Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happiness

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I've been extra happy for the past few days. Among
many reasons for that, I would like to share just two
for today. For one, I am having a blast at silk-screening,
(well, obviously.) I really enjoy printing fabric just
because this is something I'd wanted to do for the
longest time. I've been using the same stencil to
produce many sheets of fabric with different colors.
Fabric with writing is a high demand for me, so it
simply makes me happy to know that the more fabric
I print, the richer my fabric resources become.

Some people have nicely asked me if I would sell these
silk-screened fabrics. At first, I was so impressed
with your bravery. "Are you sure? You can trust my
silk-screening skills?" I was really happy that anyone
would want fabrics that was printed by me.
I wasn't sure if my fabric is something worth
being sold. But then I thought about it for a while
and came to the conclusion that I would like to humbly sell
my silk-screened fabrics. This is simply because
I love these fabrics and can think of many ways to use
them, meaning that probably there is someone out there
who might feel the same way about the fabrics.

Each sheet of fabric has at least 0.5"
borders and the printed area is approximately 8" x 10".
I have some left, and I'll print a lot more.
Please e-mail me if you are interested in
purchasing any by letting me know which
one you would want (please use letters next to each
fabric in the picture.) and how many,
and we'll go from there ;)


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A set of lunch mats in progress...fun!


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Another thing that made me really happy happened
yesterday. Joe suddenly came back home around 3 pm
yesterday, happy and blushed, with a little box in
his hand. I was still in pajamas; my hair totally
messed up; I was sewing up those lunch mats.
Then he came over to me and handed me the box.
"Will you marry me?"
In my hand was a shiny necklace with a little heart.

I was absolutely surprised.
I became teary in the very next moment, feeling
so warm, pleased, lucky, excited, and blessed.
Of course, I said yes and we became engaged now.

It was over 6 years ago when I met him.
We were both students at the community college.
I met him in the Japanese class where I was
volunteering as a teaching assistant.
Almost immediately after we became acquainted,
I knew for sure that he was the man for me.

Before I met him, I really didn't know what it is
like to love someone besides family. When I was
in high school, many of my girlfriends and I got
together and made a list of 'who gets married first."
Interestingly, those names listed for small numbers
did really get married before the ones listed later.
And me? I was the very last one.
My friends knew that I could be extremely careful
when it comes to making a big decision, and they
were totally right. I would've had no problem
staying single in my entire life if I had not met Joe.

Joe was an absolutely ideal one for me.
It was him who was always there to remind me
to think positively about life, myself, and everything.
It was him who understands me the most and
fully accepts me as who I am. And it was him
who encouraged me to explore in life.

I feel so, so lucky that he happens to
feel the same way as I do. I kept
asking him; "Are you sure I am the one
you want to spend your rest of life with?"
And he said "Yes, like I said a million times."


I hope your life is filled with love like mine.
Sorry, the last half of the post was totally unrelated
to
sewing, but I really wanted to let you know
about this, because you've become a big part
of my life. Now, time for me to call my friend who
has been waiting to hear about this news.
I'm so excited to talk to her!!!!


Thanks for taking your time to stop by!




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116 comments:

  1. Congratulations - I am so very happy for you! How wonderful to feel so strongly for someone. I'm so pleased that you found your other half. Enjoy! (And keep up the wonderful sewing too!)

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  2. Congratulations! You seem so happy and that makes me happy for you! Loving the fabric too by the way!

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  3. Congrats to You and Joe.....sounds like you were
    made for each other.

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  4. Congratulations! So very happy for you both!

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  5. Congratulations! How lovely to find someone so wonderful, I wish you both all the best for your future together :)

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  6. oh this is such wonderful news, how exciting for you xxxx wishing you every happiness

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS! WONDERFUL NEWS!!! wish you long and happy life together!! :D:D:D

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  8. Congratulations & best wishes!

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  9. Congratulations!!! Really happy news. :-)

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  10. Oh, congratulations! How wonderful. Marriage is fun. :)

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  11. Congratulations, how wonderful for you both! So happy for you.

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  12. Congrat Ayumi ..cant keep silent now. :P

    So glad to hear abt this great news. ^___^ May God blesses you.

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  13. Gorgeous news!!!
    Congratulations.
    ANdi :-)

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  14. Congratulations! That's wonderful news, and I hope that you two enjoy a very long and happy life together :-)

    Mary

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  15. I'm thrilled for you both - keep loving each other forever!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  16. Congratulations! I love your blog, just wanted to wish you and your partner a wonderful wedding & future!

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  17. Congratulations from Germany too. :) Do you want to sew your very own wedding dress? ;)

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  18. Oh my gosh, what happy news!! I totally love how you just slid right into that story after letting us know you'd sell your brilliant fabric. He does sound like the perfect partner for you. Congratulations!!!

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  19. Ayumi-chan!Congratulations on your engagement! I am so happy for you two! 本当におめでとう!!!絶対に幸せになるよ、AyumiちゃんとJoeは。Thanks for sharing this wonderful news with us!

    Hirono

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  20. Congratulazioni!!! Congratulations from Italy.......

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  21. Congratulations!!! Wonderful news!

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  22. Congratulations! I'm glad for you happiness!

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  23. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!

    I'm so happy for you... Gosh you two are so sweet. Wishing you and Joe all the best for the future! :D Keep us updated ok? ♥♥

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  24. Many many many congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. Congrats! And you leaving the big news to the bottom of the post!! I'm sure you will continue to be very happy together.

    Cheers,
    AJ

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  26. Congrats! it's just heart-warming reading all your posts, especially this one. The way you write makes me happy reading. Indeed, I'm happy for you for this big news.

    Keep up the great sewing and blogging!

    VY

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  27. That's such lovely news, Ayumi - thank you for sharing it with us. I wish you and Joe a lifetime of happiness together.

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  28. Congratulations! Wishing you every blessing.

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  29. Congratulations Ayumi! What happy news!! I love your fabric, too. I think you are going to sell a lot!

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  30. What a great announcement! Hooray!

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  31. Congratulations! Can't wait to hear the other reasons you're so happy.

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  32. What a delightful post. I'm very happy for you. Congratulations soon-to-be Mrs.!

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  33. I knew I'd have to scroll WAY down to comment, but CONGRATULATIONS!

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  34. Wow..congratulations for both of you!! 'm happy for you :)

    Meantime, i'm waiting your next project :)

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  35. How lovely, congratulations on your engagement. My hubby and I celebrate 15 years married this April and 20 years together in May. Sometimes you just *know*

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  36. Congratulations to you and Joe! He is a lucky guy. Keep us posted on new developments :-)

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  37. What wonderful news! I am so happy for you.

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  38. Aw! that is so sweet! congratulations!

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  39. Congratulaions!!! That is so exciting.

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  40. such great news--you should never apologize for the non-sewing content. that is what makes blogging so fun--getting to know the people behind the craft.

    happy happy engagement to you both!

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  41. Oh I am so happy for you and look forward to watching the Wedding Plans!! Yippee!!!

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  42. huge congratulations to you and joe! you always seemed so content and happy -- that makes me so happy as well :) hugs - lucy

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  43. My goodness this is amazing news Congratulations on your engagement, you and Joe make a wonderful couple. I wish you all the Happiness in the world.

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  44. Congratulations to you both! What a joyous, happy post. Your excitement radiates through your writing -- a clear sign that this was meant to be! Best of luck.

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  45. Congratulations! So exciting :)

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  46. Congratulations! May you have many, many happy years together!

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  47. Congratulations!!!!! ^__^ I'm very happy for you!

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  48. Congratulations!!!
    I am very happy for you!

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  49. Congratulations! A very happy day for you indeed!

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  50. Congratulations! I wish you both many many years of wedded bliss! <3

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  51. Congrats, あゆみちゃん!!って、なれなれしくてすみません…。 ヒトサマのブログを拝見してこんなにハッピーな気持ちになれたのも久々です。どうか末永くお幸せに…。Have a long and happy one!!(and I know that you and Joe will!!)

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  52. What FABULOUS news!! Always wonderful to hear two more people have found love!! All the very best.

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  53. Congratulations to the both of you. I wish you a long and happy life together, filled with creativity and love.

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  54. I'm looking forward to seeing how that wonderful news will inspire your creations!
    Best wishes

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  55. Oh yay! I was hoping that was the news! :) And we all love non-sewing related stuff. That's what blogs are made of! and good luck selling your printed stuff, I'm sure it will go quickly!

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  56. Oh my goodness! Congratulations! Joe is one really lucky guy! Best wishes for a happy ever after!

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  57. おめでとうございます!

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  58. Felicidades!!!! Os deseo todo lo mejor para los dos.

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  59. Congratulations! I am so happy for the two of you! What an exciting thing to share, thanks for letting us be part of this.

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  60. Congratulations! I smiled as I read your story.

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  61. Hee hee, I know I've done nothing more than *read* your blog - I don't even know if I've posted on it before - but I'm so happy for you! What a wonderful start to the new year. Who has time to silkscreen now?, you're engaged! All the very best to you!

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  62. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I don't know you but I feel like I do from your blog and I'm so happy for both you and Joe! You deserve nothing but the best in life. Congratulations again!

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  63. Congratulations! I'll be emailing later today, as I'm trying to look at the letters from my teeny phone screen and my eyes are crossing. I love the fabric, though, and I'm so psyched you're going to be selling!

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  64. congratulations on your engagement! he's a lucky man!

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  65. Congratulations I am so happy for you.
    Sylvia :)

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  66. COngratulations! Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  67. OMG! I am so excited for you! Congratulations! LEts see the necklace!

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  68. Hurray! I am so glad for you and Joe!!

    --Vicki K.

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  69. Hip, hip, HOORAY!!!! That is wonderful news! I smiled as I was reading your post. Reminded me of how I feel about my hubby. Thank you for sharing! Melanie

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  70. I just started reading your blog recently but this is such happy news that I have to write in to offer my congratulations and best wishes! What an exciting time. Enjoy your happiness!

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  71. CONGRATS! CONGRATS! CONGRATS!!!

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  72. CONGRATULATIONS Ayumi!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I wish you both lot's of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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  73. Congratulations! That's great news! I wish you all the best!

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  74. Wow.....happiness indeed...Congratulations to you both although I know politeness says "Best wishes to you" and "Congratulations to Joe"
    But I think we can bend the etiquette rules on a day like this.

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  75. Wonderful news, all the very best to you both! I am really happy for you.

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  76. Congratualtions!!
    Best wishes to you both :)

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  77. Yay! Wonderful news! I married my best friend...there's nothing like it! Congratulations!

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  78. my internet had an error so I apologize if you get this twice, but I gave you an award, you can pick it up here http://maryjanesandgaloshes.blogspot.com/2010/01/my-first-blog-award.html

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  79. Congratulations and best wishes to you both!

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  80. Beautiful fabric and exciting news, all in one post! That is just wonderful. Congratulations!!! :)

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  81. Congratulations and all the best for both of you ! :)

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  82. Congratulation!! Love this site you have created because you have inpsired me in your sewing!! Keep it up !!
    jean

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  83. CONGRATULATIONS, AYUMI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so thrilled for you and Joe!! May you both be blessed with love and laughter all the days of your lives together.

    Bernie
    QuiltedBerries

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  84. Great news, congratulations and best wishes to you both..

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  85. Just wanted to say congratulations! I am the one in Ireland who just received your lovely patchwork pincushions today! Have loved your blog now for a while and was glad to donate to Craft Hope and buy some of your work at the same time!

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  86. As everyone else, CONGRATS!!!!
    It's a real pretty story too...

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  87. あゆみさん、おめでとう!!

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  88. Congratulations on your engagement! It is destiny and divine grace. I know you will have a wonderful life together.

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  89. Congratulations Ayumi! That's great. Enjoy!

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  90. Omedetto! Congratulations! So happy for you! What a great way to start the year!xxx

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  91. I'm so happy for you both! Your post brought tears to my eyes, so sweet... You are an amazing, talented person. :)

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  92. CONGRATULATIONS!!! It may not be about sewing but it VERY important news. Thank you for sharing it with us!!

    (PS. I love the silk-screened fabrics....)

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  93. Congratulations! I wish you much happiness!

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  94. A BIG hug for all of you!!!!!
    Thank you so much for making me smile, girls!!

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  95. Wow, congratulations! You even make me smile. I do remember how it felt to get engaged, even though we planned it together!

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  97. Great I learnt a lot from your post. Thanks again.

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  98. I love that you posted your story of how you and Joe met and why you're good together. That's beautiful and inspiring to single women like me who are still looking for our special men. Congratulations. :)

    -Rosie

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