Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Email from a fan of mine

This is the best fan mail I ever received.  I don't know this lady, she emailed me out of the blue.  The email was entitled,  "My first fan letter at age 70."

I just found you. Tomorrow you are teaching a class at thimble pleasures. I am crying bitter tears because I can not afford to take the class.
I want to tell you that I have fallen in love with your designs, and am over the moon that they are not straight.

I have tried everything for years, and I simply can not cut or sew straight. I have piles and piles and piles of fabric and am frozen, unable to start any project knowing it will wind up in the trash because I just can not do it.

Please tell me you have a book, patterns, notes, anything that I could purchase so that I can learn your
method. I'm pretty good reading instructions.

I am trying to reinvent myself, as feb 1 will mark the one year anniversary of the death of my husband of almost 50 years.

Now it is me, and my fabric and my thread and my need to create.

I'm so sorry that circumstances have made it impossible for me to attend your class tomorrow. I can only hope that I will be able to manage it in the future.

I think what you do is genius…. it absolutely positively speaks directly to me. How wonderful for you that you found "your" true self.

thank you from a fan
Susan L.
Wow!  That makes me feel appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. A letter like that deserves a response--maybe a personal visit and one-on-one class for her! What a treat for you to be so admired!