Just a reminder, We are not shipping any wool orders this coming week

Just a small reminder:

Heavens to Betsy will be in Kentucky this coming week. No orders will be able to be processed through the website.We will turn the shopping cart back on when we return.

Our contact email is betsy@heavens-to-betsy.com


Mom will be teaching at CAMP MAY in N.J.


September 13th- 18th 2015


Rugs by the Sea ~A Traditional Rug Hooking School~ CELEBRATING 28 YEARS AT THE CHALFONTE September 13 – 18, 2015 and September 20 – 25, 2015 Co-Directors: Norma Batastini and Linda Woodbury What’s New? We are looking forward to another wonderful year of Rugs by the Sea in September.

After many snowy days here in the Northeast hooking on the porch will be a dream. This year we have added back the Tuesday night dinner to the meal plan. Additionally, Friday’s lunch will be available as a box lunch for those leaving early on the ferry. Returning to our teaching staff this year will be Jen Lavoie and Kris Miller with many new ideas to share with their students.

Betsy Reed joins the staff the first week. She offers many options for wide cut enthusiasts. Read the teacher descriptions for more information on all of the classes.

About Cape May, New Jersey Cape May, a seaside resort since the 1800’s, is rich with historic Victorian architecture and has captured the hearts of the young and old. As discovered long ago by high society in Philadelphia and the South, the spa qualities of its sandy shores and waters warmed by the Gulf Stream will refresh your body and soul. If beach lounging isn’t for you, put on your walking shoes for a stroll on the boardwalk or bicycle on tree shaded neighborhood streets. Gas street lamps add a touch of yesterday to the evening. Steeped in American history, Cape May offers a peek into the past with many tours of restored homes as well as antiques shops, art exhibits and specialty shops. September is also the peak of hawk migration and the Audubon Society offers many bird walks as well as the internationally known hawk watch at Cape May Point. Come have a fall love affair with Cape May.

About The Chalfonte 301 Howard Street, Cape May, NJ — 609-884-8409 or http://www.chalfonte.com The Chalfonte was built in 1876 by the northern Civil War hero Colonel Henry Sawyer. The hotel was purchased in 1910 by the Satterfield family of Richmond, Virginia. They are credited with imbuing the hotel with its Southern ambiance. In 2008 Robert Mullock bought Cape May’s “grand lady” and he is committed to preserving the historic landmark with the addition of modern conveniences. Chalfonte guest rooms are unique in character, featuring classic seashore cottage design. Most rooms now have air conditioning; other rooms are cooled by ceiling fans and crisp Atlantic breezes. Accommodations are comfortable and quaint and feature private or semi-private baths. Telephones and a color television are located off the main lobby. The dining room is famous for southern style home cooking especially their fried chicken.

Calendar of Events Sunday, September 13 or September 20 Check in-4 pm to 6 pm Dinner-6 pm Set up and meet teachers-7 pm Monday, September 14 or September 21 Class time-9 am to 3:30 pm Tuesday, September 15 or September 22 Class time-9 am to 3:30 pm Wednesday, September 16 or September 23 Class time-9 am to 3:30 pm Rug Show 10:30 am to 4:00 pm Thursday, September 17 or September 24 Class time-9 am to 3 pm Show and tell-3:30 pm Friday, September 18 or September 25 Check out-by 9 am Class time-9 am to 12 noon Box lunch available at 11:00 am All other meal times will be announced at check in.

Rug Exhibition The rug shows will be held on Wednesday, September 16 and Wednesday, September 23 from 10:30 am until 3:30 pm. Please bring any finished work that you would like to show. This is a wonderful opportunity to share the art of rug hooking with the public and one another. Travel Information Located at the southern most tip of New Jersey, Cape May can be reached by car via the Garden State Parkway. Cape May can also be reached via the ferry departing from Lewes, Delaware. The closest airports are Philadelphia International, 90 miles northwest and Atlantic City, 40 miles north. Contact the following for more information: Cape May Chamber of Commerce, 609-884-5508, Cape May – Lewes Ferry, 609-886-1725 or 302- 426-1155 or http://www.capemay-lewesferry.com. Materials Prior to the start of classes, teachers will contact you about your project for the week. They can provide patterns and custom wool if needed. The school store will be stocked with patterns, wool, books and other rug hooking necessities. If you plan to hook at night, please bring a work lamp and extension cord.

We look forward to meeting new and familiar faces this fall at Rugs by the Sea. Norma Batastini, Co-Director 973-746-2936 Nlbatastini@verizon.net Linda Woodbury, Co-Director 862-253-4343 Linda.woodbury@gmail.com

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