Sunday, January 14, 2018

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!


  1. Love the new Halloween Motto! Can't wait to see the new floss colors as well!

  2. I love the mash up of the two Halloween designs! Also love the colors I received in my January shipment of floss. :-) Looking forward to the wonderful colors you're going to dye for us this year!

  3. I love it! I just finished one of your paper samplers and am so happy with it. You do such lovely work.

  4. StitchyBendy pointed me in your direction from her floss tube channel, looks like she's done me a big favor finding your wonderful blog, great looking products, I like that Halloween combo too!

  5. I love all 3!! <3 Never too early to start a Halloween project ;)

  6. I haden't even seen your Halloween designs before. So nice and spooky!