by meganne 15 Jan 2020


Some (Phillipino?) person has illegally taken over Yoriko's My Garden Embroidery Design Website and is selling her designs.
PLEASE do not buy from this person, it is NOT Yoriko and she is not benefiting from this.

I have notified her and she is going to contact the web hosting service to see what she can do.

It is just so wrong to steal from anyone, let alone someone who is so ill.



by crafter2243 Moderator 10 Apr 2020

I just looked at the site and there is nothing to be seen or sold that was Yoriko's. Maybe when she decided to close her business, she site name became free or she sold it. Looks as if they are still working on the functions of the site.

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sewist1 by sewist1 18 Apr 2020

I didn't see anything which was Yoriko's either.

by sewmom 10 Apr 2020

Is it possible that she let her payment lapse for the site? Often people will jump on a lapsed payment and pay for it themselves if it had a lot of traffic.

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 11 Apr 2020

Oh good grief! I've never heard of something like that.

sewmom by sewmom 11 Apr 2020

Yes, They want a site with lots of traffic. It happened to my husband. It was a blog site of his and he let the subscription lapse and someone took it over to sell game tickets.

by pennyhal2 08 Apr 2020

Does anyone know if My Garden problem has been fixed?

by phyl57 04 Mar 2020

Any update whether this has been corrected yet?

by Sewmum1 17 Jan 2020

I hope this can be sorted without too much stress. I noticed this a couple of weeks ago but thought Yoriko may have sold her site to someone else. I never thought for a moment anything like this. She may be able to have it removed on the basis of copyright infringement.

by gramsbear 16 Jan 2020

Thanx for the Heads Up! I will be on the Lookout! Hugs, Judy...

by ksgram1 16 Jan 2020

Words fail me. Thank you Meg for the heads up.

by pennifold 16 Jan 2020

Thanks so much for ringing me today and letting me know about this dreadful event. I pray that Yoriko gets the person who has done this. Looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks. Love Chris

by gerryvb 16 Jan 2020

😠 awful this happened !!

by marianb 16 Jan 2020

this is a despicable act, hope it can be resolved quickly. Thanks for letting us know.

by shirley124 15 Jan 2020

I am so sorry to hear this. Some people just can't help themselves. Thanks for the warning. Hope whoever it is can be shut down and fined heavily. Yoriko's designs were so beautiful. Hugs

by sewtired 15 Jan 2020

I'm appalled. Why is there so much evil in the world? Sigh.

by babash 15 Jan 2020

I just went to look and the site is there but nothing works it seems as though it is frozen.
Hope the Web people can shut it down.
Maybe someone has sold the site without her knowing.

Not what she needs to be worrying about while so ill.

by pennyhal2 15 Jan 2020

I hate it when this happens. Makes me angry and upset. Does this mean that we need to avoid the "My Garden Embroidery Design" website since it has been "taken over"?

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mops by mops edited 16 Jan 2020

Yes, unless you want the thief to benefit.

by cfidl 15 Jan 2020

I am so sorry to hear this. I wonder if he/she was a member at some point. How else could they have downloaded the designs. This makes me sad. I am praying for a miracle in her life. Thank you for the information

by stork 15 Jan 2020

wow! Thank you for the warning!

by graceandham 15 Jan 2020

A thief is a thief is a thief.

by sharonleekesner 15 Jan 2020

Thank you for the warning. I just love Yoriko and her designs and would have ordered if I had come across this. I would have thought someone was running it for Yoriko. Prayers continue for her.

by basketkase 15 Jan 2020 just never ends with this corruption.......thanks for the heads up Meg........

meganne by meganne 15 Jan 2020

Vicki, the terrible thing is, it even opens using the mygardened bookmarks everyone has already saved.
It is so very upsetting for Yoriko and it makes me furious how some people can have no principles whatsoever.

basketkase by basketkase 15 Jan 2020

Gosh, that is terrifying what a smart hacker/thief can one is safe ..... it is unspeakable to do this especially when the victim is fighting for her life!

by momac 15 Jan 2020

Thanks for the warning Meg. Hugs Maureen