1.19.2009

Such a Good Morning

What a wonderful day - a day to honor the amazing legacy of Dr. King (listen for a moment to this beautiful clip - reminds me of Andrea's sweet post here) and to celebrate tomorrow's inauguration of America's first Black president. I, like many Americans right now, am at a loss for words to expresses how monumentally wonderful this time in our history is.

And on a much smaller scale, but good nonetheless, is the fun of announcing a sulu-design giveaway. Over the course of the holidays, a pretty nice thing happened in my etsy shop. My sales hit a benchmark number of sorts. And because I owe the success of the shop and much of the inspiration for what I do to all of you, I'm giving away a piece of one's choosing from the sulu-design shop to three winners here. Leave a little note on this post by midnight eastern standard time this Thursday, and I'll draw three names of winners who can each choose whatever item they'd like from the shop. Thanks, friends. Hope you're feeling the goodness this morning, too.

57 comments:

alyson. said...

I absolutely love your clock. I've been on the hunt for one.

p.s. giveaways are fun. and hope you are doing well!!

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

YAY for you! 1000+ sales. Congratulations.

Personally, I like the mug.

Anna Allen said...

It is a wonderfully good morning/day. :)

Mariss said...

Ah. How perfect to listen to today. I was brought to tears while watching an ESPN special (what the heck was I watching ESPN anyhow?) on the civil rights movement and how athletes helped move things along. What an amazing man he was!

And congrats on your milestone. I'm so proud of you :)

kat @ Taylor Made designs said...

1000 sales? I'm hoping to hit 25 :)
Congratulations!

Diane said...

You don't have to be American to understand and feel what a historic moment we are living. I can only hope that this brings about positive change for the whole world.
Congratulations on your milestone too, it must feel good to hit a goal this early in the year!

laundrygirl said...

Such a great clip!
Thanks for the link to MLK Jr. It gave me goosebumps.

Ashley said...

Congrats on the sales, Susan! Yay!

pricklypearbloom said...

I'm just excited as all get out about tomorrow.

Good for you on hitting your benchmark! Giveaways are fun. :)

Artsy Momma said...

Congrats on the milestone!

And a chance to win some of your wearable art sweetens the milestone *smile*

amandajean said...

congrats on your fabulous benchmark, you humble one!!! your work is so outstanding. and it's rare that a day goes by that i'm not wearing a piece of your work. i love that!

(oh, and i am GIDDY, because one of your pieces inspired a quilt-it's still in my head, but oh, it's gonna be good!!!!!!!!)

Rhea said...

Congratulations! I LOVE your jewels, I have on my 'Big Peas' earrings right now!!

*karen said...

Yay! I'm glad for your shop. I am currently awaiting my own sulu earrings, but I am still entering myself into this irresistible contest.

henna73 said...

Way to go! I got a pair of your earrings for Christmas last year and I love them!

LeeAnn said...

Congrats on all the success you have had. I know the earrings I purchased from you, then gifted are a favorite for the lucky recipient. Keep on creating beautiful thing!

Chickenbells said...

Oh my heavens...what a lovely giveaway! I can't help but think of how many times in my own little lifetime how excited I've been to say, "I'm so lucky to be alive right now!"

Jamie Watson said...

Congratulations, Susan. Your achievement is truly terrific. That is so neat of you to coincide these two milestones with a giveaway. I hereby enter my name into the ring and will hope until Thursday...

Philigry said...

count me in! i love your jewelry. beautiful.
congrats on all those sales!

ambika said...

I'm sorry I missed you this weekend and even sorrier you weren't feeling well. It *was* a very quick trip, just over 24 hours, most of which felt like we walked around looking for a place to eat that wasn't crowded beyond belief.

It's been a very sad & happy day today--I'm completely with you on that one. & I know I'll have to carry tissue most of tomorrow!

Congrats on your milestone!

tricia said...

congratulations on your success:)

abbyglassenberg said...

Okay, seriously, how can I resist! You're awesome.

Brittani Louise said...

Congratulations! I love your whole shop! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Feli said...

WOW 1000 sales. Congratulations. :*)

mtelizabeth said...

Congrats on the big sales milestone! And thank you so much for having a giveaway!! *Fingers crossed*

Casey said...

Oh! How lovely... please enter me. :) And may I say congratulations for your sucessful sales!!! :)

Kelly Anne said...

Oh, congrats! I love my earrings :o)

Kelly said...

What a happy day! I love your things!

Kim said...

It is a good day. Love the red buffalo. Where could he/she be going to? Sign me for your give-away! You know I love your designs (wearing the ball & chain earrings right now)

Sally said...

Thank you for the MLK link...you only need a heart of grace and a soul generated by love to serve. beautiful, beautiful words for a most beautiful Inauguration morning!

I've been checking in to see your work for the past several months. I had your Chinese restaurant window earrings on my holiday gift list, but alas, they were not meant for me. I so enjoyed your Original Intent project...fuel for the creative engine.

Thank you for your posts. Enjoy the day!

Carolyn said...

wow, you are a jewelry sales machine!!!

Shannon said...

Benchmark sales are good things! I'm glad you are doing well and always enjoy your pictures from around town (as well as your beautiful jewelry).
Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog the other day too.
Hope you are enjoying Inauguration Day!

Lynn said...

Wow, congratulations! Your jewelery is beautiful.

Stacy said...

a pair of your earrings picked up @ moxie,
were the perfect + hard to give away...
someday i shall have my own!
p.s. love the clock.

amy said...

i really like this photo!

lilachica said...

Happy MLK day, one day late. And thanks for doing the giveaway, what was that benchmark number?

The Lenart's said...

Congratulations, Susan! 1000 is a very good number. And I love hope and change for the future. Because of him we will all try to be better citizens.
Thank you.

katie said...

well done America. watched Mr Obama here on UK TV all day and most of the evening. seems like a good time to be alive!
and a generous swap too - thank you and please stick my name in the hat! it all looks gorgeous!

asphaltandair said...

you're so sweet to be sharing the wealth...
as you know, i appreciate your design sensibilities very much.
wishing you continued success!

Leslie said...

Yes, we've had a wonderful 2 days!
And a very BIG congrats on your milestone!
You are quite an inspiration to me in your photos, jewels and witty wise posts. Thank you for your goodness.

Michelle said...

Great photo! Your etsy shop rocks! It has been a while since we chatted, so just stopped by to say howdy! Happy first day of Obama-ness.hehehehe

lealou said...

pick me, pick me! :)

Traci said...

Ahoy Susan!

Hurrayic said...

What a fun giveaway and congratulations on your # of sales. Love that mug, too - need one for my collection...

My Love is..... said...

I have just finished listening to the inauguration speech. How wonderful for you to be living in a nation that has such an air of promise and hope.

Crystal said...

Cute mug. Congrats on your shop's doing so well! I hope it keeps getting better.

Please enter me in the giveaway! I already know what I'd choose. :-)

jen j-m said...

dude, i totally want to win! i am shameless that way, especially when it comes to your lovely wares.
happy 2009, susan!
xo

Melissa said...

I've been feeding off of your creativity for almost 2 years! I had no idea it's been that long. I can't get enough Original Intent.

Beulah Sorensen said...

Congrats!

Megan said...

A fun giveaway :) Your jewelry is beautiful, but I especially love your Original Intent posts. So cool to see the different ways you interpret a photo into your other medium!

angie said...

what a lovely idea! congratulations on your benchmark! i, too am thrilled, thrilled, thrilled with our new president!

i hope you are enjoying your visit in the east. let's get coffee when you are back to celebrate!

kat said...

Congrats on the milestone!

Seems like Portland is treating you well, too. :)

Amy said...

I get so many compliments on your jewelry.
I'd love to win something new!
Amy

Shan said...

Yes, congratulations on your sales...and I'll watch for your draw!

MOM said...

Dear Suzy,

Am sure that FAMILY are not eligible for your drawing but just wanted to let you know how proud Dad and I are of your successes! (And that is plural deliberately!)

Congratulations on over 1000 sales!

It is such fun to read your blogging buddies comments and see how they love your designs and the compliments they get when wearing your creations!

Will look forward to reading the responses from the happy winners!

Love, Mom

Marie said...

Oh, fine, I'll leave a comment too! Only because my comment will have the priviledge of sitting right next to your mom's. It'll be honoured.

And also because I'm wearing little blueberry earrings as I type, and when I take them off tonight they'll snuggle up for the night with all the other sulu-design creations in my earring tin, the many marvellous pairs that have progressively made all the non-sulus feel rather abandoned.

I'm so happy for you. Keep 'em coming!

Erin said...

Congrats on all your success!!

mo said...

Congratulations!! That is a wonderful acomplishment and must feel really good!