200 Beautiful Newsletters
23rd August 2019
It was back on the 12th June 2015 that we launched the first issue of our brand-new Inspirations newsletter, and now here we are four years later, celebrating the 200th issue. Just think about how many cups of tea and coffee, as well as the scones and cookies, we’ve been responsible for everyone consuming while they (hopefully) enjoyed reading each issue!
When our team discussed ideas as to how best commemorate the 200th milestone, the obvious thought of taking a look back at the highlights of the past, came up. However, as it was only just late last year that we took a trip down memory lane when we celebrated issue #100 of Inspirations Magazine and the 10th Beating Around the Bush needlework convention, we were searching for something more.
Instead we decided to share with you something more personal and talk about what it’s like from our perspective to put this newsletter together and its significance to us.
One of our mottos’ here at Inspirations is ‘our team may be small, but we are mighty’. It’s not about how many of us there are, it’s about upholding the legacy of Inspirations and providing the needlework community with publications commensurate with the incredible skill and talent of those who stitch.
There really is something very special about needlework. Yes, we’re preaching to the converted right now, but it’s important that we remind everyone already in the stitching ‘faith’ that what we do is not ordinary, its extraordinary! Just like any exceptional talent it shouldn’t be taken for granted, it’s a gift and one that is life changing.
So when our small team is faced with the huge challenge each week of producing a newsletter that somehow conveys the richness, diversity and wonder that exists within the global needlework community, we remind ourselves of the significance needlework has in all our lives, and if there ever was a time in history when the world needs our gift, surely it’s now.
This newsletter for us is about relationship. It’s our way of connecting to all of you in the needlework community one on one. If we lived near each other, it’s like catching up for a coffee and a chat each week to check in and see how you’re doing and let you know about the amazing things we’ve seen and heard since we last met.
For all the times we’ve sent out our invite to catch up with you each Friday and you’ve said ‘yes’ by reading this newsletter, we want to say thank you, it means the world to us.
We love that we get to share our great joy and passion for needlework with you, and in turn you respond by continuing the conversation, emailing through pictures of what you’ve been stitching and even support us by purchasing our publications and kits which helps pay the bills and allows us to keep publishing the world’s most beautiful needlework.
With your continued interest and support in all things Inspirations, we’ll continue to rally our small but mighty team every week and send out another 200+ beautiful newsletters to you, our beautiful community, as together we make the world more beautiful one stitch at a time.