Thursday, June 21, 2012

Fun with Pat Carson!!

Well, Summer is here!!! Hope you are enjoying the warm weather (and the lack of snow!!). We had a fantastic day with Pat Carson from Designs by Gloria and Pat, Inc when she came to visit us a couple of weeks ago. She was welcomed by several "fans" during the day, Pat kept busy teaching specialty stitches and how to thread a needle (the real easy way) and posing for pictures with our customers. It was so much fun to spend the day with Pat - she is truly a needlework treasure!!! We still have the finished samplers that Pat's girls from the Sisters helping Sisters Charity have stitched (they are wonderful stitchers!) and also beautiful needlework bags - all sales go to support the Sisters Helping Sisters Charity. Pat will be going back to the Phillipines soon and will be bringing us back some more exclusive and unique goodies to help support the Charity's good works!!! Can't wait to see what goodies she has coming for us next!!!
For your convenience, for the month of July, Cecilia's will be staying open until 7:00P.M. from Tuesday-Friday. Hope to see you come by and visit with us!!
Holly and I will be taking Cecilia's to Celebrations in St Charles, MO in September.......we are very excited about "taking the shop" to Celebrations and hope to see you there!! The classes that Celebrations offers are just awesome - teachers are great - it will be FUN, FUN, FUN!!!
Got to get many new things coming into the shop - have to help unpack the boxes. Watch for our annual model sale the first week of July........there will be sales in the shop too, models on sale and a SPECIAL trunk show by Moonlit Needleart - Pam is the owner and designer - her products range from beaded fobs, stitch markers, knitted hats, scarves - she has a beautiful assortment if items all ready made as well as giving you the option for custom made items!! Come by to see her and check out her great items!!
ok now I really gotta go ........I'll share some pictures of our day with Pat.
Take Care, Margaret, Jessica, Amy, Holly, Kacy, Pam and Ann

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Welcome Pat Carson!! You are Invited!!!

I can't believe it is June already - 2012 is really speeding by fast!! Hope you all are having a good Spring and getting ready for Summer Fun!! We are honored to have Pat Carson from Designs by Gloria and Pat, Inc. coming to visit us this week. Pat will be here on Saturday for a day of fun!! She will be giving free cross stitch lessons, signing autographs, posing for pictures and bringing her 4 new Precious Moments books. They are check full of new designs that are so adorable - can't wait to start stitching them!! We will have some light refreshments, freebies and door prizes!! So come by on Saturday, June 9th to meet a true legend in the needlework industry!! It is always a wonderful time for us when Pat is here visiting. We also have her beautiful needlework bags, finished samplers and are introducing an exclusive "Friendship Sampler" designed by Pat. It had been a teaching piece, but Pat has graciously allowed us to distribute this wonderful sampler. For anyone who has stitched her 17th Century Band Sampler, the Friendship Sampler is a nice companion piece to the 17th Century Band Sampler. We will look forward to seeing you, if you can't make it to the shop, we would be happy to ship any items that you would like to purchase.
Got to go and start moving things around in the shop!! We really need a bigger shop!!!  ;-)
Take Care and have a great weekend!
Margaret, Jessie, Amy, Holly, Kacy, Pam and Ann

p.s. Kacy is home from college for the Summer - we are happy to have her back with us for a few months!