Merry, Merry!

H E L L O  T H E R E !

As you can see, I jumped from our Halloween Quilt Market booth straight to Christmas here on the blog. November and most of December I focused on new art, patterns and regular life. Time is still the number one creative schedule handicap. Can’t seam to get everything done.

However, I do want to take this time to post a sincere thank you for your support of the products, encouragement and following me with the likes and very kind comments throughout the past year . . . and, longer!!! It really feels great to know that we share a creative connection.

YOU keep me going!

Thank you makers and creators. 😉

And –

Wishing you the best of EVERYTHING in the new year!

“Paperdoll” fabric by J Wecker Frisch from Riley Blake Designs can be found in quilt shops.

The “Doll House” appliqué designs can be found at Missouri Star Quilt Co.

“Doll House” Kits can be purchased at Fabric.com

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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!

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New Year Approaching

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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.

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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!

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Still Time Before Christmas

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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,

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still decorating,

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still wrapping,

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still opening Christmas cards,

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Barnes & Noble

still shopping but only picking up a ham,

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still not snowing except on grandma Wecker’s buffet,

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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!

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!

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&

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,

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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!

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We hope you will enjoy reading our family story in

Where Women Create.

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For you Dad