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 try...it'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 participate...here'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 glass....it 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 ....

Gloria

 

Monday, November 28, 2016

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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 oldgreencupboard@aol.com
if lodging on post is required.

Go to: www.oldegreencupboard.com 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 oldgreencupboard@aol.com

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