Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Don't know what to say here.....

.....I've removed a post from my blog.  If you don't know what it was, we'll just leave it at that.  If you do, well, I'm moving on, moving forward.  I thank everyone for the nice words of encouragement and the emails. I didn't start my blog to be a place for negativity, who needs that, eh?  We can turn on the news and get enough of that.

So, on to better things!   Keep the Chicken dish names coming.  I do have a couple I  like but I'm looking for more.

There is a new design in the works and I will once again, begin to sell my patterns.


I want to share with you a picture that was sent to me by Lynn.  She made these cuties using my "Bitty Critters" pattern and I LOVE them!



26 comments:

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Maureen,
I'm so glad you changed your mind~ I know many will be "sew happy"!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I'll be sending you an order shortly.
Blessings,
Jean

Kays Kids said...

Dear Maureen, You are so right we need to focus on the good things in life.
I'm so glad you are going to sell your patterns again. We all love them. Something Chooky is coming up I can tell. What about Chicken ar la king. That is really a recipe, in an old book that was my mothers.
Hugs
Kay

From Sherry's Heart said...

Good for you Maureen!!!!
I had hoped that once you got over your hurt and sadness you would go back to designing and selling your patterns. By not doing what you do best you were 1st & foremost only hurting yourself and 2nd,the people who do love and buy your patterns. I've been selling my work for almost 40 years. About 30 of those years was doing shows. I've seen it all!!! This was going on LONG BEFORE selling on the internet and it will continue to go on!! Though I don't sell patterns,I do design a lot of my own work. Through all my years of selling I have often seen my things copied. Just last week I saw a design of mine up for auction on eBay. It was done by a person who I had thought was a "friend".She had bled me dry of teaching & knowledge.I would even take her things with me to sell at my shows,and when I'd return home,I'd just give her the money.When I became to ill to travel to shows & sell her work,she was gone.No longer did she need me.Sure it hurts,but there's nothing I can do about it,except to go on doing what I do. I've always felt that people who had the talent to do patterns always had bread & butter money from selling those patterns.You made the right choice to not give up your bread & butter money!!!!
Sherry

Judy Mathis said...

Wonderful, you must be loved Maureen. How about chacha chicken?

Susan said...

I am so glad you have changed your mind. There will always be people who steal from others and make immoral decisions, but there are far more of us who do it the right way. By not selling you would actually have been helping them because they would continue to print and sell your patterns and unknowing people would buy from them, not you. One way to try to accidently avoid this is to purchase from the designers own website and not some middle man site. Glad you're back and can't wait until the bleeding from the IRS stops enough to start purchasing again.

lisa said...

Hi Maureen :)
yay glad you will be selling again i really love you patterns even though i havent officially sewed one yet {i brought the cookies anyone pattern few months back SUPER CUTE !! have it on my to make for christmas list }i love looking at what you make simply because they are SUPER DOOPER CUTE! and you are very Talented
hugs and blessings
xo

Cynthia said...

So happy you reconsidered! I usually don't comment but with what I saw yesterday, I had too. When I was starting you inspired me in so many ways and still do. I just couldn't keep quiet for others who don't follow the rules. How can I even think that I wouldn't see your patterns again. Oh my God! I have 3 of your dolls and I treasure them. I don't have all of your patterns, but I do have quite a bit. Oh almost forgot Chicken a la Parmesana! Thanks again! Blessings! Cynthia

Cynthia said...

So happy you reconsidered! I usually don't comment but with what I saw yesterday, I had too. When I was starting you inspired me in so many ways and still do. I just couldn't keep quiet for others who don't follow the rules. How can I even think that I wouldn't see your patterns again. Oh my God! I have 3 of your dolls and I treasure them. I don't have all of your patterns, but I do have quite a bit. Oh almost forgot Chicken a la Parmesana! Thanks again! Blessings! Cynthia

Prims and Annies said...

I'm so glad you have made this decision...if I had discovered your patterns when I first started making prims I would not have a drawer full of others that I don't use. These people know what they are doing is wrong...I do believe in karma.
Have a great day and I can't wait until your next pattern. I just finished making 5 of your standing rabbit using gray and brown brushed felt..as always all your patterns turn out great...you definitely have a God give talent and am so happy you will be returning to doing what you love.
Smiles and huggs,
Maxie

WoolenSails said...

I am glad you will still be selling patterns, I started following you this week when I saw you new patterns.
What kind of recipes are you looking for, quick and easy, party food or healthy styles?

Debbie

dcalton said...

wow, that pic is so darn cute! ok, i am inspired, i am gonna pull out my pattern and start at least one (i dont know if i am ambitious enuf to do a ROW of them!) AND i am very happy you will continue on, i will think happy thoughts for you!

here a chick there a chick?!

stnyrdge said...

Hugs Maureen,
I knew you were the bigger better person...you just needed to vent and let people know where you stand! A very sad situation...SHAME on them!
I am so glad you aren't going to
let this get the best of you!
HUGS!!
Jacqui

Gammies' Primitive Attic said...

Maureen,
I have been so sad about your last post...When I saw it was gone I was so glad. After being at your open house and meeting you I just thought maybe when you sleep on it you will realize that we love you and what you create. And that you would be back again. All I could think about was that chicken pattern you have in the works and how I might never get to see it or make it...Now I will get sewing with all the shaggy felt that you so kindly gave me...Love ya Maureen

sandy said...

Hi, Maureen,
I was so happy to read today's blog post. You have such a talent for creating and designing!
Here are some chicken names:
Chicken Divan
Chicken a la francaise
Chicken gumbo
Chicken delight
Chicken tetrazzini
This pattern sounds intriguing! Can't wait!
Sandra

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm glad to see you feel better about things today, too. Who is Lynn? I would love to go look at these critters some more! Hugs!

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

So glad to hear of your change of heart. Remember--THEY have to face things they have done in the end!! Just keep on keepin' on!! Love your designs!!--Jan

Buttons In The Attic said...

Maureen--I am sooo glad you decided to keep on with your patterns! I was just heartbroken when you were talking about quitting--I will be sending you an order for more patterns after this coming payday! Yippee!!

Ronnie said...

So glad you are not going to let other control your life and what you do. Can't wait to see your new designs!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

OMG are they cute!!
I'm happy that you made a decision to resume your pattern sales. Thatta' girl!!
I haven't left a chicken recipe because they are all taken I think.
Hugs,
Susan

NanniesKitchen said...

I have to be honest, I really only like your patterns. So... YIPPPPIIEEEE!!

Beckyjean said...

Hi Maureen~

So glad you decided to continue selling your patterns.

Becky

CardinalCrafts said...

Oh Maureen, I am so happy that you decided to continue on. Life is good. Ha ha!

Chicken fried rice
uh chicken salad
chicken and dumplings
chicken alfredo
chicken divan
chicken enchiladas
chicken fajitas
chicken kabobs
general chicken

my husband hates chicken
lol!

Christina

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Hi Maureen,
Glad to hear that you will continue to sell your patterns to us honest folk. We Thank You! Without you ~ some of us don't have a business either. Those rotten eggs will get whats coming to them in the end.
Love those little critters!!! So Adorable!!!
Chicken??? We just had Chicken for supper ~ I can't think of any more Chicken recipes ~ lets just have Chicken Tacos!!!
Prim Blessings
and Thanks for sharing your talents with us!
Robin

Starry Nites Farm said...

I understand your sadness and frustration, but I too am glad you will continue to sell your wonderful designs.

Hugs,
Mary

Maritza said...

thank God we got you back... you are such a great designer You know I admire you. You have the right to feel bad about this... but you need to go on. I know this is your life and one of the things that you sherrished the most.. your dolls. So dont be mad anymore and I hope you creativity keeps flowing for so many years to come...

Debbie Johnson said...

You are very talented!!
Chicka Pea?