Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!! God Bless America!!

Hope you are all having a good Memorial Day!! Please take a few moments to remember all of those in the Military who have given their lives to protect us and keep us free!! God Bless America!!

Holly is on vacation for the next 2 weeks...........lets see what kind of "trouble" the rest of us can get into while she is gone!! ;-) Be watching your never know what we are going to do!! Stitch has decided to help out while Holly is gone. He really needs a booster seat when he sits at her desk. He did do a good job with shipping out orders today, except he forgot that there is no mail pick up today!! We'll have to get Stitch properly trained.

I am including a picture of my Birds of a Feather Mystery Sampler, so far. I have the border done and we are waiting for part 2 - due in about June 10th. This is my first Mystery Sampler - I just love the colors, can't wait to see part 2!!

Got to get going...........hope you all have a good Memorial Day Weekend!!

Take care,

Margaret and the gals at Cecilia's

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Mystery Sampler.........and LHN and HRH

We hope you all are safe from all the rains and flooding that has been going on all over our country. We had a bit of flooding in the new section of the shop..........fortunately, it was confined to the rug on the floor. A shop vacuum (thanks to Howard! - Holly's husband) and a dehumidifier running for a week ( thanks to Kenny - my husband)has fixed us right up!! Although we had to keep reminding Holly that her seat could also be used as a flotation devise! ;-)

But we are all back to normal now, or as normal as we can be around here..............

Katey, Jessie's 2 year old daughter, was in the hospital for 4 days with pneumonia. She was so brave as she battled a 104.3 temp and nasty cough. Jessie stayed at the hospital with her the whole time. Katey is home now and back to her cheery, fun self!!! Bob (Jessie's husband), took care of Alice -their 4 month old so Jessie didn't have to worry.

Pam and Holly's daughters both graduated from college this month. Last weekend Emily, Pam's daughter graduated . And this weekend Holly's daughter, Tiffani will graduate college. Then Holly's family is off to Disneyworld in a couple of weeks for Tiffani's wedding!!! Kacy, Holly's other daughter is home for the summer from college. You'll see her in the shop and next door at AJ's - she is a great young lady and we enjoy having her here for the summer!!

I have been working on 3 of my projects the past week. The Birds of a Feather Mystery Sampler came in and I have been working on the border. The colors of the Weeks dye Works floss are so pretty!!! Can't wait to see part 2!! Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow is moving along well. I am going to be starting square 10 !!! Little House Needleworks has a four season mono color design - each season is a different color. We recieved Summer this past is a pretty blue Belle Soie thread. Each season is done in a different color silk.

Got to get going...........we have had a busy day in the shop and there are more ladies coming in the front door!!

Take care - enjoy your stitching!!

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

National Armed Forces Day

We want to thank our Armed Forces and Veterans today for their service and sacrifices for our country. If it weren't for their service, and their families sacrifices as they wait at home, we would not be enjoying the freedoms that we have today!! God Bless our Armed Forces!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Hope you all are having a good weekend! It has been a while since our last post........time flies when you're having fun.
It took a few days to "recover" from our "wild and crazy" CSI was so much fun to see our friends and meet new ones. The ladies had such beautiful stitching projects they were working on, they are a very talented group.
Jessie and Bob had Alice Christened, she wore the same Christening dress that Jessie had worn (and Katey had worn, too). It was a nice ceremony with Amy as Godmother and Josh (Bob's brother who was home on leave from Iraq) as Godfather.
Holly has been busy getting ready for our July Retreat with Sue Hillis as our special guest! Holly has alot of exciting surprises in store for the weekend. We look forward to welcoming Sue Hillis and all of our attendees to Branson for the weekend!! There is so much to do in Branson, there is something for everyone!
Pam has been knitting alot of quick projects, using 1 skein of yarn........hats, baby sweaters,bonnets...........we got a new book in the shop with projects that use 1 skein of yarn. Pam just loves the book, it has lots of neat knitting projects!! We have the Eros yarn back in stock. It is a beautiful ladder/trellis yarn that can be used for many different projects. Alot of our ladies are making some really pretty necklaces with the yard. We also got the rolls of mesh to crochet the "scruby pads" - it is an easy and quick project - takes about 20-30 minutes to crochet the scrubby!!
I have been working on Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow - I am working on block 9. It is so much more colorful than the picture shows on the pattern. Three and a half blocks to go and I will have completed the whole HRH series. They are easy to stitch, it is so awesome to see the squares progressing into a completed design.
We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Birds of a Feather Mystery Sampler. It is supposed to be in the shop soon, maybe this week!!! It will use Weeks floss and fabric(your choice of 30, 35 or 40 count). I can't wait to see it!!! I will be stitching it as it comes into the shop (in 3 parts - May, June, July). Let us know if you'd like to join our automatic for this "mystery" project!!!
Got to get going...............hope you have a great Mother's Day!!! Enjoy your stitching!!
Take care,
Margaret, Jessie, Amy, Holly,Kacy,Pam, Cindy and Ann