Thursday, September 12, 2013

New Surroundings

St. Charles

Well, we've been here in St. Charles, MO for about a month now.  Things are going great!  We found a beautiful apartment.  It's a little pricey, and a little smaller than we want to stay in permanently, but very nice.  The complex has about 1000 apartments in it.  What will Halloween be like??  It also has a pool and a clubhouse that you can rent for parties.

We found a church nearby that we really like.  It's small, but very active and very friendly.  They are very accepting of both Rich & Mariah.  Rich has already been in one dartball game!  Their team has won a whole display case full of trophies and they play once a week so it'll be great for Rich.  The Women's Guild is not so active, but there are other women's groups that are.  The Sunday School has a tent room where the walls and ceilings are covered with fabric to make the kids feel that they are in a tent in the desert listening to the Gospel.  They have a movie theater room with theater seating and a movie screen to watch VeggieTales and other movies or puppet shows.  Mariah already loves being there.

Mariah started a homeschool co op yesterday.  Classes change from month to month.  This month she will be taking classes on Wednesdays only.  She has a class on Missouri history every Wednesday morning.  In the afternoon, she will have an art class and then some other type of class.  This week, her afternoon classes were Domino Math and a literature class on works about tornados.  She had a ball and wants to go every day!  I told her I'd see how things go for next month.

We've done some exploring in the area, but not too much.  It has been so hot here that we've mostly been staying inside.  It's supposed to cool down today so maybe this weekend we'll go back over to historic St. Charles and go through some more of the buildings there.

Treasure Chest of Friends

Our Facebook party went great!!  We made enough in sales to pay for the website next month.  Since we've only been open 3 months now, that's awesome!  Thank you to everyone who participated.  We had a great time!  We're planning another one for October, so watch for the date.  If you haven't already checked us out, please do so!  Treasure Chest of Friends  We are also on Facebook and Pinterest!  We add new things to the store every day.  Here are just a few of the things that we've added this last week

I've been busy working on a backpack for Mariah.  I finished it the other night for her to take to her first day of classes yesterday.  I need to make some adjustments - the buttons need to be bigger so I'll have to switch them out.  

I've also been busy crocheting lots of stuff to fill orders and prizes for the shop, so I haven't had much stitching time for myself.


I was able to get a little stitching in on Fright Night Friends.  Here's my progress so far. 

I'm trying to get it finished by so that I can make it into a table runner to use for Halloween, but it's getting close!  I may have to work on it a little bit on days other than our SAL days!

My friend, Mary Louise is having a giveaway over on her blog.  She's celebrating her 4 year blogaversary.  Head on over there and check out her blog.  It's really good!  Mary Louise's blog

Well, until next time - Happy Stitching!


  1. Berly you have really been busy! Really nice stitching and crochet, so glad you are happy in your new home.

    Mary Louise in IN

  2. I am glad St. Charles is working for you and your new business. I love the tote bag. I can't wait see more progress on your FNF.

  3. Glad you're all settling in well. Your SAL in coming right along.