Friday, April 20, 2007

It Must Be Karma

I must be doing something right!

Tonight whilst browsing my blog roll and making the rounds to the usual places I like to go (the links on the left of my blog that house the wonderful sites I like so much), I stopped along the way and made comments, offered suggestions and jokes, giving a little piece of my mind and heart to these places I visit. I have been trying to do this as often as I can and as a result I have met many wonderful people and made some precious connections. It pays to be nice.

Then I stumbled upon this. I did a double take and thought to myself, "No way! Those are my earrings! A pair of my earrings was picked for a collection that's posted on trousseaux to treasure's indie blog!" What a shocker! What a thrill! What did I do to deserve recognition like this?!

For me to have now had the good fortune of being picked from of all the designers out there whose earrings could have been chosen and would have looked great in this collection, and I was the one that was must be karma. I must have done something right. And I must express my gratitude to whomever put this collection together and picked my earrings. To you, my most heartfelt thank you.

Other designers might be used to this sort of thing, and it may be no big deal for some of you. But to me, it's a huge deal. Not only did it shock the pants off of me, it made me realize that you reap what you sow. Nothing like this has ever happened to me up to now. The closest thing was being in an Etsy Treasury list. I'm just a stay-at-home-mom whose life revolves around her son. I don't even get that much time to make jewelry nowadays with spring here and being outside with Kevin.

Here is a quote for you: "Mothers work from son up 'til son down." Well, that's me. And sometimes I'm up until 3:00 in the morning doing various and sundry things, but mostly just having time to myself to do whatever it is that I want to do without interruption. So to have something like this occur after just spending the last week trying to follow the Golden Rule, well, it's validating. It's proof to me that this is how it should be; that I'm headed in the right direction and doing something right, and it feels good. It also tells me that I need to get off my butt and make some new jewelry for crying out loud!

Thank you. Just simply thank you. :)


Beadiful Things said...

Mothers work from son up 'til son down -- I like that, and I can relate! Congrats on your featured item in Trousseaux to Treasure! The earrings are lovely.

Steph said...

Congrats Ginger! I was doing my rounds this morning and saw it and recognized your earrings right away! I came hustling over here to tell you, but I am glad you discovered for yourself.


suchprettycolors said...

as one of the recipients of your kind and funny comments, i want to say "congratulations!" you deserve it, those are some gorgeous earrings!

and i'm going to use that quote "son up til son down"...which for me, sadly, is quite a bit longer than sun up til sun down. lol.

janaina said...

you shouldn't be surprised - your work is fabulous!! it was a pleasure putting you in one of my favorite collections!

many good wishes!


MsBelle said...

Thank you all so much! And thank you Janaina for the inclusion. You just don't know how it made me feel. It actually gave me a creative spark that had been missing for weeks now! Thank you.

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K M RANI said...

I'm so happy for you G! A big hug from me! :D
You are right; it is your good karma. You are truly an amazing individual!

MsBelle said...

Rani, you're so very sweet to say that. Thank you! All of you.

SylviaV said...

How cool is that! It looks fantastic, and what a pleasant surprise to come across while doing the rounds :)

Hugs, Sylvia :)

PS I'm updating your link to point to this blog now!

Tracey said...

Woo-hoo! Congratulations Ginger! Such beautiful work . . .