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This archived content is from Mary Wilkins’ sewing and quilting message board “Sew What’s New,” which was retired in August 2007. It is being provided by “Sew What’s Up,” which serves as the new home for many members of “Sew What’s New.”
From: MaryW
Date: 05-31-2007, 11:34 AM (1 of 9)
Good day everybody and welcome to the Canadians Sewing newsletter.

It has been rather cool here on the east coast with rain during the nights. However, today is sunny and lovely for hubby to play in the garden. He is anxious to get everything out of our greenhouses and planted in the ground. It is his favorite time of the year.

I was watching a local show on artists in the Nova Scotia region. They showed many artisans who all lived in or around Bear River. One couple were wood turners, I wish my son could have seen some of their lovely work. Another was a lovely lady who purchased used clothing and turned them into something else entirely. A very talented woman who can realize the full potential of cast off fabric.

Another lady is a quilter who uses only silk. I really like some of her work and what an interesting story she tells about the journey quilting has taken her on. You can read it here.

Everyone has expressed their dislike of the newsletters being posted on the site. This is not to my liking either, however it will remain like this until I can find a free newsletter distributor who is reliable and safe. End of story.

I will be merging the Canadians Sewing Newsletter and the Sewing Tip newsletter with the weekly Sew Whats New newsletter. The one large newsletter will now include sewing tips as well as Canadian news along with our regular project listings and contests. This means only one email from Sew Whats New every week that you will read here on the site.

I will also be closing down the Sewing Tip and Canadians Sewing subscribe list in Yahoo later today. As always, you can post your comments and remarks here or email me privately at <email address removed for privacy>

Thank you all for your loyalty and kindness, I appreciate each and every one of you so much.
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: bridesmom
Date: 05-31-2007, 03:42 PM (2 of 9)
Mary, I appreciate the amount of hours you need to put into the website and the newsletters, so combining everything into 1 works just fine for me. What about having a separate forum folder just for your newsletters?? Then they'd be easy to find. I have to admit sometimes I get confused as to where they are supposed to be. Good luck with the search for a reliable and safe distributor!!
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: manonf
Date: 05-31-2007, 04:03 PM (3 of 9)
You are giving so much time for this community of sewers! :up: Thank you very much! You just make the decisions according to whatever fits with your time, energy and "Sew What's New". There will always be someone who is unhappy.

I just appreciate very much this community and all the love put into this!

Cheers! :bg:

User: manonf
Member since: 05-01-2006
Total posts: 3
From: IsabelleB
Date: 05-31-2007, 05:22 PM (4 of 9)
Mary, whatever is good for you, will be good for us. Thank you so very much for those newsletters. I have learned a LOT through them for several years now. THANK YOU! :up:
Sewing blog: Kitty Couture
User: IsabelleB
Member since: 10-25-2006
Total posts: 265
From: esrun3
Date: 05-31-2007, 06:02 PM (5 of 9)
Hi Mary, I like the idea of one newsletter that encompasses all-if you don't want to read something you can skip over it but being all together will make it easier when you want to read it all! I also like the suggestion of a separate folder for your newsletters. But..whatever works for you is fine with me! Thanks for all the effort you put into this site and your newsletters!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: Allore
Date: 05-31-2007, 06:12 PM (6 of 9)
Hi Mary:

Just wanted you to know that I enjoy receiving your emails be it once a week or twice. Thanks for taking the time.

User: Allore
Member since: 04-03-2007
Total posts: 1
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 05-31-2007, 06:49 PM (7 of 9)
Whatever works for you is OK.. We all love you and appreciate your time and energy so much... I love the newsletter any way I can read it.. The tips are always great!!!!
Sew With Love
User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
From: Cathie.Tombs
Date: 05-31-2007, 08:17 PM (8 of 9)
Hi Mary, thanks for the lovely newsletter. I have no complaints at all, and look forward to all POSITIVE mail from you and other sewing ladies!!!!!!!!! I had a great outing with Hubby to-day (vintage fabric, with free Designer Vogue pattern), plus more. Now, tired out, relaxing with tea, and your great newsletter. Cathie in Longueuil, P.Q.
User: Cathie.Tombs
Member since: 08-27-2006
Total posts: 44
From: MaryW
Date: 06-01-2007, 12:39 PM (9 of 9)
Thanks everyone. I will make a separate forum just for the newsletter. That will start next week. Today's newsletter will be under General Sewing.
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
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