Friday, January 28, 2011

Alice is here!!!

Holly's 2 finishes and WIP

Hawk Run Hollow

Hi !!
We have had an exciting week!!! Jessie gave birth to Alice on Sunday Jan 23rd!!! Alice is a beautiful healthy baby!! Katey is a happy "big sister"!! I don't think she knows what to think about Alice, but she is enjoying all the excitement!

We have a couple of WIPs and finishes to show you. Holly has been stitching right along, getting projects done, I didn't get much done this week, got to spend time with my grandkids.

New in the shop - Country Cottage charts, Little House Needleworks charts and Lizzie Kate charts. We got the first 3 charts in for Halloween Rules ( in case you want to get an early start on that for Halloween)

Have you heard that Sue Hillis will be here in July?? It will be a fun weekend!!! She is designing a chart especially for our weekend, I have had a sneak peek and it is really a beautiful piece. We have a few openings left for our Spring retreat and Sue Hillis' weekend in July. Call to reserve your spot soon.
We are having a beautiful day here in Branson - sunny 65 degrees!!! Great weather for January - My Dad lives in Boston - his snowblower has not stopped!! He no sooner gets everything plowed out and it snows again! He'll be glad for warmer, sunnier weather!
Got to get going..........have some stitching to do. Hope you are all well and keeping warm.......enjoying your needlework!!
Take Care,
Margaret, Jessie, Holly, Amy, Pam, Cindy and Ann

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Designs by Gloria and Pat - NEW CHARTS!

Just a quick update.........we have just gotten these adorable Precious Moments Books in the shop!!

There are 4 new books by Designs by Gloria and Pat - each book contains 8 wonderful charts from Sweet Fairy Princesses, Blessed Friends, Love Blooms Throughout the Year and You Lift My Spirits - you'll find a design that is just right for you!!

Have a great weekend!! The gals at Cecilia's

Friday, January 21, 2011

cold + snow = more stitching time (yay!!)

Juat Nan's Snowball!!
Holly' finish Hobb Nobb EEK , WIPS Lizzie Kate Spring things and Pine mountain Ho,HO,HO

above is another of Holly's finishes - Waxing Moon - More Mini Mittens

Hawk Run Hollow in progress....

Andrew, Tyler and Katey

Hi again!

We are just thawing out from a snowy day yesterday and 3 degree temps last night.......that kind of weather slows down any outside activities for me, so that means more time to stitch! Got some updates on our stitching and some new products in the shop.

We are still waiting for Alice to be born......due any time now!! Tyler and Andrew had their birthdays on Wednesday (both boys born on the same day). Grandma (me) made their birthday cake and we had pizza for our family birthday party. Katey enjoyed the cake, too!

Kacy (one of Holly's daughters) has headed back to college until spring break. She is enrolled at the University of Southern Mississippi with a nursing career in her future. She is a huge help at Cecilia's and we always miss her when she leaves for school.

Holly has been keeping up with her 15 project challenge and is stitching every day to stay on schedule. We have some of her wips and finishes to show you. I am working on Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow, I have stitched the other 4 in the series, they are all so much fun to stitch. The colors look so much nicer than the pictures show.

We have gotten the Just Nan snowball in, it is really a unique piece to stitch and finish. And it looks so much prettier than the picture shows.
Jessie is out on maternity leave, so the website is not being updated, we will try to catch up when she gets back. She handles all of the website updates...........just wanted you to know why things are not updated. Pam has been out also, some minor surgery , we hope she is feeling better soon!!!
We also want to welcome Cindy to our shop as a new employee. She is new to cross stitching, but is catching on quickly. She has already stitched 2 shop models and is working on her 3rd model for the shop. We have some exciting new things in the planning stages for Cecilia's. We hope to make this a wonderful and exciting year for you!!
One of the new programs we are starting is helping Pat Carson ( Designs by Gloria and Pat ) with her "Sisters helping Sisters" charity. She works with young girls in the Phillipines, teaching them needlework so that they may support themselves. Pat is such a wonderful and caring person, she gives so freely of herself and her vast knowledge of needlework, we are excited to help her. We would like to ask all of our customers - if you are clearing out your stash, have any extra fabric, floss, scissors, anything needlework related - if you would remember Pat's girls. You can send the items to us, or drop them by the shop, and we will see to it that Pat will get the items for her girls. (we can give you Pat's shipping address, if you would like to ship directly to her) . It is really such a wonderful thing Pat is doing - she is passing on the history and knowledge of needlework, as well as helping these young girls be able to support themselves and their families!
Don't forget that the Nashville Market is only a month away!! Anything you need, just let us know and we will be happy to pick it up for you when we go to Nashville.
Got to get going..........hope you are all keeping warm and enjoying your stitching time!
Take Care,
Margaret, Jessie, Amy,Holly,Kacy, Pam, Cindy and Ann

Friday, January 14, 2011

WIPS and new designs !!! Betty Ring Sampler Books!!

These books are out of print and are a wonderful reference set for any stitcher interested in samplers. We only have this 1 set available. It is in good condition.

Little House Needleworks - Hillside Travellers

Sneak Peek - Jenny Bean Creation Sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler - a band sampler with specialty stitches!

Limited Edition kit by The Primative Needle - available in Nashville - choice of 30, 35 or 40 count fabric.

Good afternoon!

We are having a "heat wave" in Branson, temps almost 40 degrees!!!! Way better that 3 degrees temps that we had the past few days.

I will be posting pics of our wips........Holly has been working on a Precious Moments chart called Family Reunion, an adorable patriotic precious momeny design from our friends at designs by Gloria and Pat. And Holly has also been working on a Stoney Creek stand up called Relax. Holly has been working on the 15 project challenge - she is doing really great with it!

Jessie is still waiting for Alice to make her appearance into the world............she is due Jan 22nd and we all can't wait til she gets here!! It will be quite a change for Katey to have a little sister to play with.

The Nashville market is next month, Holly and I will be going to find TONS of neat goodies for you designs, threads, fabrics and accessories. It is always so much fun for us to go to market, we get to visit with long time friends and meet new friends. It is so good to be able to meet the designers face to face - they are a great group of talented people who are always eager to hear from us about their products. if there is anything particular that you would like from Nashville, please call or email us and we will gladly track it down for you.

I am still working on Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow - I have heard that there are some corrections that will be posted on Carriage House's web site, so if you are stitching Autumn at HRH, you may want to check it out.
That's all for now, got to get back into the shop and visit with some of our stitchers. Hope you all are having a good week and have been able to stitch a bit.
Take Care,
Margaret, Holly, Jessie, Amy, Kacy,Pam and Ann

Friday, January 7, 2011

our WIPS and a couple of new items!!

new from Shepherd's Bush (above) and Lizzie Kate (below)
new from Victoria Sampler

2 of Holly's finishes for 2011

I have started Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow - I just love stitching the series!!

Pam has been busy stitching and knitting socks - 2 at the same time!!!

my first biscornu - it was so much fun to stitch with the different techniques! (by Victoria Sampler)

Kacy has been home from college, so we kept her busy in the shop and stitching some models for the shop.

Holly is well on her way in her "15 project challenge" for 2011

We have been busy stitching..........finally got some down time over the holidays! We are eagerly waiting for Alice (Jessie's baby) to be born - maybe another 2'll see pictures when she gets here!!! Well, I won't take up too much of your time. Got some pics to show you, hope you all enjoy them. If you have any questions about any of our WIPs or new or call us, we'd be happy to help!
Take care and keep stitching!
Margaret and the gals at Cecilia's