I know I said I was out of the rabbit hole, but in actuality I kept one foot in. And a pair of hands. ;)
What free time I have had I spent it with friends and family (lots of holiday parties and evening trips to the bookstore for browsing, bagels & coffee...one of our favorite pasttimes). And some decompressing moments at night curled up in bed, reading.
I have a lot of thoughts in my mind that I'd like to share, but I think I'll save that for later. I'll be blogging much more in the coming weeks as things start winding down here in our part of the world.
Now, it is time for much more important news:
The randomly chosen winners of my Call for Pictures giveaway.
First off, is Bonnie wearing my 'Company of Circle's necklace.
She said that the necklace is special because it signifies her and her two sons. :)
Next, is Aimee wearing my 'Harvest Moon' earrings at her sister's wedding.
This is the only pair I have made of this design.
(This picture just exudes happiness doesn't it?)
And lastly, is Samantha wearing one of my signature burst rings. 'Lemon Burst' to be exact :)
She is also modeling one of her fabulous knitting projects.
We will be emailing the gift certificates to the winners today.
I just realized that all three winners happen to be artists/crafters as well. Very cool :)
I can't even explain how wonderful it was to go through all of the pictures and read the lovely notes for every entry that came in. We LOVED it. I know I mentioned this before, but it's just so nice to see the faces behind the names. It makes my work feel even more special :)
THANK YOU everyone who submitted! We will definitely do this again next year.
And on to another important piece of news:
We will be closing our shops from December 23rd to January 7th.
We plan on relaxing, eating, drinking, laughing, talking and dreaming up a storm during this time so that we can come back in the new year with renewed vitality.
And honestly, I can't wait to show you what my thoughts and dreams have been preoccupied with...
you'll see :)
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