Friday, August 22, 2014

Back from Market

     I would like to update you with our newest patterns, but first we want to confess a mistake we have made and to apologize. Barb has loved the Beatles music since she was a teen, and wanted to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the Beatles performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. She designed 6 patterns and named them for some of the songs she loved. One was “Octopus’s Garden” by Ringo Starr (under his real name Richard Starkey.) Her mistake was adding some of the song’s lyrics to the pattern. We both know better and certainly didn’t mean to disrespect and violate the creative rights of the people who have brought so much joy and fond memories to our lives. This pattern is on hold and will not be shipped out until we hear from Startling Music LTD. I've written a letter to them and will wait to hear what we need to do to make it right.
     Also, we didn't realize another pattern we released "Yellow Submarine" is trademarked. I have contacted a Senior Licensing Analyst at Sony/ATV, and sent a copy of the pattern for them to view. This pattern is also on hold until I hear from them.
     I feel the need to apologize to all of you. Our goal is to publish great and fun patterns for you to stitch, but we certainly don't want to hurt others in the process. We have let you down. I wish I had a good excuse for our stupidity....but I have none. What were we thinking? Certainly we need to do better research before releasing a series like this, and in the future we will do so. Please know we are contacting the companies injured, and trying to make this right.
     We would like to thank our friend Cathe A. Ray, Proprietor of Needle In A Haystack for contacting us and letting us know of our violations. Thank you Cathe! We always want a chance to correct our mistakes before getting the "go to jail" card. (I'm making light of the "go to jail" card....but please know Barb and I are really sick about this.)

Below are our new releases from market:  The first three celebrate Halloween.




Our Beatles Series:

Sweet Baby is shown on the back cover of Eleanor Rigby. Both colorways are given in the pattern.




 The Long and Winding Road is also the third in our Sewing Box Series.


and finally....two more Reward of Merit patterns...



We will keep you posted on the outcome of the remaining two patterns in the Beatles Series.

Until later,

Alma

24 comments:

  1. Quit beating yourselves up. It happens and you are trying to make it right. I love them all.

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  2. I am with Jacqueline on this one, don't beat yourself up so much about it. You are trying to correct it!

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  3. Take it easy and enjoy.For me is stunning!

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  4. As always such lovely designs. I hope all goes well with the appropriate permissions so that you can release these two designs. They are wonderful tributes! And will be on my wish list. :)

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  5. I completely agree - stuff happens and you are working to fix it. Your designs are absolutely beautiful - as always. We love BBD!! and you have our love & support -always!

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  6. Oh I am so sorry, don't beat yourselves up. You are doing everything you can to make it right :-). Big Hugs!!!!!!!

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  7. As far as I know, your last names are not spelled
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    That's the only perfect being in my world. As stated, don't beat yourself up. You are simply Human.

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  8. Gorgeous new designs, I particularly like Eleanor Rigby and Strawberry Fields and can see those in my shopping basket soon.

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  9. You have outdone yourselves and made some really great patterns (there's at least four of them on my wishlist).
    Don't be too hard for yourselves! You did these designs with no. bad intentions at all!
    Kind greetings,
    Ann

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  10. Beautiful patterns! I'm sure it will all work out and you've learned some great copyright info so you'll be all set next time :)

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  11. As always just gorgeous designs! Love them all .....blessings to you both for being the best at what you do.

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  12. I hope, hope, hope that we can all stitch Yellow Submarine !!! I love it … and the memories.. WOW !! I'll be watching and waiting for an update.

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  13. I rushed over to NIAH, which happens tobe my LNS, yesterday and bought the four Beatles-inspired leaflets. I can hardly wait to stitch them, and while I do, I will wait patiently for the other two leaflets to become available, as I'm sure the situation will resolve so all us stitchers can have the pleasure of stitching them.

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  14. I'm sure things will work itself out since you both have contacted the companies. I think this series is amazing and yet another bunch of charts I need!! Good luck with everything!

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  15. Love the Beatles patterns, especially Strawberry Fields Forever!

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  16. Hang in there - a tribute is a good thing. It will all work out

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  17. Hope all the copyright issues are worked out. I know how big a fan Barb is of Paul and the Beatles -- I am too! It was fun the one time I took a class with you two and got to talk Paul with Barb. Love these Beatles charts and of course they are on order with my LNS!

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  18. Love all of your new releases. Fingers crossed that you get all the necessary permissions to release the two charts in question. Glad it was caught before the release and didn't cause you more heartburn.

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  19. We all understand you would not have done this intentionally. Hopefully those who are reviewing your work will understand too. Your new releases are wonderful, as always. Thanks to you and Barb for all your fine work

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  21. Errare humanum est dear Barb and Alma, cpyright laws are very complicated, I know that as I am a lawyer and a stitcher ;-)
    I love your new releases, especially 2 of them and hope you'll can continue this serie for the 50 th anniversary of The Beatles
    Best regards Cat

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  22. Ces nouveaux modèles sont superbes !
    J'ai brodé les 11 Abecederian Series. Est-ce qu'il y en a 12 comme annoncé ? Bon dimanche

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