Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween and a floss winner today

Happy Halloween! We also have a Sleepy Hollow floss collection winner today.

Congratulations DebbieRae! Please email me and give me your address.

Tomorrow we will have the Birthday Club drawing. If you have not entered be sure to send me the month and date of your birthday. I give a lovely gift on the 1st of each month to one lucky winner.

I will also be having the Be Ye Thankful give-away tomorrow and you want to be sure and enter on that post.

Have a fun and Happy Halloween!
                The Good Witch Nancy

Sunday, October 23, 2016

New Christmas floss and a give-away, enter now!

I know Halloween is just around the corner....but as I sit in the middle of dozens of boxes of Christmas decorations (so I am done by Nov 1st!)......I thought I would show the new Christmas floss and mini floss minder hornbooks. These will be available this week directly from me before I list them on ebay. I like to give my followers a change to get them first. You still have plenty of time to stitch those Christmas ornaments.

Lets start with the floss. 12 new limited edition colors...I added a deep blue this year to the line.  I also have a free gift with the first 40 (updated from 20) BOXES PURCHASED AS I HAVE PUT MORE CHARM SETS TOGETHER. I found some adorable Santa and reindeer sewing charms and fell in love with them. I will be selling these sets for $3 but they are FREE with the 20 first boxes sold. Lovely detail on these charms. I could only find the Santa in the silver tone....wish I could have found it in the bronze tone as I did find the reindeer in bronze.

These boxes are $29.

Now I have the hand made mini hornbook floss holders. They measure 2-1/2" x 5". 3/8" thick. The design is etched in the wood. I did them in Poplar and Oak and did a clear finish on them. I did stain one as shown in the photo but then it doesn't show the stitching detail as much. These are $19 and are available through me. Email with inquiries. If you want yours stained it takes 5 days for the stain to cure. Otherwise it will have the clear finish. Also available plain with no design, you can stain them, put a design or write something to customize them. Tie a ribbon or scissors to the comfort grip handle.

Lets have a give-away! You were waiting for that part I know!
I will give one box of floss to one lucky winner and one mini hornbook to another. You can state which one you would like in your comment.
Rules: You must be a follower. Click to follow by Faithful Friends.
You must post a comment here. Post on your Facebook, blog or stitching group and get 200 more entries!

Drawing to be November 15th so hurry , enter, and tell your friends to enter. I will also give away another box during the 12 Days of Christmas. You don't want to miss Christmas with The Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe! We do it up big around here.

Thanks for stopping by....let the comments begin!

Friday, October 21, 2016

New floss listings and more hand dyed linen soon

I listed  63 colors in my ebay store from the Ultimate Collection. Just a few more to list and then all 135 are listed there. SO many listings to do....

The Kansas gals are doing a great job carding floss for me. I love it! I send out a 15 pound box of floss and it all comes back beautifully carded. Great job ladies!!!!!

And I had such a wonderful response to the 32ct Belgian linen that I had dyed.....I will be dyeing more this weekend. I also have a new give-away coming up soon and you don't want to miss it. Stay tuned!

Back to the dye pot.....

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Halloween give-away! Hurry and enter now!!!!

We have time for a give-away and the drawing will be in two weeks so hurry and enter!
The Sleepy Hollow Collection.

It includes a nice selection of pumpkins, browns, eery blues and greys and a couple purples that seem popular with Halloween.
Glowing Pumpkin, Sleepy Hollow Purple, Hallow's Eve Orange, Ichabod Crane, Spirit of the Pumpkin, Headless Horseman, Tombstone Grey, Midnight Sky, Eery Purple, Bewitching Hour, and Spooky Brown.

I am including two pumpkin charms with each box. They are $24.99 plus postage.
Lets give one away!
Rules: Always the same. You must be a follower at the right. Click to follow by Faithful Friends. You must post a comment here. Post on your blog, Facebook or a stitching group and get 50 more entries!
Drawing to be Halloween! Hurry and enter!!

Good luck to all who enter!

Pick your floss winner today!!!!

Lets start with The Hearthside Collection. Warm and rich colors to stitch with, just a few are: Spinning Wheel, Country Loom, Lamplight, Old Lantern, Penny Rug, etc. $25

Next we have Grandmother's Favorite Quilts. I selected 12 old fashioned favorites, Jacob's Ladder, Dresden Plate, Ohio Star, Nine Patch, Irish Chain, etc. These colors are a little lighter and softer than this photo according to my monitor......perfect for an antique sampler look. $25

And I saved my favorite for last. The Red & Cream Collection.......this set has 4 shades of cream, each a little different. Biscuit, Shortcake,  Buttermilk and Buttercream. The these reds! Two shades of Sampler Red, Simply Red, Strawberry Pie, Berry Wine, Antique Red, Holiday Red and Favorite Red. These are the new floss prices with the DMC increase, $29.

Thank you to all who entered. We have a lucky name drawn today and she gets to select which collection she would like. Congratulations Mary Flynn!
Please email me and give me your address.
The Floss Fairy

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Hand dyed linen and floss boxes

I had a wonderful visit from some stitching friends...and met some new friends. There are times I wish I could move us all to one big neighborhood so we could visit and stitch till our hearts content.

I thought I would show you my office and work room. Always filled to the brim with goodies!

We had a good laugh when I told a couple of the gals that I moved half of the inventory to my room to make room for their visit. A couple wanted to see what 6 racks full of floss still needing to be carded looked like.......that picture I won't show! My goodness this inventory takes up a lot of room. I need a house three times this size. That will be a later project.

I dyed some linen and I always have a few requests so I thought I would show you what is still available. I cut them 30x36: and there is a tiny bit of shrinkage. I only have 32ct linen as it is what I use for all my samplers. It is $24 for these 1/2 yard pieces...a great bargain.

The first picture has Sage and Parchment. Middle is Slate Blue and Cloudy Sky Blue(shown is 1 yard pieces but I will cut them) and the bottom photo is Caramel Cream, Caramel and Antique Sampler. I only have what is shown and these sell quickly so let me know if you are interested.
I also boxed the newest colors (more than 25 of the 45 skeins are new) of the Primitive Collection.
And last of all I boxed the entire Ultimate Floss Collection. It just fit into these special boxes I ordered. All 136 skeins! 2720 yards of floss! I think that would last you a while and stitch quite a few projects. The set is sold as singles for $2.45 each or $333.00 for the set. Right now this set is 10% off if you would like one. Just let me know.

And I was asked what sets are still available. The Southwest, Cottage Garden Favorites, Sleepy Hollow, Halloween Patchwork, Red and Cream Collection, Woodland Collection, Hearthside, Grandmother's Favorite Quilts.....I think that covers it. These make great Christmas and birthday presents. These boxes are $25 ea. Not shown is the 28 skein set of Grandmother's Flower Garden and it is $56.

I will be working on the new Christmas Collection this week. Another give-away coming up soon.
 I have a motto to stitch for a customer that I promised.....someone kick me.....but I will get it done. She is a great gal and a promise is a promise. And then back to trims and floss. I need another wall to display trims. I need to add on to this house again. I already doubled the size and I wish I had gone 4 times larger! lol  And you think I am kidding! I will just wait until we move and find a larger house. I said I couldn't go through another remodel of that size.

I guess I better get to work. Half of today will be a much needed day of rest.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

October Birthday Club winner!

We have a Birthday Club winner drawn today, Mary Martzolf.  We want to all wish her a very Happy Birthday! Her Birthday is on the 8th.  Please email me Mary and give me your address so I can send you a nice gift.

I want to wish everyone a very Happy Birthday if you have a birthday this month. Make sure I have the date  and month of your birthday and join the Birthday Club. I select a name on the 1st of each month and send a gift.

Thanks for stopping by.