Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday at Store

So here it is Saturday already, where did the week go? It's a lovely rainy day here in Stittsville but here in the store or as we are now calling it 'The Painted Pony Nursery' it is all warm and fuzzy. As some of you know Lydia fosters kittens from the Humane Society, well today she is teaching and needed to bring her newest as they are only 2.5 weeks old and need some extra TLC.

So as I said in my last post Sharon and I went to Maureen McNaughton's Studio in Belwood. We had a great time, shopped all the way up there then shopped some more at her Studio. So I am all fired up to teach stroke work in the store, so get ready girls.

Here's a picture of Maureen and I (not my best, but Maureen is looking fabulous) and one of the studio.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday Night

Well here it is 7pm on a Friday night and I am sitting here in my office, could be doing paperwork but don't want to get in trouble for not blogging. So here I am.

Lydia is teaching our first Batik workshop, I think when everyone is finished they will be surprised at the results. If you haven't yet tried Batik, do so it's fun.

Well the weather is definitely starting to change, there was frost on the windshields this morning. I just hate the thought of wearing socks, shoes and coats...

Recently I got a shipment in from Tattered Angels, Wendy took one of the book kits and made it up. Here is a picture of it. We have a Winter Book and the one that is shown is the Nature Book.
Well tomorrow Sharon and I are off to Maureen McNaughton's Studio in Belwood. We will be doing her Colour Theory Workshop on Monday and Tuesday, if you haven't been up to her studio you are certainly missing a great weekend. Sharon and I used to go every fall, but since I've bought the store I haven't had a chance. She has a beautiful studio with television screens at everyother table (no I'm not getting them for The Pony), wonderful catered lunch (again no). We stay at the same B&B which is a Century home, it's a great getaway for the Girls. Of course we are going up early so we can shop our way up, Toronto, St. Jacob's etc.
I will post pictures of the project when I get home, so have a great weekend, I know I will.
Hugs Cindy

Thursday, October 9, 2008

For Paulette

As was pointed out to me on Tuesday, it has been a month since I last posted anything. Now I haven't been sitting around eating Bon Bons (okay I've had the occasional one). I have been busy, first with the Tracy Moreau Seminar, all the girls did a wonderful job. Tracy is quite the story teller, she certainly kept everyone entertained.

Wendy's Mom and Me CD Book turned into a impromtu Birthday party for Sandy's daughter Mimi. That was lots of fun and all the little girls did a great job.

This past weekend I taught a couple of workshops, we had a great time both days. I am also in the process of putting together some Ikea furniture for the store. Last thursday I put together a buffet which I am going to use to store scrapbooking stuff in the back corner of the store. My vision is to have the corner as an area that people can go to use all the gadgets that I have. Did I mention that I put the buffet together by myself, I am putting a smaller one together today.

Occassionally I take a day off and as I discovered when I downloaded the pictures from my camera "When the cats away the mouse will play".

I will try and be a little more consistent with my blogging, so I don't get told again :0)