Monday, August 28, 2017

A Linen Club? Yes!

I have had a couple.....actually 5 now.....ask me about the possibility of a linen club.
I was thinking that many of you would have enough floss after being in the floss clubs this year and now you might like to try limited edition linens. The linen I will be dyeing is 32, 36 and 40 count. I may add some 28 the next time I order. I actually might have some 28 in stock but will need to do these others first.

The price for the linens:

13x18" or 14x17"   will be $9.00 plus postage. The same postage as the floss club. $2.67 unless we have a postal increase.
If you still get floss and want to add linen it will add $1 to your current postage cost.

17x29" or 18x26" will be $19.00 plus $2.67 postage.

29x35" will be $39.00 plus $3.45 postage.

I  buy my 36 and 40ct linen from Wichelt and use Edinburgh and Newcastle for my base fabric I dye.
My 32ct Belgian linen I purchased a couple years ago.

So let me know if you are interested in the Linen Club or if you simply want to try the linen. Shipments can start on the 1st with the floss clubs. Yes you can switch from floss to linen, no problem. Or add linen to your floss shipments but I need to know right away. I will be dyeing linen all week. I will start with light, mottled fabrics and start showing them later this week.(or as soon as all these dark clouds go away I can take some photos) Cream, tan, sage, etc. Nothing crazy or drastic. When I have a darker or dramatic fabric I will show it here for purchases.

Month to month on the linen club. Try it once or go on auto ship....your choice. Or simply add it once to your floss order to give it a try.

Thank you for your continued interest and support of my products. I always try to bring you quality merchandise at an affordable price to save you money. I do not sell to stores because they would raise the price and defeat my purpose.

I will have a linen give-away in a couple days when I can take some photos so stay tuned.
                                                    Nancy.....the dye Queen

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Flower Seeds 1899 fabric, floss and frame kits

I had a wonderful visit with my friends and now it is back to work. I showed them my newest kit, a pattern I stitched a couple years ago and sold as a kit to make a pocket to put packs of flower seeds. Well I took it apart and mounted it to foam board and framed it in one of our mini motto frames. This style is rustic as it has no grooves in it to dress it up. Adorable....a little fashioned......

I simply pinned it with regular pins (since I moved so many things this past week I couldn't find the stainless pins) and then I used score tape, 1/4 inch wide, and put it on the foam board and pressed it down. Removed the pins and finished. The tape is acid free for framing. Then I put mat board on the back and the flex tabs on the frame hold everything in place.

There are a couple options for you....The model shown above is stitched on 32ct Sage linen I dyed. It is also available on antique Cream 32ct linen. To fit this frame you need 32ct. It's a little hard to see in the photo but there is roughly 1/4 inch top and bottom. The frame has an opening of 4-1/2" x 9-1/2". The little kit is complete with the pattern, linen and over dyed floss in shades of rose, taupe and two sage greens. The kit is $19 plus $2.67 postage. If you want to add the frame it is an additional $29 and the postage increases to $6.00 in the states. The frame comes with the backing and the wire hanger attached. You will need foam board to mount your little stitched piece. Actually you could tape it right to the acid free mat board but the back might look a little untidy unless you cover it.
These little frames will be available in about 1 week. We are in the process of making quite a few as they sell quickly. I use them for my mini motto kits.
You can pre-order now, email me at Payment is required to order.
When I have time I will stitch the other model on the cream linen and show it to you but I think you can imagine it with a lighter color background. I prefer the sage color myself.

Back to cutting linen and getting the dye pot ready for a marathon.............

I am dyeing more linen in 32,36 and 40ct. I sold quite a bit when my friends came to shop. I will show the linen soon and give you colors and counts available. I will give you the best prices I possibly can until there is an increase in the wholesale cost.
The 13x18" or 14x17" will be $9 each. The 17x29" and 18x26" will be $19.00 each. The 29x35" will be $39 each.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Hand dyed linen, 32,36 and 40ct coming soon

I have been dyeing lots of linen in several counts the past couple weeks. I will start showing it to you next week as I am busy getting ready for 10 stitching friends to visit me on Tuesday (the ebay store is on vacation hold for another week) and I wanted to have some of the new linen dyed. I started with gentle mottled colors in several shades and a few semi-darks.

I have had 4 ladies ask me if I would consider a linen club of my limited edition colors. I will consider it. Maybe....but no promises just yet. I will have a quite a few colors, counts, and sizes each  month to show you.

So stay tuned for some great linen, always great prices.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Three Birthday winners today!!

Thank you very much for all the birthday wishes and blessings. I count you all as friends and life is good! I am not thrilled about turning 65 today........but each year we have is a blessing from above.

Three names were drawn from the hat today......three lucky winners who will receive a box of floss from me as I share my birthday celebration today.
Lydia Stevenson
and Grandma Judy

Congratulations!!!! I hope you enjoy your gift from me. Please send me an email with you address.

I am taking today off......most of it. A work-a-holic can't take an entire day off! lol Besides....I have bolts of 65 yards of linen that needs to be cut into pieces to dye......part of my next give-away after I get a bunch of colors and counts dyed. I am doing 32, 36 and 40 count linens. Gorgeous linens even before they are dyed. And they will go into the new linen cupboard that I splurged and bought.....which I will show when it is full of linens.

Thanks again to everyone for a wonderful birthday celebration.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Did you get your floss club invoice this morning?

All of the invoices have gone out for the floss clubs this morning. 3-1/2 hours of sending invoices but I am finally done. Please let me know if you did not receive yours or if you need to add anything to your order.

You can join the floss clubs at any time during the month. And you can add other items to combine postage.

Thank you once again. I appreciate all of you who are in the clubs. I really enjoy creating and sending out all these new colors each month.

Have a nice day.


August Birthday Club Winner today!

We have the name drawn for the Birthday Club for August. Happy Birthday Denise McLoughlin!!  Please send me an email  Denise and give me your address. Her birthday is on the 7th and we all want to wish her a very Happy Birthday. And to all of you who have  a birthday this month......I hope you all have a very special birthday celebration.