There were lots of mentions of fresh starts in our discussion of New Years' resolutions...I really like that idea...especially after just doing the inventory count and knowing that I will be heading to CHA (the big buying show for 2010), in Anahem, CA at the end of the month, and getting new stuff for the store...that counts, doesn't it? I have been hearing about some great releases, especially the new portable Sizzix big shot and all the Tim Holtz dies, as well as new TH embellishments in the Idealogy line...and then there are the new inks from Ranger, new stamps from Stampers Anonymous, and I guess there will be lots of other new stuff there , too...I think a lot of you who made comments here have come in and gotten some of the BeadsforLife items...thank you so much...it feels very good to me to be connected to the very hard-working women in Uganda who are doing such a great job for themselves, their children & families and for their entire villages. I wish some wonderful "
fresh starts" to all of them, too.
Here is a photo of this week's prize...it is two handmade tags (made by Kate), a la the style of the Tim Holtz Christmas tags from this past year..along with one of the stamps used in one of the tags..the lamppost. Leave me a comment and you are entered to win this item. Here is this week's question.
Has there been a person in your life who has influenced you in an important way? (I reserve the right to re-ask this and have you mention another person, at some later date...we all probably have more than one...and I, for one, would love to continue hearing these stories...but for now, just one person.) Let's all assume that our mothers or fathers rank up there pretty high..and pick someone different...and maybe share why. I was very influenced, when my first child went to nursery school, by the main teacher at the school. She was so fair and reasoned with all the children, and both knew all about children and imparted her wisdom freely to all the parents. I have always felt a debt of gratitude to her because I believe that she helped me become the kind of parent I wanted to be. She may never read this but I will just say, "Thank you, Marietta." (I am quite sure that she is aware of her wonderful effect on all who crossed her path.)
One other thought...I would love to hear some suggestions for "question of the week." If you have some good ones...one or many ideas...please e mail them to me as a reply to the newsletter. (or send to firstname.lastname@example.org.) Put "question ideas" in the subject line. Don't post them here, because I want people to be surprised!!