Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Our family experienced a simply enjoyable Christmas being together as a family. Sara came down from New York City and stayed for a few days. She and Nick decorated cookies together and whipped up some delicious holiday snacks. The bruschetta was the best!

Artism by Nick screeched to a halt for 4 or 5 days for the holiday, so if you are awaiting an order, it will be arriving soon as we are now up and running!

Enjoy these photos of Sara and Nick, and a few scenes from the back yard of a peaceful winter moon rising.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Kindness Comes in All Kinds of Packages!

When the family arrived home from our Thanksgiving trip, Nick had a nice surprise waiting for him...three packages addressed to Artism! Nick and I were vendors at a fall craft show, and in the booth next to us was a really nice person, Laura, who was displaying beautiful quilted items. As we chatted throughout the day, she told us that she was a member of a quilting group that had lots of scraps that she could donate to Artism. I told her we'd love it and gave her our business card, not expecting her to make good on it! Well, make good she did, and we now have fabric scraps of every imaginable color and design. Here is the letter she enclosed:

Dear Lucy and Nick, I hope you find all these fabrics (and some yarn) useful. All the Guild ladies wish you well and good luck in your budding business. Please don't hesitate to ask for more. Happy Thanksgiving.

We are going to have so much fun using these scraps, and we can't thank Laura enough for her kindness. Like our friend Cheryl in Mississippi, Laura and her fellow quilters send blankets overseas to our troops. Guess who is getting someTo Honor Our Heroes cards to send along to soldiers along with our thanks for her time and generosity?