Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend in the Swamp

I had a great weekend, busy with Thanksgiving dinner for 21 people and then my birthday on Saturday. I spent Wednesday making pies, cheesecake, casseroles and cranberry relish. Here are pictures of me getting the pumpkin pies in the oven.
My husband, Andy, and I got up at 6 am on Thursday to get the turkey in the oven. It was delicious! He gets the carving honors every year. And, yes, you do see two turkeys there. The one in the foreground is the one we roasted; the other is a smoked turkey, and it looks and tastes like ham!
To top off an already busy weekend, Saturday was my birthday and I love my gift. Andy bought the components for a quilt rack and our son-in-law put it up for me. The quilt was a wedding gift to my parents in 1963, from my dad's mother.

So, how was your weekend?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Open House

It's Open House time! The Bede Sisters are participating in Audrey's Country Crafts Christmas Open House. There are 14 shops in the open house, each with an amazing item to give away. Visit Audrey's Blog to see all the wonderful crafters and get some shopping done.

Our shop,, is offering a 15% discount on everything in the shop so drop by and look around.

The Bede Sisters give away item is this cutie-pie bag, made from a cotton fabric with a brick red background. The design is of cowboys and cowgirls roping and riding and doing what they do. The lining is a small red check pattern. The handles are made from black cotton webbing. The top of the bag is approximately 11 in across, the bottom 9 in across and it is about 9 in high. The handles have a drop of approximately 10 in. I used a medium weight interfacing for stability.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Art in the Park at Myrtle Beach, SC

The Bede Sisters had a great weekend at Art in the Park in Myrtle Beach, SC. Art in the Park is an arts and crafts event that takes place several times a year at Chapin Park, just a few blocks from the ocean.
Our new sign:
There were lots of great artists there, from blown glass (he was demonstrating his craft at the park!) to metal work to painting to hand made fabric items. Next to our booth was a lady, originally from Germany, who does silhouettes. She works both from photos and from live models. She did two while people sat and posed for her. Amazing.
Scarves look great on a drying rack:
The weather couldn't have been better, clear skies and temperatures in the 70's. Our booth looked great and our new "anchors" worked well. We used 20 pound hand weights at each corner of the canopy. I think it looked great!
Here's Lori, adding beads to a scarf:
We'll be doing three more shows between now and Christmas. I'll try to keep you all posted!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Virtual Open House

The Bede Sisters are participating in a virtual open house for the Christmas season. It's the brain child of Audrey at audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot. Eleven online shops will offer special deals from November 15-30, 2009. Each shop will also offer an item for a giveaway on Audrey's blog.

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I'll update later this week about what the Bede Sisters will give away and exactly what our special promotion will be. Any opinions? Would you prefer a bag or jewelry?

See you at the open house!