Wednesday, October 22, 2008

October 22, 2008 - Blessings and surprises!!

We're baaaaaack!!! I know, I know........there have been rumors...............we had closed the shop............we were retired and sunning ourselves in the Bahamas.............we had been abducted by space aliens and taken to another planet to teach needlework....................all not true ;-)........
The truth is we have been keeping several secrets and now we can let you all in on our exciting news!!
The biggest, most exciting secret is that Jessie is having a baby!!!!! We found out today that she is having a girl!!!!! We are so very happy and excited to be welcoming this precious little baby into our family. Jessie's due date is around March 29th.............we are very thankful to God for sending us this beautiful baby!!
We hope that you will forgive our "distractions" over the past few months - Jessie has had "all day" morning sickness and we have all been trying to help her with the ordering - placing wholesale orders and filling customers orders - so if we made errors or took longer than we should have in filling your requests we are truly sorry for the inconvenience it may have caused for you.
Jessie is teaching Amy (my other daughter/ Jessie's sister) to update the website, so hopefully we will be able to stay caught up with that.
More exciting news!!!! Holly, our special event co-ordinator, and I have been planning, plotting,arranging and rearranging to make 2009 a very exciting year at Cecilia's shop. As I am usually running in several different directions with our other businesses, I could not do this without Holly's generous help and major organizational here far we have a special meet and greet day next month with Pat Carson (Designs by Gloria and Pat) at Cecilia's shop.........Pat will be unveiling her special, absolutely georgous 30th anniversary Precious Moments sampler and announcing the class that she will be teaching for us in June...........we are honored to have this expert needlework legend to be teaching this class for us!! April we will be having our Spring stitching weekend - UFO's will be the theme.............come join us for a fun ,relaxing weekend of stitching and surprises!!! July we will be welcoming Susan Greening Davis for the 2nd year - her class was such a hit last July, the attendees requested another class this year!!! Susan has been seen on HG television as an expert in the needlework industry.............she is lots of FUN!! Susan will be teaching 2 fantastic projects for us this July. There are always lots of giggles, fellowship and fun when Susan is in Branson!!! August we will be offering an awesome class with Eileen Bennett !! Our plans are in the works with Eileen for the class project ( our choices are so beautiful, we just haven't been able to make up our minds, yet)and maybe even one of Eileen's informative lectures may be included. Eileen's historical sampler research is well known, and her books of sampler stitches are something a needleworker just can't live without!!! I have taken classes from all of these wonderful needleworkers, they are all very informative, fun, and really neat ladies - you won't be disappointed!!!! September - we are working on getting arrangements finalized with another designer.............we are waiting for dates, but we already have the project picked out - it is just way too pretty!!! And then we have our Fall Stitching weekend in November............a great time for stitching, Christmas shopping and lots of fun!!!!
Our website will be updated with all of the class and weekend information as it becomes available. The classes are limited, so call early to reserve your spot!!! Our weekends have been selling out, sign up early for these fun events!!!
I thank you for your patience with us. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you at the shop, classes or weekends. If we can help with any of your needlework needs or questions, please call us or email us - we will be happy to help!!!
I will update again soon (really!!!)
Take care,
Margaret and the gals at Cecilia's-
Jessie, Amy, Ann, Pam, Holly, Melinda and Shevera