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.