Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year 2011!!!

Where have we been??? No, we weren't abducted by space aliens or on a long vacation - time just flies when you are having as much fun as we have been having!!!
We have exciting news!! Jessie is pregnant and having another baby girl...........Alice Mary.......due Jan 22nd. In just a few weeks we will have a new baby to love!!

Katey,Tyler and Andrew are all growing like weeds............the boys are doing well in school and are a huge help with Katey. They love to help with Katey and look forward to welcoming their new cousin in a few weeks. Katey is growing and changing every day. She had a fun Christmas this year -except for meeting Santa for a picture- she was not a happy camper! (she yelled so loud, I think she scared poor Santa!!)

Our Fall retreat was really alot of fun!! We had a sold out weekend - got to meet alot of new friends- ate way too much chocolate (is that even possible? too much chocolate?) - and got some stitching done . The highlight of the weekend was the Fuddruckers truck that came to cook our dinner at our location!! We also collected 450 pounds of dog and cat food for the local animal shelter!! Thanks to all of our ladies who brought the pet food!!!

We are having a special Summer retreat in July - Sue Hillis will be joining us as a fellow stitcher and has agreed to design a fun little piece for the weekend. We have a few places left, if you'd like to spend a weekend in Branson. Spring Retreat 2011 still has a few openings left, too.

Kacy made it through her first semester of college and is home for Winter break. She is doing great in school and is looking forward to graduating as a nurse in a couple of years.

Ann has gone back to Florida for the winter. She is still stitching and has already sent back 8 completed projects!!!

I will be attempting a New Years Resolution to update the blog weekly..........even if it is just a WIP you know we are all still here!! Holly is doing the Crazy Cross Stitch Challenge for 2011 - Start 15 projects the first 15 days of the year and then rotate them until they are finished. The challenge encourages you to complete the 15 projects in 1 year. Sounds like fun !!!
We all want to thank you all for your friendship, patronage and enthusiasm this past year. We are planning a great year, full of sales, retreats and other fun things for you!!

We wish you all a Healthy and Happy New Year!!

I'm going to post a few pictures for you to enjoy!!

Take care and enjoy your needlework!!
Margaret, Jessie, Holly, Pam, Kacy, Ann, Amy and all the kids