Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!! An update on the Olde Green Cupboard!

Hello Everyone and Happy Thanksgiving!

We are all looking forward to Thanksgiving this week.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Thanksgiving and the yummy food.  There is nothing better than smelling Tom Turkey cooking in the oven... mashed potatoes, stuffing, yummy buttery rolls, pumpkin pie... oh MY!  I think my mouth is watering. And, of course the best part is being with family!

Well... I decided to update all of you on what in the heck we are all doing here at the Olde Green Cupboard.  Our schedule is quite an ordeal lately... between Vicky, Heather and I - we hardly have time to sit and rest!  Here is the schedule for the rest of the year... then what we have going on so far in 2019, we hope to see as many of you join our fun as possible! Yay!

Nov. 24th 2018 - Heather will be vending at Vintage Arts with other wonderful local artsists.  
Saturday, November 24th, from 10am - 6pm
10041 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32257
Here is a quick view of a few things she will have that day including some of her mohair and wool animal creations. All of these are made by her and are the perfect unique gifts for yourself
or for friends!! 

Heather also has all her t-shirts and sweatshirts on sale BOGO 30% off though November 28th...  Don't miss it! She has some great quilting, holiday, and inspirational designs. Children sizes too!
Check them all out on

T-shirt and Sweatshirt Christmas sale

I have been very busy filling orders for my newly designed Beeswax Threaders. If you'd like to order yours now, click the link to shop and see all the great designs to choose from. They are perfect secret Santa gift ideas too!  Click here to see more.

Vicky has set up a fabulous booth at a local antique mall called The Great American Antique Mall. Her booth is filled with wonderful treasures!! They are doing a great Black Friday Event November 23rd., if you are local, definitely pop in and see what you can find. She just filled it with great Christmas decor to add lots of character to your home.
Find them at 9365 Phillips Hwy, Suite 114, Jacksonville, FL

December 2018 - Holiday Shopping.... then celebrating the birth of Jesus!  It's the best!  Plus spending more wonderful time with the kids!

Then..later in December we will be heading to Epworth by the Sea for a few days of Rug Hooking!  It's such a beautiful venue.... and they cook for us!!  (yea!)  I'm going to try and finish up two hooked projects I've been working on.  (wish me luck)

Now... for 2019!  Geeze Louise.... the fun we're gonna have!

January 6 - 15     Working at the Atlanta Gift Market

January 15 - 22   Leaving Atlanta Gift Market and heading to Dallas Gift Market!  I LOVE TEXAS!

January 24 - 30   Attending the Ewe Hookers Retreat

February 10 - 15   Hosting the Savannah Quilting Retreat (More information and registration info, click HERE)

February 16 - 22   Attending Savannah Rug Hooking Retreat

March 21 - 24    Camp Blanding Retreat - Starke, FL click here for more information

March 28 - April 17  Royal Caribbean Cruise  - 14 days to Rome, Italy with Primitive Gatherings - Lisa Bongean

April 22 - 26  Attending the Heart to Hand Retreat (Heather and me)

May 17 - 21  Spring Quilt Market - Kansas City

May 20 - 27   Hosting a Shipshewana Quilting and Flea Market Retreat click here for more information

June 19 - 23  Attending Texas Retreat

July 25 - 28  Hosting Camp Blanding Retreat - Starke, FL   click here for more information

August 1 - 9  Moda - Dallas

September 8 - 15     To be Announced

September 19 - 24    Hosting a 5 day Camp Blanding Retreat  click here for more information

October 26 - November 3  Attending Houston Quilt Market and Festival

November  - To be announced

December -   To be announced

January - December 2020

We are already planning wonderful events for 2020 with great designers!  Keep watching our blog, Facebook postings and Instagram.  You are in for something VERY SPECIAL!!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

It's Houston Quilt Market Time!!

Good Morning... we are all up and waiting for the downstairs "breakfast area" to open so we can get some COFFEEEEEEE!!!!!  You know... I was going to bring some with me just in case the room didn't have enough for us this early in the a.m.  ……… but I thought... "No"... it's a great hotel and they are sure to have some.  NOT!!!  The room has this funky little pot with a little cassette...weird... and guess what... only ONE!  grrrrrrr…..  You know... you just don't mess with a girl and her morning coffee!!!

This morning we will be off to the Quilt Market for the first day with 3 people that have never been here before and that is soooooo exciting.  I remember my first trip to the quilt market years ago - my heart was pounding.... my knees were shaking.... and I didn't think I could take a deep breath!

We have Rhonda and Bruce Wilkerson from Scrappy Rooster - St. Marys, Georgia with us.  This is their first market and they asked if we come with them to show them the ins and outs.... Then our friend - Wynette (from Camp Blanding) came with us toooooo.  This has always been on her "bucket list" and she can  cross it off!!!!


So.... my mission on this trip is multi... Be the best mentor I can be for Ronda & Bruce - AND find something wonderfully new - you know.... that ONE thing that takes your breath away... that you just get so excited about you can't wait to show it to everyone.   PLUS... Meet all of my quilting friends and colleagues that I've missed over the passed few years.

Here's a few sketches I've been working on....  If you were to see these sketches.... would you rather work them with wool applique?  Embroidery?  Or... may a combination of both?

Let me know your thoughts!!!

We'll be back with more news and hopefully some great photos from market!!!

Gloria & Vicky!!