Thursday, November 20, 2008

November 20, 2008

Ann and Margaret before Ann's trip to Florida!!
Hi and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

We have been having a busy November!! Jessie is just about 5 months pregnant!!! With a girl!!! She is feeling better than in the past few months - less morning sickness that seemed to last all day! (that is great for those of us working with her!!!)

We had our Fall Stitching Festival a couple of weeks ago.... we had 50 stitchers and a fantastic time with them all!!! Our theme was "Santa's Workshop" - all the projects that were included in the weekend were able to be finished too!! Holly,Our Event Co-Ordinator, did such a wonderful job with this weekend. She works so hard, with months of preparation,to make these weekends such an enjoyable time for our stitchers. We really appreciate all that Holly does for us!!!
The ladies learned the nun stitch,were introduced to table toppers, shopped ALOT, and met new friends to stitch with!!

The stitchers had a "dime toss" for door prizes and all donated their dimes to the Salvation Army.......they raised $109.00 and Cecilia's will match that for a total doantion of $218.00 to the Salvation Army. Thanks to all of our participants for their kindness and generosity!!!!

We have announced our "Summer Triple Feature and it is AWESOME!!! June -we are welcoming Pat Carson from Designs by Gloria & Pat. Pat will be teaching a beautiful Precious Moments Sampler that she designed to celebrate her 30th Anniversary as a Precious Moments Licensee. July - we will welcome Susan Greening Davis for 2 adorable projects and lots of giggles!!! If you know Susan you know you are in for a treat!! August - we are pleased to welcome Eileen Bennett who will be teaching a white work sampler called Crown of Pearls, it is a masterpiece of pulled threadwork!! We will have more details on our website and pictures of the projects, also.

November 29th we are honored to have Pat Carson, from Designs by Gloria and Pat, to be spending the day with us at Cecilia's Samplers. Pat will be unveiling her 30th Anniversary Precious Moments Sampler (the same sampler that she will be teaching for us in June). Pat will also be here to offer helpful tips and answer your needlework questions. Please drop by the shop to welcome Pat - she is truly a needlework legend !!!

Our " Official Greeter and Table Topper Queen" Ann left for Florida last week. She spends the winter in Florida with her family and will be back to see us in April. Ann is a HUGE help for us in the shop and we will miss her !!!!

I will try to add some photos to this post ( I am new at this, so keep your fingers crossed!!). I may add them to subsequent posts ,if I can't get it to work on this post. Thanks in advance for your patience!!

Hope you and your family have a Blessed Thanksgiving !!!!

Take Care,

Margaret, Jessica, Amy, Pam, Ann, Holly, Melinda, Shevera, and Liz

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