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Monday, January 12, 2009

#31!

It is an honor to announce that Country Living magazine invited me to be the 31st member of their Country Living Guild which is known for "honoring American artisans and craftsmanship". Read about me in the brand new, February, 2009 issue on pages 47 and 49. I am thoroughly delighted. For I have been chosen to be their first and only doll maker to be included in this guild.

35 comments:

  1. Zwee...i can not wait to read it!!!

    Hugs,
    D

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  2. I Just received my copy in the mail and was doing a dance in my kitchen when I saw you !! You look MARVELOUS amongst your Dollies and your Crown from Donna O. is FAB!!!

    CONGRATS to you my dear friend!!! My Dear FAMOUS friend, I should say. :0)

    Big Hugs,
    Michelle

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  3. I am so proud of you !!! You look so stunning along with your wonderful dolls. Hope to see many more too !!!

    Angie

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  4. Congrats! I can't wait to receive my issue.

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  5. I haven't gotten my copy in the mail yet, but I'll be sure to look for you. That's so exciting!!! Congrats! ~Lori

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  6. You, the dolls, and what you can see of your lovely home, look wonderful! I thought they did a really nice job, didn't you? I am so happy for you, you have always worked so hard and are so talented!!!! Love you and miss you! Love Linda and Ludmil too

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  7. So happy for you...Congratulations #31! Lovely article and photos!

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  8. Congratulations! I saw the article when my issue came on Saturday and I immediately looked up your web site and subscribed to your blog. I have a great desire to make dolls, but haven't made any yet. I am planning to make one for a doll/doll quilt challenge for my quilting guild this spring. We will see what happens then! We will be visiting our son & family in Dayton, OR in March!

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  9. Congrats Zwee! I can't wait to get a copy! You're my hero-ine

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  10. Oh Christine...I am so happy and excited for you. The issue isn't out here yet...but I will get when it comes in.

    Congratulations!
    Hugs, Nancy

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  11. Congratulations! How wonderful! Now I must find the magazine and read the article. A great way to start the new year!

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  12. AWSOME Zwee! Congratulations!! Your New Year is off to a great start!
    xoxoxo rachael

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  13. So Happy for you! You deserve the honor! Becky

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  14. Congratulations! I got my magazine in the mail today. It was the article that brought me here. Everything is so lovely. I've enjoyed perusing your site.

    Thank you.

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  15. Congrats! I'll look for it next time I'm out and about :)

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  16. yay! Congrats to you! I loved the article and your little ladies, they looked so pretty! I will now go around bragging that I know people in Country Living! ;)
    Happy New Year!~

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  17. Congratulations, Zwee!!! I just got the magazine today but am saving it for when I go to bed!! Can't wait to see it!
    Isabel

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  18. Christine
    Hey I got my new Country Living magazine yesterday and there you were. It was so nice to read an article and feel like you knew the person. I only know you from your blog, and that you live in oregon city. My children live around Portland oregon also. I know you are proud.

    janice in missouri

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  19. Congrats my dear you are certainly worthy of such an honor.
    One of my favorite magazines!
    xo Susan

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  20. Congratulations!! We just got our issue and were very happy to see you shining brightly with your amazing artwork!

    J & J

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  21. Congrats that is an amazing accomplishment, you do wonderful work!!!

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  22. I am over joyed for you my friend!!! You already knew that though ;) ;) xoxo

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  23. My sister called to tell me about this article, described the dolls but couldn't remember the name of the artist, and I said...'I bet it's Christine LeFever', to which she realized I was right. I went right out and got the magazine! Congratulations, what a wonderful honor!

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  24. Hello, Janice Selby, alas I couldn't get ahold of you at your blog and as there is no email address...

    Anyway, thank you with all my heart for your generous and kind comment!

    I'm so delighted that you have children in Portland. You MUST visit me when you visit them.

    Christine ~ Zwee!!!!!!!

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  25. HI Thanks for the birthday wishes!!! Yes this is my very last birthday, I am not having any more!!

    My cat (Jethro) is named after Beverly Hillbillies Jethro, he is really Jethro #2, I had #1 but he passes on... My son insisted on having another. This Jethro is so much more "different" I just love him. He is dumb as a stump sometimes, well most all the time, but is the best snuggler a girl could ask for!

    That bird feeder I got is really neat except I opened the window to take that picture of my son on the deck last night and I knocked it off because I opened the window too far, so I broke the cat teaser, I am going to go get another though because I liked it and Jethro did too.

    Nice to "meet" you, I love your dolls, you do a most fabulous job.

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  26. Hi Christine...I just got my copy...Oh, it is such a great picture of you and your dolls...Love the crown!

    In answer to your question from Celsius to Fahrenheit...+16C converts to 60.8F...so that's pretty mild for this time of year here in Calgary.
    Thank-you for visiting!

    Have a great week!
    Hugs, Nancy

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  27. i was out the other day and picked up the magazine. opened it up and there you were! Congratulations, it's a nice article.
    Carole

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  28. Good morning...I just realized I had not said congratulations.

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! IT IS WELL DESERVED!!!

    Hugs,
    Doreen

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  29. Oh Christine!

    I was so thrilled when I saw your article in the latest Country Living. I think I may have even done a little happy dance for you. Congratulations! What a wonderful honor. They are lucky to have you my dear!

    XO,

    Lisa

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  30. christine...such an honor...big congratulatios to you. you must be over the moon.

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  31. Congratulations , my dear! A lovely honor for you! xox N

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  32. I read it with delight! Wonderful photos and a great article honoring you and your many beloved creations. Congratulations.:)

    xo Lidy

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  33. Cograts Christine, MY absolute Favorite magazine!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!! How wonderful!!!
    Hugs,
    Jackie

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  34. Dear Christine~ So there you were on the pages of Country Living. Such a great accomplishment and feather in your doll maker's cap!! Your family must over the moon proud of you. A huge congratulations, Zwee!!
    XO
    D.
    Full circle, you and me (wink)

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