Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lets announce some floss winners!

It's time to give away some floss and announce some winners....lots of winners!
I have some Plum floss packaged and ready to be mailed...so here are the 5 winners:
Pam in Illinois, Fiona, Judy Starkey, Ruth, and Elizabeth(threads books and things).
Please email me (nbelgian@aol.com) and send me your address.

10 Winners of the Name the Limited Editions Floss sets:
This was a tough one because you stitchers came up with some GREAT names. Believe me...I could have picked most of you simply because I loved most of the names and it was very hard to choose from this list. I will post the names I use on another day.
Autumn,  Tracey,  Simple Pleasure,  Stitching cat,  ~*Shar*~, ritainalaska,  Sherri(Sherr's Jubilee),  Jean @ Prim Crafts , Lori from Notforgotten Farms, and  Robin Hager.
I have some beautiful floss sets packaged so please email me your addresses.

I finally decided on the names of the sets: Heirloom Heathers, Sugar Plum Fairies, Autumn Cornucopia, African Sunset and Sun-Kissed Peaches. I will use the other names for individual colors in each set.
I truly appreciate all of you who took the time to play along with me on this one. You know I love to share my floss and what better way to give some of these sets to my devoted followers!
 I have lots of new floss colors coming out for spring and that sounds like another give-away real soon!

Sending love and hugs....
From one creative genius to another!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

What is your favorite size for ornaments?

It's time for me to pick your brains again....as I am putting together a new collection of small designs...perfect for ornaments and such. I would love to hear your opinions as to your favorite size for ornaments. I know a lot of you hang them on small trees and things. I have done smalls before....so I was thinking of maybe a design area of 4" x 4"" and then an optional border to make it 5"x5". That way you could make the adjustments if you want to stitch them quickly without the border. Maybe I will mix the sizes...not sure yet. I have asked a few friends already.....and would LOVE to get your opinions. So let the comments begin!

Always grateful,

P.S. I love all the comments that are coming in already....Looks like I will start with very small designs (3x3) and 4x4 with the optional borders.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Two Long-Eared Rabbits chart Give-away

I was thinking I should list my new chart for Two Long-Eared Rabbits poem. It reads:
Two long-eared rabbits live below
The wall around my little garden;
Perhaps they eat a leaf or so
But when they do they beg my pardon.

I thought this was an adorable poem I got from an old book. It is by Arthur Guiterman(1871-1943) from Vienna Austria. He was well known for his humorous poems and I thought I would do a cross stitch picture to compliment his verse. Pattern size is 200x123.

Lets give away a few charts once again. You stitchers know I have to share! Lets give away 10 charts (pdf format) on March 15th. That will give you lots of time to stitch this for Easter.
Rules: Be a follower. Post a comment here. Post on your blog and get another entry. Send a friend and get another entry. Enter now!


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Another new cross stitch chart so we better give a few away!

I finished converting another one of my perforated paper motto designs to counted cross stitch. I guess we better give a few charts away! You can select any one from the last 4 I have just listed.
I will Always Kiss you Goodnight
Happy Halloween
Merry Christmas
My soul is fed by needle and thread

So......be a follower. Post a comment here. I will select 10 winners to receive the pdf of their choice on March 10th. Enter now!
Post on your blog and get another entry. For every friend you send to join you get another entry.

If I am going to do this much work I figured I should share with some of you! The pdf will give you the specifics on 14, 16, and 18ct fabric and DMC floss requirements. I use full cross stitches in my designs to make it easier. OK...I hate 1/2 and 1/4 stitches!

Good luck!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Three new counted cross stitch charts added

I have been very busy to say the least for these past few days. First of all, sending emails of the free pdf pattern to all of my followers who have requested it. I am pleased so many of you wanted the pattern.
Next I have been converting 3 of my perforated paper motto patterns to cross stitch charts as per customer requests. These are time consuming to say the least. I still need to find a way to add about 8 more hours on each day and THEN I could get everything done that needs to be done....or I want to be done....I think maybe the list is just too long. Here are the new charts and they are also avilable in pdf:

I will give away a few real soon....lets finish the other give-aways first!
I also dyed two new colors for the cluny ric rac trim. A pale Champagne and a Turkey Red. I also dyed quite a few new colors of floss but I won't go into detail on those yet as they need to dry, be counted and tied on cards. Well I am off to start the dye pot again.....and come up with some beautiful floss colors for spring.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lets do it again with another GRAND give-away!

Lets do it again!! I had such a great response from all of you stitchers joining in on the last give-away...so lets repeat it!
Lets give 5 stitchers 10 skeins of my hand dyed floss.
Lets give 1 Coffee bag kit away.
Lets give 1 spice kit away.
Lets give some of my cluny ric rac trim to 2 lucky winners.
Lets give a pack of hand dyed buttons to 2 lucky winners.
Lets give a pack of my hand dyed lace to another lucky winner.
And lets give some hand dyed chenille trim to a lucky winner.

SOOOOO..............be a follower. Post a comment here. Post on your blog and get another entry. Send a friend and get another entry.
We need to keep doing the give-aways until everyone gets something! Drawing to be March 15th.

I truly love sharing with all of you. Thank you for joining in on the fun. Your sweet comments make my day.
AND I was asked by someone...and no, I am not crazy.........
just generous!

Hugs to all!

Happy Valentines Day to all the winners!

Happy Valentines Day!
Congratulations to all the winners and I thank you for participating in the fun once again. Lets get to the lucky winners names:
Floss winners:
Stitching Noni,   Kimstitch3  , Deborah(Cranberry Samplings),
Robin(stitchesandcatsohmy),   and    llumilu
Coffee bag kit:     Barbwire Pretty
Black Crow Spice bag kit:    Marmalady
Ric rac:   Bernadett,     Lisa(Needles and Threads,Scotland)
Cluny lace:    Laura(All Good Gifts),      lesli
Buttons:  Melanie(from Melanies Home to Yours),   Carissa
Hand dyed lace:   Kaisievic
Chenille:     Deborah

Please email and send me your addresses. nbelgian@aol.com

I hope each and every one of my followers has a wonderful Valentines Day. I wish I could have shared with all of you....really I do.  As I have said before.......long after I am gone I hope to be remembered for my love of life, my love for my friends and my love for sharing with others. That sums it up.

Sending Valentine love to all of you!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Scatter Smiles pattern 10 winners names

Congratulations stitchers! I am soooo busy right now....so I am listing the names of the Scatter Smiles winners. These names are drawn from those who posted on the Scatter Smiles give-away.
 Sally, Robin at The Primitive Hutch, Musicwoman, Amanda, Sussian, Martina, Kathy, Penny, Katrien and Valerie Kalyani. Please email me. nbelgian@aol.com
I will send your pattern pdf attached to the reply email.
Happy Valentine's Day early!


Wrought by me to give to THEE pattern winners, all 32 of you!

Lets have an early Valentine's Day present to all of you who postaged a comment about the pattern! ALL 32 of you will get a pattern! Now...I am swamped today with orders and things....so please send me an email and I will reply with the pdf pattern attached for you. email    nbelgian@aol.com
Thanks for participating! I will send reply emails later this morning as I receive them.
Good luck for tomorrows drawing too!

Sending early Valentine Love

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I'm Plum tuckered out from wondering....so help me out and win some floss!

Please help me out stitchers...I am PLUM tuckered out from wondering......why plum floss sells slower than the rest. I thik it looks rich....not as bright as reds......soft and antique looking.......looks great on samplers......so.......give me your opinions! Would you like to try it on a sampler or project? Tell me if you have a project you would like to use some of my Plum floss on...I have two different sets shown. I will pick 5 stitchers to send a set of floss to. You pick the set. I will pick names after I read your entries. No random number generator this time....put some effort into your entries! Drawing to be February 28th.

I might add...will you share some of your finishes after you use the floss?

I appreciate your help and your input....as I appreciate all of you!

Tuckered Out

Saturday, February 4, 2012

QUEEN of the South Coffee bag kit

I have added another coffee bag kit to my inventory. I designed and stitched QUEEN of the South.....(I actually know a few queens in the south). I love how these look with my antique coffee mill collection. They are aged to look old and all you do is stitch the pattern, sew the bottom and side and stuff. These are available in my ebay store. Stitch a whole collection of Coffee and spice bags to fill a shelf or a basket. Sometimes I think I can't fit one more thing in this house....but if I carefully move things around and SQUEEZE a bit....it always fits! Magic!!

The Magician

Wrought by me to give to THEE new pattern and a give-away!

Yes stitchers...I am giving away a few copies of my newest pattern. An adorable little motto to stitch as a cushion or small framed gift (14ct is about 5"x6", 18ct is 3-1/3" x 4-1/2").
Wrought by me to give to THEE. Shown at the right in two shades of DMC floss to make it easy for the international stitchers to obtain floss.
The year is shown stitched but you could substitute your initials instead.
Available in pdf format. My own copyright protected designs.
Lets give a pattern to 5 lucky stitchers on February 13th just in time for Valentines Day.
TO ENTER: Post a comment here. Be a follower. Post on your blog and get another entry. For every friend you send you get another entry.

Lets keep the give-aways rolling!


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Lets Scatter Smiles with a pattern give-away!

Lets Scatter some Smiles to 10 lucky winners of my newest pattern shown at right. Scatter Smiles.
Pattern in pdf format. I will draw 10 lucky names on Valentine's Day....a perfect day to scatter smiles!

Post a comment here and be a follower. Post on your blog and get another entry. Send a friend and get another entry.

Thank you once again for joining in on the fun and sharing.