Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New Year to Artful Crafters around the World

Happy New Year!Thank you for visiting, following, and/or subscribing to The Artful Crafter.

It seems that every time I start to think the monthly newsletter is not worth the effort, we get a bunch of new subscribers. So, a special welcome to Cindy, Liz, another Eileen, Evelyn, Natasha, Peggy, Tammy, Nan and Nancy. Thank you for helping us to keep on keepin' on.

Special thanks also to readers who sent in ideas and questions recently: Rose, Valerie, Karissa, Deb, Mary Ellen and Pam.

It was nine years ago that we launched The Artful Crafter website and the monthly newsletter, "The Artful Crafter Digest".

Six months later, we added this blog where I love to interact with readers. I really do! It's a joy to hear from you; get your ideas for new craft projects; and frequently answer your questions.

Readers, followers, and subscribers come and go. But more are coming than going.

Sixty-five percent of our readers are from the U.S., but only 1% from Canada. That surprised me since I have so many crafty Canadian friends. But I guess they are counted in the stats for Mexico where we now share our ex-pat lives. Maybe I can send them on a recruiting drive ...

A big shout out to a special crafty friend in Eastern Europe - Hi Tara!

Isn't this amazing? Not just that that we're bringing together crafters from around the globe and from many different cultures, but also that those in non-English speaking countries are either:

• Far from their country of birth this New Year's Day; or
• Are making the effort to pursue their love of crafts in a second (or maybe even third) language!

May you all have a wonderful New Year filled with happiness, friends, health, success, and lots of crafty goodness!

1 comment:

jinxxxygirl said...

Happy New Year Eileen!

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