HELLO FRIENDS! HAPPY MARCH 1ST!
Missing Craft Show SALE
At this time for 17 plus years, we have been loading up and heading to Birmingham, AL for Cottontails Craft Show. 17 years is a LONG time! Our kids have grown up in that time along with many of yours. Well, this will be the first time in all those years we've missed the show. We had to make a decision before the actual surgery not really knowing how it would go. We prayed and just didn't feel it was a good idea to go this time with the show date so close to my shoulder surgery. We will miss the sales from that show, but more than that we will REALLY miss the faces we've been seeing faithfully for so many years....some have been shopping with us since the very beginning. Hearing their stories & prayer requests and receiving their encouragement means so much to me and my family! Those folks get burned on our heart and feel like family...even if we don't know their name. So if you are one of those....we really do love and appreciate you!!
We would love to invite you to shop with us in our online shop though. We are offering a "We Miss You!" sale this weekend at www.fromtheheartart.com Use the discount code: SeekHim in the shopping cart to receive 30% off your purchases of $20 or more. This will run through March 7th. It's open to everyone, even if you don't normally shop with us at Cottontails.
Adding a New Member to the From the Heart Family: Esther
We've been working through growing pains for months now. It's a good thing... but even good things can be uncomfortable! We are stepping over each other and over stuff. The Shipping Dept has gradually been taking over the majority of the studio, to the point I'm running out of work space for painting. It's been a long season of seeking! We've been prayerfully seeking solutions while going through the Fall Craft Show Season, the Christmas Season, & the Shoulder Surgery. We had several "almost solutions" that just didn't work out. It was very disappointing and discouraging. It was when we started the "Shoulder Healing Season" that things finally started falling in place.
We will soon be moving our shipping and production to a very cute house, which will free up my studio for me to actually....PAINT! Because of the location and layout of this house we will be able to open up one of the rooms as a From the Heart Showroom! It's been a while since we've had a retail location. It's exciting! There are a couple of steps we have to complete to be "official". Once we have that last signature of approval we will announce the location.
It was on my heart to name the house: Esther - "for such a time as this". Esther was my Memaw's name, so that makes it special. But it also has a special meaning because I believe the Lord allowed us to get very uncomfortable in order to help us make the step of faith to do this. I'm a home body. I really like to be at home painting. But it has been burned on my heart that He has a specific purpose for us to be in this location..."for such a time as this" and has an extension of ministry for us there. So please pray for us as we take this step! It is coming at a time that I feel at my weakest physically and mentally. Shoulder surgery just a few weeks ago plus physical therapy several times a week and the lingering after effects of anesthesia..... well, it's all working together causing me to be even more dependent on the Lord! I've not even been able to help with this process very much at all other than giving nods of approval along the way. Again, discomfort can be good and serve a purpose.
We will announce our location soon!
Blessings to you my friend in whatever your current season.... Pam