Sunday, December 27, 2015

It's back to work on the new floss line for 2016

I survived a very busy Christmas season........just about collapsed into a chair after the last custom order was in the mail the day before Christmas. My goodness was I tired. Lots of gifts sent out for the give-away....which was SO much fun once again. Thank you to all who entered.

After a couple days rest I am ready to get back to the new floss line. This will be the largest line I have done so far and as I said, these will be stock (repeat) colors and not limited editions. I will start with 130 colors which I will do over a two week period. I am doing different cards for this line as I have decided to list the color name on the card and under that I will put the DMC conversion and the two colors it is closest to. That was you can use these colors as a substitute for DMC colors. You will also be able to cross reference to other conversion charts. I have seen conversion charts that show DMC, GAST, Weeks, etc. So you can build up a collection of floss to do all your stitching. I will also make a conversion chart showing all my colors and I can post that for you to print to keep on hand. I should have that available as soon as all the floss is dyed and colors are named. The first round will be over 300,000 yards of floss to dye, count, and put on cards. Talk about a large project.....it's no wonder I put in such long days!

The floss takes up a tremendous amount of space around here. If you have been to my home you know that I have my office/display room. I will certainly have to move things around to make room for the new display wall. Six feet high and 10 foot long display for the new floss. Out with the old and in with the new. Speaking of new.....I hope this new year is better for all of us. After 8 months I can finally walk better after my knee injury. Steps are still a problem and I think that will not go away any time soon. I am a long ways away from knee replacement which is good....I have too much to do! Don't you hate when things slow you down? Earlier this year I was ready to throw in the towel....I hate to admit that but this was the second worst injury I have ever had. I am so glad it is behind me and I am up and running again. Well...walking faster. I'll take it. As they say....this is as good as it gets.

   I have some nice ideas for new gift boxes of floss so be sure and stay tuned. Of course we will give some away! I am putting together a rainbow collection for January. I still have a few colors to dye for that one. I had to set up a larger room to dry the floss downstairs. One of these days I will just take over my husbands work building. It is 32 x 60 feet long.....what a floss factory I could set up in there. Hmmmmmm......now that's a good idea.

So this year is quickly coming to an end; so many plans and projects to do. With lots of floss to dye and so many give-aways for you!
Have a great day. Thanks for stopping by.
                                             Nancy

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  1. You have certainly made many of us happy this past year...thank you for your generosity. I vote for a bigger space for you! Maybe you can swap rooms....just a thought. Happy New Year.

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  2. I think you should quietly sneak in an take over your husbands work building. A little bit at a time and before he knew what hit you are in! : ) Thank you for your amazing generosity and all of the fun. Wishing you all the best in the coming New Year!

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    1. Ohhhhh.....I like the way you think! Good idea if I can pull it off.

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  3. I think You will be very busy and yours projects are great so I wish you good work for your production.

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  4. Can't wait to see your new colors! And YES! You should have already taken over your husband's play space! lol Happy New Year!

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    1. Gee...if I got enough votes I could take over! Happy New Year!

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  5. thanks for making so many people happy during the Christmas season. I love your floss and look forward to the new ones. I have almost finished the sampler Forget me Not and look forward to starting something new soon.

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    1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Penny!

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  6. You have worked so hard , have a lovely New Year , Mrs Santa.

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    1. Thank you so much. Happy New Year to you too!!

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  7. I hope you continue to improve daily.

    Happy New Year..

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  8. Nancy, I always enjoy reading your blog posts. I am looking forward to seeing your new line of floss colors and know they will be a great success for you. Happy to hear that your knee is feeling better. I vote for you taking over your husband's building.

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    1. Thank you Robin....and thanks for the vote! I will get that building yet!! LOL Happy New Year!

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  9. Your work seems to never end! You have made such a fun and wonderful Christmas for all of us. Thank you Santa Nancy!
    Happy New Year and many blessings to you. love Annette

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    1. Thanks so much Annette....Happy New Year!!

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  10. Thank you for your generosity, Nancy. Glad to see you have new ideas brewing for the new year. Have a Happy New Year!

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  11. I love the sound of a new line of floss! Can't wait until those little guys hit the market. Once you take over your husband's work space, just act surprised when he wonders how that happened. Also, I love the idea of the DMC colors listed on the card as well as a conversion chart. THAT will be very helpful. Wish I was there to help card all of that floss. Glad you are getting around better and hope that the New Year will see more improvement. Happy New Year!

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  12. Thanks Sherri....I may just tell him "my friends made me do it!"
    Happy New Year!!!!

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  13. Nancy, you always have such wonderful plans for stitching and your company. I look forward to 2016!

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    1. Thank you Donna....Happy New Year!!

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  14. Wishing you all the best for your plans, business and life in general for the new year!AriadnefromGreece!

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    1. Thanks Ariadne.....Happy New Year!!

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  15. Manny works to do ad 2016 Happy New Year Marie-Claire

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  16. I hope you can enjoy a few days of quiet before all of the activity starts up again. I love the idea of the conversion charts.

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    1. I thought they would be very helpful and it seems like everyone else thinks so too. It will be worth all the work.

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  17. I know your floss will be beautiful!
    I am honored to be one of your winners and really appreciate your kindness and generosity!
    Best wishes for you in 2016!

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    1. You are very welcome. Happy New Year!

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  18. Sounds like the kind of place I'd love to visit! Getting conversion charts would be great. I have some of your flosses and wonder if they will have any more variegation in them. Some seem to be a pretty solid color. Some patterns is like to see more dark to light. But the conversion from Weeks would be great. I love your floss 100 times more than that line!!! Glad to hear you have recouped well so far. Hope you have a wonderful 2016!!!

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    1. Yes I will have a lot of variation in a lot of these new colors. Glad to hear you like my floss. And Happy New Year!

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  19. Glad to hear your knee is recovering. Two days' rest isn't much! A floss factory sounds awesome!

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    1. Thank you...and two weeks would have been nicer! Happy New Year!

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  20. I just wanted to thank you for all your generosity throughout the year. I hope you take some time to pamper yourself, or better yet have someone else pamper you!
    Wishing you the happiest of New Years!!

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    1. I have never been one for pampering.....I like to do that for others. And you have a very Happy New Year too!

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  21. Good morning, Nancy! Wow, how do you do it? LOL It makes ME tired to just read about it! Thank you again for your wonderful Christmas give-aways. You are so very, very generous.

    Have the happiest of New Year's.

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    1. I work long days, 7 days a week. Makes me tired too! LOL
      Happy New Year!!

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  22. Looking forward to seeing the new line of floss. Getting ready to start Christmas Garden with your floss. Like the idea of including the DMC #'s. Best wishes for success in the coming year and more space.

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    1. Thanks Pat....and have a Happy New Year!

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  23. Ooohh new color line!!! How exciting!!! glad to hear you're recovering..slowly. I don't know how you do it! So busy and still have time to share everything with us as well! Maybe you could put a floss factory on your list for Santa next year!

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    1. Thank you......I'm not sure about a whole floss factory....my whole reason for selling floss is to sell wholesale to stitchers to give them a great price. A factory would defeat that purpose....so I will keep plugging along for now. BUT.....Santa could send me lots of helpers!!!!!! Happy New Year!

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  24. You are a Blessing to the stitching world! Thank you for all that you do! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Maggee. I just want to give stitchers a break on floss (that's why I don't sell in shops). It really adds up when doing a lot of projects.
      Happy New Year!

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  25. Wow, that floss factory of you sounds interesting! 😂 I also love your idea for your new floss line. I'm glad I don't have to dye them. Should be a hell of a job!
    Glad to hear your knee is finally getting better.
    Wishing you all the best for 2016!

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    1. Thanks Simone. I have been thinking about this new line for a while and it was just time to do it Of course I will be glad when it is finished! Have a very Happy New Year!

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  26. I'm just starting to use your floss and I love it! I can't wait to see all the new colors. And the conversion charts will be such a big help. Thanks so much for all you do,and I hope the new year brings you everything you hope for.

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    1. Thanks Lynda. Happy customers are what I want. Happy New Year!

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  27. Pleased your knee is healing. Hopefully you will become more flexible to navigate the stairs better.
    Look forward to seeing your new floss line!
    A very happy new year to you and yours!

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  28. Happy new year to a busy lady. x

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  29. Good to hear things are going well for you, you are so busy!! I received the prize in the mail today and want to thank you again for the chance to win your beautiful floss, Have a wonderful New Year, hugs Joke

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    1. Glad to hear the floss made the long trip to you ok. Happy stitching and have a Happy New Year!

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  30. So glad to hear that you are doing well! Wishing you and your family a very happy & healthy New Year!

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  31. Nancy I enjoyed reading about your plans for future flosses - may your new year be filled with joy in your work and peace in your heart and may God reign supreme in all our lives! blessings, marlene

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    1. Thanks Marlene.....and I wish that for all of us. Happy New Year!

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  32. Your new line of floss sounds fantastic. Can't wait to see all the luscious colors!! You give us such a bargain...4 times as much floss as any other over-dyes. I have loved all your other series of flosses so am sure I won't be disappointed.
    Hope the New Year brings you good health and much success and happiness. And a bit of rest and relaxation would be good too...LOL.
    Thanks for your generosity to us stitchers..we so appreciate it. What fun you bring to us with your blog and your sweet give aways.

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    1. Thanks so much Judy. As I have told everyone over the years....my whole purpose of selling the floss wholesale to the public is to give fellow stitchers a break on the floss. It will be a lot of work for this new line but I am really looking forward to all of these new colors! Sending back some great New Year wishes for you too! Filled with lots of stitching projects!

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  33. New floss yumminess for 2016 ~ I can't wait to see what you do! Love your flosses, they are always so gorgeous.

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  34. Can't wait to see your new colors and get my hands on some of them!!!

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