Patriotic Heart Sale Preview

Gay Ann Rogers  Needlework

PATRIOTIC  HEARTS


Four Patriotic Hearts to illustrate America the Beautiful.


Amber Waves of Grain

Purple Mountains Majesty

From Sea to Shining Sea

America America


Preview of Patriotic Hearts Sale

This is where you will find my Hearts for Sale on Wednesday,

July 22 at 8:00 a.m. California time. Scroll down for photos of the hearts. I will post details as I write them.


You will be able to buy any or all of the Hearts

NEW  Patriotic Hearts for Sale

All Four Hearts instructions booklets, color copies of each heart, all threads and 8" x 8" pieces ofwhite congress cloth..


Amber Waves of Grain Heart

instructions booklet, color copy of the heart, all threads and  8" x 8" white congress cloth. Price includes shipping.



Purple Mountains Majesty Heart

instructions booklet, color copy of the heart, all threads and  8" x 8" white congress cloth.



From Sea to Shining Sea

instructions booklet, color copy of the heart, all threads and  8" x 8" white congress cloth.


America America Heart

instructions booklet, color copy of the heart, all threads and  8" x 8" white congress cloth.



Payment by PayPal or personal check,

Finance program will be available

Addresses outside U.S.

Must have U.S. address. Suggestion: Shipitto.com


July 7  Important: Notes on Shipping for My Sale


This sale, given the odd circumstances in which we are living, I predict shipping will take me longer than usual

I will do all shipping according to first come first serve and later orders may have to wait a while. I will try and fill all orders.


First group of orders: I will ship them before August 12..


Second group of orders: I will ship them before September 7.


If I need it, a third group: to be determined.


I am game to try this sale, but I will need your patience.

Photo of Amber Waves of Grain Threads


I snapped this photo of the silks for Amber Waves of Grain twirled together. There are 13 different colors (12 Soie d'Alger, 1 Planet Earth.


Why one Planet Earth? A color I love for sky and water, so it is the sky on every heart.


For newbies: it doesn't show in the photo clearly, but labels are stapled on each color, so no guesswork which is which color in the instructions. All keyed.


It does take a long time to do but it is so helpful I even do it for my own.

July 10

Why Do I Make Kits Rather Than Sell The Pattern Only


Let's take Amber Waves, which is the most exaggerated example.


It has 13 different colors of silk, many just a single strand. Partly for frugality, and partly because the Soie d'Alger I love can sometimes be very difficult to get, I cut up strands and give you what you need plus 20%-30% extra.


If you paid me for the pattern and then shopped for the silks for Amber Waves, you would pay about an extra 50% of the cost for the kit, and that does not include extra shipping.


Aside from saving you money, there is another reason: most shops buy from 3 to 12 mini skeins of each color.  Each mini skein has 5 meters.


That in itself is a huge inventory, but asked for a concentration of say, 3 or 4 colors, a shop will quickly run out. How do I know? On occasions when I did sell instructions only and my sale was a good one, I did run the country out of certain colors and people complained very loudly about shipping costs for 2 skeins from one shop, 3 from another, 1 from a third and so forth.


I buy silk differently: instead of buying 12 little mini skeins, ie 60 meters of a color,

I buy from 360 meters to 2600 meters of each color I use frequently.


Now you see why I can cause problems and a request to order a year or more ahead to guarantee delivery.

All details -- prices, descriptions of the materials, length of instructions booklets, etc. will be available when the sale ope