Thursday, August 25, 2016

Autumn Splendor boxed floss set & give-away, enter now!

I have been very busy working on a dozen projects...lets start with the Autumn Splendor Boxed Floss set. Lots of requests for Autumn and Primitive Autumn colors and I think these colors fit both.

Colors will include  (there are two colors that I am limited on so your box will have either Sugar Bush or Golden Bronze. Other colors include Appalachian Splendor, Autumn Moss, Roasted Chestnut, Autumn Blaze, Autumn Ivy, Scarlet Oak, Frosted Woodland (looks like frosted twigs!), Frost on the Pumpkin Vines,  Sugar Maple, Autumn Gold and Autumn Prairie.
****AND the first 5 boxes sold will get a free skein of Deep in the Woods, a surprise skein of Autumn Plum and a set of sewing charms!
The next 15 boxes sold will just get the free skein. if you want a box. $24.99 and they go quickly.

Lets give one away!
Rules: Same as always. You must be a follower at the right. Click to follow by Faithful Friends. You must post a comment here.
*****Post on your blog, stitching group or Facebook and get 100 more entries!
If you do post please put the correct picture of this set for the give away.
Drawing to be September 15th. Good luck to all who enter!

Next week I will show the new hornbook thread are going to love these. Maybe we will just have to give one away. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Antique sewing machine will love these

I first want to thank all of you for the birthday wishes and cards. I had a wonderful has been a great month. Did I get something special? Yes.............I did! I had to splurge on these antique gems. For those of you who have been to my home you are smiling....because everything in my house that can be an antique. I am eccentric, believe me. And proud of it! lol

So I had been looking for this one particular Victorian sewing machine made in England. It is the Jones Hand Machine. You hand crank it! It runs so smoothly you would think it was new. And the gorgeous decals on it were what made me want this machine. It is cast iron and heavy but sits nicely on top of my antique (of course) desk.
Then I started thinking...there was an antique German childs sewing machine that I had seen.....hand crank of course! So.......I got that one too. It is just adorable. 7" tall and 8" wide and works like a gem.

Like I has been a wonderful birthday month.

Now it's back to work. I have lace trims to pack. I will start showing them next week. I have been busy with ebay orders for hand carved frames. And I have decided to quit carving them. I was going to quit last year after carving over 500 frames with carved corner leaves and then I had so many requests for frames that I brought them back. Another 30 frames later I have decided that these arthritic hands have had enough. I will do occasional frames when I am not too busy with other projects. For me.

My son made the small hornbooks for me, the floss keepers. They have 4 holes on each side...are adorable in poplar and oak. They are 3x5 inches and I did them in a light stain so the etching would show. I did an etched design in the wood and stained them this morning. In a few days when the stain is dry I will post pictures. I have him doing some larger horn books for small needle work patterns to be mounted on. SO many projects going on around here!

And last of all, a friend asked me if I would consider selling the Ultimate floss collection in 3-4 parts. I guess that would make it easier to purchase instead of $338 all at once. So if you are interested in buying it part at a time instead of the whole set at once or buying singles, just email me and let me know.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Birthday winner today!

Today I get to share my birthday with a winner whose name was drawn. She said she likes blues and purples and I have a nice gift for her. The lucky winner is Jan Gunter. Please email me with your address.

I am taking the day off today. Really! I am worn out.....and am going to just enjoy today with my family. I want to thank all of you for the lovely birthday wishes and kind remarks. I appreciate all of you and I just wish I could have sent presents to each and every one of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Ultimate Floss Collection, 138 skeins, 2760 yards!

A friend has asked me to post pictures of the Ultimate Floss Collection I did earlier this year. I didn't list it on ebay because the fees are so high. I have 60 of the first singles listed there and I may list a few more. I have been selling it to friends as they request it and then one friend asked me to post pictures of it so here they are.
Too many for one photograph! I wanted to do close up pictures so you can see the colors.

The set consists of 138 of my 20 yard skeins. 2,760 yards of over dyed floss. Stitching heaven I was told. The skeins are $2.45 each. Lets do the math.
My skeins are 1/4 the price of other companies so I can sell wholesale to you. Saving you money is my main concern. This set would cost over $1300.00 from other companies. My price is $338. I consider that a substantial savings!
I may list a few more colors at a later date. I left out a few dark solids because you can get them from DMC. Black, dark brown, etc. I wanted a set of softer colors that lend themselves for samplers and the like. Great for any projects as they have the DMC conversion (the closest color I could match) on each card.
If you are interested email me.

I have been extremely busy...and slow this week with an eye problem. I see the eye surgeon in a week and I truly hope they can correct it.
I have some of the new lace unwound and ready to dye. I hope to get some new colors dyed and I will show them as they are finished. I will put together some nice assortments. I am so impressed with the quality of this lace and I can hardly wait to do a little finishing with some of it. I love to do finishing but it is difficult to find the time to do the little things with all I have to do. This summer has been crazy busy and I hope after October that I can take a little break or at least slow down after all this lace is packaged. I still have limited edition floss to dye this week...and do new boxed sets.....heaven help me.....where are the elves?? lol

I have my son working on a few new wood projects I hope to show you soon. I will post as they progress.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day. I hope there is a little stitching in it.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Come celebrate my Birthday with me give-away, enter now!

Roses are red,
   Violets are blue,
      When it is my Birthday,
          I will share it with you!

If you have been following my blog for a few years, you know that I love to share my birthday with others. I always have a give-away and this year is no exception. Lets celebrate together! I will draw one lucky name from comments on this post. It doesn't matter what month your birthday is......celebrate with me!

Rules: You MUST be a follower at the right. Click to follow by Faithful Friends. You must post a comment here. Post on your blog, Facebook or stitching group and get 50 more entries!

The drawing will be on my birthday, the 14th. You must check back to see if you are a winner.
Tell me your favorite colors. Do you like sampler charts? Quaker charts? Aida? Linen (I have 32ct)? Floss or trims? Tell me your favorites!

Good luck to all who enter and thank you for sharing my birthday with me.

August Birthday winner today!

On the first of each month I draw the name of a winner for The Birthday Club. Today the lucky winner is Julia Needham. Her birthday is on the 25th and we all want to wish her a very Happy Birthday!! Please email me Julia and give me your address so I can send you a nice present.

I hope all of you who have a birthday this month have a very Happy Birthday! I know I will!
Be sure that all of you have sent me the month and date of your birthday so I can enter you in the Birthday Club. Email me at