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Saturday, 13 June 2009


We know that a lot of you have been asking about the new catalogue - and I still can't tell you when it's going to be ready - it's a mammoth job to produce - but we really hope it will be ready by the autumn.
Needless to say, we have had a number of telephone calls asking what's happening - but a letter from one lady went beyond the call of duty - and I felt we should share it with you so you'll know you're not alone!
Oh how I'd like a catalogue
To make a shopping spree
And Art Van Go are keeping one
Especially for me
Three times I have requested it -
With stamps - as advertised!
But postie always passes by -
One day I'll be surprised!!
Magazines and book I read
With projects to impress
But where to get the goods I ask -
It's Art Van Go's address!
Shows and computers baffle me
And are beyond my dreams
So shopping via catalogues -
The only way it seems
So Art Van Go please hear my plea
And let me be inspired
Crafts and Textiles fill my life
I'm old and I'm retired.
From Miriam Pugsley, aged 80
Member of West Country Embroiderers.
I thought the least I could do was respond in a similar vein!
Thank you for your letter
That you sent to us in rhyme
We would have answered sooner
But we get so little time!
And therein lies the problem
If you'd allow me to explain
Why you asked us for a catalogue
And then asked us once again
You sent off your request - with stamps
And now you feel dejected
But we've noted down your details
Please - don't feel neglected!
Viv's working hard on the catalogue
And there's such a lot to do
But rest assured, when it's complete
We'll post one off to you.
In the meantime - if you need something
And you're feeling all alone
Don't despair - we're always here
Just call us on the phone!
Gill xx
Seriously, we know that a lot of you have been waiting for some time, and as soon we possibly can, we'll get it to the printers and get them off to you. We have kept details of all the people who have written in and sent stamps, so you won't be forgotten. In the meantime, if there's anything you want, even if you don't know exactly what it's called, or the catalogue number, just give us a call and we'll do our very best to help.
Does anyone know if there is still a position for Poet Laureate - I'm going to see if Miriam and I can do a Job Share.