Monday, March 14, 2011

the post in which I am thankful

One of my favourite quotes is from the beautiful Roberto Benigni, who said, "It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation."  They are words I try to live by, but it's not always easy.  I wonder why we sometimes feel self-conscious about being openly and outrageously grateful?

My weekend looked like this...


In between spending time in the company of lovely friends and family, I packed an inundation of etsy orders.. and every parcel felt like a gift to me.  So many new customers, beautiful personal messages and emails... and all because of this post by one of the sweetest and most talented bloggers  I would like to live next door to.  She never demonstrates gratitude with moderation, which is one of the reasons we all love her.  Thank you so much Lucy!! 
(It was extra special to be featured in that post with the beautiful Alice, who inspires me with her talent and colour sense and humour.)

...and now for the fine print!  I am not usually processing so many orders at once, so in my excitement I tend to have them wrapped and packed and in the post the next day.  I'm currently working on having everything out within 3-4 days.  Also, my shop is being put in vacation mode next week (Wednesday 23 March), as I'm going into vacation mode ;)  Any orders before then will be shipped, and I'll reopen on April 19.

8 comments:

Alice said...

Aw, what a lovely post Rett! It's so awesome to see your talent being appreciated by wider audiences! Your work is so gorgeous and is now off to spread it's lovely healing energy out through the world...
Have a wonderful holiday XXXXX

Jude said...

I love your blog, so talented!! Enjoy your hols...
ps I've just started following you
Take care

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on all your orders. That's wonderful! I love your new banner. And also that last heart photo. Is there a larger picture of that?

Crafty Mermaid said...

stunning!

Diana Troldahl said...

I am a new fan because of that very post, and already am planning to gift a special someone with one of your prints for Yule or Birthday this year. I really love your hearted map, too. I long to get back to doing my own stitched collages. (I have the table, just need to declutter space and get the magic place set up!)

Diana

Linda Williams said...

Hello and congrats! You have been awarded the Stylish Blogger Award. You can find more about it here: www.stitchesbykryss.blogspot.com

A said...

Hi I'm here from Lucy's post, I have a big Birthday this year and have asked for a print from your Etsy shop. Love your work.

Attic24 said...

Bobbing by to wish you Happy Holidays....you popped into my mind today when i was spending a lovely time sweeping up leaves and tidying in my own back yard, I thought of the happiness contained in my teeny tiny 3 x 3m back yard and i thought I wish I had a tree in it like in your beautiful artwork....might have to plant a tree in a big pot just to make it happen!!!!
lots of love to you
Lucexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ps your etsy shop's been sooooo busy, i hope the workload hasn't been too much ♥
xme