Monday, November 30, 2015

Primitive floss winner today!

We have a winner today for 18 skeins of Primitive floss. Thank you to all who entered. I will have this give-away again during the 12 Days of Christmas. Be sure to sign up for each give-away.

Today the lucky winner is Judy Noble
Congratulations! Please email me and give me your address.

Stay tuned for some great give-aways to celebrate the Christmas season.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

I fell in love with this Christmas fabric

I simply fell in love with this Christmas fabric. From the collection The Giving Quilt for Red Rooster Fabrics. I knew the blocks would lend themselves for necessaires! I used two groups, one with more reds and creams and the other has more greens in it. I even had small mother of pearl hearts in green for the divider!

This necessaire is a little larger as the squares were bigger. When folded it is a 5" square. When rolled out it is 5" wide and 17" long. Lots of hand dyed trims and buttons, charms,etc.

Next I made some necessaires out of the Williamsburg Sampler fabric in the tan/brown tones. It is shown next to the multi-color browns in the first photo. On the inside divider I had some lovely light caramel colored mother of pearl hearts I used.

Thanks for stopping by. I wanted to share the new fabrics. I need to get back to the dye pot. I need to dye 10 yards of primitive colors for a gal and I need to finish it tonight. No rest for the weary.


Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday Sale ends tonight

The Black Friday week of the 10% off sale ends today. And free shipping on orders over $100 in the states. Floss singles, sets, boxed sets, large floss collections, necessaires, linen, charts, etc. You have to buy direct from me and not through ebay for this sale. I am passing the savings on to you. This is the last sale I will be having. I have great prices and the new floss line for 2016 will reflect the DMC price increase and skeins will be $2.50. Last chance to stock up! Email me your order after browsing my ebay store.

The only thing not on sale is the frames as my son sells them now.
Email me your order if you need anything,


Time to get back to work filling orders after my day off yesterday for Thanksgiving(which was HEAVENLY to say the least).
Thank you for all the orders for this past week. Boxed sets and floss collections have been flying out of here. I appreciate your business very much.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope all of you have a very Happy Thanksgiving. And to all of my friends in other countries that don't celebrate this holiday.......I want to share this day of giving thanks for all that we have. Not just the harvest as it was long ago....but being thankful for all of the little things in our lives. And good friends....and loved ones. I think we all can think of many things to be thankful for. And I am thankful for knowing all of you.


Jingle as Ye Enter winners today!!

We have 2 winners today as I picked a second winner! Jingle as Ye Enter, Jingle as Ye Go.

The names drawn were Judy Yunt and Amy's Crafty Shenanigans
Please email me with your address.
We have one more drawing for 18 skeins of primitive colored floss on the 30th so you still have time to enter. AND you don't want to miss the 12 Days of Christmas. You can enter each day for the give-aways that you like...or enter all of them.
Be sure you have signed up for the Birthday Club too!
I hope all of you have a very Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow. As I have said before....all countries should have a day to celebrate being thankful. Even in these troubled times this world is going through we still have many things to be thankful for. I know I do.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Black Friday sale, necessaires, floss sets, etc

My Black Friday sale (last sale for this year)is all this week and running through  Friday.
10% off but you must buy direct from me and not through ebay.
Free shipping in the states on orders over $100.

All Necessaires, floss singles, boxes, sets, collections, linen, charts, motto kits, etc. The only thing not on sale is the frames as my son sells them now.
Email me your order if you need anything,

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Eclectic collage fabric is gorgeous

I fell in love with this Eclectic Elements fabric, called Wallflowers. I had to make some necessaires out of it. It has such a soft antique look to the collage on the fabric and yet it fits in with the modern stamping effects too. Great fabric!

Aside from sewing up a storm....I got the boxes delivered with the floss. Almost 400,000 yards to be dyed, can you say busy???? It's a good thing I love what I do!


Williamsburg Sampler Fabric...I found some!

So I finally found some of the Williamsburg Sampler Fabric. This variation has the colored alphabet on a nice cream background. I have scoured the internet for a year and all I found was 1-1/2 yards!

I dyed some buttons in a light caramel color and some trims in dark cream to compliment the necessaire. I also dyed the inner lining fabric to match. The fabrics are backed with fusible fleece for body and padding.

I include my signature pieces, the felted wool button bag with the open end safety pin, the felted wool pages with the large floral head pin and my wooden spool with hand dyed cording on it. Add a gorgeous brass heart charm with a floral scalloped edge, tiny brass keys, a bronze key and a small made with love heart charm.  Stuffed with goodies and it all fits in there neatly. They measure about 4x4" when rolled up. About 2" high. When it is rolled out it is 13" long. These are available in my ebay store or direct from me. This one is $27.99 plus postage.

I will be giving away a necessaire in the fabric of your choice during the 12 Days of Christmas. You don't want to miss those give-aways!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Be Ye Thankful give-away winner today!

I always like to decorate my office/work room during the holiday season. I put some of my carolers under their lamp post (it really lights up) to keep me company. Today they are singing that we have a winner!
In a few days we will celebrate out traditional Thanksgiving holiday. I am happy to announce the winner in the Be Ye Thankful give-away. There were a lot of entries and the name that was pulled from the basket is Deb, The Happy Stitcher. Congratulations! Please email me,, and I will have your gift package in the mail.

I have found a nice piece of the Williamsburg Sampler fabric and I am making more necessaires out of it. This was such a popular fabric last year that I couldn't keep it in stock. It has long been discontinued so I was happy when I found this piece. It is a gorgeous fabric with sampler alphabets printed on it and this one has beautiful colors on it. Last year I had the faded blue so I was tickled when I found this color. I will post pictures later to share it with you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Black Friday Specials, Friday to Friday!

I was asked if I was going to have any Black Friday specials......
yes I am. 10% off anything shown in the ebay store BUT you must buy direct from me, not on ebay as all of those sales have ended for the year.
FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100 (here in the states only).

Starting tomorrow, Friday the 20th and running through next Friday!
Floss singles, boxes. sets, collections, linen, charts, motto kits, etc. The only thing not on sale is the frames as my son sells them now.
Email me your order if you need anything,

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Birthday Club, join now

I have been thinking for a while now that I wanted to do a Birthday Club. On the 1st of each month starting in 2016 I will announce a winner and send a nice birthday gift. Packages will average $25-30. Shipped worldwide. Floss sets, necessaires, charts, etc.

Simple. You must be a follower, click to follow by Faithful Friends at the right.
All you need to do is give me the month and day of your birthday. No need to give the year. Post your comment here.
You can also email me the info if you'd like.

I will post this once a week so we can have a lot of stitchers sign up. I am also asking that you please post on your blog or Facebook so the word gets around. My list of birthday names is going to be long!

I love to share and I feel that birthdays are important and should be celebrated. I will announce the winner's name on the 1st of each month and the day.

I hope you find these give-aways as much fun as I do. I feel it is important to share with others and as you all know....I would love to wear a red suit (and my favorite color is red!!!) and hat and play Santa every day of the year.

Thank you for being faithful followers. I appreciate each and every one of you.


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Today's finishes....all the little necessairies in a row.......

What keeps me busy from 6 in the morning 'till 10 at night?? This business. And I love it. Here are today's finishes....numbered because I give them a number in each ebay listing so excuse the numbers please....
Did I already say today that I love red???? I LOVE RED!

Yes I ship gifts direct to your friends

I just had a gal order a couple sewing necessaires on ebay and she wanted to know if I will ship them direct to her friends as gifts. Yes I do! I also have the nice fold over cards and will write a message for you. I thought I had mentioned this before....because I have been doing it for years as a lot of you know. Now the rest of you know! lol

The necessaires make the nicest presents. They can be shipped in a padded envelope for a couple dollars or I can mail them in a small box. Either way they travel just fine.
Back to sewing....I just found another French General fabric in the stash.....and I absolutely love red!! Have I said that enough lately?
Thanks for stopping by. I will show the French General necessaires when they are finished.

Favorite things winners today!!!!

We have favorite things winners today!!! Two of them!!! You get to tell me your favorite things...floss...linen...charts...aida....or a sewing necessaire? Tell me what you would like.....or your favorite colors...and your gift will be on it's way.
Today's lucky winners are:
StitchinByTheLake and Marie. Congratulations!
Please email me with your favorites. nbelgian@aol,com

There are still a couple current give-aways to enter and make sure you don't miss the 12 Days of Christmas! We have lots of winners during the 12 days.

Have a great day....I need to get back to making a couple new necessaires.....I found more fabric!! lol


Saturday, November 14, 2015

A few of the Green/tan necessaries

I believe this was the Moda fabric Kansas Troubles....
I had quite a bit left over from a project and made some necessaires.
I included green floss with these...tan wool felt for the button bag and needle pages. Charms, buttons, trims, always lots of goodies packed into one of these little sewing packages. I don't have the greens listed yet...but here are a few pictures.

I will be sure to save one of each color for the give-away so you will be able to select your favorite. I know which is my favorite!!