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Happy New Year

oh yes and never give up on your dreams.  I've been at this a long time and have been very fortunate to have plenty of press but let me tell you and be comforted in the knowing that it takes what it takes and I am on the slow curve of success but I'm ok with that.  Success has come slow and steady but you know what they say.  I marvel at the folks that keep coming back and I am so grateful for your friendship.  Just another thank you in the long line of thanks.  So maybe some of you remember this from 2002 Country Living.  Yes that was me.  xoxo your friend Jen.

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18 Responses to “Happy New Year”

  1. jenny fish says:

    Your are more successful than you probably realize. Not all your success is measurable. A case in point, even before I found your blog, anytime I would see things in stores like the wreath hanging on the door in this picture, I always thought of your work featured in Country Living. I am sure lots of readers of that magazine have done the same thing. You have certainly carved out your own signature niche my friend. Even if it is imitated and you don’t get credit, grrrr, it’s still inspired by you work. Now THAT is success my friend!

  2. Oh, Yeah, I remember that was where I first heard of you….you and the fabulous Mrs. Amy B….I have been a Country Living subscriber for sheer eons!!! And to think I am friends with you…I am very grateful that God allowed our paths to cross…VERY GRATEFUL!! And a very happy new year to you…I think I may be able to let it start now…maybe…

  3. Allie says:

    Jennifer, you are amazing. Just amazing. And I used to subscribe to CL, I remember seeing you. You just keep doing what you’re doing, cuz we all sure appreciate it!

  4. LuAnn Smith says:

    I guess I had seen you in Country Living (before I really met you LOL) but I don’t remember that. What I remember is how you supported a total stranger and gave her the encouragement to follow her dreams. That stranger is me, of course, and I will always be grateful!

  5. Monique says:

    So funny I just came across an old December issue that had your fabrics all over it & this time I felt even happier to see it because I know the sweet person behind it!

  6. Melissa P says:

    It’s like Jenny said…not all success can be measured. Your life and your vision touches many people in many ways. You have given back to the Creative and will continue to be rewarded. Thanks for generously sharing your point of view!

  7. Erika says:

    It is funny that you have this post because I think it was just last week that I was trying to make my husband understand that pillows in a tv show were made with your fabric. He simply could not understand why I thought that was so COOL.
    I do believe that success is measured in a multitude of ways–perhaps it is a bit too slow for you at times but we are here because you are a success. And a wonderful person. Besides, can you imagine how many people wish they could be in a magazine?:)

  8. Alison Gibbs says:

    Never give up on your dreams.
    Well said Jen
    Alison

  9. paige says:

    since you know i’ve been a frequent shall i dare say stalkerish fan of yours from way back, you know i have all the images from mag’s past of your fabulous home & fabulous creations.
    i can pick ‘em out a mile away!
    blessings on your most deserved success jen
    xo

  10. Mechelle says:

    You Inspired us all to keep working hard each day.. You have helped me set new goals for this year and just daily goals as wells.
    My “success” is super slow and really not even there yet, lol.. but I am not giving up!
    Thanks for mentoring us all, thanks for your friendship and Thank you making the most beautiful fabric for us to created things with!!!
    You are our star!
    Mechelle

  11. amy norris says:

    girl…..you don’t need press bc you are so awesome. i agree with lots of these comments, you are a GREAT inspiration. keep it up!

  12. Oh wow, you back in 2002! Your talent never ceases to amaze me! We’re on your bandwagon!

  13. hi! i cant imagine our world without you and all your fabulous fabrics and ideas! you give so much inspiration and we truly admire and thank you so so much!!

  14. I remember the first “rag” purses I started selling on Ebay was made with your beautiful Mod Girls and Girl Friends. I loved your fabrics back then, and still do today! I’m on the slow track too, just put out my first pattern while being “middle aged” It’s o.k.!! The slow track feels pretty good! Love you Jennifer! YOu are so supportive and encouraging.

  15. marie says:

    you are the best in everything, friend, artist, inspiration, wife, mom the list goes on! love ya! m

  16. JoieDeVivre says:

    Jennifer:
    YES indeed I have that copy of CL from 2002 and I was smitten by it; I must have looked that those photos hundreds of times with all the bling and sparkles. You have come a long way Jennifer and you have inspired so many women, more than you will ever know. You are truly gifted and even more so, so gracious!
    Blessings!

  17. You inspire me more than you know….You are a total success!!

  18. Helena Weber says:

    Happy New Year to you, dear Jen. Thank you for all the inspiration and love you give.
    Blessings to you,
    Helena

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