It is now November; and with November comes Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is a time to come together with family and friends, neighbors and loved ones to give thanks for blessings received. The tradition dates back to the pilgrims at Plymouth Rock and stems from their giving thanks for a bountiful harvest. The celebrations continue today; and today we have much to be thankful for.
Some of the many things I am thankful for are my husband and children; my family and friends; having a job and a home; and being fortunate enough to be born into an amazing family in a country where we have freedoms so many others don’t have.
I am also thankful that our remodel project is finally starting to come together!! I feel like I have been working on it forever! My goal is for the space to be complete by Thanksgiving. I can’t wait to show you pictures and start taking reservations.
We are also working on putting together new classes and workshops and have been working with other artists and instructors to be able to offer everything from Stampin Up Workshops to Wire Weaving Classes.
In addition to offering classes and workshops, our space will also be available to rent by the hour for meetings and workshops; Or by the night for retreats. The studio space currently has individual 2 ft x 4 ft tables set up for 8 and a larger table that will seat 6. We have additional tables available to set up for more if needed. Our dining room can seat 10 and can also be used for meetings. We have a living room with seating for 6 – 8 and 4 bedrooms where we can sleep up to 8. There is a small kitchen, a coffee/water station, free wifi and bathroom facilities. This is the perfect space to host a quilt retreat, a scrap booking weekend or a leadership retreat.
This Thanksgiving I hope you are able to spend time with your loved ones. Enjoy each other’s company and take time to reflect on your blessings. I would love to hear from you about what you are Thankful for.
Fall has finally come to Tennessee! This weekend was the first time in months we’ve had days with highs below 90 degrees.
This is by far my favorite time of year. I love the colors and smells, the cool nights, wearing sweaters and boots, bonfires, and knowing that Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner!
I have been working on some Barn Quilts that remind me of fall. These are all indoor barn quilts I made using 12×12 MDF.
And here is one I’ve made in anticipation of the Christmas season!
We have been making a lot of barn quilts lately since we’ve been offering our Barn Quilt workshops. In our workshops, everyone makes their own 2×2 Barn Quilt. These can be displayed inside or finished with Polycrylic to display outside. We have several more workshops scheduled before the end of the year. If you would like to join us, check out our ‘Classes and Workshops’ page. We would love to have you!
Our remodeling project is now in full swing. All of the old Spa Equipment has been moved out of our space and we have started the clean up phase. Plumbing pipes need to be cut and removed from nearly every room. Then each room will get a deep clean, be painted, the new furniture moved in and the rooms decorated. With both of us working full time, plus me teaching classes and working on projects for the Fall/Winter craft fair season, it is slow going.
My goal is to finish sorting and boxing up this weekend. Then on to cleaning and painting! I can’t wait to start decorating!