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!



Friday, August 19, 2016

Happy Fall Blog from Florida

Hi to everyone!

Yippee!!!!  It's our turn to share the Fall block with you!  When we were asked to join in the blog again, we were happy girls!  Then when we heard it was FALL.... that was even better...it's our favorite time of the year! 

When we were kids - living on a farm in rural Indiana... we ALWAYS had a HUGE garden every summer.  We grew so many things... it was unreal!  Our favorite were the pumpkins, melons, squash and gourds!  It was our job to "turn" them (as they got bigger) very carefully so they would ripen on all sides.  Daddy would take us to the garden and we would "tiptoe" through the vines.... turning them ever so gently.... and watching them growing bigger and bigger each week.

Then when it was time to pluck the pumpkins from the vines...we would have a hard time picking out our favorite one for carving!  What fun memories.....  That gave us our inspiration to design this block.

Then of course...there were those luscious pumpkin cookies mommy would make...with raisins.. the kind that were moist... you let them sweat in a glass covered jar.... WOW...they were the best ever with hot chocolate. 

So... as you work on your block... make yourself some hot chocolate (add those yummy marshmallows) and enjoy!!  Happy Fall Y'all from sunny Florida!



I've sewn my block by regular machine stitching.... there are those of you that love to applique - both with cotton and wool; however, you prefer the machine method versus  hand embroidery... and you know what... that's okay too!!!  So... with that in mind... this is what your block will look like.  I've chosen to use the same tan/gold thread on all pieces versus matching the thread color to each piece of wool - giving it more of a contrast look.  If you prefer the look of the thread matching the wool, that's a great look also.
So... you pick... it's up to the look you LOVE!!!  I'm now heading off to cut, fold, label and stuff your kits! 

Thanks for joining our group and reading our blogs... be sure to sign up for the Olde Green Cupboard newsletter and blog... we are also designers for a wonderful company K&K Home Interiors... PLUS .... we are event planners!    We plan large quilting, sewing, and weaving events for groups as small as 6 up to 200... from retreats, cruises, etc.  If you and/or a group of you would like some assistance in planning a special function - give us a call (904)742-1100.  We're currently working with Primitive Gatherings and Red Crinoline Quilts.  We've also traveled  to Wisconsin, Kansas, Florida, New York, 4 cruises, and more!!  We strive for great fun for everyone, top of the line venues and dynamic teachers.  Keep watching..... we have some more fantastic adventures ahead...

Postage is included in our block price...  once you pay through PayPal you will be able to print a photo of the block, one page of instructions and 2 pages of patterns.  Don't forget to save your download to your hard drive!  Have fun!

Purchase Kit
Week 10

Gloria, Heather and Vicky  

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 http://farmhousethreads.blogspot.com

Week 2, June 24 – Jeni Gaston, Woolen Willow Designs http://jenifromthewillow.blogspot.com

Week 3, July 1 Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings http://lisabongean.com

Week 4, July 8 – Joan Grenke, Bits and Pieces by Joan http://bitsandpiecesbyjoan.com

Week 5, July 15 – Joyce Weeks, Geoff’s Mom Pattern Co. http://geoffsmom.blogspot.com

Week 6, July 22 – Kathi and Taylor, The Cottage at Cardiff Farms  http://thecottageatcardifffarms.com/blog

Week 7 July 29 – Kathy Campbell, Heart to Hand https://www.hearttohand.com

Week 8, August 5 – Shawn York, Rusty Crow Quilt Shop  http://shawn-rustycrow.blogspot.com

Week 9, August 12 – Debbie Busby, Wooden Spool Designs http://woodenspooldesigns.blogspot.com

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

Week 11, August 26 – Linda and Donna, My Red Door Designs  http://myreddoordesignsblog.blogspot.com

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, July 4, 2016

It's Basket Time!!!


New BASKET CLASSES - coming soon!

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:  oldgreencupboard@aol.com  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 interested...read 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.