Sunday, January 27, 2013

~*Open House*~

Hello Dear Friends!  Yesterday was my official 'Grand Opening' Open House for my teeny~tiny shop... and I am feeling so very blessed!  First, let me give a huge THANK YOU to my loving family and cherished friends!  My husband Tony, sister~in~law Robin, brother~in~law Jimmy, and my Momma went above and beyond to lend helping hands of work, guidance, and support!  I couldn't have done this without them.  

 
 (front yard... all set up for the Open House)


Another huge THANK YOU goes to my very dear Oklahoma friends!  Ginger, PatiJane, and Ann drove up to visit... and see the shop.  These girls are so sweet and have hearts of GOLD!  Getting together with them at any time is always fun and great for the soul!  I was so tickled to see them!  (and am thrilled I get to see them again in a month for the Lenexa hook~in)

Ginger & PatiJane  even brought gifts.  And let me tell ya... the gifts they give are always GREAT!

From PatiJane... a darling woolly pinkeep... and wool pennies & wool so I can make a penny rug.  Oh so lovely!  The pinkeep is reversible too... the other side is brighter & cheery with happy pennies. Thank you PatiJane!  
 From Ginger... a beautiful penny rug ~ table size, a sweet little red birdie, and another wool penny kit!  Thank you Ginger!  And the card is one of her own designs.  :-)
 Ginger and PatiJane have a cutter that makes the most~perfect penny circles.  How awesome!  Their works are done up so magnificently too.  Their craftsman ship is superb!

A big THANK YOU goes to all my customers too!  I was delighted to see familiar and new faces though out the day.  We had visitors drive from Topeka, Emporia, Madison, Council Grove, and Dunlap... and, of course, locals from here in Americus too.  Thank you all so very much for stopping by.  We look forward to seeing you again! 

For the Open House... I offered a door prize.  It is this hand hooked, primitive heart rug... made by me.  At the end of the day, I shook the bucket of names, held it high, and let my BIL Jimmy pick the winner.  He pulled out the winner... Karen H. from here in Americus!
 After we cleaned up the wares left in the yard... and closed up shop... we drove into Emporia and had a great Mexican supper with our Oklahoma friends.  That was a lovely way to top off the day!

And... even though I was completely out of energy... I decided to dye some DMC last night!  I have more heart orders to fill... and a shop that needs re~stocked.  I will be crafting away this week!
 Wishing you all warm smiles...

Betty

27 comments:

  1. Looks like you were lucky and had a nice January day for your open house...congratulations on your shop...with I lived close enough to visit.
    Hope to see some inside pictures, too!
    Melinda

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  2. How EXCITING for you !! Congratulations on your opening and it looks like it is going to be a popular spot, since you are so multi-talented my friend and have such a wonderful eye for vintage and primitive goodies !!! I'm jealous you got to meet PattiJane and Ginger !! and what lovely gifts they brought you !! Hugs to you Betty and your supportive family !!
    Robin

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  3. Betty,
    Everything looks so wonderful! I'm glad your open house was a success. The gifts from Ginger & Patijane must have been a real treat. Have fun making your penny rugs. That floss looks yummy too! Hugs, Lori

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  4. Betty,
    congratulations on a successful open house! It looks so strange to see chairs sitting outside this time of year! LOL!! It is snowing to beat the band here today!
    Awesome gifts from Ginger and Patti Jane! Wonderful friends to have!!
    Best wishes for more continued success in your darling little shop!!
    Hugs!!
    Cathy G

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  5. congratulations! that's wonderful! denise

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  6. Oh bettygirl ~ wish I was closer to you & your little shop ~I'm sure it was just beautiful...will you post pics of the shop? or did I miss them??
    Wishing you every sweet success you deserve!
    Lori

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  7. Sounds like you had a wonderful Grand Opening!
    Is this Lenexa, KS? That is where I live.

    M :)

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  8. Congratulations! How wonderful for you!

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  9. I am glad your open house went so well and wonderful that the girls could come up and visit.

    Debbie

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  10. Congratulations Betty on such a successful open house! You make such beautiful pieces of art that it does not surprise me that you had a crowd show up. I wished that I loved closer I would have been there for sure.

    Betty could you find out for me where your friends bought their penny cutters from? My stiff fingers can't cut the circles by hand now, and I would love to get back into making penny rugs again.

    Wishing you continued success in your new venture.

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  11. Congratulations on your new shop! Wish it was closer to Chicago!
    Laura

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  12. Congratulations!! I wish you lots of success and customers making a path to your door!

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  13. So happy for you. I know how much fun it is to have a shoppe. I had one for over 20 years. Congratulations!!
    Sandra
    Homespun Elegance
    www.plainfancymerchant.blogspot.com

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  14. So happy for you. I know how much fun it is to have a shoppe. I had one for over 20 years. Congratulations!!
    Sandra
    Homespun Elegance
    www.plainfancymerchant.blogspot.com

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  15. What a wonderful time we had at your shop! It is absolutely a grand place to visit. You and Robin did a fantastic job putting it all together and I'm looking forward to coming back again!
    Love all the treasures I came home with....wishing you all the best :)

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  16. Yay! "The shop needs restocked"!!!!! So happy your grand opening was a huge success! Though I knew it would be! :-) Lucky you get to have fun with Ginger and PatiJane... and you get to have some of their stitches too! :-)

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  17. Congratulations on the opening of your shop. I am so happy for you! I know it will be a huge success!! I hope you have a great week!

    ~Dan~

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  18. Congratulations on a successful open house! And what beautiful gifts!

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  19. Congratulations on a successful open house! And what beautiful gifts!

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  20. Congratulations on a wonderful day! I'm in Ohio or I would have stopped by too. :-) Lovely gifts from your OK friends. I have a cutter for pennies too, but its been collecting dust lately. Maybe I should drag it out and give it some love. :-)

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  21. Congratulations! It sounds like a super day!Hugs,Jen

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