Monday, March 25, 2019

Bewitching Spells winner today!

This set includes Fairy Dust, Into A Dragon, Forever Bewitched, Bedazzled, Sleep Potion Frog Prince, Enchanted Spell, Something Wicked, Playful Potion, Zombie Potion Twitterpated, and Toad Spell

We have a winner drawn today for Bewitching Spells....did you get your set yet?
The lucky winner is Christel. Congratulations! Please send me an email with your address. nbelgian@aol.com

Be sure to enter the new give-away for America the Beautiful in the previous post. I love to share!
                                      Nancy

Sunday, March 24, 2019

America the Beautiful and Primitive Patriotic floss give-away, enter now!

I love this country and I am pleased to offer this patriotic floss collection, America the Beautiful.
Independence Red, Glory of America, New Flag Red, Let Freedom Wave, America the Beautiful, Antique Flag, Glory Stars, Betsy Ross Flag, Sea to Shining Sea, Mountain Majesties, Amber Waves of Grain and Golden Eagle.
These collections are $29.99. I have a lot of pre-orders but I will have a lot of sets available. These are being carded and will start shipping on the 29th. nbelgian@aol.com
These colors have great variations and DMC conversions on the labels.

AND....the first 50 sets sold will get a free skein of Antique White (a touch of creamy/tan mixed in) and the pre-ordered sets will also get this free skein.
The free skein is shown across the other colors. The set white is a bluish/white for stars.

I also dyed a 3 skein patriotic set I call Primitive Patriotic. A nice over dyed Americana Red (498/304), a creamy ecru and a Prim Flag Blue  (336).
This set is $7.50 plus postage.

Lets give one of each away! You knew I was going to say that..........
RULES: You must be a follower. Click to follow by Faithful Friends.
You must post a comment here.
Post on your Blog, Facebook, Flosstube, stitching group, Instagram, etc., and get 100 more entries.

I will draw a winner for each set. Drawing to be April 15th. Lets make that a happy day! lol

Next I will be working on a nice set for Mother's Day.....Mother's Favorite Flowers which will be mostly pinks with a couple greens. They will be available in a couple weeks.
I have had a lot of requests for single color sets and I will be working on them all year. I doubt the dye pot will get a rest for quite some time.

Back to work....I sent my guys to Indiana to pick up an antique sewing cabinet so I have all day to keep busy...busy...busy!
Have a nice day....thanks for stopping by.
                                              Nancy

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Changes in Club shipping dates

I want to thank everyone in the floss and linen clubs....this is a huge success and I appreciate all of you.

I need to expand the shipping dates for all of these orders. So......
floss clubs will ship from the 3rd-15th of each month.

Linen and Aida (even if it has floss) will ship from the 15th-25th. I had over 120 extra linen orders this month and it takes time to process and dye the linen for you.

As one customer told me...she makes a payment and she gets a shipment each month and it doesn't matter which day. Sounds good to me. LOL

So please be patient with your orders....if you do not receive a shipment by the last day of the month then email me and I will check the package. You can always check tracking in Paypal on your orders.

Thank you!
Nancy

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Return to Sleepy Hollow Collection winner today

We have a winner today for The Return to Sleep Hollow Collection. Congratulations Deb!   This was the picture next to your name....please send me an email with your address. nbelgian@aol.com

I still have plenty of these sets left for you to purchase if you have not bought one yet.

From left to right we have Legendary Pumpkin, Return to the Hollow, The Headless Horseman, Olde Ichabod Crane, Whispering Wind, Sleepy Hollow, Wicked Haunting, Galloping Steed, Bridge in the Hollow, Ride thru the Hollow, Cloaked Rider and Von Tassle Curse.
A perfect assortment for all of you Sleepy Hollow fans!

Now be sure to sign up for the Bewitching Spells give-away....ending soon...and the winner will be drawn on the 25th.

Have a great day! I know Deb will!
                                         Nancy aka The Floss Fairy

Friday, March 15, 2019

Purple Passion floss collection winner today.

We have a winner for the Purple Passion floss collection today.
Lovely Lavender, Pastel Purple, Antique Faded Lavender, Shades of Purple, Lavender & Rose, Passion for Purple, Violet Purple, Favorite Purple, Purple Wildflower, Dipped in Purple, Purely Purple and Purple Expression.

The lucky name drawn was Jennipher Isley. Congratulations!

I still have these sets available if you would like to order one. They are $29.99 for the 12, 20 yard skeins. nbelgian@aol.com

Thank you to all who entered. I will have another new give-away very soon....stay tuned!

Nancy

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Southern Appalachian Wildflowers give-away, enter now!

I love when I find treasure! And I found 8 sets of the Southern Appalachian Wildflowers that I dyed in 2017. I put them in a real good place...lol.... I actually saved them for a customer who changed her mind.

If you missed this set......I want to give one set away. I will be dyeing new wildflower sets this spring...but for now...let give one set away. 
 I also have singles of a few of the colors I will probably list on Ebay with some other singles tomorrow. nbelgian@aol.com
THIS SET JUST SOLD OUT. I ONLY HAVE THE ONE LEFT FOR THE GIVE-AWAY AND ONE ON HOLD FOR A DAY OR TWO. IF SHE DOESN'T WANT IT I WILL POST AGAIN.

Wake Robin, Catesby's Trillium, Beardtongue, Downy Lobelia, Bluestar, Smooth Rockcress, Fern Frond, Gray's Lily, Flame Azalea, Indian Paintbrush, Columbine, and Southern Red Trillium.

Rules:
You must be a follower. Click to follow by Faithful Friends.
You must post a comment here.
Post on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, Flosstube, stitching group, etc. and receive 100 more entries.

Drawing to be March 30th and you must check back to see if you are the winner.
Good luck everyone!
                                               The Floss Fairy

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Bewitching Spells Floss Collection give-away, enter now.

If you missed the give-away for the Bewitching Spells......you are in for a treat as I am giving away another set. These compliment the Return to Sleepy Hollow for all of your Halloween stitching....and any projects that require beautiful shaded grays.

This set includes Fairy Dust, Into A Dragon, Forever Bewitched, Bedazzled, Sleep Potion Frog Prince, Enchanted Spell, Something Wicked, Playful Potion, Zombie Potion Twitterpated, and Toad Spell

There are silver grays. blue grays, green grays, dark gray, and Frog Prince is  a sage/green/gray.
This set is $29.99 and still available. nbelgian@aol.com if you would like to order a set.

To enter....RULES:
You must be a follower. Click to follow by Faithful Friends. You must post a comment here.
***post on your Blog, Facebook, Flosstube, Instagram, etc.....and get 100 more entries.

Drawing to be March 25th so hurry and enter...tell your friends to enter.
            Nancy

Friday, March 8, 2019

The Return to Sleepy Hollow give-away, enter now

We have been very busy carding floss for the newest collection in the Sleepy Hollow Series. This one is The Return to Sleep Hollow.
12 beautiful colors for your Halloween stitching. Lots of various oranges in this collection.
These sets are $29.99 plus postage. I have a lot of preorders and those invoices will go out today. If you want to make sure you are on that list or if you want a set, please send me an email. nbelgian@aol.com
From left to right we have Legendary Pumpkin, Return to the Hollow, The Headless Horseman, Olde Ichabod Crane, Whispering Wind, Sleepy Hollow, Wicked Haunting, Galloping Steed, Bridge in the Hollow, Ride thru the Hollow, Cloaked Rider and Von Tassle Curse.
A perfect assortment for all of you Sleepy Hollow fans!

Lets give a set away!
Rules:
You must be a follower. Click to follow by Faithful Friends
You must post a comment here.
Post on Facebook, Flosstube, your blog, stitching group, etc., and get 100 extra entries.

Drawing to be March 21st so hurry and enter. I ship world wide so everyone can enter.

Next I will dye the patriotic America the Beautiful so stay tuned for that set and another give-away.

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

Nancy

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Invoices have gone out, did you get yours?

All of the invoices have now gone out for all the clubs.

As usual....Paypal has trouble with a few. I got notices that the invoices were not sent to a dozen of you....it says the mailboxes were full. Please let me know if you did not get your invoices. I resent to the dozen mentioned but it came back with the same message.

Email with any questions. nbelgian@aol.com

Thank you.

Have a nice weekend.
Nancy

Friday, March 1, 2019

Purple Passion winner and a new give-away

We have several announcements today. Invoices go out today and tomorrow. If you do not receive yours by the 3rd please send me an email. You know how Paypal has to mess up a couple each month! LOL

We have a winner today for the Purple Passion Collection and a new give-away.
The winner is Nancy Taylor. Congratulations! Please send me an email with your address. nbelgian@aol.com

Lets give away another set!
 If you want a collection just send me an email. nbelgian@aol.com. These are $29.99 for the 12 skeins. Mailed in a poly bag unless you request a gift box.

Lots of variations in these colors...starting with a faded lavender to dark purple.
Lovely Lavender, Pastel Purple, Antique Faded Lavender, Shades of Purple, Lavender & Rose, Passion for Purple, Violet Purple, Favorite Purple, Purple Wildflower, Dipped in Purple, Purely Purple and Purple Expression.

Rules:
You must be a follower. You must post a comment here.
***Post on your Blog, Facebook, Flosstube, Stitching group, etc. and get 100 more entries.

Drawing to be March 15th so hurry and enter!

I just dyed the Return to Sleepy Hollow.....I think you will love this collection. These will be carded next week and I will show them when they are finished and have a give-away.

Next we have a March Birthday winner. Congratulations to Sharon M from Australia. Her birthday is the 7th and we all want to wish her a Happy Birthday! Please send me an email Sharon. And to all of you with March birthdays I hope you have a wonderful day.

Back to work......this is a very busy next few days with invoices going out, payments coming in, printing and packing all weekend.
If you have any questions just send me an email.

                                                  Nancy


Monday, February 18, 2019

Purple Passion floss collection give-away, enter now!

As promised, the Purple Passion Floss Collection is now ready....and of course I always give away a set from a new collection. I dyed a double dye lot since I have quite a few of you on the pre-order list for new collections. If you want a collection just send me an email. nbelgian@aol.com. These are $29.99 for the 12 skeins. Mailed in a poly bag unless you request a gift box.

Lots of variations in these colors...starting with a faded lavender to dark purple.
Lovely Lavender, Pastel Purple, Antique Faded Lavender, Shades of Purple, Lavender & Rose, Passion for Purple, Violet Purple, Favorite Purple, Purple Wildflower, Dipped in Purple, Purely Purple and Purple Expression.

Rules:
You must be a follower. You must post a comment here.
***Post on your Blog, Facebook, Flosstube, Stitching group, etc. and get 100 more entries.

Drawing to be March 1st so hurry and enter!

I have had so many requests for different collections....my goodness....I will do my best to get them all done this year. I will be needing to hire more people to card floss.

Soon I will do the next Sleepy Hollow Collection.....a new patriotic collection called America the Beautiful.....new wildflower collections....all one color collections (lots of requests for these) and so on. So much floss to dye and card but I do love what I do.

I appreciate all of you and thank you for your business. You make all of this possible.
                                                    Nancy

Sunday, February 17, 2019

UPDATE for postal increase/good news!

I have good news regarding the recent postal increase. I worked hard to try and help in every way that I could to save you money on your postage. I ordered my poly envelopes from a new supplier with a small savings in price that I passed on to you. It took quite a while to go through more than 500 packages, weigh them and mark the new postage rates in the book. They now charge the postage according to the postal zone you are in, not just a regular increase.

Here's what I came up with:

Any discounts I get on postage I passed on to all of you. Many of you had a .02 increase in the labels. I paid those. If it was more than .10 I will add that to next month's invoice for you. I paid all the postage increases for this month as a gift.
The biggest increases were only .22-.35 and those were packages going to the east and west coast states. Those will show on your next invoice.

Packing the floss in poly bags instead of the boxes really helped to counter the postal increase and I was very pleased with the results. I hope you are too! Thank you for working with me on all of this.

                                                Nancy

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day and a winner!

Happy Valentine's Day!


We have a winner for the Friendship's Love chart pack with floss. Congratulations Carol Zook! Please send me an email with your address.

Thank you to all who entered....and have a wonderful day!
                 Nancy

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Valentine's Day give-away, enter now!


                     Wilt Thou Be My Valentine?

I thought I would give away one of my Friendship's Love mini sampler charts.....and include all the floss you need to complete it! I only have a couple sets of the floss for this chart and lets give one away. Design size is 179x127, on 16 or 32ct it will fit a standard 11x14 frame. I try to do all my designs to fit standard frames.
Rules:
Same as usual. You must be a follower. You must post a comment here.
Post on your blog, Facebook, Flosstube, stitching group, etc. and get 100 extra entries.

Drawing to be on Valentine's Day so hurry and enter! Good luck to all.
                                            Nancy

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Did you get your club invoice?

Did you get your club invoice? They have all been sent. And I always get a dozen notices on invoices that say they weren't delivered due to a full mail box. I resend them.....so please let me know if you did not get your invoice. nbelgian@aol.com

Lets add one more note....if you are finished with the club please send me a courtesy email and let me know.

Thank you.
Nancy

Friday, February 1, 2019

February Birthday Club Winner today!

We have a name drawn today for the Birthday Club. We all want to wish Arlene S in CA  a very Happy Birthday!!!  Please send me an email Arlene so I can put a nice gift in the mail for you. nbelgian@aol.com  Arlene will be celebrating on the 8th which is also my son's Birthday.
And to all of you who have February birthdays I want to say Happy Birthday and I hope your day is wonderful and surrounded by loved ones.

Love,
            Nancy

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Necessaire and Notions winner today


We have a winner today for an Antique Brown Floral Necessaire with notions.....the lucky name drawn was StitchThrifty. Congratulations! Please send me an email with your address. nbelgian@aol.com
If you ever have questions it's best to send me an email and not post a question on the blog. I get to the emails faster.

Thank you for entering.....we will have a new give-away next week for another necessaire so stay tuned.

Nancy

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Club Invoices for February

The club invoices are scheduled to go out on the 1st and 2nd of each month. I don't know why Paypal sends a dozen or so on the 30th of the month.....I have asked them and I get no answers. So remember that they are not due until the 1st.....pay when it is convenient for you. I apologize for Paypal....again! LOL

Nancy

Monday, January 28, 2019

UPDATE to shipping rate increase

Thank you for the great response to the previous post regarding the postal rate increase. Over 200 of you responded and said to ship your floss in poly envelopes instead of boxes.

I have decided to ship all of the club shipments this way and will no longer ship in boxes. There was never a charge for these gift boxes. I will still have gift sets available in the  gift boxes. AND if you still want your floss in these gift boxes for the monthly club I will do that for you. Please send me an email if you want that option.

It's nice working together to keep the costs down for you. I do all I can to help!

Nancy

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Shipping rate increase....PLEASE READ

As you all know, there was a postal rate increase today. The first class rate for packages increased 11.9%.  BIG increase. If you currently get the 6 skein package it was $14.99 with postage. Good thing I give a free skein with the club shipments. The new rate is $15.75. But it gets more complicated because they change the rate depending on what zone it ships to. The father you are the more the increase. And any postal discounts I have I will pass on to you.

Lets get creative with the packing. Because their rates stay the same for a few ounces....some packages will require the increase. Can't get around it. BUT.....if I send linen in a poly envelope it might saves a few ounces for the cardboard box. But if you get linen and a boxed set it will require the box unless we omit the little gift box.....

If you get a box of 12 skeins I don't charge for the little gift box. I could send them in a zip bag (some customers always get them that way as they don't use the boxes).....and then they could be shipped in a poly bag and not the cardboard box. Please send me an email if this option will work for you. nbelgian@aol.com.

I will do all I can to help.

This month each package will be weighed and the increase applied. Rather than go in and try to change 500 invoices I will wait and weigh each order and apply the increase next month to your invoice. It will make it easier. I will still need to change 500 invoices but I will know the exact amount to add. A paperwork nightmare!

Ebay has sent me three notices regarding the increase as it will affect sales. One skein of floss will be $3.94 postage! But 12 skeins ships for the same price so that helps. Online sales are going to take a big hit for sure.

Thank you for working with me on the packing and shipping rates.

Nancy

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Necessaires and Notions Give-away, enter now!

Necessaires and Notions.....I love the sound of that.....lots of goodies to give-away to one lucky winner. A hand made necessaire, complete with a little wool felt button/charm bag filled with assorted buttons and 4 sewing charms and my little open end safety pin closure, wool felt needle pages with a fancy pin, assorted cluny lace trims and hand dyed cotton tape for needlebooks. A beautiful mother of pearl heart is sewn on as the divider for the trims on one side. I included a little wood spool with 2 yards of chenille trim. Tied with hand dyed vintage rayon seam ribbon.
These make a wonderful gift.

Necessaire....the French drop the y when they pronounce it....I leave the Y and pronounce it necessary. That's just the way I like to say it.

This one is an antique brown floral. Finished and complete as shown.  I do not sell kits. I simply make them for gals who don't like to do finishing.

I was swamped with orders after I posted that I would be making these again. These are $34.95 plus postage. Folded up it measures about 5x 4-1/2 inches. A little bigger than the ones I made last year. Opened up it measures 5 x 14 inches
I love the little sewing charms....you will get 4 assorted but you will definitely get one I love Sewing and the mini stork scissors charm. Order yours today. nbelgian@aol.com Orders take 5 days.





Lets add the little Treasured Friend chart of mine 56x47 stitches.....copyright protected, please do not copy or post.

Lets give one away!
RULES!!
You must be a follower. Click to follow by Faithful Friends.
You must post a comment here.
Post on your blog, Facebook, Flosstube, stitching group, etc. and get 100 more entries.
You must claim your gift within 30 days and you must check back to see if you are a winner.
The winner will be posted January 31st.

Good luck to all who enter. I will give one away each month, a different fabric and trims each month so stay tuned!
Nancy

Monday, January 7, 2019

Two winners today!!

We have two winners today! They get their choice of floss collections...The Primitive Stitcher or the Kindred Stitcher:



The lucky names drawn will get to choose which collection they would like.
Congratulations Susan Jones and Pam Cousins! Please send me an email with your address.

Thank you for joining in the fun. I will have another give-away soon so check back often.

Nancy

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New Necessaires and Notions for 2019!

                                    Happy New Year!
  A new year....a fresh start.....lots of goodies to make! I thought I would make some necessaires again this year since they were so popular in previous years. A hand made little bundle of stitching goodies. Trims, sewing charms, hand dyed buttons, etc.  Maybe I will add a small cross stitch pattern with each one. I will start working on these after all the club shipments go out and show you one around the 15th...or sooner.....and of course I will give one away. I was thinking of doing a different fabric each month and giving one away each month for a while. If all goes well I might do this all of 2019. We will see. I also have a lot of gorgeous cluny lace I want to start dyeing for these projects. Top quality lace I bought from a business that used them in his designs and wanted to sell off his inventory. I bought almost 100 rolls of this lace and I really want to start using it in some kits

These are all hand made by me. I don't know if I will do kits for these....just the hand made ones for now. They make great gifts.
Then I might do other hand made items and kits for you to make at a later date. So much to do in 2019!

I bought a dozen bolts of some beautiful fabrics to start making these little treasures. I will show each necessaire as they are finished. I have a lot of new followers that have not seen them and you are in for a real treat.

I keep saying I am going to take a few days off to do work on my own projects.....but then I start thinking of goodies I want to do for give-aways and then the projects get put on a back burner. I love to do silk ribbon embroidery flowers....petite flowers.....not huge designs. I have boxes of silk ribbons I bought last year and one of these days I will take time for a "play day"! I have wanted to use some of these for a thimble case and I could easily finish that in a day.

So here's to a great start of a new year.....wishing all of you the best for 2019. May you find your heart's desire!

                                      Nancy

January Birthday Club winner

We have a name drawn today for the Birthday Club and a great start to 2019. We all want to wish Gail B McCarthy  a very Happy Birthday!!!  Please send me an email Gail so I can put a nice gift in the mail for you. nbelgian@aol.com  Gail will be celebrating on the 21st.
And to all of you who have January birthdays I want to say Happy Birthday and I hope your day is wonderful and surrounded by loved ones.

Love,
            Nancy