends. If you are not a follower and I draw your name I will have to draw another name.
You must post a comment here.
Post on your blog, Facebook or stitching group and get 100 more entries!
Drawing to be July 28th so hurry and tell your friends to enter. You must check back to see if you are a winner. You must follow!
Good luck to all who enter!
                                         Santa Nancy

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Happy 4th!!!!


Wishing all of you here in the states a very Happy 4th of July! A wonderful day to celebrate in this country.

I am celebrating with my family and taking a day off so I am posting this early. I wanted to announce the winner of the Star Spangled Banner floss set. The name drawn was Louise. Congratulations! Please email and give me your address.

I hope you all have a fun and safe holiday with loved ones.

I will be back soon with more Christmas in July to share so stay tuned.
                 Nancy

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Halloween Patchwork floss winner today

Lots of goodies have been going out to lucky winners and today we have The Halloween Patchwork boxed set winner.



July will be filled with lucky winners so be sure and stay tuned.
Today the lucky winner is Jennifer Janney. Congratulations! Please email me and give me your address. nbelgian@aol.com
 
I have dyed more floss for another boxed set that I will show next week. I have tons of orders to get out today before the holiday....and a much needed day of rest.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Nancy

Friday, July 1, 2016

We have a July Birthday Club winner today

On the first of each month I draw the name of a winner for The Birthday Club. Today the lucky winner is Robin Pinkham. Her birthday is on the 13th and we all want to wish her a very Happy Birthday!! Please email me Robin and give me your address so I can send you a nice present.
Be sure that all of you have sent me the month and date of your birthday so I can enter you in the Birthday Club. Email me at nbelgian@aol.com
                                            Nancy

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Best Friend Give-away, enter now! Christmas in July!!

I like to have a Christmas in July give-away....or two, so stay tuned for more. One of my favorite give-aways is my Best Friend gift. You enter...and I send a present to your best friend! Don't you simply love that idea? When you enter you simply leave a comment and don't give me your friend's name. The winner will do that in a private email. Unless you want to tell the world who your best friend is (some have more than one!) and then you can put the name.

So....for the present...lets see......I know I have lots of goodies around here! Maybe you could tell me your best friend's favorite colors. And if they like to stitch Quaker patterns or regular samplers, Christmas patterns, etc. And if they like finishing trims or just floss. I can pick a nice selection but it would be nicer to send exactly what they like.

RULES: You must be a follower. Click to follow by Faithful Friends. A few know how to enter by sending me an email if they have trouble following. YOU MUST post a comment here. Post on your blog , Facebook or stitching group and get 100 more entries! I like to have a lot of followers have a chance to win.
Drawing to be July 30th. Good luck to all who enter!
                                            Nancy

Primitive Floss Collection winner today!

The Primitive Floss CollectionWe have a lucky winner today for the whole Primitive Floss Collection! I am always happy to share with these give-aways with all of my stitching friends. I have fun because I let my grandsons pull a name out of the hat. So much more fun that way. The lucky name drawn was Patricia Geary. Congratulations! Please email me and give me your address.

You can still enter the Patchwork quilt floss give-away as the drawing is on the 2nd of July. The Patriotic box is on the 4th and the Woodland Collection drawing will be on the 14th.

I have a fun give away after that for Christmas in July so stay tuned. And you don't want to miss the big birthday celebration give-away in August! So many things going on this summer.

Stay tuned for a very special give-away in my next post.
                                          Nancy

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Woodland Collection floss give-away, enter now!

I always have fun putting together new collections because I know I am going to give one away! This set of Wild Strawberries, Blueberries, Elderberries, Wild Grapevines, Hickory Nuts, Wild Acorns, Wild Honey, Wild Grapevines....etc.......was fun to dye and fun to put a collection together. LOTS of variegation in half of these colors. Like the shading in the wild grapevines in the woods, all different shades on the vines. And the same with wild berries as they start to ripen. Many different shades in one bunch.
Primitive and any other type of stitching...you will love this set.
All boxes have 12 skeins, 20 yards each.

Rules are always the same. You must be a follower at the right. Click to follow by Faithful Friends. You must post a comment here. If you are unable to post then send me an email and I will enter you.
*****The best part....post on you Facebook, stitching group or blog and get 100 extra entries! Yes I do check! lol
Drawing to be July 14th.

With this set I will give 3 extra skeins as a gift for the give-away. AND.....the first 10 sets sold get Elderberry, Mixed Berries and Wild Blueberry. 60 extra yards! Those are the three skeins shown at the right in the picture.
The next 20 boxes sold get 2 of those free skeins and the next 20 boxes get one free skein.
These will be available on Wednesday and I am already taking orders. These limited editions go quickly. They are $24.99 plus postage. nbelgian@aol.com
Good luck to all of you. Thank you very much for entering. The longer you know me the more you will know that I truly love to share.
          Nancy      AKA   The Floss Fairy

Woodland Floss Collection, wild berries, nuts and vines

I was dyeing some of the small lots of floss this week and decided to do a woodland theme....some wild berries, nuts and vines. I took some variegated floss and over dyed it with a completely different color...I think you will love the variegation in these as it looks like the variegation in berries and vines. I hope to be able to take some photos this afternoon after the dark clouds move out as it rained a while ago.

I always do a little research on wildflowers or anything like that for my collections. After all.....wild and crazy names aren't for my floss. If you have noticed I try to describe what the color is. Not just an exotic made up name. Lets have the name fit the color!

I dyed some wild raspberries, blueberries, grapes and grape vines, chestnuts, acorns, etc. I think you will like this collection. Primitive if you use them for primitive stitching or just use them for other berry and vine motifs.

Of course I will give a set away....don't I love to share with all of you? So stay tuned. I will gather the floss and hopefully be able to take a few pictures this afternoon. You don't want to miss out on this lovely collection. Limited edition as usual.

Thanks for stopping by. Talk to you later!
                                                   Nancy

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Favorite Red Roses floss winner today!





We have a winning name drawn today for the boxed set of Favorite Red Roses. Lots of beautiful red and greens to stitch a whole flower garden. The lucky name drawn was wichitastitcher. Congratulations Paula! Please email me with your address.

We still have the complete Primitive set give-away that you can still enter. The drawing will be on the 30th, Patchwork Quilt will be July 2nd and the Star Spangled Banner will be on the 4th....of course!

I am almost done carving frames for a large order and then I will get back to putting more boxed collections together....and lots of give-aways all summer. Stay tuned!
                                        Nancy

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Keeping very busy with floss

I am always busy....always. Too busy. But it seems like there is always another frame to carve for a customer or another floss color I want to dye. I was going through the boxes (mountain) of floss cones that I have yesterday. My goodness. I think it will take me a year to dye all of this floss. No kidding. I have so many limited edition boxed sets that I want to do this summer alone. I keep getting ideas for new sets and then hit the dye pot. I will start showing some of those colors in a week or so. I am currently swamped with motto kit and frame orders this week. I keep saying I am going to quit carving frames but I have so many regular customers that have bought from me over the past 11 years and I just can't say no! I did quit stitching mottoes by request as these arthritic hands said no more. I stitched over 500 mottoes in 11 years!

Be sure you have entered the current give-aways still going. The Favorite Red Roses will be drawn on the 21st, the complete Primitive set on the 30th and on the 4th of July we will have a winner for the Star Spangled Banner floss set. Scroll back to previous posts to enter for each of those. And make sure you have sent me your month and birthdate for the Birthday Club. On the 1st of each month I draw a name for a nice present. Floss of course!

I still have a couple of the Cottage Garden, Picket Fence, Red Roses and Sleepy Hollow Collections if you are interested. Some have free skeins with them. Others have adorable charms included with them. I always like to give a little extra with a purchase to make it fun. Speaking of fun.....

I bought some adorable reindeer charms to go with the next Christmas Floss that I dye. Maybe if I find some free time (????!) I can do a small chart to go with the reindeer. Just a thought. I just about gave up sleep years ago to keep up with all of this so I am not sure where I will find some extra time. I need to add about 4 hours onto each day and then maybe...just maybe...I could get everything done on my daily list. Trims....necessaires.....floss and linen to dye....so stay tuned.

And for those of you lucky enough to be celebrating Father's Day today, I hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by.
                                                     Nancy

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Star Spangled Banner Floss give-away. Enter now!

Fresh from the dye pot I have some beautiful reds, blues, golds, whites, etc. Perfect for some Star Spangled stitching!
Perfect for a give-away! I even put together a few charms and buttons to go with it. A shiny gold flag, an antiqued gold flag, two red, white and blue buttons, a red heart and a red wooden apple button.

12 skeins, 20 yards each for lots of patriotic stitching. These are $25.99 and only available direct from me. I am not listing these in the ebay store. nbelgian@aol.com I will be boxing these tomorrow and ready to mail on Tuesday.

Lets give a box away!
2 skeins of Grand Old Flag Red, 2 other reds, blues, golds, flagpole brown too! Two whites, one antiqued and one creamy.
Rules...You must follow the rules! lol
You must be a follower at the right. Click to follow by Faithful Friends. You must post a comment here.
*****Post on your blog, Facebook or stitching group and get 100 extra entries!
Drawing to be July 4th of course!!
Good luck to all who enter.
                                            Nancy

Monday, June 6, 2016

Sleepy Hollow Floss Collection winner today!


We have another lucky winner today for the Sleepy Hollow Floss Collection. The name drawn was Nichole Franklin, Congratulations! Please email me for your address. nbelgian@aol.com

Stay tuned as you know there will be more give-aways as I am dyeing more collections all summer.

You can still enter the drawing for the complete Primitive Collection. See my previous posts. Favorite Red Roses too.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!
Nancy

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Patchwork Quilt Floss Collection give-away, enter now!

I think I am through with the orange and purple in the dye pot for a while. I put together this Halloween Patchwork Quilt Collection.....simply because of the way I wanted to display it in the box. I will be making several patchwork quilt collections this month so stay tuned.

It takes a little longer to put the box together.....a bit of a pain, lol. But adorable! I will be doing 25 of these boxes this week and they are $26 plus postage. 12 of my 20 yard skeins (240 yards of Halloween stitching) and I am including 2 pumpkin and one skeleton key charms. Complete with the fold over gift card. Nbelgian@aol.com And I can mail them direct to your friends as a gift. Postage is extra.
Now you know I can't make something new without giving one away!
Rules: Same as always. You MUST be a follower, click to follow by Faithful Friends. You must post a comment here. Post on your blog, Facebook or stitching group and get 100 more entries!

Drawing to be July 2nd so you and your friends have lots of time to enter.
Back to quilting.....I mean dyeing......
                                                   Nancy

Thursday, June 2, 2016

We have a floss winner today!


We have a winner today! The Southwest Collection!


Includes:    Chili Pepper, Hot Pepper, Paprika, Desert Sky, Brick Oven, Copper Kettle, Golden Maize, Southern Sky, Desert Sand, Tortilla, Gristmill and Cilantro.

The lucky name drawn today is:  Fran Caswell
Congratulations! Please email me and give me your address. nbelgian@aol.com

Be sure you have all signed up for the other current give-aways as there is still time to enter all of them.

Have a great day. I know Fran will!
                                                    Nancy

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

We have a birthday winner today!!

On this first day of June we have a winner. Happy Birthday!!!! The lucky name drawn today was Annie Murphy
Her birthday is on the 6th and I have a nice stitching present for her. Please email me Annie at nbelgian@aol.com.

Be sure all of you have sent me your birthdate so I can enter it in my book. On the first of each month I draw a name and send out a nice stitching present.

Have a wonderful birthday Annie!
                                                 Nancy

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Happy Memorial Day

For those of us in the states I want to wish you a very Happy Memorial Day. A day to remember all of those fallen heroes who bravely fought for this great country and our freedom.
                                                  Nancy

Picket Fence Floss Collection with 60 yards free!

I had time to put together one more boxed set before I rest for the holiday tomorrow. If you call cooking, cleaning  and baking for the family rest! But I love it.


The floss set is The Picket Fence Collection. Garden favorites...and I love this group. Beautiful reds and greens (all of these boxed sets are newly dyed colors and very limited) for roses and vines, Pink, Plum and 2 purples.
AND I thought I would give 3 free colors ($30 retail!)with this set as I had some small dye lots left over. I have a lot of small cones, half cones, etc that are hitting the dye pot. The 3 free colors are to the right. A taupe, orange and peach. I was in a hurry to take the photograph before I lost the natural light. This will be boxed with a card as the other sets are. ONLY 20 of these boxes. If you want to place an order email me, nbelgian@aol.com.
They are $24.99 plus $3 postage here in the states. First come first serve basis until they are gone.

Back to cleaning.............it's going to be so nice to "relax" on the holiday tomorrow!
                                   Nancy

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Cottage Garden (antique/primitive) Boxed Floss set plus 40yds free!

I feel like a busy bee hovering around all of these beautiful flower colors. Heavenly to look at......

Lovely to stitch with. I wanted to do another limited edition and this Cottage Garden Collection just went together perfectly. Soft, antique/primitive flower colors that fill this 12 skein boxed set. 240 yards of stitching.

I also had a couple small hanks of gorgeous floss.....so I thought I would give TWO FREE SKEINS with the first 30 ( I had to add more since so many want this set) boxes sold. 40 yards of overdyed floss....I believe that would be about $20 if you went out to buy it.
I think I will just sell 40 boxes of this limited edition.
The free colors are to the right.....Columbine and French Lavender. In the boxed set are Sunflowers, Hydrangeas, Dahlia, Foxglove, Garden Moss, Delphinium, Dame's Rocket, etc.

Email me if you would like a set. nbelgian@aol.com
I will only give the free skeins with direct sales. After I sell a few sets I might list these on ebay.
The box is $24.99 and $3 postage in the states. These sell out quickly so if you want one be sure to email me.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you all have a nice relaxing, holiday weekend (here in the states).
                                           Nancy

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Primitive Floss Collection Give-away! 920 yards of floss! Enter now!

I have been blessed in many ways.....and as you all know....I truly love to share! With each new collection or boxed set I like to give one away. It's my way of saying thank you and giving back to the stitching community. Great people who have become many great friends over the years.

It's been a while since I have given away a whole floss collection. OK....I was recently asked if I ever give away whole collections. YES! I have given away many of them over the years and I guess I need to give another one away. I am still working on the new Ultimate floss collection....it will be finished soon (unless I get swamped with carving frames once again).

Lets start with some summer stitching fun. A great give-away for any stitching project.

Lets give away The Primitive Collection. 46 of my 20 yard skeins, 920 yards of stitching heaven! This set is $90 and if you buy direct from me I include a couple extra free skeins as a thank you.
nbelgian@aol.com
The Primitive Floss Collection 
Rules:    You MUST be a follower. Click to follow by Faithful Friends.  You must post a comment here.
Post on your blog, Facebook or stitching group and get 100 more entries!!!! We want lots of stitchers to have the opportunity to win.
You must check back to see if you are a winner. You must follow!
Drawing to be June 30th. Lots of time to enter for some summer stitching fun.
 
I will be adding a couple new colors to the Primitive line very soon. Requested colors that I think you will love. I will also include them with each purchased set as a free gift.
 
Good luck to all!!!!
                                     Nancy

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Favorite Red Roses Boxed Floss set give-away, enter now!

If you know me at all, you know I LOVE red. And I especially love all shades of red for flowers. I thought I would select some beautiful shades of reds from my motto kits and do a Favorite Red Roses Collection. And as usual....I thought I would share with you! I will give one boxed set to a lucky winner.

Another limited edition only available as a set.
Reds, cranberry reds, pink/reds and 4 beautiful shades of green that I use for leaves. I even included 2 heart charms that say made with love.

Old Country Rose, Antique Rose Red, Royal Albert Rose, American Beauty, Victorian Rose, Best Red Rose, Variegated Rose, English Tea Rose, English Garden, Dried Rose Leaves, Spring Garden, and Rose Leaves.

Rules: Same as always. You must be a follower at the right. Click to follow by Faithful Friends. You must post a comment here.

***Post on your blog, Facebook or stitching group and get 50 more entries!

Drawing to be June 21st and you must check back to see if you are a winner. You must follow!

These are $24.99 plus postage if you would like one. I will probably only do 35 boxes. Very limited editions. nbelgian@aol.com

Good luck to all who enter! Lots of give-aways coming up with all these limited editions so stay tuned.

                                          Nancy aka The Floss Fairy

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Sleepy Hollow Floss Collection give-away, enter now!!!!

When you are on a roll....you keep rolling! I have been dyeing more of the very limited editions (in between dyeing all the regular floss) since it gives me a break and basically...it's fun!

I had a couple requests for Halloween floss recently. I had sold out of my previous collection.....so I dyed some fantastic new colors for this Sleepy Hollow Collection. VERY limited edition....I will explain in a minute.

It includes a nice selection of pumpkins, browns, eery blues and greys and a couple purples that seem popular with Halloween.
Glowing Pumpkin, Sleepy Hollow Purple, Hallow's Eve Orange, Ichabod Crane, Spirit of the Pumpkin, Headless Horseman, Tombstone Grey, Midnight Sky, Eery Purple, Bewitching Hour, and Spooky Brown.

I am including two pumpkin charms with each box. I will only do 15-20 of these limited edition boxes so if you want one contact me. nbelgian@aol.com.  I will be listing these on ebay soon and they sell out quickly. They are $24.99 plus postage.
Lets give one away!
Rules: Always the same. You must be a follower at the right. Click to follow by Faithful Friends. You must post a comment here. Post on your blog, Facebook or a stitching group and get 50 more entries!
Drawing to be June 6th. I will have quite a few give-aways all summer with all the new floss that I am dyeing.

Good luck to all who enter!
                                        Nancy

Sunday, May 15, 2016

NEW! Southwest Collection boxed set and a GREAT give-away, enter now!!!

All of you know how much I love to share with you.
I just finished another very limited edition boxed set, The Southwest Collection. I will only do about 30 of these boxes and they go fast.

Includes:    Chili Pepper, Hot Pepper, Paprika, Desert Sky, Brick Oven, Copper Kettle, Golden Maize, Southern Sky, Desert Sand, Tortilla, Gristmill and Cilantro. Colors dyed just for this super southwest collection. I just listed these in my ebay store and they are also available direct from me.

Lets give a set away!!
 Enter here. Rules are the same as usual.
You MUST be a follower at the right. Click to follow by Faithful Friends. If your name is drawn and you are not on the list we have to draw another name.
You must post a comment here. If you post on Facebook, your stitching group or blog you get 50 more entries. I like to let a lot of stitchers have a chance to win.
Drawing to be June 2nd so hurry and enter and tell your friends to enter.
You must check back to see if you are a winner. You must follow!

Good luck to all who enter!!
                                                Nancy

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I would love your opinion on floss!!!!

So here I go......I always wonder if this will bite me on the butt......

Do you all know why I sell my floss for $2 for 20 yards? Or my new line with the price increase for $2.45 for 20 yards? Simply to save stitchers money. Money I could be putting in my pocket if I sold 5 yards for $2.75 like the other shops do. But I won't.

I started selling floss to offer a quality product at an affordable price. I get criticized from shop owners who have asked to carry my floss....if I will quit selling wholesale to the public. And right now my pricing is below wholesale.

Am I mad? Yes. A shop owner told me that I will never get anywhere selling direct to all of you and not sell in shops.
And that I will be known for cheap floss with my cheap prices.
WRONG. I offer a quality product and I am just not greedy. Plain and simple. Could I open a small factory and employ people to do a larger floss business? Yes. I have a retail building sitting empty after we decided to close a pet shop. Do I want a larger floss business? No.
I love the stitchers I have met all along this journey and I have made many new friends. All over the world. I love to share my designs, my floss, and most of all, my time with the friends I have made. I like to call it quality of life. I know they appreciate the great prices I give them and we always have fun with all of my give-aways.

So I want you to know I will continue to sell wholesale to all of you. Simply to save you money. To give you quality floss at an affordable price.

So now that my rant is over....I will get back to floss! New colors....coming soon....new gift boxes, new floss sets and new give-aways!

                    Love,
                        The Floss Fairy

Monday, May 9, 2016

Kansas Wildflowers Boxed Floss Set

It's back to work today.....after I pack orders from the weekend I will start listing the new floss colors in my ebay store. I will be having a 10% off sale this week and if you buy direct from me you will get that sale price. I have 60 listings to do for floss singles and the Kansas Wildflowers boxed set.

I have to re-do the photo as I grabbed one of the cards that was spelled wrong....gotta love it when you are in a hurry!
The new Kansas Wildflowers Boxed Set (also sold as individual singles) are:
Blue Sage,  Prairie Clover,  Prairie Parsley,  Prairie Rose, Meadow Flax,  Golden Sunflower,  Kansas Coneflower,  Black-Eyed Susan,  Western Wallflower,  Prairie Sage,  Bittersweet,  and Maximilian Sunflower.

I may add a second series later on. The boxed set includes a cute fold over gift card and on the front is a Kansas Wildflowers card I made to go with it.

I guess I better get back to work......I just wanted to show you the new set.

Have a great week.
Nancy