Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Good Morning!!

I am so excited to show you NEW BAGS that I have on my website!  These are from the same company of those I posted in an earlier blog and I LOVE THEM!  We have additional styles on our "shopping" page.  Please visit Olde Green Cupboard Designs Website  and order yours TODAY!!!  

Boio Bouble Strap Bag 12" x 16"

Made from reclaimed leather and canvas. Lined with cell phone pocket. Double closure buckles.
Price:     $ 65.00

Domestic Mail Cloth Strap Bag 16" x 18"

Made from reclaimed canvas and leather. Cloth handles. Lined with a cell phone pocket
Price:     $ 65.00 

Postes France Buckle Bag 18" x 18"

Made from reclaimed leather and canvas. Lined with a cell phone pocket. Bag has double leather adjustable handles.
Price:     $ 65.00

US Postal Double Strap Bag 13" x 16"

Made from reclaimed leather and canvas. Double strap handle with shoulder strap. Lined with cell phone pocket. Leather closure.
Price:     $ 75.00

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Marcus Fabrics Friends & Companions Designer SEW-ALONG !!!

It's time for our 
Friends & Companions Designer SEW-ALONG!!!

August 1 is the big day!!  Are you ready?  Do you have your kit... or have you selected your own fabric?  There is still time or order a kit - Go to  Red Crinoline Quilts website (www.redcrinolinequilts.com) and they will ship it right out to you. 

Pam Buda - Heartspun Quilts - has block #1 all ready to go.  So... visit her blog Friday, August 1 .  Can you believe it's August already?  Where in the heck has his summer gone?

Here is the schedule... mark your calendar!!

8/1     Pam Buda - Heartspun Quilts                           www.HeartspunQuilts.Blogspot.com
8/8     Paula Barnes - Red Crinoline Quilts                www.RedCrinolineQuilts.Blogspot.com 
8/15  Sarah Maxwell - Homestead Hearth                 www.HomesteadHearth.Blogspot.com
8/22  Pati Violick - Marcus Fabrics                            www.MarcusMentions.com
8/29  Gloria Parsons - Olde Green Cupboard          www.OldeGreenCupboard.Blogspot.com  
9/5    Nancy Rink - Nancy Rink Designs                    www.NancyRinkDesigns.com/blog
9/12  Mary Ellen Robison - Red Crinoline Quilts      www.RedCrinolineQuilts.Blogspot.com
9/19  Dolores Smith - Homestead Hearth                www.HomesteadHearth.Blogspot.com
9/26  Lisa Shepard - Marcus Fabrics                       www.MarcusMentions.com
10/3  Red Crinoline Quilts - Quilt Revealed              www.RedCrinolineQuilts.Blogspot.com

We are very excited about this program and hope you will all enjoy it as much as we have in designing it for you.  the quilt is 60" x 60" and features fabrics from Paula's Companions collection.  Here is a picture of the fabrics in the quilt!!

                                          Marcus Friends and Companions Sew-A-Long Kit with backing

Each designer has picked their favorite fabrics to make their block... can you guess who picked which ones?  Hmmm... wonder if there is a border?

Check us out and see !!!

Remember this... some people are NOT comfortable with "mystery quilts" - they are afraid they may not like the quilt.  I'll ask you this question... are you kidding?  Look at these designers!!!!  Do NOT be afraid of this quilt.... it is awesome!  PLUS - Paula Barnes did the setting design for the finished quilt...so that should tell you right there how great it will be.

I love multiple block quilts... because as you are making each block - you always end up with one or two "favorites".  Then... I take that block (or blocks) and make an entire quilt from it.  So.... it's like getting 10 - 12 patterns for the price of ONE kit!  Now... I don't know about you... but by doing the math.... You get a BIG BANG for the cost!

Keep sewin' my friends!!!

Gloria, Vicky & Heather
Olde Green Cupboard Designs

Friday, July 25, 2014

Look at these bags!!

Okay.... you can really tell I'm a primitive lover... look at these bags!

They are all made from reclaimed, leather, tenting, canvas, etc. Each is lined and has a cell phone pocket.  They DO NOT have any zipper or closure mechanism at the top.  However, they are to die for and you can now purchase them from our website:  www.oldegreencupboard.com

Your order will go through PayPal where you can use a PayPal account (if you have one) or a credit and/or debit card.  Shipping to you will be within 10 days of purchase.  

Order them now while they last... as soon as we get any news from our manufacturer of new ones, I'll post the photo for you and put them on the website.

Shipping will be at the lowest price possible - through US Mail - Regular postage or Priority Mail.

Thanks so much and ENJOY!!!     Gloria

Sizes are shown on the website.


Return Policy  
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact Gloria Parsons 904-742-1100.
 Any/all products returned to Olde Green Cupboard Designs that result in 
additional shipping fees are at the customer's expense.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Half Gone!!

Good Morning!!

I can't believe this month is half gone already!  Wow... time goes by so fast anymore...don't you think?  Or maybe it's just because I'm getting older (ugh!).

I was reading a BUNCH of my favorite blogs... one of them is from my friend Pam Buda with Heartspun Quilts...!  She had been on a teaching engagement and took lots of pictures of her students "show 'n tell" projects from her patterns.  Well... was I every surprised, tickled and excited to see this!

This adorable quilt is made from our County Londonderry fabric with Marcus Brothers.  Is this pattern not adorable?  I LOVE IT!!!  I'm not sure who you are (hiding behind your pretty quilt) but thanks so much for using our fabric line!  Your quilt is wonderful.

Heather is now in Liberia Africa working with her church's orphanage.  She just loves those kids and is so excited to go each year and help.  Jack and I are helping Keck (Heather's hubby) with Lexie ... so we're having a great time.

Yesterday we made 2 neat, fun and fast "treats" for the birds!  The first one is a "nester"  - you take an old onion sack (mesh type) and fill it up with all types of scraps that you think birds could use to make nests.... string, fabric scraps (small ones) thread, shredded paper, dryer fuzz... then pull some of it out through the holes in the mesh... hang it outside.  Now I know we probably should have done this more in the spring... but that just didn't happen.  So it's now in the backyard where we can keep an eye on it and see if our fine little feathered friends take advantage of FREE nesting material.

Then her Aunt Vicky showed her how to take a wire hangar and add cut up fruit.  That's in the back yard too...so we'll see if our birds enjoy their luscious snacks today.  Here is another thing I want to try.... I don't have many birds in my back yard... so I'm trying to attract more of them.    I don't know about you... but I would sure like a treat like this... nice yummy orange...  That's our next purchase at the grocery... and our next bird project!  That reminds me... I want to get a pair of binoculars.  It's so much fun to watch them... they are so sweet!  

Vicky and I are madly designing for Christmas for our new assignment with K & K Interiors.  We've already turned in over 200 NEW Halloween designs which they are working on already!  These people do NOT mess around.  The owner of the company is Heather's age and the nicest man you'll ever meet!  He has more energy than the Energizer Bunny...the guy never stops!

So... soon (in January) our new designs will be in there showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, LasVegas and maybe Italy (not sure).  How exciting!  We get to help them in Atlanta in January so that will be a wonderful treat!

Today... she is coming over and we are having Day 2 (yesterday was all day also) of designing!  It's such fun... I can't even begin to tell you....

We are also working on our July and August Camp Blanding Retreats, October Tea & Stitches Retreat with Jan Vaine (posting coming soon) and even more.....!  There is no idle time around this house... I'm just here to tell you!

Take care.... keep those fingers movin' and we'll chat soon!

p.s.  don't forget to mark your calendars for August 1!  Join all of the designers with Marcus Brothers for a fun Blog Hop and make a quilt with us!


Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy, Happy, Happy Independence Day!!

I hope you have a wonderful Holiday today and spend it with family and friends!!!  I remember how excited the 4th was for us as kids... We used to drive into town and sit on the BIG hill at the American Legion.  We could look out over the cities baseball fields and see wonderful fireworks.  It was a big deal to us little country farm girls!!!  Then... there were the "sparklers"... the smell of them burning still reminds me of being a kid and playing with them at night... Daddy would get a bucket of water and when the sparklers were all burnt out - we would throw them in the bucket - so we wouldn't step on them in our bare feet!!!  

We used to "write" with them in the air... did you ever do that?  I used to think it was so cool... like magic!  What memories we have as children - that NO ONE can take away from us.  Isn't it wonderful?

We are so fortunate in this country.. we have so much.  I've traveled to several countries in my lifetime that are poverty stricken and it's so heart breaking.  Enjoy our country, enjoy your life, enjoy your family.  It's ours to keep, protect and love!

Happy Independence Day to each of you!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Pinch Us!!!

Hi to Everyone!

Well...this has been a whirlwind few weeks.... we arrived home from our fabulous cruise...then headed to Sandusky, Ohio!!  Yes... we went to visit some wonderful friends that we have known since 1999!!

K&K Interiors   Kyle and Mark.... they are the most energetic two fellows I've ever been acquainted with.  The company began in Kyle's garage!  Yes....this is one of those magical stories where a dream came true...!!  Kyle started the business with his parents assisting in the shipping, order taking, manufacturing, etc. then it just exploded from there.  Now...his company is known all over the world and he designs for every company under the sun and helps with their manufacturing also.

We sold tons and tons and tons of their products at the Olde Green Cupboard.  Now... we are designing for them!  And we just simply need to be pinched!  It's the most wonderful "dream come true" I have ever been a part of.  The best part...Heather (daughter) and Vicky (twin sister) are part of the OGC Design Team.  Our goal - bring back that ever popular PRIMITIVE LOOK to his company.

You see.... his customers (almost 30,000) are screaming for it to be revived.  Well.... let me just tell you... that's our middle names - Gloria Primitive Parsons!  Heather Primitive Lynn! and Vicky Primitive Iannucci!

So... needless to say...we are on Cloud 9 and busy, busy, busy!!!  What is so exciting is we get to use the fabric, quilting, antiques, etc. that we so love and bring it into his company!  I'm not getting much sleep...the brain just doesn't want to stop!  (I'm sure many of you can relate...)

Then.... home we came to get busy on our computers.... I had to take a bit of a break...had to have some surgery done (I'm fine... no big deal...) so it's a little resting for me.  But you know me... my laptop is by the couch...I work a little, then lie down...then an idea pops into my head...so I sit up and work a little more... aaaahhhh what a life.  My honey is taking good care of me (cooking, housework, laundry)... I'm thinking I could love this life...well...that's not true...the pain is NOT something I would like to continue.... NOT GOOD!

But... I will soon be up and on the go again and hopefully feel much better.  So...that's my world for now... I will soon be getting ready for our August and July Camp Blanding Retreat...
and then working on Jan's new Applique Retreat in early October (More information coming SOON) ...then off to quilt market in Houston.

Marcus Brothers is working on our new Farmhouse Blooms line of fabric....and I simply cannot wait to see the finished fabric - then to get busy on our projects!  Never a dull moment around this house...that's for sure!

Take care and chat with all of you soon!


p.s.  Check out this great container!  It's made over a LARGE vegetable can to hold your tools and trash!  I'm making two more so I have one for my sewing machine, one on the ironing board and one on my cutting table.  It's so easy...takes 3 fat quarters and 5/8 of a 4th fabric.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Marcus Fabrics - Friends & Companions - Designer SEW-ALONG

Olde Green Cupboard Designs is so happy to invite you to participate in the first Marcus Fabrics designer sew-along called..... 

Friends & Companions 

Many of the talented Marcus designers, (from around the country) are offering you an opportunity to make a truly unique quilt featuring nine original blocks designed just for this event. 

We'll chat with you for ten consecutive Fridays, starting August 1st, where you'll get to see the blocks, and receive block instructions from each designer by visiting their blog. Did I mention we will have prizes too?  Oh yes we will!!!   No doubt some of our gorgeous Marcus fabrics will be given as prizes. Perhaps a surprise or two (original designs made by OGC) as well!

Here is the designer and blog schedule for our Friends & Companions sew-along. So... get out that calendar, put a reminder on your phone calendar... and be sure to save the dates and please pass this news along to all your friends! 

8/1 Pam Buda ~ Heartspun Quilts www.HeartspunQuilts.Blogspot.com

8/8 Paula Barnes ~ Red Crinoline Quilts www.RedCrinolineQuilts.Blogspot.com

8/15 Sarah Maxwell ~ Homestead Hearth www.HomesteadHearth.Blogspot.com

8/22 Pati Violick ~ Marcus Fabrics www.MarcusMentions.com

8/29 Gloria Parsons ~ Olde Green Cupboard www.OldeGreenCupboard.Blogspot.com

9/5 Nancy Rink ~ Nancy Rink Designs www.NancyRinkDesigns.com/blog

9/12 Mary Ellen Robison~Red Crinoline Quilts www.RedCrinolineQuilts.Blogspot.com

9/19 Dolores Smith ~ Homestead Hearth www.HomesteadHearth.Blogspot.com

9/26 Lisa Shepard ~ Marcus Fabrics www.MarcusMentions.com 

10/3 Red Crinoline Quilts ~ Quilt Revealed! www.RedCrinolineQuilts.Blogspot.com

Our quilt features selected prints from Paula Barnes' Companions collection.  

Would you like a kit to make your quilt just like ours?   If so... don't delay and visit these websites to order:

The Quilt Kits are priced the same on all websites including the shipping.  Also... check the site of your selection for backing fabric!

You can also choose your own fabrics if you'd like. Here's the yardage requirements: 

For Blocks: 

1/4 yard cheddar print 
1/2 yard light print #1 
1/6 yard red print #1 
1/4 yard black print 
1/6 yard blue print 
1/3 yard of olive print 

For Quilt Setting and Borders: 

1 3/4 yards red print #2 for outside border 
1 1/4 yards black print for alternate blocks, inside border and binding 
1 1/8 yards light print #2 for alternate block 
1 yard olive green for setting corners and triangles 

4 yards for backing 
Quilt size: 60" x 60" 
Block size: 8" 

In preparation for our sew-along and to be sure you don't miss a thing, visit each blog now, and enter your email address in the "Follow by Email" icon. That way you'll receive each blog post via email, which you can then print and take to your cutting board and sewing machine. 

What a fun time we will have visiting with all of you!

Gloria, Vicky & Heather