Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Farmer's Journal Feature

I can not believe I forgot to tell you guys about this!  Several weeks ago when I was sick, I received a text message.  I was kind of in a daze when it came in, so I kind of read it and kind of didn't.  


Now that's weird.  I only know one John and he doesn't live in Kerry.  And he wouldn't send me text kisses.  Who is this?  I went right back to sleep.  A few hours later it was still niggling at me.  Who is John?  Ah ha!  I finally realized that Kerry has a booming farming industry and that John (still don't know who he is!) must have seen the Fluffy Sheep Quilting feature in the Irish Farmer's Journal.  


You see, I entered the Rural Innovation awards back in December.  I heard in May that I won second place within the Social Media category.  Great news!  Part of the prize was a film about the shop.  I also won a feature within the Farmer's Journal.  So, I wrote the article ages ago and sent it off...and kind of forgot about it.  Until John texted and reminded me.  Anyway, when I was feeling better I went down to the shop and picked up a copy for myself.  Inside (deep inside...) I found this:


A two page spread on social media covering the basics of why it should be included in your business strategy, the basics on the big players of social media and a center page fold of the business that won first prize in the social media category.  Squeezed over on the right, you'll find a little feature on Fluffy Sheep Quilting.


The rainbow charms were a hit with the photographer!  Even though I totally blush with the unflattering photo of myself in a national newspaper, it's great to have a bit of coverage.  Coming in second in the Rural Innovation Awards has been just wonderful for the shop.  I'm thrilled to have participated and would really suggest anyone starting a shop should check locally for a competition such as this.  It will only make you (and your business) stronger.  Thanks for the reminder, John!




24 comments:

A Quilter's Mission - Vicki said...

Congrats once again! You are really becoming famous.

Charlotte said...

that's fantastic!

tomomi mcelwee said...

Congratulations! It looks fab and big.

Patchwork and Play said...

Congratulations! You must be chuffed! I hope these accolades contribute to more business coming your way!

memmens said...

Well done, you're probably reaching a new audience there too!

Rosy Sews said...

When I saw "Farmers Journal" in the title in my feed from Blog Lovin I knew it just had to be a blog from Ireland :) That is a great spread Cindy, hope it generated an increase in visits to and purchases from the shop! (Great to put a face to the name too)

Canadian Abroad said...

You couldn't take a bad photo if you tried! Love that you did so well. Fluffy Sheep (and you) is the best.

Agnes Warren said...

Well done Cindy. Lovely article. You look great..

Archie the wonder dog said...

Congratulations!

Elita en Suisse said...

Great article Cindy! Glad you're feeling better too. :-)

Leanne said...

You got more ink than the winner, that is always good. I am glad to see your shop getting so much attention. I hope you have texted John back, maybe he quilts.

Aoife said...

Woop! Congratulations - a 2/3 of a page spread is awesome and your shop looked great in the pics!

Strawberry Patch said...

Look at you mrs famous!

Flying Blind... said...

Centrefold in the Farmer's Journal eh!!? I'll say no more xxx

Judy said...

Congrats on being published! I think the photo of you looks great. Wow, I know a famous person now ;-) Enjoy and I hope that it brings a lot of business your way.
Judy

Karen said...

Congrats on your features! :o)

Catherine said...

Congratulations on such a fabulous article

Cindy Sharp said...

Congratulations!

kathy said...

Super Congrats.
A reminder not to neglect the local yokels.

Emily's Mum said...

Oh wow. Well done ... And we all love a farmer

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Oh my goodness I bet you his surname is O'Sullivan Can you just imagine his bogger accent.. He probably wanted to talk/sing about sheep with you...(really John...I'm only making up a yarn...I think it's great that you are broadening your horizons. Or is that your Kerry charm that you are working on?)

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Too funny. Congrats hon!

Katy Cameron said...

I may have had a bit of a giggle about all the Irish farmers drooling over you in their tractors at lunchtime :oD

Nicky said...

Haha! Cindy the icon of Irish farmers!

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