Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Club invoices go out tomorrow

All of the invoices will go out tomorrow for all of the floss and linen/Aida clubs. Due to the increase in the number of new members it will be an all day process sending out your invoices. IF you have not received your invoice by early evening please send me an email.

There are always a couple Paypal requests that don't seem to go through the first time, even though it says it does on my end. Two went through twice last month because it said it did not go through and try again....and it got sent twice. Just let me know if this happens and I will cancel one.

IF you need to add anything to your order, please do it today and not tomorrow. You can imagine going through all those files and sending invoices for 8 hours is a lengthy process and it goes smoother if you add anything today. I thank you in advance!
Floss is then mailed by the 5th and if you have linen or Aida your order will be mailed by the 9th.

Thank you all who are in the clubs. It is a lot of work but a lot of fun creating all these new colors and fabrics for you. I truly love what I do.....I just wish there were more hours in the day!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Limited and Primitive Limited Editions

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is what is the difference between Limited Editions and the Primitive Limited Editions. I dye 24 new colors each month (and a couple extra colors), and I try to select the more muted colors for the Primitives. Some months the colors are darker and some have more pastels or spring colors. Winter months I usually do darker colors.
I thought you might like to see a sample picture. These are the colors for the two clubs for February. The top colors are the Limited Editions and the bottom are the Primitives.

I select 6 colors from each group (my choices only) for those of you who receive 6 skeins. If you receive the box of 12 you will get all of the colors shown in that group.

*****With so many people joining the clubs I may run out of some colors and I substitute similar colors for that month. All new colors dyed each month.
I think these colors are darker in the photo than they actually least by my monitor. I think they are a little lighter. But this will give you an idea of what the colors look like that I dyed.
Next month the Primitives will be lighter colors as we will soon be close to spring colors.

Thanks for stopping by. Remember that invoices will go out on the 1st for all of the clubs. You can still join at any time during the month.
I will post one more reminder tomorrow for invoices.


Sunday, January 28, 2018

February Special floss and new pattern preview

I thought I would give you a preview of the February Special Floss I dyed. 12 special colors......I draw a name from each floss club and send these special colors. If you get 12 skeins each month you win 12 skeins. If you get 6 skeins each month you win 6 skeins. A special gift for my club members to show my appreciation.

The club winners will receive the extra skeins shown at the right.  Wild Pumpkin and Mocha Truffles.

I also sell a few of these boxes. (and a few of you have added this to your monthly shipment and you will receive both free skeins)They are $29 and they go quickly if you would like one. The first 10 boxes will receive both free skeins. The next 10 boxes will just receive Wild Pumpkin.

They include a red Valentine rose, lilacs, pinks, greens, crème, golden amber, leprechaun, etc. A great mix for February.

The club floss is due back tomorrow after being carded. I will try to show a picture this week.

The floss clubs have doubled in size! Thank you all very much...this will be a great year filled with beautiful colors.
Floss has been keeping me very busy as you can imagine. I did have time to re-do one of my older patterns Leave No Tender Word Unsaid. Charted with DMC to make it easy......16 count or 32 count linen like I used , the finished size is 7-1/2 x 10-1/2 and fits a standard 11x14 frame from Hobby Lobby for $10 on sale. I try to do all my charts so they will fit in stock frames to save you money. I have ordered the custom frames and even with a discount it gets pricey.
Leave no tender word unsaid
Love while life shall last
The mill will never grind again
With water that is past

I always do samplers based on beautiful verses.

I need to find the time to frame this and get it hung in my office.  The picture does not do it justice....the fabric is a yellow cream and the lighting does not show it very well. I love the reds, greens, rose and cream I favorite colors of course! This chart is $11.99 and I include color block charts and symbols so you can use the chart type you prefer.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

What are Special Limited Editions?

I have had a few people ask me what are the Special Limited Editions...and are they the same as the monthly Limited Editions? No, they are different. They are Special! LOL

I dye 12 colors each month for the Primitive (more muted) Limited Editions and 12 for the regular Limited Editions. Simply limited amounts of each color for the floss clubs and get them while you can.

I decided to do some Special Limited Editions this year. Each month, I will dye an additional 12 colors in very limited supply. Usually 10-20 boxes of 12 skeins. And I give an extra free skein with this collection.  

 I thought it would be nice to give these to my club members as I have a drawing on the 1st of each month (if you missed the recent post) and pick one name from each club to receive this special present from me. Because I appreciate all of you! Then I sell the remaining boxes on a first come, first serve basis. I do have a couple club members that have added these to their monthly subscription.
I occasionally will have some extra singles of a few of the colors. They sell out quickly so if you receive a color you really like please contact me right away to see if more is available.

So that should explain the Special Limited Editions for 2018.
I had dyed so many collections last year and I wanted to try something new for all of you. I think it adds to the fun of following my blog and being in the floss or linen/aida clubs. More drawings, more winners = more fun!

I just dyed the Special Limited Editions for February and are going to LOVE them!
January boxed sets are sold out but I have a few singles left.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

If you have any questions you can email me at any time.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Valentine's Day Give-away, enter now!

I was thinking which box of floss would be nice to give away for Valentine's Day.....Roses of course! A $27.99 value, My Favorite Rose Collection:
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.

Lets give a box away!

You must be a follower. Click to follow by Faithful Friends.
You must post a comment here or email me your entry if you can't post.
*******Post on your blog, Facebook or stitching group and get 100 more entries!!!

Drawing to be February 14th (of course!)so you have lots of time to enter. Good luck to all. Be sure to check back to see if you have won....I don't have time to track you down! LOL
                                   The Floss Queen

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Forever in My Heart, a Tribute to Sisters give-away, enter now!

It has been a very busy start to this new year. So many new club members and followers. I thank all of you. And one of the best ways for me to thank my faithful friends is do host the many give-aways that I do all year long. Showing my appreciation for your business.

I thought I would start this year with my favorite give-away from last year. Forever in my Heart. A tribute to sisters everywhere......

 and this collection is my tribute. Filled with beautiful soft colors to stitch your own memories. I am sure you have noticed some of my unusual names for floss. Meaningful names. Like Best Friends, Forever in my Heart, Guardian Angel, Stitching Together, Summer Playhouse, Hopscotch, Memory Quilt, Favorite Dolly, Everlasting Flowers, Easter Bonnets, Tea Party and Favorite Flowers. A few of the memories I have of my sisters and maybe some of yours.

 They are $27.99 plus postage. A beautiful boxed set filled with favorite memories.

I also want to give a set away.
Rules:  You must be a follower by Faithful Friends.
You must post a comment here.
*****Post on Facebook, your blog or stitching group and get 100 more entries. And if the entries go over 200 I will give away a second box.
Drawing to be February 7th.. Lots of time to enter and tell your friends to enter. It's all about sharing.

Thank you for stopping by. Thank you for being a Faithful Follower. And thank you for being my friends.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Spcial floss for January

I still have a few boxes of the special floss colors I dyed for January. The only difference will be that I am sold out of the free skein of purple at the bottom so you will get a free skein of beautiful variegated pinks.

These are $29 plus $3 postage in the states. if you want a box. I have 8 boxes left.

Designing a new motto

Designing a new motto or a sampler is always fun. The perforated paper mottoes are a lot faster to design than a traditional sampler but they are fun to do. I had a customer who stitched one of my Christmas mottoes and he requested a Halloween motto custom designed. He wanted to take parts of two mottoes I had listed in the ebay store and combine parts of each to make a new motto. I have this request more than you can imagine.

He liked the wording from Happy Halloween:
He liked the trees from Eat, Drink and be Scary:
And this is what we came up with:
He sent me a picture after he framed it and I love it! In fact....I will stitch this one on perforated paper to sell the kits in my store and I will chart this one when I have the time. Extra time around here was lost a long time ago.

Back to floss today. I am dyeing all the colors for the March clubs so I can get them sent out to be carded. It is hard to get ahead when I keep so busy and just when I think I am there.....something always comes up. Never fails. lol.    DMC was closed for inventory and the order I placed two weeks ago should be processed this coming week. At least that is what they told me. I hate delays but sometimes there just isn't anything you can do about it. But you can be sure I will place another order next week for the large cones to dye for another 3 months. 165,000 yards of floss to dye and card so you need to keep on this to get ahead. The only fun part is the dye process and creating new colors. THAT is fun.

Thanks again to all of the new club members.....the clubs are growing quickly.

Have a nice day. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Floss club invoices for January

I have had quite a few new members sign up for the floss clubs....a big thank you to all of you and welcome!!!

Since I had a lot more people this month requesting to join right now, I am quickly running out of the current month's floss.
Invoices need to be paid by the 4th as I mail floss on the 5th. If you did not pay your invoice you need to do it as soon as possible. I may not have enough floss to fill your orders and you will have to wait for floss in February.  I am sure you can all understand this and I appreciate your patience if you miss out on floss this month.
Send me an email if you have not paid and I will let you know what floss is remaining for January.

Thanks again to all the new club members. I think you will LOVE the floss for February......and I just dyed 12 special colors for the February club give-away. If you missed those details.....I dye a small amount of special colors for a drawing. I draw a name from each club, including linen/aida, and each club has a winner each month. If you receive 6 skeins with your club shipment (or1/8yd fabric), then you get 6 special skeins. If you receive 12 skeins in your club shipment (or 1/4 yd fabric), then you receive a box of 12 skeins. I also have a few boxes of these special colors to sell. I will show those colors on the 1st.

Thanks again.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Club shipping dates changed

With so many people signing up for linen and aida, I find it necessary to change the club shipping dates.

Invoices will still go out on the 1st. Floss will be shipped by the 5th.
If you have linen, aida, or a combination of linen and floss, then your shipments will go out by the 9th. I am absolutely I hope you understand.
Thanks for your patience!!!!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Preview of floss club colors for February

I took a couple photos of some of the floss colors I will be using for the clubs in February. I had several request to show some colors. I have not decided which club will get which colors....these hanks of floss are going to  be carded by my 3 trusty elves.....who I could not possibly live without at this point in time. After I get them back I will decide which club will get them. Some of you get 6 skeins for your club and some get 12. If I have any extras I wait a while to list them in the ebay store. That way if you want more of a color email me right away so I can ship it to you. These are very limited editions.

It is hard to see in the photo but there are several shades in each color. At least two, some have three shades.

The January shipments had several variegated colors in them but those were very different. These are shades of the same color in most of these. I think the blue has some purple in it.......a little red in the get the idea. I still need to dye the 12 special colors for next month. SO much to do!

I want to thank all the new club members who joined in January. There were a bunch! LOL And it will keep me very busy in 2018 keeping up with all of these new colors.

I got two shipments of 16 count Aida and tomorrow they will deliver the 18 Count Aida. For those of you who have been asking, I will be dyeing quite a few colors for the club shipments. I try to do a similar colors for each count of linen and Aida for each month to keep it simple. But I will start showing other colors available in about a week. I need to dye the floss for March to get ahead and then can focus on showing fabrics for sale. I will also post a few listings in the ebay store but the prices will be a little higher with the ebay fees. Direct sales are always the best route.

Thanks for stopping by. Back to work...........I need to do some double duty for a while after being sick with a cold (my first cold in 25 years) from Christmas to New Years. Heck of a way to start a new year. It can only get better! LOL

Monday, January 1, 2018

Did you get your club invoice today

I just finished sending out all of the club invoices....did you get yours? If not, please let me know.

You can still join any of the floss or linen clubs at any time during the month.

Thank you to all the new members! It's going to be a very busy 2018 filled with beautiful colors.


January Club winners today!!!!

Since I first mentioned I would be giving away special floss each month in a give-away for club members I have been flooded with emails asking me to post pictures of the floss. So instead of making you wait, I will show you the floss.
As promised......I will draw a name from each club (floss and linen) on the 1st of each month. If you get 6 skeins or 1/8 yard of fabric, you will win 6 skeins. If you get 12 skeins or 1/4 yard of fabric, you will win a box of 12 skeins!

After you win I will mark your name as a winner on the list so each month after that the others will have a chance to win. I think this will be fun!
Here is the floss I dyed for January for the special give-away
There is a bonus! For January I will also send a skein of the special purple at the bottom of the photo.
I will be giving away these gifts to the three clubs. Limited Editions, Primitive Limited Editions and the Linen (and Aida) Club.

Is there extra floss? Yes! I have 10 more boxes of 12 skeins each. They are $29 if anyone is interested. I have 5 more skeins of the purple and they will be added to the first 5 boxes sold. Email if you are interested to reserve yours. They can be shipped with your club shipments and I will pay the extra postage if you are in the states.

I will dye 12 special colors each month and have the drawing on the 1st for the clubs. Then I can ship your gifts with your club subscriptions.

It's always fun to host the give-aways and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

*******The winners for January:

The Limited Edition Club: Melinda Chipman, a 12 skein box!
The Primitive Limited Edition Club: Charlene Hoffman, a 12 skein box!
The Linen/Aida Club: Kim Cryan, a 12 skein box!
Plus they each get the extra skein of purple.

Congratulations to the first winners drawn for the new year. This will be lots of fun each month giving away these special colors.

Have a wonderful day. I know these lucky winners will!!


Happy New Year !

January Birthday Club winner today!

Lets start the new year with a birthday winner!

We have the name drawn for the Birthday Club. Happy Birthday Cheryl Johnson! Please email me Cheryl. Her birthday is on the 18th and we all want to wish her a very Happy Birthday. And to all of you who have a January birthday......I hope you all have a very special birthday celebration.