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Ringing in 2012

Dear friends,

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!


9 Responses to Ringing in 2012

  1. Juanita Wilson says:

    Ruthann, I am so sorry to hear about your surgery – we definitely missed you at the store! Wanted to let you know I’m really enjoying your online presence. The photos and blog convey the essential graciousness I associate with you and Drees. Many congratulations to you all. Juanita & Bill

  2. Stephen Leanos says:

    Ruth Ann, your new site is fantastic (just like your superb store). We sincerely hope that you are on the road to recovery and that 2012 brings health, happiness & continued success. We will be in the store soon and hope to see you.

    Your friends,

    Stephen & Josh (from California)

  3. Amy Anderson says:

    It is truly a pleasure partnering with you Ruthann. Looking forward to more creative projects in 2012. Wishing you good health. xoxo. Amy

  4. ginny santomauro says:

    Sorry to hear about your recent surgery. I will let my mom (Jan Johnson) know. I want to thank you so much for helping my mother this hoiliday season. She always blesses us with wonderful things from your store. Prays for a speedy recovery.
    Ginny Santomauro

    • Ruthann says:

      Janet Johnson is a Drees favorite for sure.
      And, she gives the very best tours of the Washington State Capitol every weekend.
      Thanks for your note!

  5. Heidi Keller Consulting says:

    Speedy recovery, Ruthann. It’s nice to know that you enjoy seeing us at Christmas time as much as we seeing you. The website is as elegant as your beautiful store. Congratulations!

  6. Susie Archibald says:

    Ruthann, Your website looks fantastic! The photos of Drees are wonderful.

    Happy New Year to you too!

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