Sunday, June 29, 2008

Vacation at Bray's

My husband Al and I just returned from a wonderful week at Bray’s Island, one of our favorite retreats. It is a beautiful place to relax and find peace in nature, and lucky for us, the weather was fabulous all week! While there, we went on nature walks to learn more about the wildlife at Bray’s and also enjoyed many bike rides around the property. We were able to explore the shrimp pond and we even saw some baby alligators along the way! My family loves having a special place to take our horses as well. One of the highlights of this trip was when my daughter, Erin, came down to ride with us. Exploring the plantation on horseback was so much fun! Family vacations during the summer always make for so many precious memories. I hope you are able to make some of your own this season!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Winget Art in Nova Scotia

Audrey just returned from her honeymoon where she and her husband, Scott, traveled along the South Shore of Nova Scotia. The pictures look beautiful and I’m so glad she had a nice trip! She was also excited to report that she came across many Susan Winget products in gift shops along the way. We are always happy to find our work in the marketplace, especially in unique travel destinations!

Friday, June 13, 2008

A Special Gift from UMAR

I have been a supporter of the UMAR , the United Methodist agency serving adults with developmental disabilities, for several years. This wonderful organization was founded in 1983 with the mission to promote community inclusion, independence and growth for these adults through residential, employment and cultural enrichment opportunities. One of my dear friends works at one of the homes for women and I have had the pleasure of getting to know these special ladies that she cares for everyday on a more personal level. My friend is always planning fun activities for the women. Recently, they all attended the prom! As you can see from the photo they had a wonderful time getting dressed up for the big event! They also recently went on a trip to a ceramics farm where they used their creative skills to sculpt different objects. I was so excited and touched when they came to the studio to share some of these gifts with us! They made a beautiful large bowl decorated with roses for me and they made flower pins for everyone in the studio. What special gifts! We will enjoy these treasures for years to come.
Please visit the UMAR website to learn more about their mission and to find information about volunteer opportunities or how to make a donation.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Audrey's Wedding

Last Saturday, Audrey, one of my designers here at the studio, got married! The wedding was here in Charlotte so we were all able to attend. I wanted to share a photo of the studio together at the reception. After the ceremony we had a wonderful time dancing and celebrating together! Best wishes to the happy couple!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Family Forever at Cracker Barrel

I am so happy to announce that our newest line of products, Family Forever, is now available at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores. It is a wonderful line of products, all just in time for summer and the many family reunions of this season. My personal assistant, Beckie, recently attended her family reunion. One of their traditions is to look through photos of past family reunions so she was very excited about the scrapbook and photo organizers in the line. Products include scrapbooks, photo albums, family tree charts, picnic baskets, picnic serving pieces and much, much more! Please visit your local Cracker Barrel to see them for yourself!