Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

Our year is quickly coming to and end.......and time to ring in the new. I am wishing each and every one of you a very Happy New Year! Filled with love, happiness and hopefully lots of stitching!


Friday, December 27, 2013

Free shipping on the 1795 Sampler Floss Collection once again

I hope all of you had a nice Christmas and are relaxing a bit...I know I am. I finished the new sampler pattern and am now in the process of selecting floss for it. I decided to dye some more colors to choose from....I just love playing with all the colors. These will be even more antiqued that the floss in the 1795 collection. I will use them for patterns with optional floss available.

I have had another request (someone spending her Christmas money!) to offer the complete 1795 Sampler Floss Collection with free postage. I am happy to offer this. The set is 80 skeins (20 yards each) and is $156.00. You are getting a couple free skeins with the set as you are just paying for 78 skeins. This set is about 1/4 the price of most of the other companies. It is 1600 yards!
The savings will be around $6-8 if you are in the states as I mail priority mail. If you are International. I mail first class and this will save you around $18. Nice savings.

The free postage is only offered if you purchase direct and not on ebay as I am passing the savings on to you. If you are interested email me at nbelgian@aol.com.

Back to work.......floss is calling me.....

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas one and all!!!
I hope all of you have received the gift you wanted the most!
Today I am happy to announce a big winner...for 25 skeins of my floss from the 1795 Sampler Collection. Pick your favorite colors!!!
The winner is Kevin!
Email me (nbelgian@aol.com) after you browse through my store:

Thank you....one and all......for participating in the Christmas give-aways. I truly love to share with you. Now Santa Nancy needs to rest for a day.....I am almost done with the antique sampler pattern and will shortly select hand dyed threads and it will be off to my model stitcher. After spending 20 hours on a pattern.....I will be sending this one out to be stitched. I can then start on another pattern and hopefully find some time for me to do some stitching....arthritic hands permitting. I am pleased with this antique sampler and will show you as soon as it is available so stay tuned.
Next year looks like it is going to be a good year....I hope it is for all of us!


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

We have a $50 gift certificate winner today!!

Santa will be very busy tonight.....and Santa Nancy has been very busy too! Today we have a very lucky winner of a $50 gift certificate to shop in my store. The name drawn was:
EvalinaMaria. Congratulations!!! Browse my ebay store and then email me, nbelgian@aol.com, and tell me your selections.

Tomorrow is the big drawing for the 25 skeins of floss....

The rest of you still need to be real good....as Santa will be making his rounds tonight and I hope each and every one of you receives the gift you would like the most.  I know that gifts come in all sizes....and I hope your present is just the right size and what you want. Or it may be what you need. I hope you are all blessed this Christmas as I have been blessed. I have so much to be thankful for. And thank you for being such good friends.
 Love from Santa Nancy

Monday, December 23, 2013

We have a fabric winner today!

I wish Santa would bring me a new camera....I am having trouble with it today with the memory card. I can't show a photo of the fabrics today.....but the lucky winner today can choose from 18ct Aida or 32ct Belgian linen that I have dyed. The Aida is red, pastel pumpkin(light pastel orange), or spice. The linen I have in Antique Champagne, Sage or Light Carmel Brown.
The lucky winner is Lillian Carol. Congratulations!
Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com, and tell me what fabric and color you would like and send me your address.

The big day is almost here and tomorrow and on Christmas day I have two great give-aways. The $50 gift certificate and the 25 skeins of floss. You can still enter on the original posts. Good luck to all!
               Love from Santa Nancy

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Pick your present today!

You get to pick your present today! Why get a present you don't use....pick one you like! Tell me if you want floss......or trims....or buttons and charms....or a chart!

I drew two names today........stitcheranon and Judy in Kansas.
Congratulations! Please email Santa Nancy and tell me what you would like.

Christmas is just a few days away.....I can hardly wait! Christmas is for giving....of love...of gifts...of yourself. I love sharing with my friends and I hope you have had as much fun with these drawings as I have.
          Love from Santa Nancy

Saturday, December 21, 2013

A Gift for you and a friend!

Today we have a fun drawing....a gift for you and a gift for the friend of your choice. Surprise gifts from me....to you. Thank you all for entering.......today's lucky winner is Deborah. Please check the original post if you think it is you.....I have had mix-ups before. I didn't see a blog for Deborah....or an email address...
email nbelgian@aol.com. And Deborah....you don't have to post your friend's name if you want it to be a surprise. Just tell me in an email.

Santa Nancy is still very busy.....and looking forward to a day of rest on the 26th!! And maybe 27th..................

Friday, December 20, 2013

$25 Gift Certificate winner today!

Santa Nancy has lots of goodies for one lucky winner today. A $25 Gift Certificate to shop in my store.
Browse the store (don't purchase on ebay, just email me what you would like)  and pick out some goodies and I will pay the postage.

The lucky winner today is Shirlee. Email me with your selections. nbelgian@aol.com

Congratulations Shirlee!
I truly love giving....especially at Christmas.

Love from Santa Nancy

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Pick your present today!!!!!

Today you get to pick your own present!!!
I have several trim bags to choose from if you do your own finishing. Patriotic trims....Christmas or Gingerbread!

If you don't want a trim bag I will send you 5 skeins of floss, 20yards per skein as usual. 100 yards of stitching heaven.

I said I would pick a winner...how about two?!!
Elizabeth Ann    and    Terri P.
Please email me nbelgian@aol.com with your choice and your address.

Congratulations.....and Merry Christmas early!
Love from Santa Nancy

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Surprise Gift winners today!

Santa Nancy has been digging in the gift bag this morning and has found a gift for 2 lucky winners!
and Joy!
    Remember...it is a surprise! Now I need you to email me your addresses. nbelgian@aol.com
Santa Nancy is having fun once again this year!!! Thank you for entering......
               Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Lots of trim winners today!

I am wishing an early Merry Christmas to several trim winners today!! Actually....you get your choice of trims (tell me your favorite colors).....the cluny crocheted ric rac is very nice, regular ric rac, seam ribbons, or if you would rather have buttons and charms.....tell me your favorite colors for buttons. I was going to show pictures...I have far too many pictures of dozens of colors of trims, buttons  & charms (heart charms, sewing machine, stork scissors, etc)....the post would be 20 feet long! LOL

I was going to pick 3.....how about.......6!!!!!!!!!!!
Nataly K
Joyce Clark Frank

Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com, and tell me which you prefer. I will need your address too.
I just love this Santa decoration....when you plug in the cord the candle light actually lights up and he waves his arm! He is almost 2 feet tall....and one of my favorites. I love the vintage decorations. I bought him quite a few years ago...I found him in an antique mall that had a vintage Christmas booth. I didn't get out of that one cheap............it's a good thing the house is full and I don't go antique shopping any more. Maybe I need a new and bigger house!

Congratulations stitchers....enjoy your trims.
Santa Nancy

Monday, December 16, 2013

We have floss winners today!

We have 2 lucky winners today....and they will each receive 10 skeins, that's 200 yards!, of my hand dyed floss. We have some special colors going out today.....two special winners. They are:

Annette California and Tedra. Congratulations ladies!!!!

Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com, and give me your addresses.

Merry Christmas early!!

Love from Santa Nancy

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Lots of give-away winners today!

We have lots of give-away winners today! There are two drawings that have winners for today:
The Pick your chart from 84 charts in my store:
Deb-Paxton Valley Folk Art
Penny I
and lets give another to Musicwoman!
Browse my ebay store charts http://stores.ebay.com/Victorian-Motto-Sampler-Shoppe/CHARTS-FOR-CROSS-STITCH-/_i.html?_fsub=2117248014&_sid=182293904&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

and then email me nbelgian@aol.com and tell me which chart you would like.

Next we have QUAKER winners!!!! Pick your chart from Be True in Heart, Harmony (with birds), To Thine Own Self be True and Forget Me Not.

You get to pick the chart you would like and then browse my store and tell me the color floss you would like me to include!

Winners: trillium,  Pam Lacey and Kimstitch 3. Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com, and tell me your choices.
Congratulations everyone! Be sure to check back each day until Christmas to see if you are a winner.
Santa Nancy

Saturday, December 14, 2013

A Stitching Marathon Completed

    Christmas is always a busy time of the year around here with all the give-aways and all the last minute motto orders. A gentleman asked me to stitch and frame this motto as he wants to give it to his Mother for Christmas (what a guy!). So I quickly, 12 hours later, completed No Place Like Home. This is definitely my hardest motto to stitch....and I keep saying these arthritic hands are never going to stitch this one again(I have stitched it 9 times)....never say never....
I have the antique motto that I fashioned this reproduction from.....but the newly stitched ones look almost as good as the antiques. And there is no place like home!

Thanks for stopping by. Back to work........

Friday, December 13, 2013

Gift Certificates now available

I was asked to provide Gift Certificates for my shop and I am pleased to announce that they are ready. I custom designed this using an antique background.

You can get any dollar amount...but keep in mind that they will have to pay the postage (deduct it from the gift certificate). Paid through paypal. Then I will email your friend the filled in Gift Certificate from you. ***All Gift Certificates will be numbered and signed by me to be authentic. Email nbelgian@aol.com if you would like to send one to a friend.
Back to work..........I need to start dyeing the floss for the antique sampler patterns.....sooooo much work to do around here......where are those elves...............
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Free shipping on the 1795 Sampler Floss Collection

I was asked to extend the free shipping offer on the 80 skein, 1600 yards, 1795 Sampler Floss Collection. It is $156.00. This would run over $600.00 from other companies. I do all I can to  help my stitching friends. You get 2 skeins free so you are just paying for 78 skeins. Postage in the US runs $6-8 and International this saves you $16-18. This offer is to buy direct from me and not through Ebay. I am passing on the saving to you. This makes a nice Christmas gift to a stitching friend or yourself. Email nbelgian@aol.com if you are interested. I will even include a couple extra free skeins since it is Christmas.
      I will be dyeing new floss colors for the antique style samplers I will be doing next year for the charts with floss. It is always fun to create new colors and a challenge to get the "old" looking colors. Of course I will have some give-aways after the new designs are ready.........don't we always??

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

The Twelve Days of Christmas $50 Gift Certificate Give-away!

The Twelve Days of Christmas have come to an end and I wanted to thank all of you for entering....and you can continue to enter up until the day of each of the drawings that will start on the 15th and run through the 25th.
   I thought I would give a $50 Gift Certificate to one lucky winner. You can browse my Ebay store and pick what you would like and I will pay the postage.
   Rules: You must be a follower and post a comment here. Post on your blog and get 25 more entries.
   This has been a lot of fun.......but just wait until I start announcing the winners each day! Be sure to check and see if you are a winner. You  must follow! 
     This drawing to be December 24th.
     I hope each and every one of you are having a wonderful holiday season surrounded by loved ones.
    Thank you for following....thank you for being the great group of stitchers that I have come to know. I am blessed to have so many friends.

Love from Santa Nancy

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Eleventh Day of Christmas Give-away.....Fabric!

   We are nearing the end of the 12 Days of Christmas...so lets give away some fabric! What stitcher doesn't want fabric????
I have 32ct Belgian linen that I dye. I have several shades available....the antique champagne I used for the Christmas wall hanging and ornament......I have some antique sage....antique caramel....I also have some aida in 18ct in red....I will have to look and see what other colors I have in dyed aida. I have 18ct rustico overdyed.......you can tell me what kind of fabric you prefer when you win.
Rules: You must be a follower and post a comment here. Post on your blog and get 25 more entries.
Drawing to be December 23rd. Remember that after I announce the last give-away tomorrow  you will need to check back every day to see if you are a winner. Drawings will start on the 15th-25th.
***********You don't want to miss tomorrow's give-away!*****

Back to work.....I am selecting floss colors to dye for some new antique sampler designs for next year. I will be offering charts with or without over dyed floss. Maybe fabric too.....maybe frames.....who knows!

Love from Santa Nancy

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tenth Day of Christmas Give-away!

 Santa has lots of goodies left in the bag......so lets see what we can give away today. I think we need to make this one easy(for me too!) so lets do another pick your present day! Tell me if you want some floss, trims, buttons or ric rac. Lets not forget the cluny ric rac. Or would you like a chart? On your comment tell me what you would like. Lets really make it easy for me.
Rules: You must be a follower and post a comment here. Post on your blog and get another 25 entries. Remember that you must check back to see if you are a winner....you must follow!
Drawing to be December 22nd.
Good luck everyone!
Santa Nancy

Floss winners today!!!!

Santa and I have been busy drawing names of the winners of 3 skeins of floss from the 1795 Sampler Collection. Here are the 11, not 10, 11 winners!
And I saw that you each put down what colors you would like so that made it easier.
lanybleu,     SoCal Debbie,    nkleubs,   Sherri,   Mary Joan,   Kathy A.,    Kim Reid,   Wilma,   Monica(hoopless stitcher),   Pam in Il,  and........Lija Broka!
Please email me, nbelgian@aol.com to give me your addresses.

I just put some simple greenery in front of my regular collections.....kids things they made when they were little...I love the antique candles of Santa and Mrs Clause(in rocking chairs) on top of the cabinet,  and the large vintage Santa and snowman candles. I have had these for over 30 years....boy am I getting old!
Congratulations winners....have a great day!
Santa Nancy

Monday, December 9, 2013

Ninth Day of Christmas Give-away! A present for you....and a friend!

For the Ninth Day of Christmas Give-away I thought we would do something a little different...a present for one of you....from me....and a present for a friend! Don't tell me your friend's name now....when you win you will tell me the name and address of a stitching friend that you would like me to send a present to. I will send one to you.....and one to your friend!
Rules: You must be a follower and post a comment here. Post on your blog and get 25 more entries. Send a friend and get 25 more entries. Send a new follower and get 25 entries!
Drawing to be December 21st.
Santa Nancy is busy busy busy! By request....here's a few photos

 I could live in a general store! Maybe in the next house.......

I like to decorate with simple red bows...a little greenery......home style and old fashioned. That's me.
Love the Christmas season.............

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Eigth Day of Christmas Give-away, a Gift Certificate!

      Santa thought it would be nice for me to give a Gift Certificate, $25, to a luck winner. You can browse my ebay store and then email and tell me what you would like. I will then pay the postage on top of that. There are lots of goodies....floss, trims charts, hand dyed buttons, charms, etc. Who doesn't like to shop??

Drawing to be December 20th. For each of these drawings you must check to see if you are a winner...please...I don't have time to track you down!
Rules: You must be a follower and post a comment here. Post on your blog and get 25 more entries. Send a friend and get 25 more entries.
     The elves didn't show again today so I better get back to work. Never enough time in the day.....I will need a day of rest on the 26th!

Love from Santa Nancy

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Seventh Day of Christmas pick your present!

On the Seventh Day of Christmas......Nancy gave to me:
    Your choice of a present!!! You can pick from the trim bags:
Patriotic, Christmas or Gingerbread trims. Filled with lots of goodies.
If you don't use trims...you can have 5 skeins of floss, 20 yards each! You get to pick the present. Could Santa make it any easier than that??

Rules: You must be a follower and post a comment here. Post on your blog and get 25 more entries.
Drawing to be December 19th.  Santa Nancy still has lots of goodies left in her bag to give away!
                      Good luck to all!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Sixth Day of Christmas give-away, a surprise present!

Like children waiting for Christmas.....you will have to wait and see what the surprise gift is! The sixth Day of Christmas is a present....and like all presents....you will have to wait and see what it is!
Drawing to be December 18th (have to keep all these days straight!!)
Rules: You must be a follower and post a comment here. Send a friend and get 25 more entries.
I hope you are all having as much fun as I am this holiday season. I love to play Santa!
Have a wonderful day.
Santa Nancy

Thursday, December 5, 2013

On the Fifth Day of Christmas Nancy gave to us....

  First I would like to thank all of you for all the kind (and funny) comments you have left for me. I truly love to share and wish that I could send each and every one of you a Christmas present.
As most of you know, I am one person running this business and I am swamped all the time. I don't get to look at other blogs...maybe some day I will....but please don't be mad that I can't get to your blogs. I do hope to slow down a bit next year and then....just maybe....I can relax and go visiting blogs!

Lets give away some trims! Do you do your own finishing? Use chenille trim or ric rac? Cluny ric rac is wonderful. It has a nice feel to it, looks fantastic and is easy to sew in place.
Don't use trims? How about some hand dyed buttons....or sewing charms? I will show pictures on the day you get to choose.

Lets give some trim or buttons and charm packs to three followers. Your choice.
Rules: You must be a follower and post a comment here. Post on your blog and get 25 more entries.
Drawing to be December 17th. What a challenge to keep track of all these give-aways....and what fun! Ho! Ho! Ho!
Love from Santa Nancy

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Fourth Day of Christmas Give-away....LOTS of FLOSS!

On the fourth Day of Christmas Nancy gave to Me:
25!!! yes 25 skeins (20 yards each!), 500 yards!
of floss from the 1795 Sampler Collection! One lucky winner. You pick the colors!
Drawing to be Christmas Day! Be sure to check back to see if you are the lucky winner!
Rules: you must be a follower and post a comment here.
Post on your blog (in a post, not a side bar) and get 50  more entries! Someone is going to have fun selecting their Christmas present this year.
DON"T FORGET there is free shipping on this 1795 floss collection all week....world wide! email nbelgian@aol.com.
This is such a wonderful time to share with all of you....I LOVE Christmas!
Santa Nancy

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Third Day of Christmas Give-away! FLOSS!!!!!!

     Santa thought more floss would be nice as this seems to be a F-A-V-O-R-I-T-E give-away around here!
     I have a few new colors not listed yet....I was saving them for a give-away. These will be surprise colors! Ha ha.....you have to wait to see them.
Lets give a couple stitchers 10 skeins each....200yards!!!!
Same old rules.......you must be a follower and post a comment here. Post on your blog and get 25 more entries....send a friend 25 more entries.
     Drawing to be December 16th. Keep entering all the Christmas give-aways.....lots of goodies going out of here. I love to share and to give back to the stitching community, especially at Christmas. This is my way of showing my appreciation to all of you.
Love from Santa Nancy