Friday, July 23, 2010

Christmas in July or Where did the Time Go?

Well hello there and happy summer to you! I cant believe I have been absent so long and as usual I am feeling guilty for not visiting all of you more. It seems that I don't have any free time this summer. 
Nope, no lemonade & watermelon days here. 
It has been nothing short of hectic. I have a bit of news to share with you.
I received the call about 6 weeks ago that Country Business Magazine wanted to feature my line! I just couldn't believe it. Hence the "Christmas in July"! Yep its quite a gift and I am so grateful to Susan Wagner and Nola Boyd for the opportunity to be seen at all the markets this summer. And how funny that the July issue is a Christmas issue. Bring on the snow!
That's me, the Red & Cream pillows!
For those of you that have retail businesses, this magazine is an insider's guide to whats going on in the gift industry. They cover buying trends, how to promote your store, manage inventory, display ideas and so much more.  
I hope all of you are having a great summer and oh yeah, we are half way to the holidays again! I know you crafters are already preparing!


stefanie said...

nooooooooooooo!!! not Christmas already, I am Never ready!!! lol, but I am very happy for you! congrats

Debra@Common Ground said...

Congratulations! I love your pillows and the color combination is just gorgeous, great mix of fabrics. I love to see hard working women get the exposure they need! I need to check out this magazine!!

Elyse said...

hi sharon!

such exciting news for you and for your business. you are amazing!

somedays i feel like i'm ready for summer to be over but i know i'm not quite ready for winter!

have a great weekend!

Rebecca said...

Congrats! A friend of mine actually gets this magazine ~ It really is a nice guide. Oh, and I was just counting the months till Christmas earlier this afternoon thinking how quickly time flies!
Enjoy the weekend ~ Rebecca

Red Couch Recipes said...

Congratulations! How fun that they are featuring your work! Love it when bloggers get recognized! Joni

Paula said...

Congrats Sharon! I've never heard of that magazine but it sounds interesting. I've started pondering Christmas items...does pondering count? lol:)
Try to squeeze in a little lemonade and watermelon!!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Congrats Sharon...this is great news!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Congrats, Sharon! Looks like business is picking up for you which is wonderful. I can only imagine how busy you've been striking a balance between business and family. Good for you!

Bearly Sane said...

Congratulations Sharon...It always does one good to see oneself in print! Won't be long before you'll be a cover girl.
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Sheree said...

Oh my! How wonderful is that? Nice to see you peeking in and dropping a line! Nice to know you've been busy in a "good" way! :)

Sylvia said...

Congratulations, so nice for you !
Have a wonderful week,

Amber said...

How awesome is that!? Congratulations Sharon! Hopefully one day, BRC will grow up and be just like PC&G! ;) Amber
p.s. busy is a good thing! Keeps us all out of trouble... heehee!

Carolyn said...

Congratulations! Your pillows are lovely.
All the Best,

patty said...

congrats to you!!!
i FINALLY blogged about your generous give-away to cathy and me earlier this summer... mentioned you in my blog.
try to grab some watermelon and have a great day!

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Cathy said...

Your comment made me laugh out loud! I, too, am having a Shrek kinda day over here...messy rooms with clothes everywhere (and then to "clean" they just plop all the clean, folded clothes on their dressers into the dirty laundry!)...summer reading not yet finished...ARGHHHHHHH! Deep breathing, we need! And love -- yep...let's kill 'em with kindness! (calgon take me away} PS -- we've been to AK and come home :)

Anne Marie said...

wow....that was an old post you read...and I haven't heard from him since that day....I seriously think he was an angel........

thanks for your sweet comment - it really means alot :)

Anne Marie
(p.s. very nice to meet you! and congrats on your magazine publicity!! that's terrific!!!!)