Monday, September 24, 2012

A New Beginning

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I have exciting news, beginning mid October I will be part of a great new shop opening in downtown Fuquay Varina. It is called The Meeting Corner.  I was invited by co-owner Jaquelina (Volver by J. Verzino) who is an ultra talented artist. She has teamed up with her friend Edna who is from what I hear, a fabulous chef, to open the new shop offering fine handcrafts, antiques and yummy food. I am dying to try some of Edna’s Cuban/Puerto Rican delicacies.  I believe there are seven artists involved at this point, including myself,  they will have different areas inside the shop. Jaquelina will have her studio in the shop also and there will be a classroom. The café will be at the rear of the store and offer breakfast and lunch and catering in the evening. I am beside myself with excitement. This is going to be a brand new start for me and my hand made items. I intend on changing things up just a bit, but not too much. I am looking forward to being creative once again and not being limited to a certain style. If you use Facebook please check out The Meeting Corner where you can see pictures of the progress of the shop and more information.

I wanted to show you a pair of stockings I had done for a special order a few months back.  They were so pretty. I used a pattern by Kathy Schmitz.

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The cotton is almost ready to picking here. It looks so pretty. Alice and I collected a few cotton bolls while walking the other day. If you are interested in learning a little about cotton check out this link.

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We started our Fall/Halloween decorating yesterday. We still need to get pumpkins, mums and a hay bale or two but we have the porch and inside all lit up. Here are just a couple pictures to share.

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I forgot to show you a picture we took at the beach. Yes, I finally went on the family vacation to the beach. For those who do not know I do not like the beach, never have. I do not find enjoyment in laying out in the sun sweating, getting sandy and all that mess. Plus, normally I am working so I cannot go. We have not had a family picture done in, well we never have since having all three children. The kids and I did about seven years ago but never a picture with all of us in it. We are not formal people so this picture fits us just fine and everyone is smiling. By the way, I actually had a lot of fun playing in the water with the kids. I also enjoyed being able to take my walks on the beach early morning and watch the dolphins play. I will be making this trip every year.

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I hope you had a wonderful weekend and also found a little stitching time. Have a great Monday!

~ Jennifer ~

7 comments:

Love Bears All Things said...

congratulations on having your projects in a shop....I love the photo of your family...and the decor for Fall.
Mama Bear

Karen said...

Congratulations Jennifer! Such an honor. I do hope we get to see pictures as time goes on.

This is a very beautiful family photo. Such adorable children.

Now I just can't understand how anyone can not love the beach/ocean - (smiles). I crave it although I haven't been to the ocean in 6 years. Normally went every winter for 3 weeks...sigh!!!

Blessings,

Karen

Creative Breathing said...

Hi Jennifer, What a lovely Primative shop you have! Your stitching is beautiful. I wanted to thank you so much for visiting my blog and being my Giveaway Winner. I have a little orange Boo Bird to send to you if I may have your address. My e-mail is elizabeth.andrus@yahoo.com
Elizabeth, Creative Breathing

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

Congrats on your new venture! Sounds exciting!
Love those stockings!
We go to the beach every summer for 2 weeks. While I don't 'lie out' I do enjoy standing in the motel pool at the edge with a book and cool drink. I also cannot stand sand all over me. I will go to the beach to again, stand in the water and have the waves splash me but I can only stand there so long and then I want to go back to the pool and get all that sand off me.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Congratulations to you and your newest adventure!!! Best of Luck to You!
Cute stockings ~ you did a wonderful job!
Lovely fall/Halloween displays!
Love the family pic!
Prim Blessings
Robin

MaryMaryQuiteContrary said...

Yeah!! How exciting for you. Sounds like a fun adventure, too. Congrats! You do such excellent work, I'm not surprised, though. Your family is so happy in the pic. Its a wonderful pic, too. I myself love the ocean, it doesn't love me, much! Last time I was in Florida, I almost bit the big one in the surf! LOL My son calmly told me, Ma you should really be more careful!
Mary Jo

The Frenzied Fox said...

Jennifer, very nice family photo--you all look great and very happy! :) I'm glad you got to have a vacation. I'm excited to hear about your shop! I'm sure you'll do great and wish you the best with it! Blessings!