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...