Wednesday, September 18, 2019

12 Weeks of Christmas - Ornaments!

Now is the time to order your FIRST ornament as you join all of us for the Twelve Weeks of Christmas!  Olde Green Cupboard Designs and Farmhouse Threads are teaming up together to provide you with


LOOK TO RIGHT OF THIS MAIN SCREEN - SEE OUR PHOTO?  Just under the photo and HOME you will see the topic Ornament of the Week!  Click on it.... you will be redirected to the order form area !  

We are taking turns... this was our first week.... and I'm first!!!  Each Tuesday you'll want to download your free pattern and then order your kit!  We're packaging them up with the Army blanket wool for both your background and backing!  I love working with Army blankets!!!  

So... remember to visit Farmhouse Threads next TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 for your next ornament.... Oh My Gosh.... these are all so darn cute (if I do say so myself).... I absolutely adore designing these .... I just can't stop!  

I'm working on grouping several NEW ornament kits together that will show up on my website soon.  In the meantime - collect these 12 ornaments and start stitching!!!  They go fast!


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

12 Weeks of Christmas!

Olde Green Cupboard Designs
Farmhouse Threads

STARTING September 17th!
Get a jump on your holiday decorating and gift giving. We will post a new Christmas ornament each week and if you can keep up, you will have 12 new handmade Christmas ornaments just in time for the holidays!

My friend Ronda McCray from Farmhouse Threads and I are offering you Christmas ornaments I've designed stitched onto pieces of old army blankets. They are sooooo cute! I asked Ronda to join me for 12 Weeks of Christmas sew-a-long with the ornaments and she said YES!

These are so fun, quick and easy to make and our kits will include the army blanket wool, dyed wool and all the embellishments you need to make them.

As before, the pattern will be free to download and the kits will be on our websites to purchase.

So, mark your calendar for September 17th and each Tuesday after for
The 12 Weeks of Christmas sew-a-long.

We hope you have as much fun making these ornaments as we've had designing them.  

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Primitive Gatherings - Lisa Bongean - Jacksonville FL

We are so lucky to have Lisa Bongean join  Olde Green Cupboard for a fabulous week-long retreat in Jacksonville FL !  Sept. 8 - 15, 2019

We have a FUN-FILLED week planned for those of you joining us at the beautiful new Hyatt Hotel at the St John's Town Center. 

Here are your PROJECTS!!!

These beautiful hydrangeas have been on Lisa's mind for a long time... we saw them while on shore in the Caribbean... so strikingly beautiful.  Now you get to enjoy them too!

What a great table stand to show off your adorable fall creations!

 Three of them!!

We still have openings  -  please visit:
and sign up today.  If you have questions, call 904.742.1100.  LET'S HAVE FUN STITCHING.. ENJOYING THE SUN.. SHOPPING..ANTIQUING..GREAT FOOD..AND GREAT FRIENDS!

Friday, July 5, 2019

BAAA Wool Club - Club Fee

It's time for the first project debut!!

Our BAAA WOOL CLUB is a one-year commitment with a monthly fee of $25 + postage of $8 per month - totaling $33 per month.  Olde Green Cupboard will invoice you on a quarterly schedule via PayPal.  Each quarter will total $99.  The Registration form does require a credit card be kept on file by OGC in the event the quarterly payment is not met.  

Here is a link to the Registration form.  Please print, complete and mail directly to the address noted on the form. 

Several of you have asked to see some of the projects - just to be sure this is a club you feel comfortable joining.  I do agree with you.... it's a bit scary sometimes to commit to a program when you are just not sure what all will be offered - and will you enjoy the projects - and more importantly, will you like them?  Are they YOU?  So with that in mind... I've decided to give you photos to look over.  The first project is a cotton and wool table mat.  My sister, Vicky, came up with this idea and I thought is was super-dooper!

One of the things that always disappointed me after making a table mat was seeing the design hidden after I would decorate the table by placing a basket, flowers, etc.  We've left one end open so when placing a plant, candle or lamp on the mat, you can still see and enjoy the design.

Our first picture is the finished project - a quilted, wool, applique table mat!  Some of you may not be fabric "piecers" - that's okay!  If you are not a lover of using the sewing machine, we can do this project by hand. ('s not hard.)  We are going to have all types of techniques in our club - hand piecing, machine applique, hand applique, embroidery, so hang on and learn along with the rest of the group.
                  LOVE - WOOL MAT
12 1/2" x 16"

Check out the far end of this mat!  No applique! 
This is the area you will place your home decor items and the design will not be hidden!

The placement of the eggs and the inner shadow of the nest give it a 3-D appearance.  Dress it up with some crazy straight stitches to replicate twigs and your nest will look GREAT!

You will add some head "bobble" stitches, a big fat juicy worm and some chest feathers to give your bird a bit of character!

Layering and overlapping vintage mother of pearl buttons give a perfect appearance of berries in the tree.

Once the applique and embroidery is completed and the bias binding has been attached - place some blue running stitches along the inner edge of the binding to add a bit more texture and trim to the finished piece.

Your kit will come with all fabric and wool - the front piece is from a line of fabric I designed for Marcus Brothers.  The backing and binding will be different in each kit.  I can hear you gasping... NO... I WANT IT JUST LIKE YOURS!  Am I correct?  Well, this is where you and I are going to work together to get you "out of your box" and "TRUST ME" in my choices of fabric for you.  I was an art major in school and have been working with colors for nearly 50 years.  I will be very careful with my choices and I promise - if you just give it a chance, you will see how great it looks on the finished project.

Now, in addition to this August project you will also receive another one - smaller and so much fun to make.  Take a peak.... so sweet!  "I have wings that lift up on both sides and here is where I will keep your needles tucked away all tidy and neat!"

Plus there will be other sweet surprises in your package along with the patterns and instructions.  We'll also have demo's, teaching videos, suggestions as to where you can buy notions (if not available at your local quilt shop) and more.  Remember, this is YOUR club - have fun!  Here is the link to the registration form on our website.  If you need me to send it to you directly, email

So... are you ready to stitch with me?  Sign up today!  I'm only taking 50 members!  

Chat with you soon!


Tuesday, June 25, 2019


HI ALL!  I'm sure you've seen some of my postings for the BAAA WOOL CLUB that will kick off on August 1... right?  If not... here are a few photos (teasers) so you get the feel of the program and the type of "look" you will be working with~!

Here is one.... this is an Armchair Cozy!  This project will be one of your favorites... I'm sure of it!  PLUS... we will have a 'special' method of picking fabrics for each one!

The center flower is a pin cushion. This is also the center of the cozy that sits on the arm of the chair.

Two pockets!

A sweet woolie bird on one of the pockets.

Here are three heart 'ornies' that are fast and fun to make.  They look adorable all in a rustic, antique, primitive bowl and/or basket.

Ticking, wool and trim

Textured fabric, embroidery and trim

Textured fabric and wool pennies!

This little fellow is attached to a 'basket' used on your side sewing table to hold your thread, needles, scissors, etc.

One of my favorite projects.... a long clutch piece that can hold your rotary cutter, scissors,glasses, writing instruments, wool hooking tools.... so darn cute!

I am sew sweet.... under my wings  I will keep your needles safe and all in one place!

Plus... I will have videos showing you how to do special sewing techniques, fun little contests, puzzles, recipes, Facebook page, and MORE!  Extra projects will be available for each of you to work on if you are interested - they will be on the website.  

The Club gives  you each exclusive designs/kits with your yearly membership - which includes your postage for all kits.

Take a look at this!  I've designed a T-shirt for you.... 

BAAA WOOL CLUB logo (small)

BAAA WOOL CLUB logo (large)
When I showed the logo to my hubby.... he asked... why is the sheep wearing a crown?  My answer - She's the Queen of the Wool!  

I've been in Texas for three weeks and now headed backs to Florida.  I'm hoping you've had time to complete your registration form and mail to me.  Once I have you registered, I will email the entire group and give you more details!

Hope to chat with you soon!


Monday, June 17, 2019

B A A A WOOL CLUB!! Register NOW!!

We are excited to have you join our BAAA Wool Club where we hope you will have fun gifting yourself with monthly unique projects along with learning new techniques.  Each month you will receive a project for completion containing the kit, pattern, instructions and surprises!  We will be sewing, stitching, quilting, and more!  All projects are exclusively designed for registered members only.  

When enrolling, your club commitment is for one year from date of registration.  You will be PayPal invoiced for each quarter (paying in advance).  Payment is due promptly on due date noted on your invoice.  If payment is not received by each quarterly due date, we will keep your credit card on file and charge you for all applicable funds due.   Kits are non-returnable.  

We are limiting membership to 50 students.  Since I'm a one-gal show for this club, I want to keep the membership at a number that I can reasonably manage and still give you all the support you may require.

It will be your responsibility to notify Olde Green Cupboard if your credit card, address, phone number or email change for any reason.

Please complete the club membership form in FULL - including your signature which gives us authorization to charge your card if needed.   PRINT REGISTRATION FORM HERE  Since your registration form contains your credit card information, please mail your form to me for your protection.

Quarterly Fees:  $99 ($25 per month club fee with $8 per month shipping fee)  Once we receive your registration form, your PayPal invoice will be emailed to you for your payment.  Once payment is received, your first project will be mailed to you.  We will do our best to have all remaining  monthly kits in the mail to you by the 5th day of each month. 

We will also post information and fun "things" to the BAAA Wool Club Facebook page for you to enjoy.  This information will be in your first months package.   

We'll share recipes, videos, fun articles, and funny 'stuff' to keep us all laughing, photos of our finished projects, tips and tricks, along with -  "these are my favorites", and more.  It will be an interactive group - eventually we will all know each other and have a blast together!  To the best of my knowledge - I'm not sure there are any other clubs like this one is going to be!!!  

Here are the 'names' of a few of our projects!  (just teasin' a bit...)
...not in any particular order...

'Home Away From Home'
'Grab the Brass Ring'
'It's in the Bag.... Basket'
'All Tied Up'
'Just Zip it!'
'Let's Hang Out Together'
'It's a Wrap'
'Love Galore'
'Smells So Good'
'Where Flowers Bloom'
'I Love a Good Armchair'

In addition to our fun projects, I'll also recommend places where you can locate different products and tools I use - if they are UNAVAILABLE at your local quilt shop!  Remember... we MUST support our quilt shops !

So get ready!!!!  It's time to have a blast, sew-sew-sew, stitch, stitch, stitch, as one big happy family!!!  

You are always welcome to email or call me at any time! 
 (904)742-1100 or

Hope to hear from you soon!  


Sunday, June 9, 2019

T-SHIRTS Order them NOW!

T-SHIRTS for all of you that LOVE to QUILT!!!  

Olde Green Cupboard Designs and Amazon Merchant - Partners!
Select the DESIGN &  COLOR of your choice.

Shirts are designed by Olde Green Cupboard and printed by Amazon Merchant on high quality cotton and/or cotton/polyester.  You pick the size, style of shirt, color and imprint.  We take over from there in partnering with Amazon for the final product to be printed and shipped to the address(es) you provide.  You can order one or as many as you want and ship them all over the world.  Amazon Merchant will take care of the packing and shipping your order.  Once selections have been completed - you'll pay Amazon directly. 

Women's shirts have a rounded neckline (not tight) with shorter sleeves and a more fitted body.  Men's sizes are a fuller cut and longer sleeves.  Designs are printed on the FRONT only unless otherwise noted.  Please refer to sizing chart in determining the correct size needed.  Each shirt will come in a variety of colors - your choice when ordering.  If any exchanges or customer service is required, you will contact Amazon directly and they will assist you.

Solid colors:  100% Cotton; Heather Grey: 90% Cotton & 10% Polyester; All other Heathers'  are 50% Cotton and 50% polyester - machine wash with like colors, dry low heat, lightweight, classic fit, double-needle sleeve and bottom hem.

The quality of both the men and women's shirts are wonderful!  Prior to selling any of the shirts, we order a completed design to make sure it's the perfect standard we are wanting to sell.

Allow 7-15 days for manufacturing and mailing direct to your home.

Sizing Chart:  T-Shirts (Measurements are in inches

Women           Small         Med          Large         XL             2 XL          3XL
Width:                   18 1/2                 19  1/4             20 3/4             22 1/4              24 1/4             26 1/4
Length:                  26                  26 1/2               27 3/4            28                     28 1/2             29
Sleeve:                  13 1/2             14                     14 3/4            15 1/2               16 1/4             17

Men             Small       Med       Large         XL       2 XL         3XL

Width:             18             20          22             24           26            28  
Length:            28             29         30             31            32            35
Sleeve:             17 1/4      18         18 3/4        19 1/2     20 1/4      21         

Black - Asphalt - Cranberry - Heather Blue - Navy


Blue - Yellow - White - Heather Grey - Pink


Pink - White - Yellow - Heather Grey - Blue

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Lisa Bongean - Primitive Gatherings - March 2021 - Symphony of the Seas!

2021 Here we Come!
Primitive Gatherings and Olde Green Cupboard 
have booked the BIGGEST SHIP IN THE WORLD!

Royal Caribbean's - Symphony of the Seas
March 20 - 27, 2021

and we're headed to two all-inclusive Caribbean Paradise Islands

Coco Cay

Video of Perfect Day at Coco Cay

and Labadee

PLUS we'll stop in

San Juan, Puerto Rico
and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas!!

Seven days of complete heaven..... cruisin', stitchin', relaxin', site-seein', eatin', laughin' and meetin' great new friends!

This ship is the best in the world - the newest - great for family vacations - girlfriend get-a-ways - having a wonderful time with you "honey" - and just chillin' !

Lisa will be instructing two classes (free kits) along with sharing her tips and  tricks + door prizes, 2 GRAND PRIZES, along with tons of FUN!

We've partnered up with 
Expedia Cruise Tours and they have extra goodies for all of us!  $50 on board credit per cabin AND up to $350 worth of discount coupons book (or in 2021 an equivalent value) personal assistance with flights, hotel arrangements, excursions, and more!
Donna Myers, Expedia CruiseShipCenter
(904)699-5225 cell or (904)671-7333 office    
email:   1835 US Hwy 1 South Unit 119 St. Augustine, FL  32084  or call Gloria Parsons 904-742-1100 for questions prior to booking!

That's only $250 per person if you are in a double occupancy cabin!  


You  may be asking yourself..."why in the heck are they advertising this cruise so early?  I'm not in favor of paying Royal Caribbean a $500 deposit when I have no clue what I'll be doing in March of 2021!"  Well, that's the great deal with our cruises - because we book them under the "group" category - you do have the option to cancel if something comes up and you are unable to attend.  Below is RCL's refund chart for cruises 7 days or longer.  This cruise includes all expenses - cabin, travel insurance, prepaid gratuities, port taxes and fees.  It does not include any transportation fees coming and going to the Miami Ship Dock, parking fees ad any expense funds used while on board or with shore excursions.

Don't be fooled by cruises that have cheaper prices.  They do not include your kit fees, port taxes/fees, or prepaid gratuities.  Ours includes it all!  

Cruises 7 Nights or Longer - bookings on or after April 8, 2018
Days Prior to DepartureCancellation Charge Per Guest
90+ - DaysNo Charges
89 - 75 Days25% of total price (taxes & fees excluded)*
74 - 61 Days50% of total price (taxes & fees excluded)*
60 - 31 Days75% of total price (taxes & fees excluded)*
30 or Less - DaysNo refund except for taxes and fees

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Crazy Seasons Mystery Quilt - May 1, 2019

May 1, 2019
Olde Green Cupboard Designs
Crazy Seasons Mystery Quilt!
Good Day to All - from sunny Florida! 

Wow... it's OUR WEEK!  We are so excited to participate with all of the great designers in our group!  We jumped on the wagon at the very beginning and asked for a winter block.  You see.... Christmas is one of our favorite times of the year and we love to design projects for the holiday seasons!  Here you go... hope you enjoy!  Please read through this posting and the entire pattern before beginning your block.  Each designer may have provided you with different instructions for both piecing your templates together and/or working with your wool applique.  With twelve different instructors at your fingertips - you have tons of new learning opportunities.  Then you'll be able to pick your favorite techniques for future projects. 

Ordering kits and printing your FREE pattern are available at the bottom of this posting.  (Don't let your computer monitor fool you with the flannel colors.  The snowman background may appear to be a bright orange - it's a beautiful rich red.  The bright yellow background is a beautiful rich gold..... you're gonna' love it!) 

                           Crazy Seasons Mystery Quilt Block - Olde Green Cupboard Designs

If you have chosen to order our kit - you will see a variety of different prints on the flannels.  We have chosen to use Primitive Gatherings flannels for our block - which may differ a bit from the prints you see in our sample above.  They are still all from the same Moda family fabric - just a bit different in the print itself.   

Required Supplies: 
Pellon - fusible backing foundation - 1/2 yd 
Chenille needle #24 
Instructions from designer
Cutting mat
Rotary Cutter
6.5" – 24”  Quilting Ruler
Fabric/Wool Kit from Designer (or see cutting instructions below)
Freezer Paper on roll OR 8 ¼” x 11” freezer/applique paper sheets
Frixon pen – black, red, white (different options)
Perle Cotton - 12 wt or 2-3 strands floss (colors to match wool)
Steam Iron
Ironing board surface/pressing mat
Iron on Adhesive (Steam-a-Seam 2, Heat-n-Bond Lite, etc.)
Straight Pins
Scissors - paper and cloth
Printer paper

Optional Supplies:
Sewing machine
¼” foot sewing machine foot
Machine Sewing Thread
Glad Stretch and Seal
Embellishment needle (for making French knots)
Sew Cherished Crazy Stitches Tape - Petite Set by Dawn Shuck
Embroidery Hoop
Embroidery Needle


grey - bell    3 1/2" x 3  1/2"
gold - bow  4" x 4"
black - bell band  1/2" x 3"


red hounds tooth - stocking body   5 1/2" x 3 1/2"
red - bow  3 1/2" x 3"
gold - star    2" x 2"


red hounds tooth - ornament  2" x 2"
black - J and Y   5" x 1 1/2"


red - bow  2 1/2" x 1 1/2"
brown - deer    5" x 6 1/2"


black - cuff  3 1/4" X 1 1/2"
red hounds tooth - mitten  3 1/2" x 3 1/2"


black - hat  2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
cream - body   7" x 3 1/2"
green - wreath    3" x  3"
gold - scarf, nose    4" x 1 1/2"

gold - star   2" x 2"
cream - beard, hat, cuff    3" x 4"
cream  - body 3 1/2" x 4" 
black - hat   1" x 1"
red - coat  4 1/2" x 4 1/2"
red - coat sleeves 3" x 3"
red - hat   1 1/2" x 2"

brown - tree pot   2" x 2"
green - tree trunk  1/2" x 6"
red - tree pot top trim 1/2" x 2"
cream - star   1 1/2" x 1 1/2"


crème flannel -  Mitten, Stocking    9" x 13"
green flannel  -  Deer, Santa     10" x 12"

gold flannel -  Joy, Tree     8" x 12"
red  flannel -  Snowman, Bell  10" x 


3  -  red buttons  1/2" (mitten, joy, stocking)
1  -  brown button  1/2"  (bell)
2  -  small silver jingle bells (bell, snowman)
2  -  white sequins (small buttons may be substituted)

THREADS (Use any brand of 12 weight perle cotton or 2 strands DMC embroidery floss)

Valdani 12 weight perle cotton:
Medium/Dark Green - Variegated
Medium Brown - Variegated
Light/Medium Tan - Variegated


FREE download Pattern

Click HERE

Options to purchase a printed color or b&w pattern + $8 Postage Priority Mail

Type of Pattern

Order KIT  - $27.00 - includes wool, flannel, embellishments, Pellon backing foundation - Postage Priority Mail, additional $8 
Kit does NOT include threads, pattern, applique iron-on adhesive

THANKS AGAIN FOR JOINING OUR "CrAzY" Group!  We can't wait to see the Facebook and Instagram postings of your blocks!  Heather, Vicky and I (Gloria) wish each of you a Blessed year!!

If you haven't "subscribed" to our website, please do so TODAY!  We will keep you up-to-date on what's goin' on here at Olde Green Cupboard Designs!  (look to the right of this posting)

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest!

Facebook:  Olde Green Cupboard Designs AND Gloria H. Parsons
Instagram:  oldgreencupboard
Pinterest:  Olde Green Cupboard Designs

.... and don't forget to follow Heather:

Instagram:   Vintageblessingshop
Facebook:  Vintage Blessing Custom Design & Gift Shop
Etsy:  VintageBlessingShop

January 15, Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads

February 1, Shawn York, The Rusty Crow
February 15, Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings
March 1, Laurel Arestad, Simply Put Plus
March 15, Jeni Gaston, Woolen Willow Designs
April 1, Kathi Campbell, Heart to Hand
April 15, Kathy and Taylor, The Cottage at Cardiff Farms
May 1, Gloria, Vicky and Heather, Olde Green Cupboard Designs
May 15, Linda and Donna, My Red Door Designs
June 1, Debbie Busby, Wooden Spool Designs
June 15, Reets Rags to Stitches
July 1, Joan Grenke, Bits and Pieces by Joan
July 15, finishing instructions by Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads

In addition to our designs, we are event planners for groups we facilitate.  We can help you with smaller groups up to 160-200 - cruises, workshops, bus trips, travel groups from start to finish - drafting plan, flyers, registration, meals, travel arrangements... everything!  So if you're looking for fun venues, fun events, and a great time - feel free to contact us anytime.


Check out what's happenin'  - "At The Cupboard"!

Keep on Stitchin' and Celebrate Homemade!

Gloria, Heather and Vicky