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Just a note!

looking through blogs earlier yesterday I came across my dear friend Clarice Fox-Hughswho embraced my blog from very early on and must has stopped everyday until she was sure I was up and running..She’s a mother hen that way and keeps close tabs on her peeps. She was so loving and encouraging and I have a special place in my heart for her! But yesterday I have to say I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw this photo because recently I was pegged as being too “Hallmarky” not sure what it means but when I see this I see someone who gets what I’m about…..Refreshing the timeworn with a splash of color and these in turn will be tomorrows time worn. This picture is a celebration of what I am about..” I can see yesterday from here” One foot planted firmly in my roots the other possessing a very modern and relevant handle on today..ok so humor me! Thanks Clarice !!!
and if you can describe Hallmarky let me know..

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34 Responses to “Just a note!”

  1. jen says:

    Hallmarky? That is a little harsh. I love your fabrics and really enjoy your blog!

  2. Dede Warren says:

    Well, if you’re Hallmarky, then I wanna be Hallmarky too! Your style is unique and refreshing, while bringing back the comfort of days gone by. You are no one but your own unique self. Bravo to that!

  3. From one designer to another I have to say whoever said that doesn’t know what they are talking about! You are the LAST designer I would peg as “Halmarky” ?? LOL
    Sandi

  4. Laurie says:

    “Hallmarky?” What in the world is “Hallmarky”? Whoever said such a thing does not know what taste and fashion is. You of all people have such a wonderful flair and style that I AM SO IN LOVE WITH! I have been a fan of yours since day one, Jennifer…..*muah*
    I was just thinking that I am tapping my feet until your new line comes out in stores. I really need to get going on my quilt. Love your SIS BOOM style. Anyhow, people who make comments about other people are usually insecure, so I wouldn’t let the insecurities of others touch you. You inspire the BEST of US!

  5. teresa says:

    Well whatever your style is I love it. It’s YOU and it’s beautiful!!

  6. clarice says:

    Oh my gosh Jennifer, you made me cry. Thank you !!!!!
    As far is what is “Hallmarky”. To me it would me someone who is semimetal, who loves home and family and all that reminds one of those things. I suppose it could be old-fashioned but I do not know why. I think it would great to be “Hallmarky” . I am not sure if the person who said it meant it as a complement, but I would take it that way. Actually I think I will have a tee-shirt made with that saying.
    Clarice-who adores your style and when she grow-up wants to be just like you !!!!

  7. Jennifer ~ Your style is beautiful and unique. I love it! And, I love that teacup! Gorgeous color there.
    Not sure what to add to the “Hallmarky” bit… “Hallmarky” reminds me of being ‘cookie-cutter’, or being like everyone else. So.not.true for you. {Although, I like Clarice’s interpretation.} I’d say phooey, because you are unique, and I love your colorful, beautiful style! Such inspiring work you do!

  8. Laurie says:

    PS….I forgot to mention how beautiful that teacup is on your gorgeous fabric! Sorry if I was too harsh on that “hallmarky” comment, yes, maybe the person meant it as a compliment! We need to think the best out of others, right?! :)

  9. jeanetta says:

    man i feel even more out of the loop. now i dont even know what the slang designer/crafty words mean.
    i love your bold designs and how to colors just vibrate against each other.

  10. okay first of all anyone who wants to comment something about someone else’s style or work without any sort of design experience does not deserve your time of day.
    who in the hell calls anyone ” Hallmarky” as if Hallmark is the cornerstone on what design and life is all about. If anything those of us who design in this business know they steal everything from everyone so in that sense we are all ” Hallmarky”.
    What would they call me if they looked at my work and blog since I design for many of these areas most especially cards and stationery, the queen of “seasons” and “reinvention” ha! this whole business is sooo silly and Jennifer as a person so far beyond this
    do not even mention them. I love you for your spirit, and enthusiasm, and pure creativity and who cares what others think, I don’t so you shouldn’t either!! I am sure you are not losing sleep over it anyway.
    Plug on my fellow talented friend, hey how many other people can get signed on by United Media, not too many!!
    okay I have ranted enough!! but these so called “labeling” gets me crazy, they have no idea what you can do.
    xo
    Ellen

  11. Alison Gibbs says:

    Hallmarky – what the …. is Hallmarky anyway. Don’t listen to them.
    I love your style and colors.
    Alison

  12. Mary says:

    Surely they meant “classic” and/or “timeless.”

  13. definition of hallmark: any mark or special indication of genuineness and good quality. enough said.
    love you!
    blessings,
    danielle
    http://www.thevintagedragonfly.typepad.com

  14. Amy says:

    I just have to tell you that you are my absolute favorite designer – I had such an emotional reaction to your first fabric line in the spread in Country Living magazine a couple of years ago – The vintage design in all my absolute favorite bright happy colors – it spoke to something in my heart – exactly what I would have designed if I could… I’ve been a huge fan ever since… You inspired me to come back to sewing… keep it up!!!!!
    Another little story – Recently I came across an old magazine clipping I had torn out – the picture was of a designer in her studio – I had clipped it out as something about the room inspired me – turns out the designer was you! – it was an ad for a labling device – several years ago – so even before I “knew” who you were, you inspired me.

  15. LOVE that picture! Not sure what Hallmarky means either. I’ve been a fan of yours for a long time. You encourage me to use more color with your designs. Thank you.

  16. Cassi says:

    I LOVE the teacup picture! In fact my co-worker and I were just talking about what color to paint her dining room and the beautiful teal of the teacup is the winner.

  17. Karla says:

    OMG that is a perfect photo. I can see that mounted in a lovely frame. I don’t know what Hallmarky means but as far as I’m concerned, it is a good thing to be!
    Karla

  18. Jennifer P. says:

    As a gal who loves to spend time in the Hallmark store–I’d love to be labeled “Hallmarky”!
    And just like an above commenter, in my book of inspiration is an article from This Old House from a few years back titled “I’m Jennifer Paganelli and This is My Office”. And here you are–in all your hallmarky glory ;)! Own it girl!

  19. kathy says:

    We love your fabrics at Material Obsession and totally get the new take on the old. The tea cup shot does say a lot about what we are up to! Mod Girls was a FUN version of old with new colors and we have particularly used the woodblock for borders for gorgeous results! absolutely love your stuff! kathy doughty

  20. kathy says:

    We love your fabrics at Material Obsession and totally get the new take on the old. The tea cup shot does say a lot about what we are up to! Mod Girls was a FUN version of old with new colors and we have particularly used the woodblock for borders for gorgeous results! absolutely love your stuff! kathy doughty

  21. Beautiful photograph. It really does tell your fabric story. You blend perfectly the old with the new. Your work is timeless.

  22. Jona says:

    Hallmark wishes they could be like you!!!! Dreamy teacup!

  23. Melissa Danner says:

    I just want to add to what has already been said. I adore your fabrics and am inspired to create when I have them in front of me. I am not sure what “Hallmarky” is, but I am sure that your designs would not fit that description.
    I especially loved getting to meet you at Silver Bella this last November. I took 2 of your classes, and thoroughly enjoyed both of them. You are indeed as fun and inspiring as your fabrics.
    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity,
    Melissa

  24. Caroline says:

    Well, if you are hallmarky…then I am too, or least I aspire to be! LOL
    I love the picture of the fabric and the teacup, the vividness of the colors are so engaging…I stared at it for at least 5 minutes just reveling in the beauty!
    Thanks for sharing!

  25. *Heidi* says:

    Lovely vintage tea cup and saucer on DELIGHFUL fabric table top covering… I’ll bet you smiled REAL big when you saw that! Love it!
    *Heidi*

  26. Agree with all of the comments, You are an inspiration to so many people and such a beautiful, warm spirit whom I am proud to call my friend!!!!Thank you so much for putting yourself out there for all of us to see.
    BTW…LOVE the checkbook covers. THANK YOU!

  27. Tammy says:

    Hallmarky, ma-larky! That’s what I say! If you’re Hallmarky (whatever that means), then I want to be Hallmarky, too! :)

  28. Tanya Whelan says:

    What?!!! Who said that? Let me at em!! Obviously they have never bothered to really read your blog. It’s possible that some people are so blithely cynical that they just can’t believe you’re as nice as you seem on your blog. I can say with 100% certainty that you are not only as nice as you seem on your blog but are, in fact, one of the nicest, most authentic and open hearted people I have ever met. And, as usual, you have the most gracious and wise response to such silliness. You are an inspiration to me every day…
    love,
    t

  29. I love Hallmark! I love that picture! Those are such yummy tastey colors! I “Love” your taste! It is Sooo SIS BOOMY!!!!

  30. michelleb. says:

    I find “Hallmarky” to be plastic. Mass produced. A bit un-imaginative. Good-in-a-pinch.
    I find Sis Boom anything but “Hallmarky”. It’s modern and vintage and I find it very personal. The people in my world that have received gifts (treasures) from me that include Sis Boom fabrics are appreciative and know they are treasures made especially for them with much thought and love behind them.
    Thank you for what you do!

  31. LuAnn Smith says:

    I love this picture. It’s perfect for a note card. A Hallmark note card, of course…. hahahahaha. What the hell is Hallmarky? You know in your heart that you are true to yourself and your vision and that’s all that really matters. Boy, I pity the poor soul that would stand up in front of this group of women and say anything negative about Sis Boom!

  32. LuAnn Smith says:

    I love this picture. It’s perfect for a note card. A Hallmark note card, of course…. hahahahaha. What the hell is Hallmarky? You know in your heart that you are true to yourself and your vision and that’s all that really matters. Boy, I pity the poor soul that would stand up in front of this group of women and say anything negative about Sis Boom!

  33. Maija Lepore says:

    Every thing you do just simply rocks! Stay true to yourself!

  34. Sue McG says:

    Oh people who make rotten comments like that just don’t know what to do with themselves so they harp on others. Your work is wonderful, don’t stop!
    What a gorgeous photo this is – the teacup and the fabrics are both divine :)

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