Saturday, September 10, 2016

New boxed floss sets?

I get emails all the time asking when I will have new limited edition boxed floss sets. They are really popular and sell out quickly. So this time as I am working on the new sets I will delay showing them until the 8th of October. I am getting a lot of inventory ready for a large group of stitchers that are visiting in October. After they are done shopping I will show all the new sets that are available. I was telling a friend of mine that I wanted to show some of the new boxes but when I show the new sets they can sell out in 48 hours. All this work on inventory and I need to keep it until the stitchers arrive! lol

I needed to box more of the current sets I have listed on ebay. So 50 of those boxes are done. I even boxed the Primitive Collection of 45 skeins and it looks real nice.
 Then I am working on new boxes....I think you will love these! Grandmother's Favorite Quilts. Each color has a quilt pattern name. I had to go through a lot of pattern names and came up with 12 of my personal favorites. I dyed all new limited editions for all of these boxes....my goodness you should see the racks of floss around here. I even sent three boxes to my Kansas friends and they and some guild members carded some floss for me. Great group of ladies! Now if I sent out 30 more boxes I would be done! lol

Next I am doing my favorite.....The Red and Cream Collection. 4 cream colors and 6 reds (8 skeins but two of the reds will have 40 yards of that color). Everyone knows red is my favorite color and cream goes so well with it. DMC shipped the box of red cones and they will be here next week and quickly hit the dye pot. I also ordered some of the 115 variegated red but that has to come from France and it will take 4-6 weeks to get here. I also over dye that color just a bit to customize it. I will also keep 20 yard skeins of the 115 in stock. I have had gals tell me it is hard to find in some stores.

Next....I wanted a winter selection of floss. What I came up with is The Hearthside Collection. Rich, warm colors to cozy up with and stitch with this winter. I still have to dye a couple more colors in this collection next week and then do a marathon of carding floss. It will be a miracle if these arthritic hands hold out. And then the first week in  October I will put a week vacation notice on my ebay store to give me a break. Orders can be placed but they will be mailed out when I return.

If I have time.....I would like to do a new Christmas Collection. They are always so popular.

I also bought a few larger boxes to play with. If I can fit all 138 skeins of the Ultimate Collection in the 12x12x2" box it will look super. I will be playing with that floss this weekend.

And I have been cutting 1/2 yard pieces of my 32ct linen to dye next week. One yard pieces sell quickly but I wanted to dye some new colors and half yards. If I could add one more day to the week I could get all of this done. And I am still packing trims....I will list those in October on ebay and show them here.

And what else am I up to? I am having my son cut some horn books out of walnut. I am thinking 6x6 with a handle would be a nice size to display needlework. I may sell some of those just by themselves. I know a lot of you have small designs to mount. I will practice some different mounting techniques and share those with you in October. I had him put a hold on making the boxes for me because I wanted some other things first. And I had him make me 50 of the mini motto frames. I don't have to carve them and I will still have those in my inventory but I have dropped the large frames. I have a couple orders to finish for some old customers and then I might do one here and there as my hands allow. But I have removed all the frame listings from my ebay store.

I have almost 50 of the little hornbook floss keepers done. I might show them before my guests arrive...not sure yet.

I think that's about it for today......lots going on here for sure. I might give you a sneak peek of the boxed sets when I have them all done.

Thanks for stopping by!
                                                Nancy

17 comments:

  1. Nancy, just reading your post makes me tired. I am glad you are going to take some time off and I hope you have a fabulous visit with your stitching friends at the beginning of October. I am looking forward to seeing your Hearthside collection of threads as well as the Grandmother's Quilt collection. And the wood pieces your son is creating. And the new linen colors. Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. I don't know where you get your energy from! It all sounds wonderful xx

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  3. You're always so busy but you have been busier than ever! I wish I had half your energy!

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  4. Hi Nancy. You are one busy lady! I hope you get a little time for yourself. Can't wait to see you new items.

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  5. Wow, that's a lot to look forward to! Thanks for sharing - we'll be dreaming of new goodies in our future!

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  6. Wow a lot to look forward to! I do hope you get time for yourself. Happy Stitching~ ~ C's Cross Stitch Creations ~
    http://christiescrossstitchcreations.blogspot.com/

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  7. Wow--it sounds like you are one busy lady! The red and cream collection is a wonderful idea--they do look lovely together.

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  8. Oh, my gosh, Nancy! I can't believe how much you are doing behind the scenes! That quilt floss set sounds great, can hardly wait to see it.

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  9. Nancy dear,Do you ever take a breath!!!!! I'm worn out just reading about what you have going on.Stay healthy!!

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  10. Nancy dear,Do you ever take a breath!!!!! I'm worn out just reading about what you have going on.Stay healthy!!

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  11. Red and Cream and Hearthside collections ~ those sound very interesting!

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  12. I am drooling already! Can hardly wait to see all the delicious new floss sets you have in store for us. Everything sounds great...such a creative mind you have. Glad you are taking a little break in Oct.

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  13. =) I would love an extra day in the week, too. But I know if I had one, then I would just have more work to fill it up and be back where I started.

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  14. I'm exhausted reading about all that you're doing and planning. I am looking forward to seeing your beautiful floss

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  15. You are such a busy lady Nancy. Now I have to be very patient and wait to see your new goodies.

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  16. Nancy when you sleep? Always working for your followers hugs Marie-Claire

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