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!