Monday, January 16, 2012

Helping with the balance of trade

There was gloomy news about the United States’ trade balance for last year. “Commerce Department data showed that the trade gap was $47.8 billion in November, exceeding analysts’ forecast of a $45 billion deficit,” according to the New York Times business page.

Well, I’m working very hard trying to reverse the trend. This January I’ve had more sales outside of the U.S. than usual. Last week I shipped patterns to: Kathleen in Kensington, Liverpool, United Kingdom; Juan Carlos in Barcelona, Spain; Janet in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada; Michelle in Arris, Ontario, Canada; and Beverley in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
It’s fun to think of my quilt patterns in their big yellow envelopes going to quilters all over the world.

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Blogger Meggie said...

Congratulations! Your patterns will bring joy to the recipients.
Happy 2012, hope your year is a peaceful and joyous one.

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Tanya Brown said...

It's fun, isn't it, thinking of your mental creations going off and forging lives for themselves in exotic unknown places?

7:39 AM  
Blogger Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

Wow - that is amazing. I am proud to say I am the owner of one of your patterns too.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Collagemama said...

This is fun! Plus, I like thinking about the international appeal of quilting.

4:54 PM  
Blogger sophie said...

Thank you for doing your part to close the gap ;-)

I guess this makes you an Internationally Known Quilter. Congratulations!

1:31 PM  

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