Friday, September 30

a big day...

hurrah hooray! i cannot believe we are already at the official book launch day... it has been a whole year since Janine, Glen and little Finley came to stay at Mossy Shed and now they are back in Seattle for our book launch.

in a matter of hours i will be catching the bus to the big city, where upon i will meet up with Janine and her little clan, and the lovely Lola Nova, my most fine and dandy buddy from Portland. she is in my 'nice folks' section of the book because quite frankly she is very nice to know.
then together we will sally forth to The Assemble Gallery and have a spiffy old time of things this evening. 


i think today would be a most fitting time for me to say perhaps the biggest "thanking your kindly" i have ever needed to say...
from the lovely peachy comments here, to the incredible amount of fabby mails in my inbox, to the twittering words tweeted, to the kind facebook messages, i have truly been overwhelmed by the response to the book. i feel most humbled to know so many folks have found the book to be inspiring, unique and totally dottie angel.

these past weeks for my family across the pond, well, it has been a crappity crap few weeks filled with emotions and sadness, and there are many more to come. so late last night into the wee early hours my man and i sat, and we talked and we talked with heavy hearts and heavy heads. he then told me, "no matter what Tif, tomorrow is your day, it is your moment and nothing will overshadow this, you have waited patiently for half a lifetime to have a little moment to shine and you deserve it."





and so dearest readers, i shall do just as he says, i will take 'my day', i will wear my cloggy sandals with pride as i step on the bus, 'little lucky bunny' safely tucked in my bag and head to meet my friends and my lovely blog readers to share this moment with them...
and i wish to share with you also, for those that cannot be here, be it my family across the pond, my lovely girls so far away and you, my dearest readers. thank you kindly for making me feel like i have inspired you to be a little crafty, to look at your stash piles of yarny fabric goodness and to feel itching to get stitching, for if that is one thing i am proud of, is knowing others too have become as addicted to crafting as me due to my little book and this here little blog i like to call home...

yes, today more than any other day, she is truly thanking you kindly, each and every one of you...
Tif 


64 comments:

Karen said...

Dear Dottie Angel, I hope your heart is hugged to pieces by all that is beautiful about today. It is specially special to have you confide i us about the sad times as well as the happy ones. Life is a blend of moments and emotions and the friends who stay with us through it all and help us find beauty and hope.

Even though I have never met you, I wish, right now, I could give you a big squidgy hug, too. But keep all the happy moments of today in your spiffy memory box so that you can look at them again whenever you need to find a moment of comfort and beauty in the pain.

Karen

silly old suitcase said...

Oh Tif!...enjoy YOUR day!...you worked hard to get here.
I wish i could be there to meet you
on your cloggy sandals!!
So, be pride and...stay calm ;-)

xx

sécia said...

Congrats! Lovely set-up. :)

♥ sécia
www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

Pomona said...

Hope you have a jolly evening and all goes well - and I am sorry to hear that you have some family trials and tribulations.

Thank you also for my lovely apron wrap which has had its moment of fame on my blog, and has helped me engage with domestic science in a spirit of vim and vigour! You have made a granny fashionista very happy.

Pomona x

Penelope said...

What a momentous day, it is your day Tif, take and embrace each and every moment of it, it's all yours xox

Carol said...

Have a wonderful day Tif.
Hope that you will be launching your book in Blighty too.
Carol xx

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

Oh my goodness Tif. Yes, i have two wet eyes after reading this such humble thankyou from a most inspiring lady of an uncertain age :o)
Tell your man he is wonderful saying those thoughtful words to you on the eve of your big day :o)

Have the most fabulous time Tif..
Hop on that bus, and don't forget to smile :o)

Take care my lovely,
Kindest regards as always,
Donna xx

P.s. Although your book is totally awesome, everything I thought it would be and more, has taken pride of place on my bedside table next to my 'Little House'series, and is my new Bible, I decided not to mention it on here, but will thankyou for such an awesome book when you are not so busy :o)
Take care my dear, and remember to get your sleep xxxx

ShabbyArtAngel said...

congrats good luck

Jessie said...

Thinking of you this evening! Wish I could be there. Give Janine a hug for me (and take one for yourself, too please).

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Have lots of fun at your book signing event. I so wish I lived closer as I would love to meet you someday. You really are so inspiring and I love your style.

blessings,
Danielle

Emmie and Emma said...

thank you dottie angel for your beautifully inspiring ramblings and sharing of your life's dreams and doings and makings, sending you hugs and love on your specially special day - joy in the moment xx

HannasHörna said...

Hi! Good luck with the book. It looks so lovely...hugs from Sweden

Max said...

Congratulations x I haven't read your book but it looks beautiful, and right up my alley so I will be looking it up forthwith :0)

Katie said...

Oh, dear, Tif, I hope you enjoy your day! I suppose by the time you read this comment you'll have had quite a sweet evening. I do hope a few tears of joy make their way to you and your loved ones.

Francesca said...

have an amazing book launch tif! i am in bed with a cup of tea but i will pretend i am there sipping champagne (not in my pjs) and laughing a lot. hope to see some photos.
lots of love x

Ellen Mason said...

wishing you well on your big day, heartfelt thanks for all you do and share, and congratulations!

Melanie said...

Best of luck tonight, Tif! I'm looking forward to meeting you. :)

Sharon said...

you deserve each and every good thing that comes your way both in regards to your little book and in every other way possible....i am sorry for your troubles overseas and hope they resolve positively as soon as humanly possible, but you must enjoy your most special moment in the sun and all the other peachy things to come as well! congrats my little bloggy friend.

Rose said...

Oh how sweet. Thank you for being so inspiring.

sue said...

yay ! Congrats ! This is your day, Tif.... and I have to tell you how very much I do enjoy your special book. I substitute teach in the elementary schools and I carry your book with me to read when I have down time... it makes me very happy :) So good to have met you at the TCC & my daughter, Irene's "little string of happy" is up and taking its' job very seriously in her bedroom. !! Enjoy and savor your day ~ Sue {raccoonstudios/tuscanycastlegirl}

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I hope your book launch is truely wonderful and everything you hope it to be! :)
Vivienne x

blue corduroy said...

i hope you have a fabulous night!! you are a creative genius, and such a fitting reward for all you share with us. a night of glory!

yes, life has the good and the bad. enjoy your good, and remember it during the bad.

i so wish i could come have you sign a book for me!

Dixie Mom said...

Congratulations!

by Teresa said...

You indeed deserve to celebrate tonight and have fun. The sad things will be there tomorrow. I'm having to concentrate on seeing the happy things right now as my beloved daughter moved far away and took my precious 2 granddaughters from me.. so I can relate.

Can't wait to hear how the party went, if I lived in Seattle I would have attended.

((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Whosies said...

i have a book {the creative connection} and it is signed...slowly reading a few pages each day making it last longer. absolutely love it. thanks for sharing your wonderful treasures.

Dancing B*a*g Lady said...

You do what no other can do. It is where each of us strive to be. We know it when we see it. We admire it. We are inspired to find that something we do and find ways to help others do the same.

It is the true essence of our journey as traveling sanctuaries, with gracious hearts and everlasting determination.

Katie and Reuben said...

Congratulations Tiff! I really, truly hope you enjoy every moment of this special day. You so deserve it!

Much love from Australia,
Katie x

Leah said...

Hope you have a most extraordinary day, I received my book all the way here in Australia...and I havnt put it down, so much yumminess to look at! Thanks heaps. Leah x

Millicent James said...

Hi Tiff
Just to say I am awaiting with baited breath for the safe arrival of your adorable book.
I am so sorry to hear about your heavy hearts and heads of sad news from here in blighty and hope that you manage to have a most peachy time at your book launch.
Will be thinking of you clogging your way to the bus with a head full of thoughts and hopefully time to prepare for your Dottie goodness moment x
Susan

Maize Hutton said...

Dearest Tif,

This gurl is wishin she was there celebratin' yer big sparkly shiny day too, but she's stuck in the big adult playground in the desert against her will. Please know she's plunkin' her coins in the slot called Love Vibes knowin' the jackpot will be sent yer way--and that makes her one happy camper indeed!

{hugs}
maize

Claire said...

Hey Tif, sorry to hear there is a cloud of heaviness hanging overhead......... I do hope it moves on and allows the sun to shine again...........

Have a fab book launch, I am sure you will be inundated with wonderful, crafty folk inspired by your book who are clamouring to meet you.

This is 'your moment' so enjoy it every second of it.

Claire

Anonymous said...

thank you Tif for such a wonderful book, when mine arrived here in good old blighty i bounced and squealled with delight. not only have you inspired my crafting but now i have to have cadburys chocolate spread in the cupboard at all times:) Tracy

Michelle said...

I do hope 'your day' has been fantasit and you have enjoyed every second of it. Congratulations on your lovely book. So thrilled to be amongst such talented ladies right now with all the new books about.

goose said...

dear Tif, you are a true inspiration and I look forward a few new and inspiring words from you every few days to keep my head and heart high. I love your craftiness and your love for all our little creatures, human an not... I esp love your gentle hand with craft, leaving a few little threads and a few unfinished stitches, it reminds me to relax and stitch with a loose hand and a happy heart. Thank you xxx

coelho said...

so chuffed ordered your book & it arrived-it is a beauty-well done!

Vicki K. said...

You have definitely earned a bit of spotlight -- and I hope your evening was lovely. Can't wait to hear about it! I'm sorry for your family's stress.

Mandy said...

Wow what a blog Tif! You deserve every minute of your success. Shine like the star you are. You have inspired so many people with your blog and your book is a dream and I, like many, love every page. I'm sorry things are tough in England for you and your family. I'm sending you hugs and know that you are in my thoughts. xxx

Em said...

hope the book launch went well! can you buy your book in England? would really love a copy..., love your blog..

Mrs.Bertimus said...

So sorry to hear that all is not well Tif, remember that we all think the world of you and all our positive thoughts are with you.
Even though you don't know me I always pop by your blog to say 'hello' and you have indeed inspired me so much I'm even considering setting up a little craft business of my own.
Enjoy ever minute of your special day, you deserve it!
x

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Dearest Tif....!

On returning home from Texas yesterday I have forsaken ALL my 'returning home from abroad' chores to sit & read your most FABULOUS masterpiece....From cover to cover I have read....Laughing & pondering all the way....TOTALLY & UTTERLY mesmorised, spellbound & CAPTURED by your words....And as soon as I have made another pot of coffee I will start again from SCRATCH....!

Bravo to you Tif....Bravo....BRAVO....B-R-A-V-O....I KNOW the signing will go well for you & YES....This moment in time is INDEED yours to SHINE....!!!!!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah xxx

Sweeter Hours said...

So very exciting! Congratulations Dottie :)

Ulli said...

I`m very sorry that your family has such a sad time.
But I hope this evening will be a wonderful moment for you!
I thank you so much for being able to read your blog and your book! I`m just reading it in tiny bits, so it will last a little longer,and it always lifts my spirits.

Bonnie said...

everything is beautiful and I hope you enjoy your book launch! I hope whatever is making you heart heavy can be eased soon and enjoy your day, your man is right! Put everything else behind you for a day and enjoy your moment!

henzy said...

You have got a great man.. and you are right to have your day. Hoping it was a great one.

Pixie said...

Tif your stall looks amazing and you inspire me daily.........enjoy your most peachy day.
Pixie x

Kaylovesvintage said...

that looks so good
have to order your book

Betty Zee said...

Well a big thank you to you for your blog and musings! It has certainly given me nourishment over the last months and inspiration over the year that I have found you! I do so hope that it all went well!! VINTAGE BETTY ZEE x

tea with lucy said...

hello there. i'm not sure that i've ever visited here. what a beautiful space you have. right up my alley! . . . and your book looks wonderful. congrats. i'll be adding it to my wish list!

rachel xo

liz said...

Your corner looks wonderful Tif. You must have felt absolutely fabulous and rightly so. Love the poster too - poster sale maybe?! Hope all is well with your loved ones. Liz :)

completedisbelief.com said...

Your blog is beautiful!! :) that is all

Ahipara Girl said...

I love your work Tif, so glad you followed your heart and generously shared it with us. Enjoy your moment in the spotlight. May there be many more to follow. What a good man ur man is to encourage you too! Bravo Mr Dottie. x

littletree... said...

Congratulations! It looks like an amazing and beautiful book, you should be so proud! Good luck with everything x

Cupcake said...

so fabulous to meet you, and I am currently *loving* your book!

dottie angel said...

thank you for each and every comment, for all the words of encouragement and congratulations, i am truly appreciative of them :)

tomorrow i will be back on track, just taking a little day to myself with little olive and used dog and big old pile of laundry :)

the book can be bought from my etsy store and for those that live in england and europe it will ship out from Debbie (in the UK) for a limited amount of sales (if that makes sense!)
thank you!!

Kay said...

I was delighted to meet you at the signing fri night. I am totally inspired and look forward to more peachy ramblings. You are delightful.

Lucia said...

Congratulations!!! you're so inspiring :) Oh I really want your book :'(

summer pickles said...

hi lovely xo
have been skulking around for ages, but never commented. your blog is beautiful... soooo looking forward to reading through your book. thanks for sharing all of your lovely thoughts and gorgeous craftiness.
wishing you the best through the dodgy time you are having at the moment. these times pass, but know that in the meantime, sooo many people are wishing you well.
xx

Mrs.Bertimus said...

Sorry to be a bit daft Tif, but how do I very urgently get in contact with Debbie please so's that I can own your book of happiness?
Heeeeeeeelp!
x

Mandy said...

Excellent! Enjoy to the fullest!

debra cooper said...

Such a beautiful display--and so you! Congratulations on your book, you deserve it! ;-)

dottie angel said...

mrs Bertimus, no worries, just purchase it through my etsy store, and Debbie will mail it out from England :)

it was the bees knees meeting you too Kay!! thank you for dilly dallying my way on friday eve.

thank you for your kind words of support summer pickles, truly most lovely of you, thank you

Rachel Hauser said...

I am quite late, but congratulations on your big day, Tif. Your nook looks like a perfectly delightful place to be.

tina said...

Oh I so wish I could have been at the book launch last week. I hated being so close (in Seattle) and unable to stop by. I'll place my order online.

Charis said...

Wowsers... those displays look absolutely incredible Tif!