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2010 July/Aug News



VOL.4 - July/August 2010

WELCOME to everyone that has signed up to be on the email and/or pattern club lists in the past couple of months.. It's always so exciting to meet new people that love primitives. Welcome to my little corner of the prim world.

Many of you have already received what is in this newsletter for July and August...I couldn't wait to share the information with you, so you got it in an email. For those of you that didn't get it, you can see it right here, right now!

Spring market was full of energy, excitement and so much new stuff coming your way! I was able to walk the floor to see what was new and was so delighted to see lots of primitive out there. So watch your local shops and magazines for fun items coming your way. The fabrics I was able to view are delicious. Several companies had just exactly what you and I love. There were many new and younger designers so if you have young children than are interested in getting their feet wet in the sewing world they will be very happy to see what's in store. It was great seeing old friends and making new ones. I always come away from there feeling very refreshed, excited and with tons of ideas running around in my head. It's certainly a candy store for quilters.

My booth turned out to be very fun thanks to help from some very special people. Two gals that contacted me and asked what they could do to help me. I shipped 3 boxes to Minneapolis so I could ahve some of my stuff in the booth. I can't seem to leave all my stuff behind. BUT, the garden theme came together because Amy Brass from Rochester, Minnesota, brought me wonderful props. A cultivator, a wonderful garden gate, clay pots, tin buckets, gardening tools and trays, potted plants in wash tubs and/or wooden boxes and wire baskets, and watering cans. I couldn't have had such a fun booth without her help! And, Tara Lynn Darr with Sew Unique Creations drove from Illinois and stopped at a home depot to buy me some potted plants as well. lol, my list from Florida turned out to be plants that couldn't be purchased up north, but Tara did a wonderful job and brought all the right stuff. My dad always said, "It's not what you know, but who you know!" I think I know some very wonderful people. I made the comment to someone that I had "People" and told told that wasn't the right term......I have "peeps" Thank you so very much Amy and Tara, your kindness meant so much to me!

I didn't return home right away. From market, along with 22 others, I was invited to the American Patchwork and Quilting headquarters in Des Moins, Iowa. It was called The Creative Circle. We were petted and pampered for 3 days. We were taken on a tour of the Meredith Corporation. We got to see first hand the day to day operation of how magazines are put together. I had no idea they published so many. We visted their test gardens for Better Homes and Gardens (Oh My, it was wonderful! You can see pictures by clicking on the telegraph button on the home page and look for the link). We ate in their test kitchens and saw first hand how photo shoots take place. It was the highlight of my trip to spring market. It was so much fun to visit with friends and meet new ones. We shared ideas and I know I learned a great deal from this experience. A heartfelt THANK YOU to Jennifer Keltner and her team. They all made us feel very special.

Thank you to everyone that bought the new spring pattern 'BLOCK PARTY". I hope you enjoyed your box of scraps that came along with that order during that special sale. I can't wait to see your Block Party. Please send me a picture when you can.

My new book is just days away from being available for purchase. I have posted a picture of it on the Keeping room page. lol - it's ok you can go take a peek now if you'd like!

I bet while you were there you also saw two new patterns, "May Baskets" and Patchwork Angels - (2 patterns in one - Glory Girls and Purl) They will only be offered for sale from this website until fall. Shipping date is August 1st........preorder all of the above now by emailing me!

If you follow my blog you already know this too. The pattern club now has a name! BACK DOOR FRIENDS. If you are not a Back Door Friends pattern club member, I do hope you'll join. You can read all about it on the mercantile page of my website.

Speaking of the Back Door Friends...I was so excited about my new book coming out that I forgot to have the drawing for the June Pattern Club winner! I am so sorry! CONGRATULATIONStoCATHIE LAZOR for being the June drawing winner. Your prize will be in the mail to you shortly!

I need your HELP PLEASE!If you are a Back Door Friend member, PLEASE SEND ME YOUR BIRTH DATE. There will be a new program that will start in the next two months. I promise this information will not go anywhere but right here with me. Just send me a quick email giving me your birth date and I'll do the rest. Thanks!

I will be leaving July 28th for Primitives of the Midwest! I know some of you are going and I can't wait to meet you there! I'm all geared up to have a grand time. I know the girls from Quilter's Station have worked very hard to make our stay lots of fun!

deal of the monthisBURNING THE MIDNIGHT OIL - regularly sells for $9.00 is now only $7.50 Order today and save!

If you haven't visited the parlor room for awhile, check it out! New pictures have been added. And, I love getting them so if you haven't sent me a picture for awhile, please do so.

Any additions to this newsletter will be posted at the bottom as usual.

I hope each of you have a wonderful summer. Enjoy your families and please be safe! Until next time, Hugs, Lynda


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