Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Personal Touch’ Category

Blog Follow Drawing

Hey there,

JOY STUDIO

blog followers!

Here are the results of April’s “No Fooling Giveaway” drawing.

Our

CONGRATULATIONS

to ten (so happens, email) followers which we will abbreviate here & notify privately:

barbara.

patin

busy

dlw

jmike

nikil

jlyn

dngr

barbar

melon

So, if you think any of the above could be you, watch for an email from me, janet@greatjoystudio.com

My sincere thanks to all of you for following us here at Joy Studio. We love connecting with like minded passionate makers and sharing in your creative interests. New patterns and fabric collections are just around the corner that you won’t want to miss. Also we still plan to hold a really BIG, 2017 Handmaids® Challenge later this year.

And of course, we always have lots more . . . to GIVEAWAY so please, stay tuned.

Again, THANK YOU!

Save

Save

Read Full Post »

New Year Approaching

JoyStudioNewYear2016A

On the cusp of another new year.

2016

What’s ahead, what’s next, what’s this ole world coming to?

Anticipation, reflection and a time for start overs.

I’ve been receiving many FB ‘memories’ notices in my news feed over the past month. A few I’ve shared and some. . . I just take a peek at in amazement. Mine went back at least five years. Interesting, remarkable, some sad, etc. A whole variety of emotions are stirred up.

Likewise, here on the Joy Studio blog I can look into the archives to see what was happening a year ago, five years ago on any given month. Often either goals were being set, challenges met and times of grief, to overcome.

I didn’t realize when I started this blog, that it would serve as sort of a journal exercise for me, with an easy accessible record of the fun, the successes and the disappointments of this artful and life journey.

Where Women Create - Winter Issue 2015/16

Where Women Create – Winter Issue 2015/16

Although I have not always held up so great, I’ve been very lucky (so to speak)/blessed and watched over. I know, that God has brought me through it all. I haven’t always seen or felt it and still have my struggles. However, looking back over the last four (tough) years, through my family, my friends (close that I’ve known for dozens of years & many of you I’ve never met) and my creative work, the love (His) and watch care is clear.

And I’m grateful.

So, whatever God has planned for this new year, I’m going to keep trying,

to be ready,

be seeking,

be better.

Thank you once again, for supporting my efforts with your heartfelt comments and interaction both here on this blog and on our Facebook pages and Instagram. It has been very encouraging.

I sincerely appreciate you! And I look forward to more creative fun and work ahead as we share our gifts.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

JoyStudioE

Joy Studio on FB

Handmaids® on FB

Tidings of Great Joy on FB

Read Full Post »

JoyStudioChristmas2015

Christmas sort of snuck up on me this year. It was a very busy 2015.

However, a wonderful year! I hope yours was too.

As it stands today . . . we are,

JoyStudioChristmas2015B

still decorating,

JoyStudioChristmas2015F

still wrapping,

JoyStudioChristmas2015E

still opening Christmas cards,

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble

still shopping but only picking up a ham,

JoyStudioChristmas2015H

still not snowing except on grandma Wecker’s buffet,

JoyStudioChristmas2015D

still singing,

&

our site, tidingsofgreatjoy.com . . . is still down. Our apologies.

Similar company info can be viewed on our sister site

Handmaids.com if you need to contact us.

Hopefully after the holidays we’ll be back up & running.

Running for sure. It’s the new normal, right?

MERRY CHRISTMAS

to you all!

Read Full Post »

Joy Studio

On news stands,

T O D A Y !

Winter Issue of

Where Women Create

&

where our

JOY STUDIO

is honored, to be among the featured artists.

Page 38!

JoyStudioWWCA

JoyStudioWWCBJoyStudioWWCC

&

We have three copies to S H A R E!

Leave a comment here on the blog

telling us about your favorite work space or place

where you create,

to enter this flash blog

G I V E A W A Y !

By random drawing – Winners announced January 31, 2016

Also,

JoyStudioWWCD

Along with the Winter Issue,

we are including one of the hand made produce pincushions

that was featured in out recent

Sewing Seeds II

Quilting Treasures booth at Quilt Market.

&

A Letter Stitch fat quarter!

LetterStitchFatQuarters

We hope you will enjoy reading our family story in

Where Women Create.

~

For you Dad

Read Full Post »

JoyStudioMC14A

OH MY!

JoyStudioMC14b

JoyStudioMC14C

JoyStudioMC14D

JoyStudioMC14E

Shopped,

Decorated,

Baked & Wrapped.

All in celebration of the greatest gift?

Time to refocus.

JoyStudioMC14F

Tidings of Great Joy . . .

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.   Luke 2:11

JoyStudioMC14G

All is calm, all is bright.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Read Full Post »

Switching Gears

WHOA!

We’re back from the Jam and into market mode. Quilt Market, in two weeks.

HandmaidsBeachQuilting

Art Biz Jam was stupendous, what can I say.

A beautiful beach . . .

JWeckerFrischBeachWalk

Art Licensing seminar with guest speaker Ingid Liss (Demdaco) . .

A roomful of artists . . . . .

ArtBizJamLuau

And my daughter, Kate.

Read Full Post »

Time Out

IT’S HERE ALREADY!

A R T   B I Z   J A M

Artbjwd-graphic-white

I signed up months ago when it seamed like a far off, fun way to spend a few days in an attempt, to rest, refresh and refocus on, the (my) art. Where it came from and possibly where it’s going and why.

A time to retreat from the extremely busy year of working, renovating, moving, etc.

And, I expect, a time to reflect, as well.

A time of learning from artist friends & associates/colleagues in the BIZ, who will be teaching.

&

As an extra bonus, a time to share the experience with my graphic artist daughter, Kate.

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »