Even though at glassybaby we are reveling in the arrival of a feast of blossoms just emerging in the garden, I must harken back for a moment to winter. As egregious as that notion is, these pictures are too delightful to pass up: visualize a glassybaby-lighted igloo... in Canada!
Angi writes that when the whole family descended upon her brother and his family in Edmonton for the holidays, they all felt the squeeze and decided to "expand the family room" into the front yard! After online research and three days of building they were able to enjoy their roomy creation (enough for six people!) and light it with glassybaby for a cozy glow.
We are happy to know that two months later the igloo was still standing and in use, complete with glassybaby warmth!
Cindy of our Bellevue store helped her daughter Kathleen celebrate with a bridal shower in her honor held at the store. The mood was joyous and the bride-to-be beaming as she opened gifts enlivened by the light of favorite glassybaby: luscious "first kiss," frisky "little bear," everlasting "pearl" and ethereal "thistledown." A splendid time was had by all.
Recently at the Madrona studio, a very touching event was held honoring the Pancreatic Cancer Network. Rick Gaffney, whose beloved wife, Kate, recently passed away after battling this horrific disease, helped to sponsor this gathering. (Kate, an accomplished nurse and a vice president at Pacific Medical Centers in Seattle, attended a similar event at glassybaby held just last year.)
All who were there in March felt the enormity of Rick’s love for Kate and how it filled the store to the rafters. He recounted how much glassybaby meant to her: she delighted in buying them, for she so appreciated Lee’s story and the glassybaby mission of giving and community.
At the end of the evening, Rick decided to buy "peter pan" because his treasured Katy, he said, was his "Wendy."
Delightful images are coming in for our "fresh from the garden" glassybaby photo contest, and I wouldn’t want you to be left out. The deadline is April 22, so get those creative juices flowing and enjoy yourself getting lost in the garden with your camera and glassybaby.
Until next time,