What’s going on in Jacksonville?

Lots of wool work…that’s what going on…

We are Retreating at the beautiful Hyatt at St. Johns Town Center.

We had a slight delay from the Hurricane Dorian….with out shipments being held up but they were all delivered on Monday and after lunch we were off busily…tracing, ironing, cutting and fusing and because we only had a half day of work on Monday…we carried on and started stitching on Tuesday…This hydrangea mat was out biggest and most complicated project we have this week out of the three they will be making…

Here are some photos of from Monday…

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Since I am teaching and can’t really make the same thing twice…I changed up the colors and will be doing a blue hydrangea on a light background…

Jenny, who is a loyal follower of mine, was working on her freebie blocks from the summer block of the week this year…while we waiting on Monday morning for out shipments of supplies…we all were so impressed with he knots on all of the sheep…IMG_5646and then look what else she is working on!!!!! I was pretty enamored by this….it’s all wool with a little hex for each day of 2019!!!!IMG_5648

Yesterday…we started with the stitching….first lesson cross stitching the stems…then blanket stitching…feather stitching in the leaves and finally the long straight stitched in the flowers topped off with a colonial knot…IMG_5669IMG_5671IMG_5672IMG_5673IMG_5674

As you can see it’s a pretty laid back retreat…IMG_5675IMG_5677IMG_5679

The sheep fairy came and left one of her babies for everyone…which were put to work right away////////////1


Here is my finished sample…with all the stitching completed…and the new version…which I use teach all the stitches during the class and then will have another sample for the shop.  If you wish to purchase your own kit or pattern for this project you can do so HERE. My new version is on the web as well…please pick the light background and you will receive my version of Hydrangea in the Sunshine.IMG_5682

We also have a nice little store set up…but did you know when you come to retreat with us…all your kits are included in the retreat price…a lot of retreats charge you extra for your kits…just thought I needed to point this out.  So when you think about going to a retreat make sure you know what you are all signing up for and getting…IMG_5683

and… we get a little Florida sun as well each day….IMG_5685

Well it’s time to get my suit on for our 7:30 water aerobics class one of the students is teaching this morning!!!  It’s hot here…but not August/ Dallas hot!

Keep reading the blog this week for a chance to win some of these kits we are making here!

PS..I wish I could wake up…talk for awhile and then fall asleep again…how does one do that? I’m rooming with cousin Mary who is snoring so daintily beside me right now…

my best…Lisa


July Wool Subscription Box reveal…

Look at all these yummy wool goodies…that were sent out late July!

Two on-going Everlasting blocks, a bundle of wools, stitch cards… recipes… and…the famous caramels!

Luna… a fall pumpkin mat was the featured kit this box…the white pumpkins sewn on a gorgeous fall plaid….

8 new additions to our 52 Way to Celebrate…

These little guys are for August and September to display.


LLate Summer blooms… was the pincushion.

We also sent out these mini canning jars with 25 precut woolie pieces…we are  running a contest with them!!!

Here is one of the recipes from the July box..it was soooooo gooood!  I know there are lots of cherry tomatoes this time year!

This pasta salad will be the hit of the potluck!

So maybe you want to join the Subscription Wool Box fun! If you do join you will have an opportunity later on to purchase some of the items that are on-going.  Like the previous quilt blocks and the previous Celebrations! 52 mini ways…so do not worry about that…

Our boxes are only $60 plus $6 shipping and they hold over $100 retail value each time…they ship every other month.  We have a Facebook group that you can ask to join when you subscribe as well. So why not join in the fun  Order HERE!                                  Last chance to order the September box!

I am packing today for my trip to Jacksonville…It was a pretty close call with the Hurricane and if we would have had to cancel it I think it would have put us all over the deep end to have this happen two years in a row to us, but that’s not the case… Whew we dodged one there…the only thing we are waiting on is all our our boxes to arrive at Glorias…but UPS is probably swamped and they will eventually get there.

Have a great Saturday and some of you I will see tomorrow!

my best..


Summer Is over???

Well…some think the end to summer is Labor Day weekend…I disagree…there still are plenty of nice/warm days left…I know some of you are in a much warmer climate…but your wearing your puff North Face jacket when it drops to 80 degrees…so lets just say…for you the cooler weather can’t come fast enough…for us..we’d like it to stay away a little longer…

But as summer is winding down I wish to share a few things…Our summer block of the week’s are finishing up…Here are the results for the Wool version…we will be running them as a Blocks of the Month soon…I don’t know when they will be up on the site but SOON… we will start taking sign ups…I promise….we will let you know when that happens.

Kathy Decker finished the scrappy version and it’s ALL quilted!!! already!!! It’s crazy AWESOME and I love it…I just might finish my light version after seeing this!

I wanted to thank ALL of you who participated in this years SBOWs…. border kits are being dyed and we will be assembling them soon, we will also let you know in the FB group when they start shipping.

…and it’s now time to reveal your freebie finishing…to those of you who do not know what this is… when you do the SBOW you get something free each week with your block… this year they were these little colorful sheep!

This little guy is on it way to Linda and I’m sure she’ll spruce it up with some fab quilting in those open spaces!

If you are interested in our finishing kit and pattern and it even includes the backing in the kit as well….you can go HERE to our website to order yours now…we will have this for sale in its entirety after we have shipped out finishing kits to our customers…

Now here’s a few pics from my weekend…how was your long weekend?

I harvested some apples off my dwarf trees I planted a couple years ago…some other things from the garden…hot peppers… don’t know what I am going to do with these yet…

Dried some tomatoes in my oven… it has a built in dehydrator…I packed these in olive oil, first time for this…anyone have a good recipe for Sun-dried tomato Aioli?  I think I spelled that right…We went to a BBQ… the food was a real treat and had a bon fire and some games…

Some plums too, from my trees … Mom is getting these to make jelly.

And look at this!!!! Congrats to Barbara whose last years block of the week Twilight Garden won best of show at the South Dakota State Fair!!!!  I was trilled to see this!

Then my week with cousin Mary ended with an almost run to the emergency room… but I fixed her up after she stabbed herself trying to make colonial knots!!! But, boy did she get the projects done while hanging out with me.

Looking forward to Jacksonville next week… thank GOD that hurricane is not hitting dead on us again!

Talk with you soon…