I had started my week by week posts again this year, then life got all crazy. First I was intensely sick with that cold that turned into an entire head infection, then my son was in and out of the ER a few weekends ago with what they thought was kawasaki disease. Luckily it turned out to just be strep infection/scarlet fever. But the following two weeks were intense and I feel like we are just now finding a balance in our home again.
Hopefully, I can start blogging weekly again with updates & pics of all the monsters I have made each week, but today, I just want to share the kindness that has made me all weepy and overwhelmed with love & gratitude this week.
Yesterday I was so honored to find myself among the most inspiring and wonderful women in the creative community in this post from Oh my! Handmade Goodness: Fifty Creative Women Who Inspire and Inform.
I sniffled. I weeped. I had been so unplugged last week while I was sewing in my studio that I had missed the call for recommendations on OMHG fan page - so many sweet, kind friends recommended me! ♥ I wish I had caught that post, I have so many beautiful, creative women I would have loved to have recommended for this list. I thought about making my own list here but it would be dozens of pages - so many incredible creative women I know, love and look up to! Thank you, Jessika, for the honor of being a part of this incredible list. ♥
This week, I also found out I was featured on the Missouri Art Council's website in their article about the indie maker movement in Missouri. Ironically, I had opened this article three different times and kept getting pulled away from it. The next morning my friend Kristen of Hey Paul! tagged me and told me I had been featured - I nearly choked on my donut when I saw it! ♥ I took a screen shot and posted it below, in case you guys didn't want to scroll through nine pages to find the feature. ;)
I don't know if you saw the other sweetness that happened this week, but if not you can read about the surprise gifts from Celeste and Shawna here. I was also surprised to received this incredible package from Nichole of Shop Baby Moon with tons of awesome fabric scraps in it. ♥
My heart is just bursting with love this week. After a rough start to the year, these sweet acts of kindness healed my soul! ♥ Always take the time to be kind, friends, you never know how much it will mean to someone! I have been weepy with love all week, head so full of happy my eyes leak a bit. ♥
I have to go photograph and list these Mon-stors before an angry mob shows up at my door (they were supposed to be listed two days ago, whoops!) but I will try to get back to the week by week updates, guys! ♥ I have missed having this place to gather my thoughts and pour my heart out to you guys.