Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas from all of us at Cecilia's Samplers!! I have been having so much fun with my grandkids, Tyler, Andrew, and Katelyn, preparing for Christmas - we decorated out tree, set up our Nativity, made a gingerbread house and had "supper with Santa"!!! I finally got a chance to update the blog today.

I have been stitching Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow, the colors are beautiful - it is in the shop most days -come by to see it. I've got to get it done because Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow will be out in February (we will pick it up in Nashville). Kathy does a wonderful job designing the Hawk Run Hollow series - can't wait to see the new one!

We have a very limited Christmas Snowman Quilt in the shop - only have 12 - hoping to get more. The chart is by Stoney Creek and the quilt top is all pieced - you just stitch and add a backing! (stitching is easy 10 count tula). We have just 1 of the Just Nan Noella Christmas Berry bird left, in case anyone is looking for one. Holly did a great job stitching and finishing hers.

Dont' forget our "end of the year - the more we sell the less we have to count" SALE is going on this week and next week. 25% off everything in the shop!! Some of our suppliers have told us there will be price increases next year - so take advantage of our sale!!

We hope you all had a great 2009 and are looking forward to a great 2010!!! We have had alot of fun here in the shop and have big things planned for next year. We hope you give yourself the gift of stitching time during the upcoming year - it lowers your stress and makes you feel so much more relaxed!! (even 15 minutes a day makes a big difference!!) And think of the UFO's that will get done!!

From all of us at Cecilia's, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Take Care,

Margaret, Jessica, Amy, Holly, Pam, Kacy, Emily and Ann

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Sorry it has been so long since I've updated the blog..........we have been swamped here at the shop. Getting ready for our Fall Stitching Weekend, it was the beginning of November, and we had such a wonderful, fun weekend. Jessie is putting the pictures up on the website soon.

I have been working on Christmas at Hawn Run Hollow, almost done with square #2 - It is really neat to stitch, a bit more colorful than the other Hawk Run Hollow pieces. And I heard that Fall at Hawk Run Hollow will be coming out in Nashvill this February!!! Can't wait to see it!!! We are already taking pre orders on it, if you want to get on the list.

I just got a shipment in from Pam Reed at Olde Colonial Designs, and she has designed the cutest little Gingerbread Christmas ornament/needlebook. It would make a really nice,quick to stitch, gift for a stitching friend(Stitching time took me about 3 hours). The kit includes everything you need to stitch and finish (finishing took me 5 minutes!!!) this adorable Christmas needlebook/ornament.(one side has a gingerbread man and the other a Christmas tree)
Holly's husband Howard has been busy decorating the outside of the shop for Christmas. I will post a picture when the lights are all finished. We have santa,reindeer, snowmen and thousands of twinkling lights!!!
Just a quick note: Our Spring Stitching weekend , Beach party bash -Bring your own stash, is filling up fast, only 4 spots left, so call or email if you want to reserve your space!!
All of us at the shop want to wish you all a great Thanksgiving!!! We look forward to seeing you visit us in Branson........the shop is Full of new charts, threads, yarns and all kinds of needlework goodies!!
take care,
Margaret, Jessie, Holly, Pam, Amy, Kacy, and Ann

Friday, October 9, 2009

new Little House Needleworks Design!!

Good evening,

We have been having a very busy week with all of our new market goodies in the shop and more coming in every day!! I have started Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow - the colors are just beautiful - square 1 is almost done!! Fall is truly here as the weather has gotten cooler and we need sweaters and jackets now!! We are looking forward to Halloween - it is one of our favorite Holidays of the year ( and not just for all the chocolate we get!!!). So if you are in Branson, stop by the shop and say "hi" and visit with us for a bit. We are all decorated for Fall - with scarecrows, witches, cornstalke and hay bales - thanks to Holly's efforts and decorating ability.

Our Fall stitching weekend is coming up in about 4 weeks..........we are full to capacity and Holly has so many fun things planned and I have peeked at the projects - they are just wonderful!!

We are taking reservations for the Spring weekend............I believe it is a "beach bash, bring your stash " kind of weekend!! it will be lots of fun!!

I found a new Little House chart that will be coming out this month, just in time for Christmas. It looks quick to stitch and finish, too!

Have a great weekend..........make sure you are signed up for our emails - there are some great sales coming up before the end of the year. ( can you believe 2009 is almost over?)

take care,

Margaret, Jessica, Amy, Pam, Holly,Kacy and Ann

Sunday, September 27, 2009

St Charles Market

Good Evening!!
Holly and I arrived home this afternoon with a car full of so many neat things from market. We got to see our designer friends and visit with them a little. We shopped Friday, Saturday and this morning.......then drove home to set up the shop for Monday morning!!! Come by to see all the new goodies we got from market - Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow - Shepherds Bush limited edition box and kit - a lovely Christmas quilt from Stoney Creek - lots and lots of new charts -new Sampler and Weeks threads - new Kelmscott needleminders and scissors- new Gingher scissors -Lizzie Kate - Primitive Needle -Blackbird Designs new Christmas book -and much, much more!!!
We look forward to seeing you!!
Take care,
Margaret and Holly (the market weary travelers!!)

St Charles update

Saturday, September 26, 2009

more new goodies from St Charles!!

Come by the shop on Monday to see everything we are bringing back from market!!!

another St Charles update!!

a few more really neat things (the Stoney Creek quilt is very limited - we only have 2 quilts to sell!!)

more goodies!!

St Charles Market !!!

Good Morning!!

Holly and I made it to St Charles yesterday and did alot of shopping last night!! LOTS of BEAUTIFUL goodies!!! Here are a few...........more to come as time allows today............
Margaret and Holly

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Library from Little House Needleworks!!

Hi All!!!

Got a quick update for you today!!! LittleHouse Needlework's newest design - The Library - coming to our shop very soon!!! It can be stitched as one large design or it can be stitched as several smaller individual pieces!!
Carriage House Samplings has been giving us sneak peeks of her new design Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow - we have been piecing it together on the website - check it out, it is absolutely beautiful!!! Kathy also hinted that there may be a Fall at Hawk Run Hollow coming in the future - maybe there will be some Halloween designs on it!!
Holly and I will be going to Market in St Charles in less than 2 weeks......we will be posting on the blog to keep you updated on all the new goodies we will be finding to enhance your stash!! If there is something in particular that you would like, let us know and we will do our best to find it for you!!
Also, one more thing..........(I know this was supposed to be a quick update......but once I get going..............) Pat Carson - Designs by Gloria and Pat - is selling some of her collection of needlework books that she has collected from all over the world during the past 30 years - many are out of print - we have them in the shop if you'd like to come by and take a peek at them. They are such neat books with lots of information, history and many unique designs - once they are sold, that is it - don't miss out on this opportunity to own a piece of needlework history!
Got to get going......... hope you all are having a good weekend.
Take Care,
Margaret, Jessie, Amy, Pam, Holly, Emily, Kacy and Ann

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sneak peeks!!

Hi again!!

Hope you are all having a great Labor Day weekend!! We have been keeping busy in the shop........Holly and I are getting ready for market at the end of this month. We plan on bringing back lots and lots of new goodies for your stash enhancement.........Kathy at Carriage House Samplings has let us have a sneak peek at her new design , Christmas At Hawk Run Hollow........it is just beautiful!! We have the charts reverved and will be bringing them home from market..........we have the floss ordered and fabric in the shop , so we are all ready to stitch!! I have added the pictures to the blog for you to see!!
Please let me or Holly know if there is anything specific that you would like us to bring back for you from market, we would be happy to fulfill your list of goodies!
On a more serious note...........we had a "vandal" in the shop recently, and I have been taking some time to figure out how to handle this situation. One of our stitched models had a chunk of fabric hacked out of it by the "vandal"............what kind of person would do such a thing??? Well, because of the scope of our businesses that we own, we have outside and inside surveillance systems. So we know who the "vandal" is and know the car and licence plate number. We also have a picture that I am seriously considering hanging up in the shop. Or should I file a police report and let the police handle it. I will give the "vandal" until the end of September to contact me about this...........then we will take legal action against the "vandal".
Got to go............shop is busy this weekend!! Hope you all have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend!!!
Take Care,
Margaret, Jessie, Holly, Pam, Amy, Kacy, Emily,and Ann

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Winter Thread Pouch!!!

Hi All!!

Just a quick update........hope July has been a good month for you with lots of stitching time in the warm sun!!

We have a new goodie coming in the beginning of next week............it is a Winter Thread Pouch with a Little House Winter scene on it, with the cutest little snowman!! We will have them kitted up for you soon!!

The 2009 Prairie Schooler Santa Kit - Must Be Santa- should be in the shop next week, too!! Jessie has the picture on the website.

Join our new Fun Fabric Club - let us know what you like to stitch, fabric counts and let us do the rest!! Each month you'll recieve a minimum of $35.00 worth of fabrics for only $20.00 (plus shipping - shipping will not exceed $5.00). It is a fun way to try new fabrics and build your stash!!!

Got to get going!! Have a great evening!!

Take care,

Margaret, Jessie, Amy, Holly, Kacy, Pam, Emily and Ann

Friday, July 10, 2009

Christmas in July!!

Hi ,
Hope you all had a great 4th of July!!! We are gearing up for our Christmas in July sale.....keep watching your emails for daily sales for the 12 days of Christmas in July!
I am so looking forward to going to market in September!!!There will be a new Hawk Run Hollow!!! Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow!! I have my 32 count Exampler linen all set, waiting for the thread list and will be ready to start stitching!!
While I am waiting for that.................I found the neatest Halloween chart (it is a free chart) from JABC called The boys are back in town. It is a cute, quick to stitch chart with all the scary halloween guys - the mummy, frankenstein and dracula - a fun design for Halloween. We have the free chart when you purchase the button packs.
Holly has been re arranging the shop and cleaning out boxes and boxes of goodies.....and putting alot of items on sale......lots of threads, pearle cottons. Come by the shop to see for yourself !!
We are happy to have LOTS of books from Pat Carson's(Designs by Gloria and Pat) private collection - they are all out of print books......very hard to find and collectable. Pat has collected these books over the last 30 years from all over the world. We are selling them - first come first serve - these books are filled with beautiful needlework designs and techniques. Definately a fantastic addition to your needlework collection.
Got to go and get some stitching done.........hope you all have a good weekend and have time to stitch!!
take care,
Margaret and the gals at Cecilia's

Thursday, July 2, 2009

July 4th Sale and Celebration!!!

God Bless America!!! Happy 4th of July!!

Katie (Jessie's baby) is hanging out in the shop with us as we plan lots of sales and freebies for this weekend - July 3rd-5th.

We have Gloriana silks - 6 yard skeins $3.00 each (reg $6.20)

#3 DMC Pearle cotton - $1.00 a skein

All in stoch frames 50% off reg price

40% off Jeannette Douglas "My Stitching Album" patterns

25% off in stock yarns

30% off Serendipity Knitting Needles

Used DMC floss drawers $25.00 each

and MUCH MORE!!!!

Each day we will also feature different designers charts at 20% off.

We will also have balloons to pop -win a prize or additional discounts!!! (balloon discounts do not apply to already discounted merchandise)

Look forward to seeing you this weekend!!!

Ann is back from Florida and will be in the shop, stop by to say "HI" - she is looking forward to seeing all of her friends from Cecilia's!!

Have a great weekend!!!

The gang at Cecilia's - Margaret, Jessica, Amy,Holly, Kacy, Pam, Emily, Ann

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

shop photos

July 4th Sale and Celebration!!!

Hi !!
We have been working feverishly to get the new addition to the shop filled with all sorts of needlework goodies for you!! (when I say "we", I really mean Holly - she has been working very hard to get the shop ready for your visit!!)
July 3rd, 4th, and 5th we will be having a sale and celebration for the official Grand Opening of the new addition. There will be sales, door prizes, lots of goodies!!! Pop a balloon and win!! Prizes, discounts, free gifts.........hope to see you there!!!
I will include some new photos of the shop for your enjoyment........and I will get back to work. It is about 95 and sunny outside.........way too hot for me!!! So I guess it's good to be working indoors. Hope you are having a good day and have a few moments to stitch!!
Take care,
Margaret, Jessica, Amy,Holly,Pam, Ann, Kacy, Emily

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pat Carson's visit and new shop addition!!


We have had a jam packed week here at Cecilia's..........Pat Carson spent the day with us last Friday.........what a fun day it was!!! Pat is so generous with all of her needlework knowledge - she is always eager to teach us something new!! Pat and Katie (Jessie's new baby) got to spend a few moments together, too.

Now we have some very exciting news.......Pat has brought her collection of needlework books from the past 30 years that she has collected from all over the world. Many are out of print, some are in different languages, but all are wonderful books about different types of needlework. Some are full of charts, some techniques and some history!! We will be offering them, a few at a time, on the website for you to purchase. It will be "first come, first serve" on these books as we only have 1 of each book.

Holly has been working harder than ever this past week setting up our new "vignettes" in the addition. It is finally finished and we have more room to add more products for your shopping enjoyment!! I will include some photos..........we still have more to finish, but we are well on our way to getting the shop back to being organized again. Holly is moving the Fall and Christmas areas and also planning a seating area for "wayward husbands", who will be waiting patiently as you shop!!

Hawk Run Hollow fan alert!!!! Kathy has assured me that we will be getting a picture of Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow as soon as she gets it done!!! Can't wait to see it!!!

Got to be going. Hope you are having a good week, take some time to stitch!!

Take care,

Margaret and the gals at Cecilia's

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

new Country Cottage - Winter Wonderland!!

Hi All,

Just a quick update.........Country Cottage has a new 5 piece chart called Winter Wonderland!!! It is SO PRETTY!!! Each of the 5 parts comes with a silk threadpack - really nice pastel wintery colors!! I will put a picture on here for you to see.

We have broken through the wall to access the new shop addition!!! The inspection will be tomorrow and Holly will start filling up the new space!! Can't wait to see what goodies she puts in our new space!!!

Got to go.........have a good evening!!

Take care,

Margaret and the gals at Cecilia's