Monday, August 17, 2015

Grandmother's Flower Garden boxed floss sets!

I am burning the midnight oil once again to play catch-up after the 4 months of the knee injury. So much to do and never enough time.

I put together a limited edition floss set, Grandmother's Flower Garden. Lots of beautiful flower colors in this larger gift box, 28 skeins! 20 yards each to stitch lots of beautiful Roses, Carnations, Violets, Sunflowers, Forget-Me-Nots, Lavender and Pansies! 4 colors to each flower.


Gift boxed with a gold stretch loop and a bow. These will be $56 plus postage. nbelgian@aol.com if you are interested.

Next I will be doing Auntie's Flower Garden so stay tuned. I may do some smaller gift boxes of flowers....haven't decided it. I still need to do the Christmas gift boxes too. Halloween? Is that too limited? Tell me what you think. I always appreciate your opinions. I don't do a lot of Halloween stitching but I know several friends that love that holiday. I tend to skip over it now that the grandsons are grown and I go right to Christmas decorating November 1st. Ok, sometimes a few days before Halloween.

I have been dyeing lots of floss.....LOTS! I found a local Embroidery guild and asked if they wanted to earn money by carding my floss....they said yes! (thank you Judy for suggesting that) I am thrilled as I can get thousands of skeins done in one day. I will be dropping off 30 colors, 2400 yards of each color, 3600 skeins! I would do a happy dance...but remember, I have the bad knee and ankle. OK....a little happy dance!

Back to the dye pot....I have to have all the floss dyed by the 1st for the guild.
Thanks for stopping by!
Nancy

33 comments:

  1. Oh Nancy, so sorry your knee is still playing up. I love your floss sets... the colours a wonderful. And gosh yes indeed you have been rather busy dyeing, and awesome now that you have extra help too :)
    Off to browse your lovely threads!!
    Smiles :)

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  2. I love your Grandmother's Flower Garden thread set. The colors are so beautiful. Glad you have some help with carding floss.

    Robin in Virginia

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  3. Those are beautiful!!!! The colors are perfect! Nice that you have help with your floss...I wouldn't be able to card them and then give them back! They're just too pretty.

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    1. Yes I will be adding smaller boxes of flower collections shortly.

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  4. Those are so pretty! Glad that you have some help now!

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  5. Oh Nancy, those are beautiful colors. I would be interested in a smaller gift box if/when you do that. I am not a Halloween stitcher either but I do like Autumn/Fall colors.

    I hope you are feeling better after that knee injury. ((HUGS)) and again beautiful colors!!

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  6. What beautiful colors! I love autumn colors, including the Halloween ones. :) blessings, marlene

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  7. That is great that you found help with the carding. That is a lot of floss. Love the colors of the new collection.

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  8. Love those colors! I like the idea of different sets, small and large. Can't wait to see them all. Glad you got some help with carding.

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  9. Wow--what great color combinations! LOVE them! Look forward to seeing them. Guess there will be another order soon......

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  10. Wow--what great color combinations! LOVE them! Look forward to seeing them. Guess there will be another order soon......

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  11. I love this color combination very much but I have always liked lots of bright color! I think smaller boxes would be good for the holidays since they seem to have a smaller color palette. That way you could even do a Valentines or Patriotic 4th one! Glad you have some helpers now. Do a happy wiggle, they're safe! :D

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  12. I like the idea of smaller gift box sets and like yourself don't really do Halloween but then it's not as big over here in the UK as it is in the U.S. X

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  13. What a lovely selection of colours. I'd definitely be more interested in smaller sets though, probably in floral colours similar to these, or perhaps ocean colours. I did like the autumn themed ones you posted the other day, for me they would have more appeal than a specifically Hallowe'en set

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  14. Your colors are amazing - thanks for sharing them.
    I'm sorry to hear your knee is giving you trouble but glad you got the extra help - and they're probably glad for the extra $.

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  15. Such beautiful colors! I guess I'm one of the few who loves Halloween and am currently stitching away on a project. I think my favorite colors are Autumn colors and Halloween colors. So glad you found a way to get your floss carded quickly while helping out a local guild. Sounds like a win for both of you. Hope your knee feels better soon. - Rina

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  16. Oh these are beautiful!!! I'm sorry your knee is still giving you so much trouble.

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  17. The flower garden colors are super -- just gorgeous! And what a clever idea to get your floss all carded, with minimum work for you. Hope you find their help really useful to you.

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  18. Looks so pretty boxed one would almost hate to use them ,LOL! Love the colors!

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  19. So schöne Farben, ich muß unbedingt auch mal wieder sticken, aber im Moment habe ich noch so viel Gartenarbeit...
    Liebe Grüße
    Käthe

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  20. Dear Nancy,
    wonderful colors, but most important best wishes for your knee.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  21. really lovely collection Nancy!!!!

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  22. Wow, another collection of lovely colors. Thanks you so much for the opportunity.

    Judy Heartland stitcher

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  23. me encantan sus sedas teñidas , son una preciosidad y los colores son una maravilla , a mi particularmente me gusta mucho halloween

    besitos

    Mari

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  24. such pretty colors you are dyeing. Love them

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  25. such pretty colors you are dyeing. Love them

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  26. Nice Floss i like the colors Marie-Claire

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  27. Love all these great colors and I love the names you are giving these sets too. Please don't over do it by working too much!

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  28. What's not to like! All the colors are terrific.

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  29. I'm catching up on blog reading this evening - I think this has to be my favourite of all your floss boxes so far but being in the UK I think smaller boxes would be better for postage. I might have to treat myself though!

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