Monday, July 4, 2016

It's Basket Time!!!

I've just posted my basket schedule for the month of
I'll be teaching here at the house....  and do we have a great selection for you!! 

Here's how this works... once you have selected one (OR MORE) classes, use the PayPal button to make your payments.  YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A PERSONAL PAYPAL ACCOUNT.... once you get to the checkout "basket" option it will give you a choice of payment by credit card,
Paypal, or debit card. 

It will also give you the option to send me notes .... so be sure to fill that in if you need to tell me anything. 

Many of the baskets will take ALL DAY and some of them are even 2 day to complete.  Make sure you dress comfortable.... shorts and tank tops... we'll be on the porch for part of the day!

I can't wait.... see you soon!  Tell your friends.

p.s.  If you want to book a personal "weaving" party group, send me an email and we'll get a date picked out for you!

Happy Weavin' !!


Monday, June 20, 2016

NEW RETREAT... .Lisa Bongean - Primitive Gatherings

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.

We have eight spots left, so please let me, Katie Puckett,  know if you'd like to join us and send your $175 to me at 10372 Hood Road South, Jacksonville, FL 32257.

Farmhouse Threads and Friends Harvest Mystery Quilt Blog Hop!

Hi gang... don't forget... our Harvest Mystery Quilt Blog Hop has already begin!!!  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 to you too... they are only $9.95!!! 

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 and mark your calendar for June 17 !  That's when all the fun begins!  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

Tuesday, May 31, 2016



Do you have a featherweight sewing machine (Singer)?  Do you know of a friend that owns one?  How long has it been since you've sewn on your machine??? Is it sitting at the back of your closet?  When was the last time you oiled, cleaned or greased your machine?  uh huh... just as I thought... you don't want to admit how long do you?

Well.. now is the time to dig it out, dust it off and get you and your little machine into Cinnamon's Quilt Shop this Sunday (June 5) from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Our "Featherweight Club" has a great time together... working on our own projects.... listening to the 'hhhhhuuummmmmm' of these sweet little machines as they all stitch together!  It's such a good time seeing what everyone is making!

Now.. if it's been some time since you've oiled, cleaned, greased, threaded this little fellow.. don't panic!  That's why I'm there with you.  We'll get them all "prettied up" and you'll be wanting to sew on it more and more!   So.. find that one project you've been just itching to get started... bring it with you and we'll all be a stitchin' together before you know it.  PLUS....

I'm going to show you all how to make an "infinity scarf" from a t-shirt!!!

Yes.... from a t-shirt!  So... here's what you need to bring... find a t-shirt that you LOVE, LOVE, LOVE... it should be an X-Large (or larger) in any color or pattern that strikes your fancy... it can be a man's or woman's t-shirt... preferably one that is either plain or has a pretty cool pattern on it.  One with words will work... but YOU WILL NOT be able to read the words once we have it finished.  You can bring a rotary cutter, 24" long ruler and mat 18" x 24" is good... or... just an extra sharp pair of scissors!    In less than 10 minutes our scarf will be finished!  They are VERY cool!!!

Then... don't forget to bring your lunch... and maybe a snack... and your current project you are working on!  See you at 10:00 am... I'll have the coffee brewing!!!


See you soon!

Friday, May 6, 2016

"Cotton-n-Wool Gathering" Retreat - FULL

Afternoon to everyone!

I wanted to post a quick blog/website message the
"Cotton-n-Wool Gathering" Retreat in Appleton/Menasha WI for November 13 - 19, 2016 is now FULL!!!

We are taking names for a waiting list... please email:  and I'll add you to the list.  It's just started but I'm sure it will become large after awhile too...

We do get cancellations... you all know how things come up... sickness, family issues, etc. so don't think that just because you're going on the waiting list you may not get in... sometimes that is not the case at all... it's over 6 months away!

Now... we are still in the planning process in planning another wonderful trip for March of 2017 for Lisa - Primitive Gatherings!!!  Something brand new.... and is it ever a hum-dinger.... we hope you will love it... more to come on that at a later date.

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful excitement to attend the "Cotton-n-Wool Gathering" with Red Crinoline Quilts, Primitive Gatherings & Olde Green Cupboard Designs.  We are all so honored by your excitement to be with all of us and we have an awesome trip planned for all of you. 

For those of you that will be attending - we are getting a hotel list prepared for you. When it's all ready I will email it to each of you.

Please let me know if you have any questions on anything.  We will have pictures of the "main" projects out to you asap.  We won't show you everything.... we have to have some surprises you know...

Chat soon!!

Paula & Mary Ellen - Red Crinoline Quilts
Lisa - Primitive Gatherings
Gloria, Heather, Vicky - Olde Green Cupboard Designs