Thursday, December 29, 2016

Camp Blanding.... sign up today!!!!

Hey Gang....

 Don't forget ... we have our super fun retreat at Camp Blanding Army Training Post, Starke FL
 January 27 - 29 (3 days - $75) or you can stay for 5 days ($100) - January 27 - 31!

If you have not attended before, give it a's so much fun.  Our lodging accommodations are so reasonable - only $30 per bed per night!  You sure can't beat that!!! 

We have single units (double bed)  that have a Jack-n-Jill bathroom

or a cottage - 2 bedrooms - one with 2 twins and one with a double bed.  Then you have a living room area kitchen/eating area and screened in porch.

Check into the Armory (sewing center) at 8:00 am January 27, 2017 and we'll sew until MIDNIGHT!
Plus... we have a SALE ROOM!  If you would like to's how it works! 

Dig through those closets, sewing cabinets, storage units, under the bed...anywhere you hide your fabric, sewing notions, kits, etc. ... then find the ones that you simply know you will never finish, no longer want... or are just plain tired of.  We'll assign you a number for the sale room, you'll tag everything - assign a price and then sell it!!!  We are your cashiers... so while everyone is shopping, we are taking care of your merchandise for you and collecting the $$ for you.  It costs you $23 to help pay for the rent of the facility....then when the saleroom is closed for the 2 days - we'll tally up your sales and pay you!  Now... don't think this is a teeny tiny sale room... our gals have sold up to $16,000.00 in just TWO DAYS!  See... you can do the same thing... one gals trash is another one's treasures.  If you are interested in the sale room, email and let me know.  I'll then give you a number and forward the instructions on how to mark your items.  It is so much fun to shop through everything!

So.... if you are interested in attending.... print the attached registration form link above and join us!

   Vicky, Gloria & Heather

                     Vicky               Gloria                                                   Heather

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Making Memories....

Good Morning...

I've decided it's simply been much too long since I've blogged and it's time I get my fanny in gear and get with the program.  I love to blog... it's just simply making myself to sit down and 'geterdone'!!  know what I mean?

Today... I'm going to chat about "making memories" !  With whom ever you choose.... I love to look at Pinterest.  It simply amazes me ... and I'm so astonished  reading and learning from all of the talented people out there is in this world.  Aren't you?  I've said to myself (while in Pinterest) ... now why in the heck did I not think of that?  Duh!

So... here are my "Memory" ideas for today:

How many times have you been out and about and you pick up unusual stones?  I remember when the kids were little... this was common practice... to collect stones from trips that we've taken.

Then... when we get home... nothing is done with them!  I'll be the first to admit... I'm sure they all eventually got tossed outside in the driveway or yard!   Well, here is a memory......  with your child (or you can make individually.... as a surprise)  how about making a picture.  this could not have taken long at all to put together and how sweet it is!

You could even give a name to each small bird and print it by each stone...then frame the entire project and hang in the living room!  How proud would your little one be sharing this great MEMORY with their family members and friends!

Hey... don't forget to sign and date your project!  Either directly on the front of the piece or on the back.  Much like making a label for the back of a painting or your quilts!  Tell the story of how the artwork was made and who was involved!

When I saw this picture.... I immediately thought of sweet cups and saucers many of you have which belonged to your parents or grandparents... maybe even greats?

How sweet a memory this is.... stack a few of them together and place an adorable silk flowering plant in the top cup.  Then place a beautiful cloche over the top!!  Place near a table lamp and the light will reflect off the will be so sweet!

And here is another memory that popped right into my head.... Since I'm a quilter.... many people think we can fix old damaged quilts.  Well, that's just simply not true.  Once the threads are bare and disintegrated, there is not much we can do.  So... what a great idea to use the quilt and make each member of the family a heart ornament to keep in their home?  You can fill with lavender or other scents... hang from a dresser drawer, tuck into your 'jammie' drawer... or fill with Christmas scents and use during the holidays on your tree, as package trimming...... tons of different ways!  Instead of using bells and pom poms... how about old buttons or jewelry?

So... now it's your turn.... dig in those drawers and find those rocks  you've tucked away from your many trips... make memories and design artwork for your home or as a gift.

Open the china cabinet... or explore in the garage or basement in those boxes left to you by your family and find something that can be polished, cleaned and tucked under a beautiful cloche.  If you do not have one, visit thrift stores....I've seen tons of them.  If it's not a cloche, use a globe or cylinder.... then find a glass crystal style plate at the thrift store too....

Don't forget our hearts... this could be a yearly ornament making tradition.... memory!

My husbands "girl" cousins... they have a "Cousin Weekend" each year.  They all take turns sponsoring and finding the perfect location and fun attractions to attend.  They laugh, cook, visit and enjoy each others company.  Mom and Dad are gone now.... but I know they are so delighted the family is still visiting together....  it's memories...

My daughter and granddaughter... they are making lots of memories... each year they decorate a gingerbread house.... so sweet....

You see... it's not all about the gifts... or how much something costs... it's about the entire process of making the memory and continuing on and on and on... making even more!

May this blog be a memory for you ....



Monday, November 28, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

We're bacckkkkk.... well... kind of!

Hi Everyone !!!

We just got back into Florida from "really cold Wisconsin".  Man...what a great trip!  We had almost 40 gals from all over the US to join Lisa Bonjean - Primitive Gatherings and Paula Barnes & Mary Ellen Robinson - Red Crinoline Quilts along with us for a little bit of "Cotton & Wool" - sewin' and stitchin' ..... shoppin' and eatin'.... and oh yes... there was the LAUGHTER!

I met so many wonderful new quilting friends!  What Great Fun!!  We've already begun working on a repeat retreat for next year... I just believe it might be an annual event!

Now... Vicky and I are getting ready to leave for California.  We are attending a retreat in Temecula, California with our friends from Utah and Arizona... we plan on getting some sewing done!  Then it's back home to celebrate Christmas... where has the time flown this year?

We wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving and pray that each of you get to spend time with your family.

Vicky, Heather and I are working on exciting new adventures for all of you next year... along with offering you fun new ideas from our website!  Keep watching after the new year!

Oh... yes... I almost forgot... we have also contacted  new locations for retreats!  Shipshewana Amish Country and Callaway Gardens.... and then... how about boarding the NEW Royal Caribbean "Harmony of the Seas" -  brand new to their fleet of ships!!  More news as the details are worked out!

Olde Green Cupboard Designs - new Destinations for FUN!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gloria, Heather & Vicky

Friday, October 28, 2016

Check out the new LOOK!!!

Heather has given our blog/website a "new look" on the left side of our page!  You will see where we have all of our retreats and special events listed!   Items in RED are all NEW!

Wow... do we have tons of things for 2017!  Here we go... this is a list that you can print and keep handy...!   See the tabs on the left?  Click on the subject or retreat and up will pop special flyers with the information you will want to know about each retreat.  Plus you can print your registration form and sign up right away.  Remember... always feel free to call if you have any questions (904-742-1100)

January 27 - 31                        Camp Blanding Quilting Retreat

March 18 - 26                         Lisa Bongean - Primitive Gatherings
                                               Wool & Quilt Retreat
                                               Pine Island Lodge, Corolla NC on the "Outer Banks"

April 28 - May 2                     Camp Blanding Quilting Retreat

July 28 - August 1                   Camp Blanding Quilting Retreat

September 29 - October 3       Camp Blanding Quilting Retreat

October 8 - 15                         Missouri Star Quilt Company Retreat   (can only take 34)

October 31 - November 5       Houston, TX -  Quilt Festival

Plus... we are already working on a few more surprises to squeeze into 2017  - PLUS we've booked into 2018 also!

Check out each one and sign up now!  We have a blast on our retreats.... such great times can belong to you also!

Happy Quiltin' & Stitchin'

Gloria, Heather & Vicky

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Look What We've Been Working On!!!

It's been along time since we've just chatted with all of you on what the three of us gals have been working on!  It just seems like there are not enough days in the week to get everything finished!

Let's start with SPECIAL EVENTS!!  We will be adding another section to our blog that will give a schedule of special events, classes, etc. where you know what in the heck we are doing and going!
Even we have a challenging time keeping up with it. 

Then...we've been designing like crazy for our K & K partners - we just finished up with our fall and Halloween (for 2017) and now we'll be moving to Christmas....a fun time to design for!  From time to time we'll show you some sneak previews!  Hey... here are some RIGHT NOW!

These are all ornaments that K & K will be making for their showrooms.  Then shop owners will visit market and order them to sell in their stores.  This is ssssssssooooooo rewarding and perfect for all of us.  We are NOT... "production" gals... you know where you have to make tons of one item!  We like to design one thing and then move on to the next great idea we've decided to make while working on the last one... our brains never turn off... and there are some days when it's pretty overwhelming.

However, I wouldn't trade it for anything... a great chance to get all of these ideas out of my brain and onto paper and eventually into a product we can share with others.

And.... then I've been teaching basket weaving again.... I just LOVE to weave.  It's been such a long time and I've discovered it's like riding a bike... you just hop on and it all comes back to you.  So.. keep watching the blog and FACEBOOK for new classes coming up!

Then... we have Chalking!!!  OH HOW I LOVE THIS! 

These are some fall samples we will be starting on.... 

and then.... on to Christmas Chalking!!!! 
I'm working on some designs for our front doors.... Samples coming soon!!!

Well... that's just a tiny bit of what's happening at the Olde Green Cupboard between all three of us....
me (Gloria), Vicky and Heather.
I'll save more for a later posting....

Keep those needles moving....

Chat soon!!!

Gloria, Vicky & Heather

September Camp Blanding Retreat

Good Morning Everyone!

I wanted to take a few minutes and let each of you know that we still have openings for the September Camp Blanding Retreat.  Here are the details:

Camp Blanding Retreat
Camp Blanding Reserve Training Center
US Highway 16, Starke Florida
September 23-25, 2016
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am to midnight
Sunday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Registration fee:  $75 for 3 days
SALE ROOM - register to sell items you no longer need! $23
Coffee, Hot Tea, Ice water, Ice provided
Meals are on your own.
Lodging - contact
if lodging on post is required.

Go to: and click on the "Retreats & Events" button on the right. 

Under the picture of the Camp Blanding sign you will see where to print off a copy of the registration form...

If you have questions, please email me at

Come and join the fun... get those UFO's Finished!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

September lodging

Click on the tab to the right labeled "Retreats & Events" and you will be directed to the appropriate page to purchase your lodging!  If it doesn't come up right away - click your "refresh" button at the top of your screen, left side that is the arrow moving in a circular motion!



Thursday, August 18, 2016

Farmhouse Threads and Friends Harvest Mystery Quilt Blog Hop!

Hi gang... don't forget... our Harvest Mystery Quilt Blog Hop has already begun!!!  Rhonda McCray - Farmhouse Threads started us off on June 17th... make sure you visit each of us and get your free pattern + we have kits prepared for you to purchase as well!!

For 12 weeks, beginning  June 17th, we will share with you free patterns from some of our favorite designers to complete a Harvest Mystery Quilt just in time for the season.  Each week, one designer will post the pattern to make a Harvest block using wool appliqué on cotton fabric.  The patterns are free for you to download and print, and kits will be for sale individually by the designers.  Week 12 will include the instructions to put all of these blocks together with some fun borders to complete your quilt.  Finishing kits will be available from Farmhouse Threads.  Make sure you sign up for each designer’s blog/website to receive the free patterns. 

Please share our blog hop with your friends and have them follow along!  

Week 1, June 17 – Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads

Week 2, June 24 – Jeni Gaston, Woolen Willow Designs

Week 3, July 1 Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings

Week 4, July 8 – Joan Grenke, Bits and Pieces by Joan

Week 5, July 15 – Joyce Weeks, Geoff’s Mom Pattern Co.

Week 6, July 22 – Kathi and Taylor, The Cottage at Cardiff Farms

Week 7 July 29 – Kathy Campbell, Heart to Hand

Week 8, August 5 – Shawn York, Rusty Crow Quilt Shop

Week 9, August 12 – Debbie Busby, Wooden Spool Designs

Week 10, August 19 – Gloria Parsons
Olde Green Cupboard Designs

Week 11, August 26 – Linda and Donna, My Red Door Designs

Week 12, September 2 – Finishing Instructions
from Farmhouse Threads

So... go... right now to each shop and get caught up on the ones you may have missed.  We truly appreciate your support in our Mystery Block and know that you will have great fun working on this project!  

Call your friends and create a "stitchin' group"... then once a week get together and work on your blocks at the same time!  It's great fun and a super way to encourage each other to finish this project --  TOGETHER!  Meet at one central location ... or at each other's homes... make it a "brown bag lunch"!  Everyone is responsible for bringing their own lunch - giving the hostess a break from cooking!  Now.... how much better can it get...NO COOKING...GREAT FRIENDS... AND PLAYING WITH WOOL-N-NEEDLE!


Olde Green Cupboard Designs

Monday, June 20, 2016

NEW RETREAT... .Lisa Bongean - Primitive Gatherings

We still have a few openings... DO NOT MISS this event... it's going to be AWESOME!!!

Wow... we are so excited about this retreat... We simply couldn't wait to tell you about it!  It's a NEW location! 

Lisa Bongean - Primitive Gatherings has asked us to help her with another NEW retreat.... this is the first one of its kind!  We found the perfect location - it's so gorgeous...

Join all of us at the:
Click below to see a slide presentation of the lodge:


 Sign up quickly...  we have limited space and we know it will fill up fast.  We have such great events planned for you and wonderful projects to work on!!!  Lisa will more than likely design her project to include a new line of her fabric.  Vicky, Heather and I have "make-it-take-it" projects and other fun surprise classes that you can choose to participate in.

Thursday, June 9, 2016


We have a great opportunity for all of you to join us on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas cruise to the Western Caribbean (7 nights) March 18 - 25, 2018.  (Labadee-Haiti, Falmouth- Jamaica, and Cozumel-Mexico !!!  

We have extra discounted staterooms that we want to share with you.... If you look online for this cruise - you will see that some of the staterooms appear to be less expensive than our rate.    I checked with my group representative at Royal Caribbean and these are the cheapest rooms they have on the ships and located on many of the decks in areas that are normally the last to book because of where the rooms are located... or the views are obstructed ... so many times you are paying for an Oceanview and you may have a big pole right in the middle of your window... so... do not be fooled by the on-line discount prices... I've already checked it out for you.  Here are our rates!

(Double Occupancy)
Balcony - Oceanview (only 4 rooms left)  $1662.16 - includes room, all taxes/port fees, prepaid gratuities and insurance

Interior - Oceanview (10 rooms left) $1382.16 - includes room, all taxes/port fees, prepaid gratuities and insurance

Interior - no window (9 rooms left) $1322.16 - includes room, all taxes/pot fees, prepaid gratuities and insurance

We also have rooms for 3 & 4 per room... if this is the type you are needing, call me for the rate.  The 3rd and 4th person are discounted for their room fee and insurance.

If interested, please call me ASAP and I'll send you an application to complete.  Each stateroom requires a $500 dollar deposit and the remainder is not due until the end of 2017.  We will call your deposit into Royal Caribbean for you to ensure you receive our discounted rate.  Then information will be forwarded to you so you can call in future payments and pay via credit card. 

Email us if you are interested:  or call Gloria at 904-742-1100

Hope to see you on board!! 

p.s.  We have to turn in these extra rooms... SOON .... so please don't wait too long.  You have up to 75 days before the cruise date to cancel for a FULL refund of your deposit if you cannot attend for any reason.

Monday, June 6, 2016

It's "hookin' time"!!!!

We are sending this invitation out to any or all of you that currently are (or want to be) traditional rug hooking gals!  Many of you have mentioned to me that you truly want to learn this art form... I'm here to tell you that it's GREAT FUN... I adore it... along with tons of my friends here in Jacksonville and throughout Florida.  We had Carrie Martin with us last year and it was soooooo much fun!  We made everything... pins, crazy pumpkins, rugs, and more.  Carrie even helped me pick out a new rug canvas and all of my wool... I simply can't wait to begin on it! 

If you've always wanted to learn... now is your time to give it a try.  Then... once Carrie returns back to Louisiana... you can all continue to hook with our group... and Katie Puckett (certified instructor) will continue to work with you and offer classes so you can learn all there is t know about the tons of hooking techniques available for all of us. 

So... if you on...... We would love to have tons of wool lovers join us!


You are invited to join us for a great rug hooking weekend with CARRIE MARTIN!  We will have Carrie and all of her goods at Cinnamon's Quilt Shop, Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28.  You can bring a project you're currently working on or make one of her fabulous projects--the pumpkin heads, a stuffed kitty or one of her dolls.  She brings make-it and take-it projects for us to play with too.

The cost of the weekend is $175 which covers a pizza party Friday night, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, Carrie's instruction, renting the room at Cinnamons and beverages for the weekend. We'll start on Friday at Noon and hook into the night, Saturday from 9am until 10pm and Sunday from 9am until 3pm.

Please contact Katie Puckett if you'd like to join us and send your $175 check to 10372 Hood Road South, Jacksonville, FL 32257.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Primitive Gatherings Cruise 2018 is FULL !!!

Hi everyone...

Lisa's March 2018 Cruise on the Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas is FULL!! 
She's done it again... filled her cruise up faster than a "jack rabbit" !  We have exceeded our student maximum by a few and have a waiting list already.

We will be more than happy to add you to the waiting list!  Contact us at:  Olde Green Cupboard Designs 

We do have 2 more wonderful events we're helping Lisa with...  One is November 2016 and March 2017!

Keep watching our blogs!

Lisa, Gloria, Vicky and Heather

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Let's CRUISE again! March 2018 - Primitive Gatherings

Please join us and Lisa Bongean from Primitive Gatherings on the Royal Caribbean - Oasis of the Seas on a fabulous 7 night cruise to the Western Caribbean!  We'll visit the private island of Royal Caribbeans Labadee - Haiti, then on to Falmouth -Jamaica, and Cozumel, Mexico ! 

We've reserved the entire conference center on the ship for Lisa's "wool-n-hand" class - exclusively designed for attendees (will be debuted several months before sail date....that gives her the opportunity to use her newest fabric line for you), make-it-take-its, open sewing (don't forget to bring your OWN sewing machine), surprises, shipboard entertainment, great ports for fun-filled excursions & shopping... and MORE!

We pre-booked the cruise in advance to be assured we have the entire conference center.  Great way to get booked (reserve your reservation) and SAVE your money for final payment(almost 2 years), shopping and fun port adventure excursions.  Final payment is not due until 90 days prior to sail date! 

Lisa's cruise filled up in less than 3 weeks this past February.... so don't delay.... sign up today! 
Email: if you have questions!
Download and Print: 
Registration Form

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Let's Make Baskets!!



It's Sunday morning and the weather is to be beautiful here in Jacksonville today!  I think I may even work on removal of some weeds in the front patio area and get a little vitamin D today! 

PLUS... I wanted to let you all know... we are offering basket classes again... (or... I can make a basket for you)!

We've had several classes here at the house and it's been so much FUN!  I love having them here... we can eat lunch... relax if we need to... and we only have 6 students so that's very manageable and gives everyone the attention they need with their weaving. 

We are currently making beautiful "rainbow"  market baskets..... with curls (if you prefer) and then  adding a walnut stain!  Wow... does the stain ever make them warm and vintage looking!  Keep watching our website & Facebook for class dates, times and location.  I'm working out dates for enrollment - so these larger baskets can be held at Cinnamon's Quilt Shop (giving you an entire table on your own) and will have them on the site soon!!! 

The following baskets are from and
they are simply AWESOME!! 

This finish is called "weathered".  It's one of my absolute favorite finishes to a basket using a combination of stain and paint!

This basket is the longest I've ever seen!  It measures 51" long (I'm thinking ours will be MUCH shorter)!  Can you imagine?  It's painted the most awesome blue I've ever seen and then wiped with a cloth so it gives the appearance to be old and worn! 

This basket is long, flat and wide!  Then it's finished with a beautiful red paint.  Once dry - you can also add an antiqued finish over the red paint!

I've just ordered this pattern but with great handle tape that is dark navy
with cream stripes and navy accent reed! 
These are great for toting around while shopping or carrying items back and forth to classes!

Large storage basket with bushel side handles.  This one is wonderful with the colored reed around the center and top!  Once you have it all woven,
we'll stain it with a walnut shell wash!

Okay... .I'm now off to kill those weeds... and then throw some laundry in the washer.... find something to fix for dinner tonight... and then to my sewing studio I go!   I'm designing something NEW today.... (with little...tiny... hexies...)! 

Sew some stitches today!!!

p.s.  We are working on 2 FABULOUS **NEW**  retreats .... We can't wait to tell you about them when MORE details are ready!!  (so us chill bumps....)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Chalkin' & Chattin' !!!

I've found another LOVE in my life (other than my honey, children, grandchildren, and sewing....)! 

It's Chalking!!!!

Oh yes... I can see you now... you're saying to yourself... NOOOOOOOOO... not another project!  I said the same thing!  However, I've found a way to do my "chalking" and combine it with my sewing and projects!  Plus... I've been making adorable items for the house, to combine with my other crafts, and making gifts!

If you would like to get a group together (4 to 15) I'll come to your location and show you how!  We'll begin with a project, sign, saying, etc. that I have here already to go.  Samples will be emailed to the hostess to share with your group... then I'll get everything prepared and we'll have a fun class together.

Cost:  $40 for 16" x 19" pattern, unfinished frame for you to paint (color of your choice) and the supplies to make your pattern.  I will have already prepared your boards for you. (special designed projects/boards  = cost adjustment)   A class normally last around 3-4 hours (depending on the number in class)

I have patterns related to:  Kitchen, Baby, Friends, Everyday, Home, Christian, Sports, Christmas, Easter, Spring... I can just about make you anything as long as I have enough preparation time for drawing and copying. 

Here are a few that you may LOVE ALREADY!!!!
(excuse some of the photos...they did not come across well into the blog format!!!!)


If you find any designs or sayings and you're unsure if you are allowed to use them, just give me a call (904)742-1100 or send me an email ( and I'll research it for you. 
Once you get the first one made... you'll want to make more!  You can chalk on anything!!  Go to my Pinterest boards and check them out!! 

Boards:  Chalkboard Fun & Chalkboard Stuff

Hope to hear from you soon!!!! 
Chalkin' & Chattin' !!!

Gloria Parsons
Olde Green Cupboard Designs

p.s.  I promise to NOT make you clean the erasers....remember those days?

Come On Down!!!

This Wednesday morning is FULL of sun and a wonderful temperature outside... lovin' life! 

I wanted to extend an invitation to all of my sewing buddies out there.... I facilitate a "Featherweight Club" one day a month at Cinnamon's Quilt Shoppe here in Jacksonville.  We meet one Sunday a month to 'sit-n-sew' and have a great time together.  It's only $5.00 and we sew from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Everyone is responsible to bring their own lunch... and if you choose to... a fun snack for the group.

We all work on our own projects - on our FEATHERWEIGHTS!  Now... I must admit... I've been a little generous and allowed many of you to bring your light weight travel machines (non featherweight) and that's okay too... (even though you are being a rebel...hahahahahaha).

Plus... I'm going to have super easy "mini" instructions for you... If you are interested in joining, you can call and register or let me know.  It's is much easier if you pre-register that way I know what and how many supplies to bring with e on the project materials.

Here are the dates coming up for the Featherweight Sewing Day" 

April 3
May 1
June 5
July 3

If you happen to be a NEW owner of a featherweight... or have one that's been in the closet for sometime and would like to clean, oil and begin sewing on it.  I help with that also!  So dig it out!!!  Was it your mother's, grandmother's.... relative?  What an honor to sew on their machine.  We can even look up the date from the serial number and let you know how hold your machine is!!  Cool huh? 

So... mark these dates on your calendar and join me and a bunch of other great gals for a fun day of sewin', chittin', chattin' and relaxin' !!

See you there!

Gloria Parsons
Olde Green Cupboard Designs

Thursday, March 10, 2016

What's going on around here?


How is everyone?  We are busy, busy, busy here at the house!  Whaaaaat???  NEVER!  I honestly love being busy but I'm just about ready to flop on the couch for a couple of a little TV, do a little sketching.... Yea right!  What in the heck am I talking about?   I have two classes to get ready for this weekend... teaching a "chalking" class to some friends - then a basket weaving class on Saturday at Rusted.... Guess that nap is not happening today!  RATS!

Vicky has been quilting up a storm on her long-arm.. plus we have all just finished about 24 new designs for K & K!  So darn cute... we are waiting to hear back from the owner to see if he likes them so we can continue on to our next category.... AMERICANA!  Love Americana... we have some super ideas and can't wait to get started on them.

This past Monday night I had the first class of our Tisket Tasket - I Love My Little Basket!.  Wow the gals did such a great job - each one of them looked different and so CUTE!  Next month I'll have pictures of their completed ones...can't wait to see how they finished them. 

The patterns are currently exclusive for our class.  However, in several months, we will be offering
these NEW E-Patterns (pattern only) on our website...along with the purchase of a
basket(s) (limited quantities).
I will continually be designing new ones and posting them - once purchased you are free to use them in any manner you choose.  Most of them will finish approximately 7" square.

This club is designed to encourage participants to pick fabric and "trinkets/notions" that give their completed project their "signature" and one that will go with their home décor.

Several of the gals are making 2 - one for them and one for a friend. 
  The basket has a flat bottom and can sit or hang from a heavy rope handle. 
It's opening is perfect for holding greenery, smaller magazines, paper plates silverware,
quilting rulers, fabric, etc.

More information on the "Tisket Tasket" - I Love My Little Basket will be published at a later date. 
In the meantime, I'll continue to post sketches and/or finished blocks to wet your appetite!!!

Here is the one they all want to complete next month....

Okay... I'm now signing off to paint my chalkboards!!! 

Chat with you again soon!!


wah....then it's time to cook dinner.... NO NAP!!!  ggggrrrrrr...!!!!!
I'm then headed to my friend Katie's house to deliver products for her
to sell at a rug hooking camp this weekend. 
I think I may stay and hook awhile!  (if I can stay awake)

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Tisket Tasket - I Love My Little Basket

Check out our NEW CLUB at Cinnamon's Quilt Shop!  
A Tisket - A Tasket - I Love My Little Basket

The first month you will receive your basket - along with your first pattern.  All fabric, wool, notions, etc. are provided in class ONLY.    The patterns are designed with s 3-D concept... (see the nest and buttons...).  Once completed - it ties to the front of your basket!  They have awesome handles for hanging and are flat on the bottom so you can sit it on a table, bench, counter, etc.  

If you want to sign up, you still have time!  Our first class is this Monday evening (5:30 pm - 8:30 pm) - Cinnamon's Quilt Shop - here in Jacksonville, FL.  This is an on going class so if you have to sign up next month - NO PROBLEM.  You are obligated for a 12 month period and will be auto charged each month by Cinnamon's.  Please contact them for pricing.

PLUS...for those of you NOT living in the Jacksonville area... we will be offering this e-pattern through our website at a discounted price (for pattern and instructions only).  You will also receive your basket the first month!  Then when you are ready for another pattern, visit our site and purchase 1 or more of your choice!  We'll send you an email when they are on the website and ready to go! (payable through PayPal)


Saturday, February 20, 2016

It's Longarm Time!

Hey gang....

We are home...we're done cruisin' (what a blast that was!)  and I'm ready to get some more quiltin' finished for you!    So get those pretty tops pressed... prepare your backing... pack up your batting
(I do have batting also!) and call me!  (904)610-0597

I have only a small number here at the house to finish... so my turnaround is pretty darn great!

Chat with you soon!


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Camp Blanding March - URGENT....

Good Morning to all!

It is with great sadness that I must share with you you.... we are going to have to cancel our March Camp Blanding Retreat - Simm Center. We have been notified by the post the center MUST be used for military training. Of course...many of you know this facility is used for all of the "computer training" and they have a unit coming on post that needs the building. We have looked everywhere to see if we can accommodate all of you in another location since the Armory is still being remodeled. NONE FIT THE CRITERIA... either large enough.... enough light for all of us... and the power we need to run all the machines.

So... here's the plan. All funds you have paid for the March retreat will be transferred to April 22 - 26, 2016. These transfer of funds will guarantee you a spot for the April retreat. This retreat is FULL, FULL, FULL, and we have a LARGE waiting list. So.... don't loose your spot!!!

Again... we so apologize for the cancellation... unfortunately, it's just something that cannot be avoided. It's been such a long time since we've all been together and I'm just not quite sure if waiting another month is possible for us... but I guess it will have to be!

We WILL HAVE THE SALE ROOM IN APRIL. Those of you that have already paid for the sale room... you are still "ON" for keep digging for those great deals for all of us.

If you have any instructions, or need to reach me... please do so by email ( I am headed out of town (cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale with Lisa Bongean-Primitive Gatherings & Stacy West-Buttermilk Basin) and will not be able to take phone calls. I'll answer you emails when we return home after February 13, 2016.

Thank you so much for your understanding and I'll chat with all of you on our return!