Friday, February 17, 2012

Off we go to Nashville!!!

Next week at this time we will be in Nashville for the wholesale Needlework Show!!! Holly, Jessie and I will be going. Pam, Cindy and Amy will be in Branson keeping Cecilia's running. Jessie will be updating our Facebook page with Nashville previews this week, so if you see anything that you would like us to pick up for you, just let us know. And on Monday February 27th we will have our Market Day at Cecilia's! The shop will be full with all kinds of new goodies to enhance your stashes. Drop by and check it out - we'll be looking forward to seeing you!

I've got a couple of quick pictures to show you. I am still working on The Petite Sampling Etui - a limited edition collaboration. It has been in my "rotation" for a while so i am happy to be getting it stitched. The colors are so much prettier that the picture.

For our friend, Carol in Illinois, I am including a picture of Pam's completed Witches Wheel. Pam really enjoyed stitching this piece - the solar fabric really makes it unique!!

And for all of you scissor people......we all know who we are ;-) ..........we received some new scissors into the shop today. They are made by Bohin of France. Beautifully made with a "stained glass" design on the handles. A wonderful addition to anyone's scissor collection or needlework bag!

I've got to get going , hope you all have a wonderful week. Enjoy your stitching time!

Take Care,

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

Saturday, February 4, 2012

the new yarns are here!!!

Happy February!!!

It is Superbowl Weekend and the New England Patriots are in the game!! Life is GOOD!!!

I thought I would take a few minutes to update the blog in between customers in the shop. We are having a Superbowl Sale this weekend, so we have been really busy in the shop, on the phone and online.

Got some quick updates for you.........the new yarns are here!!! We have so many new colors and specialty yarns to choose from. Yes, we are all knitting and crocheting the "twirly" scarves. But for those of you that do not knit or crochet - we have a knotted scarf that can be made with scrap yarns ( Cindy modeled it for you!!). Pam will be starting Knitting classes - so come by and join in the fun!! We also hage 2 tubs of 50% discounted yarns........come in and check them out - we caught Cindy "playing in the yarn"!

We have also gotten alot of new Tatting supplies - shuttles, books and threads. We expanded the tatting section in the shop. Our Stamped cross stitch, crewel, needlepoint and embroidery has recieved ALOT of new kits, iron ons, quilt squares, doilies, quilt squares and baby items.......come by and check it out!

Pam has been knitting up a storm with all the new yarns, so we have new models in the yarn department. Jessie, Ann and I have been stitching - Ann finished her Man of the Month snowmen - they are all so cute - one for each month of the year. Jessie just finished and framed the new Lizzie Kate Valentine Kit - it is a quick stitch and looks so pretty with all the pastel spring colors. I have finished the new Little House Christmas Ornament ( first one for 2012)Blessed (it's an adorable angel) trimmed with Crescent Colors Chennille. And I am also working on a Petite Sampling Etui - a collaboration of Sampler designers charts that will be finished into a Etui (sewing box).

Holly has been busy putting the finishing touches on the Spring Retreat Weekends - it is a Mardi Gras theme - she has lots of fun games and goodies for the ladies attending. You won't be disappointed!!

I've got to get going.........more orders to fill and customers to help!! Enjoy the weekend!!


We look forward to visiting with you all when you come by the shop!

Take Care,

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