Friday, August 31, 2012

End of Summer

Hello Woolies!

Here we are at what feels like the end of Summer!  It has been a very hot Summer here in Colorado and I must admit that I look forward to cooler days.  I will miss the local Farmer’s Market that has been just around the corner from the shoppe.

We have been extra busy at The Little Wool Shoppe (our retail space) as we begin our “Close Out” sale next week and begin the process of closing our doors.  After 8 years and lots of changes it is time to close our doors to the day to day retail business.  I do believe that change is good and I am looking so forward to the next chapter in my designing life.  I will be so happy to be able to spread out my Studio/Design space and actually have room to breathe and more space to be creative in.  We plan to really “poop up” all of our on line services and will provide lots of great projects on line.  Still Retail….but Cyberspace style!  Stay tuned for all the fun!

So………… I have been cleaning out storage spaces and finding all kinds of cool things that I have had tucked away, I found these really cool Moda U tin boxes.  I was thinking………………how fun to fill this up with little fun projects, etc.  So…………………..leave a comment, sign on and we will draw for a winner on September 14th.  Here is a sneak preview of the tin box……………………

It is “Snowbuddies” time!  Well, I think of October as Halloween, so I have dressed our Snowbuddie this month in his Halloween mask and of course he is holding a carved pumpkin.  Instead of Bees fluttering around….a few bats.  Hope you like it!  Next month I will preview how I am planning on putting my blocks together.  

Have a great Labor Day weekend!  Bee safe!

Friday, August 17, 2012


Hello Woolies!
I hope you have had a great week.  Kids in our area have already gone back to school and I am sure very tired at the end of this first week.  I was grocery shopping earlier in the week and it was about 4:30 in the afternoon and I watched the very bleary eyed kids following their mother’s through the store getting asked all kinds of questions about their first day of school.  They looked like “deer in the headlights.” 

Our grandson Cody who has been homeschooled for the past 4 years headed back to school and entered into 8th grade.  I must admit that his mom and I both had nervous stomachs all day on Monday.  We were anxious…Cody did fine!  Cody is a cool guy, makes friends easily and definitely was noticed as the “new kid.”  What a change and another first that his family revisited…almost as hard as sending him off to kindergarten. 

When I think of “firsts” I remember being at Disney World with Cody and Savannah.  Savannah I think was maybe two.  We were not sure what she would think of all those giant Disney characters.  Right inside the front gate of the Magic Kingdom was her first life size Disney character…..The Mad Hatter.  We crept up rather slowly and carefully and announced that he was Savannah’s first Disney character.  He responded in his very lispy Mad Hatter voice……”First! I am your First…..I will always be your First.”  Oh my!  If it were always that easy!  I hope your “firsts” or the ones that your loved ones are experiencing are just like Savannah and Cody’s….full of magic!

So, the firsts…..we all have them!  We start training for “firsts” from the moment we are born.  Just when you think you have experienced everything, along comes another first.

We would like to announce the Winner of the “Dresden Window Panes” kit.  The project came out absolutely beautiful.  The quilt is 66” X 66” and is so much fun to make.  It was a great challenge for me to take 40 different fabrics from different fabric lines and scrap them together.   Pretty close to a “first” for me!  The winner is Gayle. Congratulations!  Your kit is being mailed out tomorrow.  If you are interested in a Kit….the Kit is $44.00 and includes 44 precut strips and the pattern.  We will post a photo of it next week for those of you that would like to order a kit.

Have a great weekend!  Our shoppe has been bustling with friends from near and far.   Many who are experiencing their “first” time in our shoppe.   It is always so much fun to hear the laughter and share what you love with others.
We are blessed!


p.s.  I think Bee is going to write about going back to school…..I think she misses her brother a bit!

Mini Moments with Bee.............

School has started once again! I love school! School isn’t a drag for me. As you might already know I am homeschooled. My brother, Cody went back to school this year. Of course, I don’t have that someone to joke around with or fight with, but I am also so happy for him.  Beside from school starting I also start dance on Tuesday.  My mom is going to be driving all over the place all the time! I am very excited for dance to start I have missed it all this summer. I am  ready to get back to my three and a half turns and the sit ups that burn so bad the next day you can’t even walk. I am just so happy for this year of dance to start. But please pray for my mom in the chaos of driving!!!! LOL!

I call this the Peach and Strawberry Oatmeal School Day Booster-

1 cup of frozen strawberries
1 cup of frozen peaches
1/2 cup of uncooked oatmeal
1 cup of milk
1 Tblsp. of honey

Place all of the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.  Add more milk if you desire a thinner smoothie.  Enjoy!!

P.S. This is the smoothie I drink every school day  morning  to boost me up! It really works.