Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter

                  I just wanted to take a minute to wish all of you a very Happy Easter. I am taking a much needed day off to celebrate the holiday with my family. Those are truly the best days and time well spent.

I hope all of you have a very happy holiday.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

New Line of floss give-away, enter now!!!

Yes I am still stitching away....two more mottoes to stitch for customers and two frames to carve. My goodness....this has been the busiest 3 months of stitching mottoes and the most frames we have done in one stretch. Believe hands are numb.

With all the other work on mottoes I am still working on the new floss line. The guys are almost done with the new base for the stackable units that hold each color. The whole wall should be done in a few days and I can put the floss in each bin. I won't be selling the new floss until the beginning of next month as I have other things going on....but I thought I would give a surprise floss gift from the new line to one lucky winner. How about 10 of my 20 yard skeins! Brand new colors! These will retail for $2.45 each. As I previously stated.....I did not have a price increase for 7 years but with the last wholesale price increase I finally found it necessary to raise my prices. The old stock is still the same price and today it is on sale for 10% off. On ebay or direct from me.

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Drawing to be April 15th. That is still one of my favorite days....I had a Belgian mare that gave birth on that day to the sweetest little (well.....200 pounds of sweetness!) filly you ever saw. I miss those days of raising the draft horses, but getting older...and sicker has put limitations on me. Maybe I should change that.....maybe after I move I will do everything that I want to once again. Just maybe.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck to all who enter.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Forget Me Not pattern

I took a little time each evening after work....that's 9 at night when I collapse in a chair, LOL, to work on a pattern for me. Something to hang on my wall. Not a custom pattern for a customer or anything like that. Something fun to do in the midst of this very busy time with my business. You have to take a little time to do something fun. I found that out many years ago. I work 7 days a week......I always have. But I take a little time here and there to create something unique.

I had a picture of an antique chromolithograph of a floral banner but decided I didn't like the flowers in it. I had a 4x4" drawing in black and white of a banner with a few flowers. That would work. So I drew it on the paper and then started adding flowers and stems. Good enough. I got some floss and went to work. Just having fun, adding a little each night. I didn't need everything drawn on the perforated paper as it is easy to add flowers and leaves as you go.
I added two little hummingbirds. Looked good to me. So I then added the words Forget Me Not on the ribbon banner. Just like a painting (I used to paint....I miss that and may get back to it when I retire some day), adding things as I stood back and could see a bare spot.....where it needed a little something. A flower. A leaf. And the painting with floss on my paper canvas grew all week and I think...think it may be finished. But you never know...I may look at it for a couple days and decide to add a flower or two. I have been known to grab my paints and go back to a painting just to add a tree branch. Or a few spots on a cow....I love painting cows. OK, back to floss.

I won't do this motto as a kit because this is a pattern for hang in my guest room as the colors are perfect for that room....and I thought I would show it to you.
Looking at my monitor I think the colors are much softer than this....even with this new camera I am a little disappointed with the way it shows the colors. Oh well. I just wanted you to see what I did this week in my late evenings. And I really shouldn't have done so much stitching as I am swamped with hand carved frames again this week. I stitched a motto on the dark brown paper....again.....somebody please kick me in the hind end.....and I also took orders for two more on brown paper. I think I need my head examined. It just goes to show you....never say never.

I hope to put some floss together this week for a new it dawned on me that we don't have one going right now! How did I let that happen?? Oh yes...I was busy stitching!!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Birthday Club winner today!!!!

Happy Birthday to all my friends who have birthdays this month. We have a winner today for the Birthday Club.  Congratulations! The name drawn for this month was:    zenupees

I thought I would let her pick her favorite color from the new boxed floss collections. Ultimate Pinks, Purples, Greens or the Browntones. Tell me your favorite colors!

Please email me and give me your address.

Be sure each of you have entered. Simply email me the month and date of your birthday. On the first of each month I announce a winner. You know I love to give presents!!!