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