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Saturday, April 6, 2013


Have you seen the May 2013 issue of Romantic Homes magazine?  There have been many amazing covers in the past, but this cover is one of my all time favorites.  

I lovingly call it the "PINK" issue, timed perfectly for Mother's Day.  Of course, I adore the color pink.  After all, I named my .com "cute pink stuff."  
 Anyway, before I dive into the main reason for this post, I should give some background.  Jacqueline deMontravel, the editor of Romantic Homes, contacted me several months ago inquiring if I had something PINK for May's special issue.  Knowing my .com most likely would have such an item, Jacqueline would not be disappointed.  I submitted photographs of several pink items from my .com, but none fit the bill because they were one of a kind products.  Suddenly an epiphany emerged.  (I don't often use that word!) 

Diving in now...I told Jacqueline that my 93 year old arthritic mom crochets dish cloths ... pink ones for my .com.  The PERFECT Mother's Day gift from my mom to yours!  Jacqueline agreed.  

Fast forward to the production line.  My mom is a one woman operation.  She's been crocheting a lifetime and has the tenacity of a race horse, but her age and arthritis determine how quickly she can produce quantities of dish cloths.  When I sent my mom a boxful of pink yarn, her response was, "Cindy, I'm not a machine."  My mom has a sense of humor, too.
...and she says she's not a machine! 
 The "PINK" issue is on stands April 9.  Ladies who subscribe to Romantic Homes, including me, received their copy a week earlier.  You'll LOVE this issue, I promise.  

I'm proud to say that after 93 years of silent creativity, my mom's talent is applauded in Romantic Homes magazine (page 20.) 
 She can add this to her resume of accomplishments alongside her greatest feat:  warm- hearted, loving mom.
I'd love to share my mom's joy and creativity with you!  Please stop by my .com to see the many photographs I've taken of my mom's crocheted treasures.  They are truly handmade gems from a past generation thriving in a modern world.  All proceeds go to my mom!


koralee said...

Congratulations to your mom! I will look for this issue! Have a great week.

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Your mom must be so proud! How exciting for her, it looks like a beautiful feature!


Anonymous said...

Hi Mom,
This is awesome!!! :)

vintageandart said...

What a really lovely story Cindy, congrats to both yourself and your Mum for your feature. My issue hasn't arrived yet, but l'll be even more excited to see it in my mailbox now. Lovin' the pink dish cloths they're gorgeous.

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Anonymous said...

I am one of you biggest fans, Cindy!!! I guess I am a bigger fan of your MOMs!!!! Take care and I really appreciate all you post! (wish you would post MORE!!!) Donna Kelly