Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Floss Club invoices go out tomorrow. Would you like to join us?

The invoices go out tomorrow for the 3 Floss Clubs. Would you like to join us? And I want to thank the 8 new members that joined last month. This is a great way to build a nice collection of floss at an affordable price.

You can change your club at any time, add other merchandise to your order....just email me in advance and let me know. Quite a few of you added the new flower sets and I thank you.

I send invoices out on the 1st and mail before the 5th. Most orders go out the next day after you pay. If you want to extend your membership be sure to let me know.

I had another inquiry for International postage costs. To most countries the USPS charges $13.50 (yes....that's crazy!) for a couple ounces. BUT.......we can ship 2 or 3 months floss from the club for the same $13.50. So you can pay quarterly for one club or get all three clubs for the same price. You could also split the shipping cost with a friend. So you have several great options to help with our high postal costs.

Thank you for joining the floss clubs. This is a lot of work but also a lot of fun and a great way to share since you are getting a free skein with each order.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Antique Dried Flowers and Rocky Mountain Wildflowers floss Collection winner today!

Lambs Ear, Catnip, Heirloom Poppy, Faded Mums, Dried Hydrangea, Victorian Rose, Weigela Blossom, Verbascum Clementine, Yellow Rose, Coreopsis, Edwardian Fern and Dried Ferns. Perfect for an antique flower arrangement!
Antique Dried Flowers! We have a winner today. The name drawn was Ann Thompson.  Congratulations! Please email me and give me your address.

We ALSO have a winner for the Rocky Mountain Wildflowers today! Susan Shumolis. Congratulations! Please email me and give me your address.

Be sure to enter for the give-away on June 1st and that is also the day I pick a name for the Birthday Club winner. Have you sent me the day and month of your birthday?? I pick a winner on the 1st of every month for a nice gift.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

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We all have so many to thank for the freedom we have.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Price change due to Ebay, please read

A little information you might want to read.

 I am wholesale to the public simply to give stitchers a great deal and save you money. Plain and simple. I turn down requests from shops to carry my floss because it will raise the price for you. I discourage designers from using my floss in their designs because I will not put it in shops. I know you all appreciate the great price of my floss. I went into this business to prove that you can be generous with people and it simply isn't about making money. It's about sharing....and helping people on a tight budget who would like to stitch more. And having fun with lots of give-aways all year long. And if you have been a follower of mine you know how much I give back.

All of my repeat customers always buy direct from me. After their first Ebay sale I ask for direct sales. Ebay fees are high. And we have to pay 10% of the postage. But now they have dropped our discounts as top rated sellers. They used to entice you to be a top rated seller and then you received 20% off the fees you paid to list and sell items. Well they have dropped that to 10% and that is just not acceptable to me. Their fees are steadily going up and discounts going down for sellers. So.......

The prices in my ebay store will go up 10% very soon. I ask my regular customers to browse the ebay store but purchase directly from me if you want the sale price.

I hope you understand my position. I can sell wholesale to the public but I can't take a loss. I'm generous....not dumb! LOL

Thank you for listening. I know quite a few people who are leaving Ebay because they have had enough. I will work with them a little longer and then maybe do a separate web site. All I need to do is find enough hours in the day to get all of this done. I have more important things to dye floss! LOL


Monday, May 22, 2017

Antique Dried Flower Collection give-away, enter now!

Do you like the look of soft and faded antique colors? Then this Collection of Antique Dried Flowers is for you. And if you haven't ordered one yet ($27.99 plus postage), then this is your chance to win a box.

Lambs Ear, Catnip, Heirloom Poppy, Faded Mums, Dried Hydrangea, Victorian Rose, Weigela Blossom, Verbascum Clementine, Yellow Rose, Coreopsis, Edwardian Fern and Dried Ferns. Perfect for an antique flower arrangement!

You must be a follower. 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.****
You must check back to see if you are a winner. You must follow!
Drawing to be June 30th. Lots of time to enter.

Lets make it even more fun. If you have already purchased this collection and your name is the lucky one drawn, then you can select from another boxed set that I currently have. Choose from Star Spangled Banner, or Rocky Mountain Wildflowers.

Good luck to all who enter. You know how much I love to share. It truly brings me joy.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tell me what colors you like in flower collections

I am always creating new flower collections. I think these are my favorites. Especially the soft, antique looking flowers. But I know a lot of you like the brighter colors too.

I have just placed another large order for 300 cones from DMC and the dye pot will be busy for weeks. So.......I would love to hear what your favorite colors are for flower collections.

I am thinking of doing a second set of the Rocky Mountain Wildflowers since there are so many beautiful flowers to choose from. I already have a Kansas Wildflowers. I may do another set of antique dried flowers since so many of you like the antique look which is perfect for primitive stitching. All of the above mentioned sets are still available.

Dyeing 24 new colors each month for the limited editions clubs keeps me pretty busy trying to be creative with new colors. So tell me what you would like to see in flower collections. Or any collection for that matter. I already have a Christmas and Patriotic Collection....Red and Cream, Grandmother's Favorite Quilts, Mother's Flower Garden, The Heirloom Collection, Hearthside Collection....all of these are in my Ebay store or direct from me.

I am putting together another garden collection when I dye the next round of colors. I will announce that next month. And all of my newer collections will have DMC conversions if I can match them to a stock color. Sometimes the new color is so different (I love that!) that I have a totally new color that just isn't close to any DMC color.

I think I will be dyeing larger amounts and double the number of boxed sets. I usually dye 100 sets and I will dye 200 boxes of some of these newer collections.

I would love to hear from you! I value your opinions. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Give-away, enter now

Since I posted this set it has been selling very fast and I figured I should share a set before they are gone. Beautiful Rocky Mountain Wildflowers. I picked a nice selection of flowers from a huge group that were available. I can see me doing another set of different flowers later this summer. And next time I will dye double the amount after seeing how popular these and the Antique Dried Flowers have been. These sets are $27.99.

You must be a follower. Click to follow by Faithful Friends.
You must post a comment here.
Post on your blog, Facebook or stitching group and get 100 more entries.
Drawing to be June 30th and you must check back to see if you are a winner.
Good luck to all who enter.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Rocky Mountain Wildflowers and Antique Dried Flowers, order now!

I have had a lot of email requests for these collections and they are done! I will be boxing them today and will start mailing orders on Friday and Saturday. Have you ordered yours?

First I will show you the Rocky Mountain Wildflowers:
Purple Fringe, Chiming Bells, Wild Iris, Alpine Forget-Me-Not,
Alberta Wild Rose, King's Crown, Buttercup, Mountain Lupine, Alpine Sorrel, Wood Aster, Snow Lily and Blanket Flower.
Large pictures are so much better than in the box.

Next are the Antique Dried Flowers:
Lambs Ear, Catnip, Heirloom Poppy, Faded Mums, Dried Hydrangea, Victorian Rose, Weigela Blossom, Verbascum Clementine, Yellow Rose, Coreopsis, Edwardian Fern and Dried Ferns. Perfect for an antique flower arrangement!

These boxed sets (gold stretch bow and card included) of 12 skeins, 20 yards each, are $27.99 plus postage. Email with orders. The first 20 orders in each series will include a free gift(skein of course!)

I will give a box of these away real soon so stay tuned.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 15, 2017

A new give-away, enter now, and a Star Spangled Banner II boxed set winner today!

After a nice day of rest and a wonderful Mother's Day with my guys (and thank you for all of the Mother's Day wishes and greetings), I am back to work today. I am the lucky one because I get to start the week with a give-away winner!

The Star Spangled Banner II Collection.

Reds, burgundy, blues, gold, bronze and an over dyed white are in this collection. A $27.99 value. The lucky name drawn was Karen S. Congratulations! Please email me and give me your address.

Now.....lets do it again! Lets give another box away. This set will include a free skein of Presidential Blue.
Rules:  You must be a follower. 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.
You must check back to see if you are a winner. You must follow!
Drawing to be June 15th. Lots of time to enter.

The Rocky Mountain Wildflowers will be available later this week. I will show a picture when some are carded. I will also start carding the Antique Dried Flowers. Of course I will give a box away for both of those. I simply love to share!
Have a great day!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Wishing you all a very Happy Mother's Day

I want to wish all of you a very Happy Mother's Day. To celebrate our Mothers everywhere. Some are in heaven......we remember the loving time we had to share with them. Some are far away.....we miss them and wish we could be together. But we celebrate all they did for us and cherish them.
To one who bears the sweetest name,
And adds a luster to the same,
Long life to her, for there's no other,
Who takes the place of my dear Mother.
I hope you have a wonderful day. I will be taking the day off....yes....I finally get a day off and I will be spending it with my son and my grandsons that have been living with me the past 15 years. Raising a second family was just as wonderful as raising my first.
It is such a privilege being their Mother.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Extra singles from club sets and Limited Editions

Several of you in the floss clubs have asked me if extra singles are available if you decide you want more of a certain color....yes they are but a limited supply.

 I dye 12 colors for a club for the month, select 6 for the smaller set (which is no easy task trying to select 6 of 12 and I try to give a nice selection) and then I box the sets of 12. The club members get a special price with one free skein. I then list the extra boxed sets in my ebay store for my regular customers who just want an occasional set. And the extra singles? They are available direct from me for a few months and then I will list any singles left  in my store. So if you are wanting more of a color be sure to contact me as soon as possible while I still have singles.

I dyed all of the 24 colors of floss for next month's clubs this week. LOTS of floss came out of the dye pot this week. I did the 20 colors that the Guild cards for me for their fundraiser next month. I also dyed the rest of the Rocky Mountain Wildflowers......I love this set! It was hard to decide which wildflowers as there were so many. I may do a second set later on. These will be available in a couple weeks and I have started taking preorders.

And then there are the Antique Dried Flowers (available soon)....I love doing soft, antique colors for flowers. I dyed half of this set and I hope to get the rest dyed on Saturday. Of course all of these colors need to be named, matched to the closest DMC color, type set the cards, print the cards, cut the cards, drill the cards.....believe me, it is a lot of work. Then send the floss out to be carded. I only card a small amount of it now as it became overwhelming for these arthritic hands of mine. My three trusty elves do a wonderful job carding floss for me. Who knew there were floss elves??!! LOL

I will show these new sets as they become available. I may card 10 boxes of each before I send the rest out to be carded because I am already getting orders. Lots of new sets this summer so stay tuned.

I get questions all the time about the if you have any questions be sure to email me.

Have a great day!
                                          Nancy  aka The Floss Queen

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Favorite Rose Collection winner today

We have a winner today for the Favorite Rose Collection.

Thank you to all who entered. The name drawn was Deborah Chapman. Congratulations! Please email me and give me your address.
I will give away another set of these real soon.
I am dyeing floss for a new Rocky Mountain Wildflower Collection that will be ready later this month. Lots of beautiful wildflower colors were picked from a huge list that was available.
Now I need to do them justice in the dye pot! And the dye pot will be busy all this week so I can have lots of new colors for Limited Editions and other new colors.
Be sure you have entered the other current give-aways. Remember.....All you can take with you is that which you've given away.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Favorite Rose Collection drawing is tomorrow, May 7th

Did you enter for the Favorite Rose Collection? The drawing is tomorrow, May 7th so hurry and enter!

Delicious reds and dark pinks and green for rose leaves. Audubon Classic, Crimson Fire, Don Juan, Centennial Favorite, Pink Parfait, Carefree Beauty, Ode to Pink, Tree Moss, Garden Gate, Bronze Leaves, Florentina and Coral Beauty.
 ALL with DMC Conversions if they have one.

And don't forget to enter for the Patriotic Star Spangled Banner, drawing is May 15th, Halloween Sleepy Hollow II is May 3oth and June 1st will be pick your favorite box of floss!

Scroll back to enter on those posts. Don't enter here.......

Don't miss out on some fabulous boxes of floss.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Did you get your floss club invoice today?

All of the invoices have been sent out this morning for the 3 floss clubs. Did you receive yours? Please let me know if you didn't.
I have noticed a time or two that the email address is incorrect in Paypal when I do the auto fill on the forms.

You can join any of the three clubs at any time. Join in the fun!


Birthday Club drawing today!

We have a winner today......a big Happy Birthday goes out to Robin in Virginia.  Her birthday is on the 14th and we all want to wish her a very Happy Birthday! And to all of you who have birthdays this month!

                            Happy Birthday!