Hey there, everyone! I am in need of your help! I am incredibly fortunate & blessed to be able to spend my days in my studio and kitchen, dreaming up new creations and projects. Putting together the newsletter is another thing that I really enjoy doing- it allows me to "play" in lots of different mediums and then share it all with you, my lovely readers! I do truly appreciate that you take the time to read what I've written in my blog and newsletter. That being said- I'd like to make the blog and newsletter even better! I would love your feedback. We are planning on rolling out some changes in the next several months to make both the blog and the newsletter more attractive and easy to utilize. (But the Newsletter will remain FREE, published about 7 times per year. If you are not already a subscriber but would like to be, you can sign up here.)
(If you would like to see previous issues, click here to go to the Newsletter archives.)
Right now the Newsletter features recipes, simple craft projects and decorating ideas, etc.
- Is there anything else you'd like to see? Other topics you'd like to see covered?
- What do you like most about the Newsletter?
- Is there anything you wish we'd just rid of? (Please be honest- if there is something you dislike or find distracting, we would like to know...)
- Should it be longer? shorter?
- More photos? Less photos?
- Do you have suggestions for changing the format?
******Also, right now the entire newsletter lands directly in your inbox- would you be opposed to having to click over to your browser (i.e. the interwebs) to view the newsletter? By placing the newsletter in a magazine format on the internet, it would be more attractive and easier to read, but would require you to click away from the email- would this discourage you from reading it? (This is a very important question- your feedback will determine the new format we choose for the newsletter.)
Oh, and I'm so tired of saying "Newsletter" over and over- so boring! I would love some suggestions for a new name. Something catchy, or homey & comforting, or relating to creativity....
So in order to entice you to respond (and not very subtly, either!) I am hosting a Giveaway...
Leave a comment here with your suggestions, or email me your suggestions (subject line: Suggestions Giveaway). There will be 2 winners- one will be my favorite suggestion, and the other will be randomly chosen from all comments and emails, so everyone will have a chance. If you have any suggestion- even if it seems small or you don't think it's great- please let me know! You never know where the best ideas will come from! (I've been referring mostly to the Newsletter, but I would also love your suggestions regarding my blog- content, layout, colors, frequency of posts, etc.)
Please comment or email by Tuesday December 4, 2012 (11:59 pm EST) to be entered in the Giveaway. (Of course, after that deadline, I would still be most interested in your feedback- any time...)
Oh wait! I almost forgot! Each prize will include:
- A collection of Aurifil Thread- 10 yummy spools
- An autographed copy of my book, Fruitful Hands
- A starter kit for making paper-pieced hexi's
- A fabric panel from my Oh Holy Night fabric collection
These are fabulous prizes- the retail value on each prize is $75.00. Wow!
Thank you in advance for taking the time to give me your ideas and suggestions- it is truly, truly appreciated (big hug here)!
So........ since we are talking about the Newsletter, here is a preview of what's in store for the December issue, which will go out at the beginning of next week. (The subscription is free- you can sign up in the upper right bar of this blog. By signing up, you will only get the newsletter approximately every other month, no other emails from me- unless something incredible happens that I have to share, like if Brad Pitt and George Clooney are both my houseguests for the weekend, I will probably let you know... otherwise, I won't clutter up your inbox....)
December's Newsletter will feature:
Our family recipe for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Free Printable Holly-day Tags
Instructions to make your own (inexpensive) Sparkly Tree Forest
Holiday Kitty & Friends Pattern
We celebrate festive RED....
Recipe for Apple Hazelnut Gorgonzola Mini Tarts
(a scrumptious appetizer for your holiday get togethers.....)
PLUS: Details about our upcoming sale....
Thanks for your participation and good luck on the Giveaway!!!
(Feel free to pass this on to your friends via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
I would love lots & lots of feedback... Thank you.)