Thursday, May 29, 2008

May 29, 2008

Hi Fellow Stitchers,
Hope you all had a good Memorial Day weekend! It is always nice to take time to remember and honor our loved ones and our Veterans that have passed on. And to Thank God for our blessings!!
We are planning an exciting Summer here at the shop!! Jessie and I will be going to Columbus in June (6th - 9th) for the TNNA Needlework wholesale show - we plan to order lots of new goodies for you all !!! The shop will still be open - Pam, Amy and Shevera will be here to help you with your stitching needs 'til we get back.
We are still waiting for Ann to get back from Florida. Ann is our "table topper queen " and our official greeter -Ann has stitched almost all of the Dutch Treat tabletoppers and several other shop models (that is why our walls are so full!!!). She Winters in Florida and is usually back here by now - hopefully she will be back in another week or two!!
Susan Greening Davis will be here in July for a really neat class and her "Gadget Gal" presentation. We are expecting a really fun and exciting weekend, there are still a few spots left in the class, so if you are thinking about it, now is the time to sign up!!
I have been working on the Jeannette Douglas Stitching Treasures Accessories - Have them just about all stitched - now I need to finish them into a needlebook, scissor fob, alphabet banding, scissor case and pin wheelie. They were really easy and quick to stitch. For those of you that have the box, Jeannette suggests using the left over threads from the thread pack, but I am going to put together a thread pack for the accessories as soon as I get them all done and see exactly what we need. The whole set really looks so beautiful together with the box.
Got to be going.............have a wonderful weekend............maybe sneak in an ice cream cone for yourself!! My Mom always loved ice cream, it makes everything fun!!!
Take Care,

Friday, May 16, 2008

May 16, 2008


I am back again............I am going to try to put a picture of our new knitting needles onto this page, they are so cute........wish me luck!!! Have a wonderful day!!


Thursday, May 15, 2008

May 15,2008

Hi fellow needleworkers!!

Hope you are all enjoying our wonderful, yet sometimes rainy, spring weather!! We have chosen a name for our blog - Ethel's W.O.W. Blog ( Ethel being my Mom and W.O.W. being "words of wisdom"). I have included a photo of my Mom, Dad and me taken a couple of years ago. (Mom went home to be with Our Lord 2 years ago, Dad is still here with us). My Mom and Dad have taught me just about everything I know. I have truly been blessed by having such great parents!Hopefully, I can pass on some of their wisdom, lots of needlework news, some fun tid bits and maybe even a few yummy recipes.

We are having a really busy year at Cecilia's .......we have added many new classes that have been so much fun!!! We have a beginners knitting class the 3rd Saturday of each month. Knitting is a needlework that I had done as a teen, but found slow and a bit boring..............but now, WOW!!! We have so many fun and unique yarns to choose from!! Some of the yarns do the work for you by self striping and patterning (is that a word?) as you knit. And the knitting needles are so varied and fun, from light up needles to hand made wooden needles with a variety of decorative tops, to the classic pretty colored metal needles I remember from my childhood - there is a knitting needle for every need and want!!

In addition to our Stitching Weekend retreats, we are also inviting some expert needleworkers to our shop to teach classes. We have Susan Greening Davis coming to Branson in July. She is such a fun person and will be teaching a beautiful project for us. It will be a zippered needlework bag, the front panel being stitched with a variety of stitches in pretty colors to compliment the fabric on the bag. Susan will also be treating us to her "Gadget Gal" presentation, which is very informative and so much fun!!!

We had a very special treat this past Fall when we got a visit from Pat Carson!!!! (Owner of Designs by Gloria and Pat).She is one of my "needlework heros", Pat has spent years teaching and passing on her love of needlework to so many of us. She has graciously allowed us to exclusively reproduce her 17th Century Band Sampler Chart that had been out of print for several years. It is such a neat chart to have!!! The sampler itself is just gorgeous, and the reference material included in this chart would be a great addition to anyone's stitching collection. We are happy to be able to donate 25% of the sale price of the chart to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation, we thank Pat for her generosity in allowing us this opportunity.

Watch for another announcement coming soon about a special event with Pat Carson!!!!

We are already planning 2009's classes ..................and it will be GREAT!!!

I've got to be going. I am working on Jeannette Douglas' New Stitching Treasures Accessories and I've got to get stitching!!! Hope you enjoy each and every day!!Be back soon....
Take Care,

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

May 6, 2008

Hi all,

This is my first post to our new blog!! We hope to use this blog to keep you updated with the newest items and news in the shop as well as some extra goodies!! We thank you for your continuing support that allows us to be able to have our shop and share our love of needlework with you. We hope you enjoy reading this !! Will be back soon.

Take care,