First, in case you haven’t noticed, I put a link to my Etsy site over there on the sidebar. If you are so inclined to browse or buy–then bring it on! I have kept a small but steady stream of orders, not so much from Etsy as from friends asking me to do little projects/baby gifts for them. I am, unfortunately, nowhere near ready to buy that nightstand, but I do check on her most every day, and she is still waiting patiently 🙂
Second, I just added my email address to the sidebar as well. I did that because several of you have sent emails asking if I would embroider things you already have (pillowcases, bloomers, long-sleeve shirts…), and I am HAPPY HAPPY to do that too. Just so that we’re fair and I don’t tell one person one thing and one another (because I tend to do that), AND so that you will know before you email me, what kind of monetary commitment you are making (it is so hard for me to talk about money, I am cringing right now), I am thinking $12 if you just want a picture and $15 if you want a picture with a name. Does that sound fair??? Plus, don’t worry about shipping, because I figure we’re even–you ship to me, so I ship back to you.
Lastly, I have not put my email on the sidebar before now for several reasons…MOSTLY, I have every intention of turning this blog into a memory book for my family one of these days (I think it’s only fair since I have given up making baby books in lieu of the blog) and I WANT YOUR COMMENTS TO BE PART OF IT. If you start emailing me your thoughts, then I won’t have them til the end of time like I will the “comment section” (always count on me to be dramatic). Another reason I haven’t listed it before is because I am horrible, horrible, horrible about returning emails. Part of that is (honestly) procrastination, but part of it is the paralysis that comes over me whenever someone gives me a big gift that I don’t know how to thank them enough for. Kind words are the biggest gift anyone could give me, and a lot of times I look at emails over and over, and have panic attacks at random times (like when I am in the grocery store) about ones I’ve received–thinking thoughts like, “CRAP, Lindy-Lou sent me that sweet note and I have STILL not worked out what I want to say to thank her!” (Are you reading this Gail??? It was you I panicked about in the store today)
So anyway, I love your comments, and if you need to email me something personal that you can’t bear to post, then by all means email me (and give me a nice little grace period for responding). If you want to order something not in my Etsy store, then email me. But otherwise, please keep those comments coming so that I can save them up forever…Just this morning I went back and read some of the comments from when Mom was so sick…priceless.
[Today is my sister Caroline’s birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lina Jane!]