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11-11-11 2nd year Anniversary SALE on ETSY!

First, a BIG thank you to all who have written expressing your kind words about my grandmother during her recent bout of weakness.   She is still alive, by the grace of God, and has been able to meaningfully visit with relatives from the US who flew over to spend some time with her:  her daughter and son, her grandchildren.  She still has long moments of lucidity and her humor is in tact.  One time, she kidded with my male cousin who has a pot belly and said “When is he having the baby?”  🙂  These are great blessings and I am truly grateful that I get to spend the last chapter of her life with her.

I wanted to share some personal photos of the these times with you.

My Gram's first embrace with my aunt - her only surviving daughter.

Me and my Gram. She sleeps on a mattress right on the floor. This is where and how I am during my visits: lying right next to her! 🙂

Me, my daughter Hayley, and her Great Gram! The lighting is bad in the pic because there is actually bad lighting in her house. One light source for the entire room via a bare linear flourescent bulb.

Me and Thy visiting.

Gram with 3 grandkids, 1 daughter. There's still a lot of laughter to be had.

Gram with 3 grandkids: me (formerly NJ), Thy (OH), and cousin Sean from Portland, OR.

Hanging with the matriarch. Holding her hand. I am so blessed to have this time with her.

She is still full of life!

So for all of you who have stuck by me through the temporary closing of the shop, through the kind convos and emails, I want to say thank you so much.

The shops, WhileBabyNaps and PurseFramesOutlet, will tentatively re-open as planned on Nov. 17th.  But before then, you may recall that “11” is my favorite number.  On last year’s anniversary, I gave my largest sale to celebrate my anniversary on 10/11/10.  And I mentioned that I would do the same for this year’s anniversary.

…But I am going to do better than last year as a thank you for your support, loyalty and patience through this year’s unforeseen store closing:  I am offering a 20% ALL items in the store.  20% OFF your total purchase.  Yes, this includes frames, kits, PDFs, Gutermann glue.

Here are the Legal terms:

*Due to shops’ temporary closing, the sale will run upon our re-opening.  Sale valid from November 17, 2011 – November 20, 2011 midnight EST.

*No extensions of this yearly sale will be made for payments/orders received after the closing deadline of November 20, 2011 midnight EST.  Get your orders in!

*Good until inventory runs out!  First in, first out.  If I run out prior to the end of the sale, you will be contacted and you can keep your order with the raincheck (see below) until a new production is done, or you can cancel the order.  Your anniversary sale discount will be honored at the SALE price at which you bought it regardless of price fluctuations in the raw metal prices.

*This sale is not retroactive on any previous sales or for any pending sales.

*You must enter code “2ndsale” at check out and you will get 20% OFF your total purchase immediately.

*Items will be shipped within 72 hours of receiving your payment.  We normally ship 99% of items within 24 hours, but due to historical demand during the sale, please allow us 72 hours to inspect, package, and ship your order.  If we will be later than that, we will let you know, but this window will give us time.

*For Custom Listings, just convo and a custom listing will be done for you with 20% OFF and the correct shipping applied.

*If you don’t see a quantity or size listed, it means someone has just ordered it and it has not yet been relisted.  You can wait until it gets re-listed, order it at my webstore or convo me and I can make custom listing for you.

*Sale applicable to frames out of stock but under production as raincheck items (see below).

Raincheck items:

*I just started another new production of frames in various sizes and finishes.  The list is quite big, but if the frames that you want are not in stock but is currently in production, we will extend the 20% sale price if you pay in full by the deadline as stated below.

*Rainchecks will be shipped when your entire order comes in unless you convo us otherwise.  (Items can be shipped as they come in but you will charged shipping each time.)

*Due to the back-n-forth nature of convos, convos requesting custom listings must be sent in before the sale deadline of November 20, 2011 midnight EST.  If we have your convo with a request for a custom listing with items needed and quantity in before that deadline, you qualify for the 20% OFF total purchase.  ALL payments for custom listings must be paid within 48 hours of the Custom Listing going up on Etsy.

My list of to-dos is long and I’m a good 4 weeks behind what I need to get done … but I will never regret not visiting my great Gram.  The work will always be there upon my return!  I will start bringing my sewing machine to my Gram’s house during my visits so I can still sit with her and sew during her naps.  🙂

I thank you, wholeheartedly, for your loyalty and support.


One of my favorite pics! Gram with Thy. 2 pretty girls! 🙂


November 11, 2011 - Posted by | SALES and PROMOTIONS


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