Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thankful for Friends :)

This last year has been a wild ride! I've learned a lot about running a jewelry business, and operating on etsy, but the best part is, I've made some awesome friends! So my Thanksgiving tribute is to some of the people who've taught me encouraged me, and a just been there for me in the last year as I've been through this wild ride that's called life :)

Anne of LeatherMadeNice may very well have been the first person that I met on etsy, I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure she was.  She's adopted me :P I can't tell you how many e-mails have flown back and forth between the two of us, and how many times she's been able to say just what I needed to hear to cheer me up! I have a version of this bracelet and I LOVE it!

Lauren of The Chain Maille Lady was one of the first people that I got to know on etsy.  She did a lot to encourage me and keep me going as I got started! I'm really excited to say that I get to interview her when I start co-hosting the Thursday Spotlight on Artisan radio show!

Jeanna of Gecko Jewelry is one of the very few etsians that I've actually known in person!  Before I moved back to my home town, we both lived up north, and she was basically my mentor this last summer. I'm so thankful for all she taught me and all the opportunties that she provided me with!

Lily of Tulips Treasure Box is one of my fellow Etsy Bloggers team mates, and she's a treasure herself!  She's the one who first started calling me Rosey Posey, and I grin every time I read it! Lily has listened when I needed and understanding shoulder, and I'm really excited because we are going to be co-hosting the Thursday Spotlight on Artisan show!

Theresa of TiLT Creations is not only a wonderful artisan, she's also got a wacky sense of humor! I've had a ton of fun chatting with her via Twitter and she's been so awesome as to create some custom avatars for me!

Stormy of Stormy Designs (I know her real name, but I'm not telling!) is a hard working polymer clay artist with a gigantic heart! She's always helping her fellow team mates and she did the design work on my blog for me.  Isn't she awesome?

Terronda of Unique Commodities is someone I've just been getting to know lately - but every time we talk she brings a huge smile to my face! Her enthusiasm is contagious and her passion for her work and life are inspiring :)

There are so many other people that I'd love to thank! But this post is already getting far longer than normal. And I need to go back to packing  - today we're officially moving out of the place we've been house sitting for the last two months, and we're going to be staying in our new apartment from now on! So, if your one of my many friends I've made on etsy, and you know who you are, know that I love you and appreciate you :)

Want to know what else I'm thankful for? Check out what I said on my other blogs!

Thankful for Etsy.
Thankful for Family.


BeadedTail said...

What a wonderful tribute to these fabulous Etsians!

Stormy Designs said...

You're too sweet! Good luck with the move! Happy Thanksgiving!!

uniquecommodities said...

AWWWW! I feel so special! Thanks for the tribute and on my 40th bday at that! LOL! You too are a sweetheart and it is a pleasure getting to chat with you! Proud of all you have done! Happy Thanksgiving doll baby!

Tulip's Talking said...

Rosey Posey,

I am thankful that you have come into my life. I believe everything that happens is suppose to.

You are a special woman and I love ya girl!


TiLT said... got me all misty :)
It's great to have you around to be wacky must be a tad wacky yourself since you actually get the humor :)
have "fun" moving...
Happy Thansgiving!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Your welcome gals - I luvs ya all!

Leather Made Nice said...

I remember Ruthies first listing. It was a beautiful blue beaded wristband and I added it to my "hearts" right away. She contacted me the very next day - her excitement and energy was very refreshing. She has become my closest, dearest friends not only with Etsy but in all aspects of my life. I truly believe I am very blessed to have such a wonderful person in my life. Thanks so much for this wonderful tribute, Muffin. You are the best!!! Anne ^i^

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Now I'm blushing Anne :) *HUGS*