Monthly Archives: September 2019

Thinking of You Week is coming!

Thinking of You WeekΒ is September 23 – 29 this year πŸ’Œ

image from thinkingofyouweekusa.com

It’s an international movement to celebrate the joy of sending and receiving hand-written notes.

Yes, emails and texts are so much more convenient, and it communicates the message just the same as a hand-written note.

BUT.

You know it feelsΒ different, right?

With physical notes, you can hold them, feel them, smell them, enjoy the artwork, and my favorite part is seeing their handwriting.

I love how people’s handwriting shows their personalities.

You may be self-conscious about your messy handwriting, but don’t fret! I think it’s quite endearing πŸ€—

When my hubs, Dave, and I were in a long-distance relationship (for 5 years!), we would send each other letters and notes, and seeing his handwriting was like hearing his voice.

(But better, because I don’t like talking on the phone very much 😬)

I still keep all of the notes he sent me. They’re such treasures ❀️

Every once in a while, I get the box of letters out of my closet and go through them to re-live the warm and fuzzy feelings.

Sigh.

Wouldn’t you like to give someone you love warm and fuzzies??

Join the movement and send a card every day during the Thinking of You Week, September 23-29!

I participated in it last year and had so much fun!

It gave me a pause to think of the people I cared about. And really focus on showing how much I appreciate them.

My friends are on my mind constantly, but it was refreshing to take 5 minutes a day to think of oneΒ particular person and what I appreciate about them.

And they, of course, enjoyed getting a surprise note from me πŸ₯°

How about you? Do you wanna join me this year?

I’ve got 88 designs to choose from in my shop! Browse away and have fun picking Β your 7 cards 😽

Snail mails rock 🐌

xo

pps. would you rather shop in-person? I plan to be at Fremont Sunday Market on 9/15 and 9/22 (weather permitting – check my Insta in the morning), and The Make Sale Fall Market in Monroe on 9/20 & 9/21!

Fall block printing workshop early-bird enrollment is OPEN!

Pssst… I just opened up early-bird enrollment to my fall Introduction to Block Printing on Fabric Workshop!

You can join the fun on the following two dates in October:

Sat. 10/12, 1:30-6pm at Seattle IGIMO

or

Sun. 10/27, 1-5:30pm at Redmond IGIMO

These classes are kept pretty small and will fill up, so sign up early! Tuition goes up on Tuesday, September 24. (hint: best value if you sign up with a friend πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ)

let me know if you have any Qs. Hope to see you there πŸ˜‰

Happy September,

xo

Yellowstone vacation pics πŸž

My mom and I went to Yellowstone National Park two weeks ago. We were there for only 4 days but got to see some amazing things!

Here are some vacation pics you might enjoy πŸ“Έ

One of the many thermal pools at Yellowstone. They’re super pretty but also boiling hot and/or very acidic, so don’t go in there!
These trees are dead because the water that’s flooded the plains contains glass and it chokes the root system.
Beautiful view from Madison Junction
One of the many waterfalls I loved. This is at Artist Point.
Yellowstone Lake. We had breakfast here one morning. So quiet and serene.
Gibbon Fall
Because I’m obsessed with lichen πŸ˜€
Overlooking Gibbon River
Massive rock wall along the road
Mammoth Hot Spring Terraces
me and mama selfie!

We did see some animals, too, like, bisons, elks, and whole a lot of chipmunks 🐿 but I didn’t get good pics of them so drew a bison afterwards.

He’s adorable in my sketchbook. But the real thing was pretty terrifying 😬 SO BIG.

I’m so grateful I got to spend time with my mom and be part of this majestic place even for a few days.

These photos don’t do justice, but I hope you enjoyed them! I wanna go back in different seasons and see changing faces of the park some day… πŸ‚β„οΈπŸŒΈ

Have you been to Yellowstone before? Or any other amazing places? Tell me about your favorite nature adventure you’ve ever had. I wanna know!

xo