Sunday, May 26, 2013

The complete 1795 Sampler Floss Collection

I think I have completed the 1795 Sampler Floss Collection.....at least for now! I have 78 colors! I just added a few and I am giving two additional skeins free with this set. Free colors only available with  this set.
I have had a couple requests from customers to purchase the whole collection....so I thought I would show you what it looks like when you look at all of it. Actually I sit in the middle of a mountain of floss after I dye this much......I could roll around in it! I just love looking at all the colors.

It is now in containers from floor to ceiling....but it would have been more fun to roll around in it! I have many floss-a-holic friends (you know who you are!) who can identify with this. Don't try to deny it....

So now I can FINALLY get back to  patterns and such. I hope to have some great new things to show you over the next couple weeks so stay tuned.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Nancy
P.S. I was just asked for a link for ordering this set. You can email me nbelgian@aol.com to buy direct or click on the photo at the right to go to my ebay store.  The set is $156. 1600 yards and about 1/4 the price of some of the other floss companies if I may say so. Thanks for the inquiry.

A beautiful gift from a dear friend

The mailman brought me treasure this week......beautiful treasure! I sent Nan from Threadwork Primitives some samples of my 1795 Sampler floss....and she made me a beautiful pouch and used the floss I sent her! I just love it Nan and will cherish it always. I know they say that one good turn deserves another....but this was above and beyond that. I feel so blessed to have made so many dear friends through this business...and that is the best part of it all!
Have a great day everyone....and a great holiday weekend here in the states.
Nancy

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Summer Floss Give-away-enter now!!

I am adding 18 more colors to the 1795 collection today. Lots of golden yellows, golds, copper, russet, peaches, lilacs, Christmas red and green and a few others. There are now 73 colors in the 1795 Collection. Lets give some away!


How about if I let 10 stitchers pick their favorite 5 colors! They will receive 5 skeins, 20 yards each of their favorite colors.

Rules: You must be a follower of my blog and post a comment here. Post on your blog and get 20 MORE ENTRIES! Yes....20! For every friend you send to join my blog you get another 20 entries!

Drawing to be June 15th so we have lots of time for people to enter. After this give-away we will do another with different goodies. We have to keep the stitchers motivated during these summer months and free gifts always help.

I truly love to share with all of you. Let the comments begin!

Nancy

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

18 more colors for the 1795 Floss Collection

Busy....busy...busy bee indeed. I got another 18 colors done for the 1795 floss collection. This is what I dyed yesterday and I have the drying rack full of floss from today's dye pot adventure so stay tuned.


Lots of Russets, Halloween oranges, lots of greens from Faded Parsley to Mint, Lime, Olde Sage, etc. Then we have Berry Pie, Claret and a few more blues.

I will list these in my ebay store this afternoon and after I show you the next round of colors we will have a great give-away. You KNEW that would be next!

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!
Nancy

Friday, May 10, 2013

New floss colors for the 1795 Collection

I have just wrapped up a very busy 2 months stitching mottoes and making hand carved frames for each. To say that it took up most of my time is an understatement. It takes 12 hours on average to stitch a motto and I was doing 3 a week and then the frames. It truly doesn't leave much time for other projects let alone stitching for me.

We have had a tremendous amount of rain like a lot of you here in the states. It was hard to get a sunny day to do photos but I managed to get some taken this morning before the clouds returned. I have dyed another 15 colors for the 1795 Collection. I did a lot of blue shades since I have had many requests for these. From Powder Blue to Aged Pewter to Blue Green which is one of my favorites. The Berry Wine, Peach/Pink, Faded Green Leaves and Aged Coral.


I have also been dyeing the linen for the faded roses kits I am working on....and dyed the floss, trims, floss rings, buttons, lace....
Then I bought lots of bells in assorted shapes and sizes.....and antiqued them for some Christmas kits I am working on....not too rusty as I don't like rusty items on my linen! We were always taught to take out a straight pin so it wouldn't rust on fabrics.....so I can't understand why anyone would put very rusty items on linen. That's just me....

I will have more photos soon...and a GREAT give-away.....so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by.
Nancy