Tuesday, May 6, 2014

New 1840 Sampler Floss colors coming soon!

I have been busy with the dye pot today.....45,000 yards of floss dyed for the new 1840 Sampler Collection. That's 20 new colors that I will start showing next week. I hope to dye more floss tomorrow as the warm weather has arrived and perfect for drying floss outside.
I am adding this new collection because most of the colors will have a lot more variegation than the 1795 Sampler Floss Collection. I have had a few requests and I think these colors will work perfect. Still the nice antique looking colors but with added variegation with tone on tone darker coloration and the addition of another color. Hard to describe so I guess you will just have to wait and see some of these. And after I get 50 colors dyed I will have a give-away to share some with you!
I am hoping to do 100 colors to this limited edition set....we will see. They will be sold separately and in a large set.

Meanwhile....I am still whittling away at sampler patterns. Time is going to get tight around here when I start doing the floss on cards but I just don't have anyone that lives close to me to hire. My grandsons aren't thrilled with doing floss but do help me at times. They run the winder to unwind the large cones of floss for me and wind chenille on cards and that is a big help.
The vegetable garden is also planted so I am ready to go put my feet up for a bit!

I hope all of you are enjoying nice spring weather after the long cold winter we had.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.


  1. Looking forward to seeing your new floss colors, Nancy! Hmmm...I think putting your feet up after getting the garden in and the floss dyed sounds like a great idea.

    Robin in Virginia

  2. Sounds yummy! Can hardly wait to see what you have made for us!
    Sounds like you are as busy as ever, always lots going on at your house.
    Enjoy a bit of relaxation, you certainly deserve it.
    Judy in Kansas

  3. Sounds like I'm going to have to have a set or 2.... can't wait to see the colors!!

  4. Grandsons can be very helpful.x

  5. estoy deseando ver esos nuevos colores , seguro que seran preciosos



  6. I can't wait to see the new colors!!

  7. I am looking forward to seeing the new colors

  8. These colors sound wonderful! I'm really looking forward to seeing just what you're busy creating.

  9. Curieuse de voir les fils bonne journée Marie-Claire

  10. Oooh, can't wait to see the new colors! Rest, the calm before the storm!