Saturday, April 15, 2017

Favorite Rose Collection ready, free gifts and a give-away, enter now!!

Busy....busy...busy.....but never too busy to share! I finished the Favorite Roses Collection. I like to include gifts when I offer a new collection and this one has a special gift. The sets are $27.99 and will be listed on ebay soon. But if you buy direct from me I will include a beautiful skein of Perfect Pink Rose with the first 20 boxes sold. AND a free surprise color included with the first 10 boxes sold! That's 40 extra yards of beautiful stitching. Roses of course! email nbelgian@aol.com

Delicious reds and dark pinks and green for rose leaves. Audubon Classic, Crimson Fire, Don Juan, Centennial Favorite, Pink Parfait, Carefree Beauty, Ode to Pink, Tree Moss, Garden Gate, Bronze Leaves, Florentina and Coral Beauty.
 ALL with DMC Conversions if they have one.

Lets give a box away! AND the 2 free skeins with it!!

Rules:
You must be a follower. Click to follow by Faithful Friends.
You must post a comment here or email me your entry if you can't post.
*******Post on your blog, Facebook or stitching group and get 100 more entries!!!

Drawing to be May 7th so you have lots of time to enter. Good luck to all. Be sure to check back to see if you have won....I don't have time to track you down! LOL
                                   The Floss Queen

Happy Easter!

I wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a very Happy Easter!
Thank you for all of the Easter wishes and blessings you have so generously given me. I am thankful for each and every one of you! As I go through this life I have been blessed with many friends and given the opportunity to share with as many others as I possibly can. I am often reminded.....
    All you can take with you is that which you've given away.


Have a wonderful holiday.
                                     Love,     
                                            Nancy

Friday, April 14, 2017

Spring Flowers give-away, enter now. And we have a winner today!

Lets give away some more Spring Flowers!!

A nice color range from Narcissus Paper Whites, Favorite Peony (white with a hint of pink) Pink Blossoms, Lavender Sachet, Mother's Forget Me Nots, a couple of beautiful medium greens for leaves (Long Stem Rose and Garden Olive) Classic Red Rose, Holland Tulips, Nasturtium, etc. A $27.99 value. The first 30 boxes sold will also receive a free skein of Blue Wildflowers and I will include that skein in the give-away. Email with orders. nbelgian@aol.com

 We have a winner today! The lucky name drawn was KateTX22
Please email me and give me your address. Congratulations! She wins one of these beautiful sets of Spring Flowers.
Lets give away some more Spring Flowers!!

 

Rules:
Enter here....remember the 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 April 30th so hurry and enter. You must check back to see if you are a winner. You must follow!

Good luck to all who enter.
 
 
I have dyed the floss for my new Rose collection and I will show them to you next week and have another chance to win a box of floss. Stay tuned!
 
I am also dyeing the floss for the Sleepy Hollow Collection II.
I think that was my most popular set of floss and I wanted to do a similar set. All new colors!
 
And last of all, I am dyeing a new set of Star Spangled Banner red, white and blue colors. Those will be done in two weeks. Of course I will give some of each away as they are finished.
 
I think I am finally getting ahead a bit. I am dyeing the floss for the Limited Editions clubs for June and July next week. By the end of June I want to have them dyed for the whole year if all goes as planned. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!
Nancy

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Choose your floss club Give-away so enter now! TWO winners today!!!

We have a winner today......a big Happy Birthday goes out to Millie Perlman. Her birthday is on the 6th and we all want to wish her a very Happy Birthday! And to all of you who have birthdays this month! My Mother's birthday is on the 16th and she will be 94. Wow.......

And our other winner is for the Primitive Limited Editions Floss Club. One month free! The name drawn was Kathleen Reichert. Congratulations! Please email me for details. nbelgian@aol.com

Lets do it again! This time.....you will have your choice which club you want! Ultimate Collection, Limited Editions or Primitive Limited Editions. One month free! 12 skeins, 240 yards! A boxed set.

RULES:
You must be a follower at the right. Click to follow by Faithful Friends. I have drawn dames in the past that were not followers and then I 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 May 1st. You must check back to see if you are a winner.

Have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by.
                                         Nancy

Friday, March 31, 2017

Heirloom Treasures winner today!





We have a winner for the Heirloom Treasures boxed set. The name drawn is Shelby Biggs. Congratulations! Please email me with your address. nbelgian@aol.com
 
Tomorrow is the Birthday Club drawing and the Primitive Limited Editions so stay tuned!
Nancy

Did you receive your floss club invoice today?

Since tomorrow is the 1st....and a Saturday.....I sent the floss club invoices out this morning. It takes more than 3 hours to send out all the invoices and by the time the payments start coming in on Saturday it would be too late to mail the shipments with the post office closing at noon. I thought by sending them out today I could mail most of them today and tomorrow if the payments are here. Some take a day or two to pay, which is fine, and then they will be mailed on Monday.

Do let me know if you did not receive your invoice. nbelgian@aol.com
Still want to join? It's never too late......join at any time during the month. One month, 2, 3, 6 or 12.

Thank you.
                             The very busy Floss Queen

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Don't miss the current give-aways, there is still time to sign up

Don't miss the current give-aways....there is still time to sign up for the Heirloom Treasures. That drawing will be in a couple days on the 31st.
The Free month of Limited Editions Primitive Floss will be on April 1st.
The Spring Flowers drawing will be April 14th.

And be sure you have sent me the month and date of you birthday for the Birthday Club. I draw a name on the 1st of every month and send a nice gift. Usually floss!

I will be sending out the invoices on the 1st for the three floss clubs. You can join at any time for any of the three clubs. See info at the right.

If you prepaid for the full year I have just sent your shipments. It makes it easier to mail those before the 1st.

Thank you for joining in all the fun around here! Thanks for stopping by....have a great day!
                                                      Nancy

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Floss Club questions? I have the answers for you

I get a LOT of questions about the 3 different floss clubs that I have. I hope these answers will help you.

A lot of you have asked if you can add to your order and the answer is yes. If you are in one floss club and you also want to try another club for one month (6 or 12 skeins) you can do that. I have to smile because I have a whole folder each month of "add ons" to orders.lol

You can add something from the ebay store, just let me know what you want me to include in your invoice. Boxed sets, sets or singles, no problem. I try to make it easier for you with one combined shipping total.

Need a gift sent to a friend's address? Yes I can do that for you. I send Birthday, special occasion and Christmas presents all the time and include a card for free. All I need is an address to calculate shipping for you. Last month I had one gal send club shipments to 3 of her friends so they could try my floss. Stitchers are the most generous people! I have met nice people all over the world through this business and that is the best part of it all.

April pre-paid shipments will go out early (shipping Monday) as I have them ready to ship for the April clubs. Regular invoices will go out on the last day of this month and the 1st.

So if you have any other questions about the clubs just email me. nbelgian@aol.com.

And I am dyeing floss all weekend.....lots of new colors and spring sets coming soon and more give-aways....of course! And I will be including the DMC conversions on all my labels from now on.

Have a nice day. Thanks for stopping by.
                                            Nancy

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Limited Editions are ready for April!

The Limited Editions and the Primitive Limited Editions are ready for April.....with the help of my 3 trusty elves. They helped me by carding the floss early so I can box the sets. I will be very busy the first week of April as I have stitching friends coming to stay with me. I will still send the invoices out on the 1st for all three clubs as usual. I thought you might like to take a peek at the new colors!

For me it is always a hard decision to pick 6 of the 12 colors for those of you who only get half the each set each month. I try to split the colors into two equal groups. Here they are for April shipments:

The Limited Editions:

For those of you who get 6 skeins you get the 6 on the right. Others will get this full set.

If you belong to the Primitive Limited Editions Club, here are the April colors:

For those of you who get 6 skeins you get the 6 on the left. Others will get this full set. Once again, these colors are softer and more muted than they look on my monitor. You won't be disappointed I promise.

I hope you liked the preview. I know there are a few of you who like to see the colors before you select them. I do sell the extra boxed sets in my ebay store for $27.99 each. You don't get the club price of one free skein but you can pick up the sets you want or previous months if you missed any. I will list some of these new sets today.

Thanks for stopping by!
                                                Nancy

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Adding DMC conversions to all Limited Edition colors

Although it takes a lot more time to match colors......I am adding the DMC conversions to all of the Limited Edition colors  (starting next month) and the Primitive Limited Edition colors for the clubs. There will be times when a color is so variegated that I cannot match it....but for the most part, I will be able to give you the conversions. You can then cross reference to other companies using the DMC color.
I know this helps a lot of stitchers who need the conversion. I have always just selected colors I want for a design and don't go by names or numbers but I though this added work would pay off if it helps some of you. These will all be available from me direct, through the clubs and listed in my ebay store. I list the extra boxes of Limited and Primitive Limited Editions there. You don't get the club price with the free skein but for those of you who only want to buy some here and there, they are available.

I will start adding  these conversions to my new flowers sets too.
I added them to My Mother's Flower Garden I just recently finished and I am working on a set of Red Roses next week and I will add them there too. And I have a mountain of floss to dye this spring and lots of new sets will be coming soon. I love the flower sets.....I guess they are my favorite. It seems like you can use those colors in so many designs, especially samplers.
Stay tuned for more flower sets coming soon.

We are still adding machinery to the work shop. So many saws, routers, jigs, dovetail machines, planer, jointer, etc. We will start cutting and working with the first designs for the sewing boxes later this month. We are building a security wall in the building....you can never be too safe with your investment. After we get all these things done we will be back to making picture frames and the new sewing boxes. There is always so much to do around here!

Spring.......lots of flowers and flowering trees all over our yard.  We didn't have much winter......so disappointing. But I will let these beautiful spring flowers inspire me with their brilliant colors in my flower boxes.

Thanks for stopping by!
Nancy

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Spring Flowers Collection give-away, enter now!

Lets keep on a roll here with the give-aways. I just dyed some new Spring Flowers and I need to give some away!
A nice color range from Narcissus Paper Whites, Favorite Peony (white with a hint of pink) Pink Blossoms, Lavender Sachet, Mother's Forget Me Nots, a couple of beautiful medium greens for leaves (Long Stem Rose and Garden Olive) Classic Red Rose, Holland Tulips, Nasturtium, etc. A $27.99 value. The first 20 boxes sold will also receive a free skein of Blue Wildflowers and I will include that skein in the give-away. Email with orders. nbelgian@aol.com

 
 
These shades are lighter and prettier in person.....I think I need a different camera. You will love these spring colors.
These have the closest DMC conversion I could match on each label. Occasionally I can't match a DMC color, especially if there is lots of variegation and more than one color.

 
Rules:
Enter here....remember the 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 April 14th so hurry and enter. You must check back to see if you are a winner. You must follow!

Good luck to all who enter.
                                                                            Nancy

Primitive Floss winner today! And another give-away, enter now!

We have a winner today! One month free in my Primitive Limited Editions Club. A beautiful box of 12 skeins, 20 yards each! I will send out this month's floss to: Karen Gieselman. Congratulations! Please email me and give me your address. nbelgian@aol.com

Shall we do it again????? Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Enter here....remember the 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 April 1st so hurry and enter. You must check back to see if you are a winner. You must follow!

Good luck to all who enter.
                                                  Nancy

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Heirloom Treasures floss set give-away, enter now!

I try to do frequent give-aways to share my floss with as many people as I can....I truly love to share. And this boxed set should be shared! A $27.99 value. 12 skeins, 20 yards each!
Deep, rich colors in this set of Heirloom Treasures. Since we are still having winter weather......getting close to spring but not quite time for the light floral colors (which I just dyed this week)  I do for spring......so lets give a set of these away.



Rules:
You must be a follower at the right. Click to follow by Faithful Friends.
You must post a comment here.
Post on Facebook, your blog or stitching group and get 100 more entries!
Drawing to be March 31st and you must check back to see if you are the winner. I don't have time to hunt you down! lol  Besides...you must follow!
 
Be sure you have entered the drawing for a free month in the Primitive Limited Editions Floss Club. See my earlier post and enter there. That drawing will be in a couple days on the 15th.
 
Good luck to all who enter.
Nancy

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Did you get your floss club invoice today?

I make a list....check it twice....(or three times!).......
and try to make sure everyone gets their invoices for the three floss clubs.

Please email me if you did not receive one.
nbelgian@aol.com

Remember you can join us at any time for any of the clubs.

Thank you.

Nancy

March Birthday Club winner!

We have a Birthday Club winner drawn today, Susan Wells.  We want to all wish her a very Happy Birthday! Her Birthday is on the 23rd.  Please email me Susan and give me your address so I can send you a nice gift.  nbelgian@aol.com

I hope all of you that have birthdays this month have a wonderful day and celebrate.
Happy Birthday to all of you!

Be sure you have sent me the date and month of your birthday so we can celebrate with you!

                                                           Nancy

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Limited Edition colors for March Preview!!

A customer asked if I would post the pictures of the floss for the Limited Editions and Primitive Limited Editions for March......and I said yes!
The hardest part is picking 6 for the smaller set....I try to do a nice selection of colors for you. Here are my selections for 6 and the box of 12 for the Limited Editions for March (I know...now you have to wait until I mail them!) And I think my monitor is showing the colors a little brighter than what they are. They are very rich looking but soft and not abrasive. Glowing Orange, Ocean Coral, Into the Blue, Concord Grape, In My Garden, Fairy Pink, Royal Purple, Everglade, Mountain Laurel, Confetti Brown, Dusty Mauve and Purple Mum.

 
 
Please remember that I can't sell singles from one collection unless you have purchased that collection and need an additional skein of a certain color. The singles go quickly so let me know right away if you are needing more of a color. These are very limited.
 
And here are the Primitive Limited Editions for March, the smaller set of 6 and the box of 12.
Rusty Nail, Suede, Robin's Egg Blue, Plantation Brown, Burnt Red, Mint Crème, Grey Patina, Soft Lilac, Khaki, Dark Fern, Toasted Cocoanut, and Redwood. All of these Primitives have the DMC conversions (the closest color I can match them to)

 
Invoices will go out on the 1st as usual. If you have prepaid for the year your floss will go out on the last day of this month to make it easier for me on the 1st will invoicing and packing.

If I have extra boxes I will list them on ebay. They are priced for 12 skeins and not the discounted club price with a free skein. After all....you need a reward for joining the club!

Remember you can join at any time and get the current month or the next month. Join for as long as you would like. Info on the side bar at the right.
Thanks for stopping by for the preview. Now I will finish carding floss all weekend and boxing it! lol
                                             Nancy

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

LOTS of new floss colors/sets today!

Once again the Kansas Guild has helped me out tremendously and carded 2200 skeins of floss for me at their fundraiser. Lots of beautiful colors that I received yesterday. Of course I already knew what I wanted to do with these colors....so here they are:
Heirloom Treasures Collection:
Deep rich colors in yellows, oranges, red, greens, purple, pink and a rich brown. This boxed set of 12 is $27.99

Next I took 5 beautiful browns and English Scone to make this 6 skein set. It is $14.70.
And last I have a 2 skein Christmas set...a rich red and green. It is $4.90.
I received my shipment of 60 cones from DMC this morning and the dye pot will be going for days and days.....then off to be carded by these wonderful Kansas Elves that I have come to treasure! lol
I hope they don't head for the hills when I send them 126,000 yards of floss to be carded! Maybe I shouldn't have told them first..........lol

I will be listing these on Ebay today but I always appreciate direct sales. Email if you would like any of these. nbelgian@aol.com.

Have a great day....thanks for stopping by!
                         The Floss Queen

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Primitive Floss Club winners today! Lets do it again! Enter now!

I have the most fun on days when I am giving some floss away! We have a winner today for 1 month in The Primitive Limited Editions Club. The name drawn is Bonnie Brown. Please email me. nbelgian@aol.com
LETS DRAW A SECOND NAME TODAY! JERI P.
PLEASE EMAIL ME AND GIVE ME YOUR ADDRESS. CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!!

Lets do it again!! Lets give away another month so someone can try these beautiful primitive limited editions....all dyed new each month especially for this club. 12 of my 20 yard skeins in a gift box with a bow. A $29 value.

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

Drawing to be March 15th so you have lots of time to enter. Good luck everyone!!!

                                Nancy

Monday, February 20, 2017

First Flower Garden boxed sets for 2017

I simply love dyeing floss for the flower garden sets. I have sold many different sets over the past few years and they always sell out.

I wanted to start with some spring flowers....but my favorite names for flower sets always have Mother or Grandmother in them......these are no exception. This first set (I will be dyeing 6 flower sets this month and next) will be My Mother's Flower Garden. Great for spring flowers, birthday gift or for Mother's Day in a couple months.
These first colors are Columbines, Delphinium, Red Tulip, Grape Hyacinth, Bleeding Heart, Amaryllis, Alpine Pinks, Aster, Early Bluebells, Butterfly Bush and Iris.
Lots of variegation in half of these and subtle tone on tone in the rest.
I am carding and boxing these today. They are $27.99 plus postage. Reserve yours today or Email me with orders. I will also list them on Ebay soon.
 



Spring will be here soon....although it has been warm enough and feels like it now.....and I will have more beautiful flower colors available soon. I ordered 60 new cones from DMC that should arrive this week and hit the dye pot.

All of the colors are dyed for next month's clubs. Limited Edition and Primitive Limited Editions....I wish I could show them as they are spectacular...but you have to wait and get them in the mail!
I will show them after the orders have been received.

Have a great day. Thanks for stopping by to look at my flowers!
                                                       Nancy

Friday, February 17, 2017

Listing extras of Limited Editions and new names for floss colors

I had dyed a lot of extra floss this month, a lot more than I needed for my Limited Editions for the clubs. I think I am going to put some of the boxes together and list them on ebay. I won't be listing them each month....just when I have a lot of extras. I simply don't have the room to store them and if you want another box you will be able to get them on ebay.
The ONLY difference is that you won't get the club price with the free skein. You have to join the club for the free one.

I have had a couple people email to say they didn't want to commit to a club....but as I have said, you can join for one month at a time. No strings attached....or now you can buy some of them in my ebay store after they are listed.

Now to a fun project........you can imagine after naming hundreds of skeins for dozens of collections that it is hard to come up with new color names. I like names that describe a color....not some wild and crazy name that has nothing to do with the color.

I would love some suggestions for names of colors.
Put on your thinking caps....you can post here or email me with your suggestions. nbelgian@aol.com
Lets name:
a soft pink, lavender, a light variegated blue, a dark chocolate brown, a golden brown, a medium grey and an off white to start.
I will be dyeing these colors this weekend. A drop in the bucket....I need to dye 200,000 yards of floss over the next few weeks.
All new flower collections coming this spring. I will show some colors and let you name a few more real soon.
Thanks for your help!! I know a couple of you have helped me with color names before and we had lots of fun.

Nancy

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Pictures of Limited Editions and Primitives

I had a couple requests to show a few pictures of some of the Limited Editions that I have been dyeing. Here are the Limited Editions for February:
Here are the Primitive Limited Editions for February:


Lots of beautiful colors to stitch with. The Primitive Limited Editions have the closest DMC conversion listed on the tags. If it is a mix of 3 variegated colors I don't put a conversion.

You can join the clubs at any time during the month and receive the current selections.

I will be receiving the 20 new colors the Kansas Guild carded for me next week and list them. Lots of shading in these new colors. And speaking of colors.....spring is just around the corner and I ordered 60 cones to over dye and hope to get them in the next two weeks. I want to do all new flower boxes....lots of great colors and flowers for Spring. 126,000 yards of new colors! The Kansas gals will be very busy carding floss next month! I don't know what I would do without them right now. I am carding all the limited editions until I get way ahead on floss. Speaking of which.....I better get to floss this morning. I have a three day marathon of the dye pot to look forward to.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.
Nancy

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Invoices for floss clubs changing in March

First I want to thank all of you who have joined one or more of the three floss clubs I have. I know you enjoy all of the floss that I enjoy dyeing for you.

I was billing on the 1st for the Ultimate Collection and the Limited Editions and mailing on the 5th. That will remain the same. But a lot of you also joined the Primitive Limited Editions which I bill on the 15th and mail on the 16th. I just have to say it is getting to be a bit much holding all the orders from the 1st to mail with orders on the 16th. So.......

On March 1st I will bill for all three clubs and mail on the 5th. If you have a certain date when you get paid that is fine, just email me and I will hold your order until you get paid. I am very easy to work with. I simply had to change this as it was getting to be a paperwork nightmare. I thought it might be hard to get all the floss dyed and packed for three clubs but I am ahead of schedule and have some dyed in advance for these clubs.

The invoices have gone out this morning for the Primitive Limited Editions. All of you who paid on the 1st for other clubs and the Primitives will have your shipments go out tomorrow.
You can join at any time during the month for any club.
You can re-order floss from a shipment you have received as I will keep a small amount in stock until they sell out. I am not dyeing huge amounts of each color to keep on hand for the Limited Editions. Only the Ultimate Collection is kept in stock all the time.

I think that covers it....thanks for understanding. I needed to simplify all of this to keep it moving smoothly. This is a tremendous amount of new colors to add each month....lots of fun.....but lots of work.

Thank you.
Nancy

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day! We have a floss winner today!

Happy Valentine's Day!

We have a winner today to celebrate and the winner gets to select which box of floss they would like! The Red and Cream Collection or Grandmother's Favorite Quilts.

If you like Red and Cream then this set is perfect for you.
Red-and-Cream-Collection-hand-dyed-floss-GIFT-BOXED-12-20-yd-skeinsFour different cream colors and 8 reds in a gift box with a bow and a card.

But if you like softer primitive sampler colors...then this set is perfect for you.
Grandmother's Favorite Quilts. Each color has the name of an old fashioned quilt pattern.
Grandmother-039-s-Favorite-Quilts-hand-dyed-floss-GIFT-BOXED-12-20-yd-skeinsGrandmother-039-s-Favorite-Quilts-hand-dyed-floss-GIFT-BOXED-12-20-yd-skeins
The lucky name drawn today was Luv2stitch2. Congratulations! Please email me and give me your address. Nbelgian@aol.com


We still have another drawing for a free month in the Primitive Limited Editions Floss Club so be sure you have entered. Drawing is on the 21st. Scroll back to that post and put a comment there to enter.

Have a LOVEly day!!!!!

Nancy

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Very busy with Limited Editions

One of my followers sent me an email and asked for an update on what I was currently doing......I smiled......floss of course! I keep very busy doing all of these new colors for the Limited Editions. 12 new colors on the 1st of each month for Limited Editions, 12 Ultimate Collection colors and on the 15th there are 12 new colors each month for the Primitive Limited editions. It seems like the dye pot is never resting these days. I have been carding these while I dye larger amounts to send to the guild members to card for me.
It might be sunny enough today for me to take a few pictures of some of the Limited Editions I have been sending out.....I will show those to you soon. And if you have joined the clubs and you would like more of a color be sure to reorder right away as these are very limited. I didn't want a lot of these to have to store as I am limited on space.

As I have mentioned before, my son makes the frames I use for my mottoes. We thought it was time to invest in all new equipment for the shop. We have wanted the new table saw that actually stops before it can cut your fingers! The blade quickly drops down into the table when it senses heat from a body part. When I first saw this demonstration of this saw I was amazed....and I knew that was what we needed. Years ago my husband and I were working with the table saw and he turned the saw off and reached for the door we were leveling on the bottom and he put his hand into the blade that had not stopped yet. A trip to the hospital and surgery to repair the severed tendon. I never wanted that to happen again. So this new saw is a miracle design to say the least.
 Then we needed a new scroll saw....routers, work tables to fit the new machines and lots of other goodies. The woodworkers show that was in town this weekend got quite a few sales from us. We also bought the jig to do the new boxes I want him to make with dovetail corners. First we have to catch up on frames but we do have a lot planned for later this year. I have a lot of walnut wood I want to put to good use.

I am still buying bolts of fabric.....can't help myself when I see beautiful fabrics. Of course I always want the ones that are discontinued and have to hunt them down. I must like the challenge! I did buy a lot of Lecien Antique Rose fabrics to make the fabric covered boxes that will be made from chipboard. I am thinking of closing the ebay store for a week to take a break and play with fabrics. That is about the only way I can truly take some time off and enjoy what I am doing. I want to make a collection of different box styles as I have no luck finding antique boxes in good shape with a pattern that I like. These Victorian rose prints are so beautiful....I will show them to you when I am finished....or maybe as I am working on them. I have a couple more weeks of dyeing floss to get a few months ahead on shipments and then I can play with fabrics....and a little ribbon embroidery....and a little stitching.....

Not much winter weather this year and almost no snow. It is very disappointing as I love the cold and miss all the snow we had in northeast Ohio.....I go so homesick for that area where I grew up. One of these days I will take a drive and go visit again and stroll through my memories as I go through each little town. Thank
goodness we have our memories.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!
Nancy

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Floss Club Invoices Feb

The invoices were sent out this morning for the floss clubs. The Ultimate Collection and the Limited Editions are billed on the 1st and mailed on the 5th. If you added the Primitive Limited Editions you were billed for that club too.

If you just signed up for the Primitive Limited Editions your invoice will be sent on the 15th and mailed on the 16th.

Thanks so much.

PLEASE let me know if you did not receive your invoice. nbelgian@aol.com

Nancy

February Birthday Club winner today!!

Birthday Club winner for February:

We have a Birthday Club winner drawn today, rspade.  We want to all wish her a very Happy Birthday! Her Birthday is on the 26th.  Please email me Rosemary and give me your address so I can send you a nice gift.  nbelgian@aol.com

I hope all of you that have birthdays this month have a wonderful day and celebrate. Be sure you have joined the club by sending me your name and birthdate.
Happy Birthday to all of you!

                                                           Nancy

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Valentine gift with each floss club shipment this month

You can imagine how busy I am since I added three floss clubs. But I am never too busy to send a little Valentine gift......so with each order that goes out this month (shipments for the Limited Editions and Ultimate Collection go out on the 5th and the Primitive Limited Editions go out on the 16th) I am adding a little something for Valentine's Day for you. A hint........of course it is red and shaped like a heart. What else would it be for Valentine's Day?!

I will be sending invoices for the first two clubs on the 1st. Remember you can join at any time to receive the current month's shipment. And if you like a certain color in the shipment please contact me right away if you want more of that color. These are limited editions and I don't have a lot of extras.

I am still very busy dyeing floss....what else......I sent the 45,000 yards to the Kansas guild to card for their fund raiser and I have dyed more than that for my other clubs. The dye pot is never finished around here. 24 new colors each month for two clubs plus a few new colors for projects and my ebay store.

I hope to find a couple days real soon so I can "play" with the new fabrics I bought and make a couple fabric covered sewing boxes. I simply love the antique ones but can never catch up with them or find ones in good shape. I need a day here and there to go antique shopping. Believe it or not everything isn't on the internet just yet.....but these poor stores are closing left and right. The internet has killed so many businesses and it is such a shame. Many years ago we would take off for a week and travel three or four states and come home with a truck load of goodies. I wish I had time to do that now....but I don't. Maybe in retirement years from now.

I finished stitching the motto for the traveling museum for It's a Wonderful Life. Now for framing and then send it to them. I will show a picture when it is framed. I simply love the motto.......and have tried to live my life this way.

All you can take with you is that which you've given away.

Have a great day!
                                                    Nancy

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Another Primitive Floss Club give-away, enter now!

It's always fun to share with my followers and I know how much you all love the give-aways....who doesn't like presents? LOL

I just gave one month free to one of my three floss clubs. You can join at any time during the month.
Lets give another month free in the Primitive Floss Club Limited Editions (dyed special each month for this club and available no where else) to one lucky winner. A box of 12 skeins, 20 yards each, lots of soft antique colors to do samplers or primitive stitching. A $29.00 value.

I will be dyeing all new colors each month for these limited editions. Shown below are some samples of previous colors I have dyed (available in the regular complete Primitive collection).



Rules: You must be a follower. Click to follow by Faithful Friends at the right.
You must post a comment here.
Post on your Facebook, stitching group or blog and get 100 extra entries. Send a friend and get 50 more entries!

Drawing to be February 15th so hurry and enter. You will receive the current colors I dye for this month's club that ships on the 15th. You must check back to see if you are a winner. I don't have time to hunt you down! lol

Good luck to all who enter.
                                                      Nancy

Primitive Floss Club winner today

We have a winner drawn today for one month free in the Primitive Floss Club. These are limited editions that I will be dyeing each month, all new colors, perfect for samplers and primitive stitching....or any stitching!
This new line will also have the DMC conversion on each tag if it is possible. I list the closest match. There are times there are too many shades in a skein to match it to a color. 

The winner will receive a box of 12 skeins, 20 yards each.
The name drawn was Jeanne Hammell. Congratulations Jeanne! Please email me and give me your address. nbelgian@aol.com.

Stay tuned for the next give-away! You all know how much I love to share......remember....It's only what you've given away that you can take with you.
                                                     Nancy

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Primitive Floss Club invoices go out today

The invoices for the Primitive Floss Club will go out today. You can join any of the three clubs at any time during the month. I had a gal join yesterday for the Ultimate Collection of 135 skeins. This is a great way to add to your floss at a reasonable price. With 5 skeins you get 1 free and with the box of 12 you get one free skein.

Next week I will post a picture of the floss for these new clubs so you can see what the members are receiving. It is dark and rainy today so it isn't possible to take pictures.

I was asked by a follower what have I been up to.....floss of course! Dyeing all new colors for the Primitive and Limited Editions.
After I get a couple months ahead on these new colors I can get back to a couple of patterns I want to do. And experiment on a couple of fabric covered boxes I will be making out of heavy chipboard and mat board. I am amazed at the strength of the box after putting two fabric covered layers together. And I am dyeing some great cluny lace trims to go on and in the box. I will show pictures when it is completed. I think I will do one with a stitched top and the other with a fabric covered top and a few embellishments on it.

I am also working on a custom pattern for the traveling museum for the It's  a Wonderful Life movie. I will do two patterns for that one. A simple pattern like the one in the movie and a fancier one for me to hang on my wall. It is my favorite saying:
You can only take with you that which you've given away.
I like to hang things on my walls that mean something to me. Favorite antique mottoes, my own stitched sampler patterns and quotes and sayings that are a part of who I am and hope to be.
I am a bit eccentric....ok, if you have been to my house I am very eccentric! lol    Gotta love who you are.

So this should answer the question of what have I been doing lately. I don't post as often as I should but I put in such long days trying to get everything done and time gets away from me. I promise to post more frequently and add more pictures of my current projects.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
                                                   Nancy

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Valentine's Day Floss give-away, enter now!


                     Wilt Thou Be My Valentine?
I was looking at floss this morning and trying to decide which box of floss to give away for Valentine's Day. Reds are perfect....of course.....but I am sure there are others who don't use a lot of red.

Then I thought I would give the winner their choice......perfect solution.

If you like Red and Cream then this set is perfect for you.
Red-and-Cream-Collection-hand-dyed-floss-GIFT-BOXED-12-20-yd-skeinsFour different cream colors and 8 reds in a gift box with a bow and a card.

But if you like softer primitive sampler colors...then this set is perfect for you.
Grandmother's Favorite Quilts. Each color has the name of an old fashioned quilt pattern.
Grandmother-039-s-Favorite-Quilts-hand-dyed-floss-GIFT-BOXED-12-20-yd-skeinsGrandmother-039-s-Favorite-Quilts-hand-dyed-floss-GIFT-BOXED-12-20-yd-skeins

So lets get to the give-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 Facebook, your blog or stitching group and get 100 more entries.
We will have one lucky winner who will get to select which box they want.
Drawing to be February 14th and you must check back to see if you are a winner.

Good luck everyone!
                                                Nancy

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Primitive Floss Club give-away, enter now!

 


Lets start the New Year with a give-away! Is there any better way to start than with some Primitive Limited Edition floss????
Lets give one month free in the Primitive Floss Club to one lucky winner. A box of 12 skeins, 20 yards each, lots of soft antique colors to do samplers or primitive stitching. A $29.00 value.

I will be dyeing all new colors each month for these limited editions. Shown below are some samples of previous colors I have dyed (available in the regular complete Primitive collection).



Rules: You must be a follower. Click to follow by Faithful Friends at the right.
You must post a comment here.
Post on your Facebook, stitching group or blog and get 100 extra entries. Send a friend and get 50 more entries!

Drawing to be January 21st so hurry and enter. You will receive the current colors I dye for this month's club that ships on the 15th. You must check back to see if you are a winner. I don't have time to hunt you down! lol

Good luck to all who enter.
                                                      Nancy

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Did you receive your floss club invoice?

Paypal has been having trouble for 4 days. It won't let me print shipping labels and gives me an error code. After talking with Paypal they told me they are aware of the problem and will get it ironed out soon.

A customer sent me an email this morning as she has not received her floss club invoice. When I tried to resend it I get another error and try again later. If you did not receive your invoice please email me. Most of the members have paid so there are just a few left.
As for shipping....if they don't get it ironed out by the 5th I will hand write labels and take them to the post office so I can get tracking numbers on each one. What a pain.....

So please let me know if you did not receive your invoice. Thank you.
                                           Nancy

Sunday, January 1, 2017

A New Year, new projects, new Floss Club

The first day of the new year........a fresh start for all of us. Lots of projects planned as I am sure you all do the same. No resolutions really, just projects, fun things to do, and lots of floss!

I will be sending out the invoices for the Floss Clubs today. Remember you can join at any time during the month and receive the current selections.

I will be sending the invoices for the new Primitive Floss Club on the 15th if you missed that post. Scroll back a few posts, same details apply as the other floss clubs.

I will try to post some pictures after everyone receives their floss. First I like them to have the surprise of opening their new colors.
And speaking of new colors, I think my dye pot will be busy all this month. I will be dyeing the limited editions for next month, primitive colors for the new club, and I have a huge amount of floss to be dyed for the Kansas gals to card for me. I should take a minute to tell you how much I appreciate all their hard work carding all these boxes of floss for me. I now have Eves!!! I send out boxes of huge hanks of floss and the elves card it and send it back in neat little bundles of cards. This has helped me tremendously and I am so thankful for all the work they do. Way to go girls! Just think...if I move to Kansas I can drop off the boxes....and get to visit too. Doesn't get any better than that.

I hope we all have a great year...filled with good things, lots of stitching, surrounded with good friends and loved ones.

                                  Happy New Year!

                                             Nancy

January Birthday Club Winner

We have a Birthday Club winner drawn today, Peggi Anneken.  We want to all wish her a very Happy Birthday! Her Birthday is on the 11th.  Please email me Peggi and give me your address so I can send you a nice gift.  nbelgian@aol.com

I hope all of you that have birthdays this month have a wonderful day and celebrate.
Happy Birthday to all of you!

                                                           Nancy