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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Very Nice Phone Call....

"Elvira Platt Sampler"
in private collection~ (C) L. Brechlin~ Notforgotten Farm

I received a nice phone call this aft from Tess Rosch,
Publisher for Early American Life Magazine...

we discussed my recent email to the editor of EAL mag,
regarding the acceptance of cross stitch samplers
into their craftspersons directory...
She explained to me, that although they do accept samplers,
there hasn't been any submissions for them as-of-late...
hence, the absence of them in the directory.
I did remind her that a few years ago,
there was an announcement stating that cross stitch samplers
would no longer be included in the directory, and she said that was a snafu...
that they include them in the Textiles category.
She encouraged & advised me to submit my samplers,
and I am thrilled!!
I will be creating some special works in linen & thread for next years Directory,
as I have just missed out on this years' deadline...

Tess is a very kind & professional Lady,
one who works hard at what she does
... to bring the best of Early America to us all.

Thank You Tess!
and my thanks to all of you
who responded with your comments and/or emails!!

Blessings from the Farm,


~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Snafu my... my... broken needle (to be polite). Thx for your efforts to right a wrong Lori. Great update news, have fun with this new project...

~Judy~ said...

WOW! That was a quick response. I'm excited for you.

Ann said...


I love EAL and I'm glad that they responded to you so quickly. That says alot about them. I look forward to getting my subscription in the mail box. I will never have one of the true historic homes, but I study the "look" and drool over the pictures. The articles are very informative as well. Will be looking to see you in it next year. ~Ann

Terrie - The Stitch Store said...

Woo-hoo! You go Girl!

Finegan Antiques said...

That is wonderful news. It just goes to show that the squeeky wheel gets oiled. If you never sent your email and just wondered in silence nothing would have happened. I know in my heart you will get into EAL next time around.


The Crafty Crow said...

That is wonderful, way to go, sometimes its always best to speak up, you just never know. Good luck, your work is beautiful.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

That is good news! Can't wait to see what you create!

rebecca said...

Congratulations on the contact. Sounds fantastic. So glad you emailed them. I love that magazine but only get it speratically. Not familiar with the directory but please let us know when you get your new pieces done. I want to be watching for them and mentions in the magazine.

皇銘 said...

Where did you purchase this product?.................................................................

janeu729 said...

One of my many mantras is..."Nothing ventured, nothing gained." I'm sure your designs will be terrific!!

Have a good trip!

Christine LeFever said...

Tess is a dear friend on this front, as my husband, Gregory, writes for EAL. I am SO glad that she cleared that one up for you, and that you contacted her about it. Good going!


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