If you had come to Goodwin’s Custom Crafts in the last couple weeks, looking for some updates or galleries, looking to connect or get in touch, you would have been very disappointed to find that we were not here!! Between Bluehost miscommunication and the kids going back to school, renewing my web hosting was the last thing on my mind. For a few days I contemplated letting the website go, but as with most things, the decision to continue with it came down to commitment. Or as is sometimes the case, a lack thereof. This website…is it for blogging? Sharing galleries? Linking customers who come looking for one thing to the possibility of sharing new products with them? Is it simply an effort to validate my “brand” (whatever that really means I am not sure I have one!!) or what? The answer came eventually to me, in a sort of small sadness that a connection had been lost. Whoever you are and where ever you are, I have a desire to connect with you. Here…Instagram…real life…And this is one way that I feel comfortable doing that. An invisible audience that can be, at least in my imagination, as kind and receptive as any loving audience could be! And I missed you. Whoever you are and where ever you come from, I confess I did. I am going to offer a weekly COUPON special to all of my blog subscribers, starting with free shipping on ALL orders from Kari Goodwin Quilts (formerly the quilt and baby shop of Goodwin’s Custom Crafts…But that is a blog post for another day.) Enter the coupon code FREESHIPPING during checkout at Kari Goodwin Quilts or Folks Linen. No minimum or maximum purchase rules, just simple and free shipping. Check back next week to see what the new coupon code might be and until then, happy shopping! ALSO…IF YOU WANTED TO CHECK OUT MY BRAND SPANKING NEW WEBSITE CALLED www.karigoodwinquilts.com YOU CAN USE THE COUPON CODE THERE TOO! (Can you tell I’m excited?!) Thanks and love ya’ll!
And here she is again, the beautiful Jane under her wedding tree! Congratulations on the two year mark, dear friend!! Here’s to many, many more wonderful years! Cheers!
This is my friend Jane’s wedding tree. I love Jane. Jane is a straightforward girl with a head full of words, and a heart full of love for kids. Jane is a teacher. I love Jane. Now that my very simple tribute is over, let me say that when my friend Jane came to me and told me that she loved my stitch art so much that it gave her an idea, I couldn’t wait to hear what she had come up with. Trees speak to us all in different ways, and this tree was a thing of beauty for Jane. She wanted to get married beneath it’s soaring branches, and so she did. Her sister decorated the tree with these colorful streamers, and it has since become a very special symbol of their marriage. For their first anniversary, which is symbolized with paper, her darling husband made her a picture of the tree with tissue paper and glue. What a lucky pair! While touching, sweet, and oh-so-meaningful, the paper didn’t hold up so well over time. Her second anniversary is rolling around the corner, which is symbolized with cotton. How perfect! I had no idea that my most favorite medium was cornerstone of second anniversary gifts, but Jane did. And she knew what she wanted to give to her guy for their second anniversary: A stitch art picture of their wedding tree. Today I will make Jane’s Wedding Tree, and I am so excited to get started!