I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. I am at home resting after an emergency surgery landed me in University of Washington Medical Center four days before Christmas. It was heartbreaking to be out of the shop when so many of many favorite customers come in for last-minute gifts, but I had a lot of time to reflect on 2011 and to think about what I am looking forward to in 2012.
Many great things happened for us in 2011. Although about a decade behind, our website came into fruition! In collaboration with Amy Hermes Anderson, (who grew up in Olympia and worked for me when she was in high school), and launched her company, Fleurish Partners, just in time to help me with all of Drees social media. The two of us, along with Hannah Wygal from Monster Design, had great summer meetings on this project. I don’t know how I would have ever accomplished this, and had an absolutely inspiring time, without the help of these two marvelous women! I look forward to developing it further. We also are now on Facebook. “Like” us for all the news of what’s happening in the shop.
2012 is full of promise and new adventures, no doubt. I am looking forward to continuing to search for exciting Drees product to share.
Wherever you are celebrating New Year’s Eve this year, I wish you all the best. I plan to be at home by the fire with a mini glass of bubbly toasting friends and family near and far.
Here’s to good health and happiness in 2012!