this has been a week of accomplishments. the inclusion of my OBAMA pin on a well-read website/blog, on monday afternoon, proved to be very exciting and turned into a rapid influx of orders over the course of 24 hours with more trickling in day after day.

i purchased wood, ordered extra posts & backs, and cut wood on tuesday and started production (hand-production) of 50 pins on wednesday.

by friday i had half of the orders boxed, packaged and labeled and to the post office - with the second half of orders going out of saturday at noon. wow! all of that while getting my "day work" done! kind of exhilerating.

today i ran the twin cities marathon ... my first marathon since giving birth to my son: a huge accomplishment for me. it went well and i finished feeling really strong! pretty sore now, though {with stiff joints and blisters from the 1.5 hours of rain starting at mile 2!} but that's what comes with running marathons.
i must say that i am so in love with the graphics package this year {so obvious they hired a designer!} it is just beautiful - from the postcards and posters to the "awards" given away .... i like the color, texture/layering and consistency throughout - making the finishers t-shirt something i envision actually wearing! {it is a long-sleeve wicking-material making it perfect for training in usually finishers t-shirts are cotton, so this is a bonus!} BUT .. my absolute favorite is the finisher's medal because it carries through the 08 graphic that i've been seeing since last year. i love the shape, the layout of the imagery on the medal and the way that it hangs on the ribbon. (and you see the 08 graphic carried through on the orange ribbon and how it becomes a repeated pattern.) mmm nice!


megan said...

Congrats on finishing the marathon!

painted fish studio said...

wow, congratulations on your first marathon! i am in awe. in 2005 i ran a half-marathon, and then never really got back into it. every week i say "this is the week i start running again" and it never happens... and running in the rain... i was thinking about all of the runners yesterday as my dogs and i waited out the rain for our morning walk. so you are even more of a rock star to me know! :)

Anna - Three Sneaky Bugs said...

Congrats on all of those orders. I simply love that pin/pendant.

And a huge congrats on the marathon, especially in all that rain!

I enjoyed meeting you at knitting night and hope to see you again there soon.

silvercocoon said...

thanks megan, jen and anna!

(jen: this was actually my 3rd road marathon - but first *since having a baby* ... it seemed harder to train for, but just as "easy" to run as before the babe - ha!)

Jody said...

what a week!!!! amazing! hugs from CT -

Natalie and Josh said...

Tia- A thousand well wishes to more accomplishments in your future and a thousand to these recent ones! You're on fire!

P.S. May I please have some of your energy. New mom in need.

Laura said...

congrats on the marathon!
i got my pin today and it is amazing. i will send you pictures soon but for now you can check them out here
thank you!