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Mom told me there would be days like these….

Wow, You took me by surprise! You came from near and far, you brought gifts, you brought flowers, you brought cake and cookies, you waited for the day, announcement on your fridge, or a bulletin board if you have a sub zero, but you waited, anticipating the days we could be together…..You shared the joys the sorrows, the giggles,the handmade items from Sis Boom Fabric, You made me laugh you made me cry, You showed me your humanity, your goodness your failures and successes, Your rejections your approvals but most of all the buoyancy of the human spirit, We are a family , a community of folks who celebrate handmade
and the joys of creating from the heart. Some strangers, some close friends, but you you knew with a name Sis Boom it had to have that element of surprise…that twist, that something special. We don’t take ourselves too seriously because life happens when you least expect it……we’ll look back and see the kids jumping on the beds outside, the wet dog smells running through the house after George was squirted with water from the hose outside by the neighborhood boys that grew up here helping my husband work on the garage. We will remember the fresh Strawberries Barbara brought from PA and the Angel food cake to go with it… The cutest couple ate lunch under a tree, Children used Barbara’s paints to squiggle while mom perused the halter dresses. Close friends came with their posse when the book publishers showed up at 2pm on friday…ensuring we looked busy. Saturday 90 degrees and you never stopped coming up the driveway. Mothers and daughters came to be inspired! Young Girls wanting to work and be a part of the Sis Boom Legacy of girls encouraging other girls.. So many people showed up to help and be the experience. Barbara painted outside under the tree having lots of chats with various folks who love her and her fabulous work. At this point I think its important for you all to know many years ago I had a dream and for years I wanted more and rejection and disappointment was never easy even though I was grateful for the small strides. My mom always reminded me to be in the day and enjoy the goodness in the day. She always said God has a plan and for years despite my insecurities and doubts I prayed for for the willingness to believe. Well fast forward ten years of shows hard work has revealed itself…never give up!
Lastly a huge thanks, I see all your smiling faces, but I could never name you all and as a sensitive person It would kill me if I left anyone out. You all matter!! You all matter to me! Thanks for showing up with your
love of the craft. You have moved me greatly. Love, JenniferDsc_0398_2

36 Responses to “Mom told me there would be days like these….”

  1. Dede Warren says:

    Oh Jennifer,
    How wonderfully said. I am so happy for your success, and dreams come true. Oh, how I wish I were just down the road to share in it, and be a part of all of this wonder, and goodness. Not knowing you, your humility and sweetness shine in this lovely post, what a special person you are!
    Congrats on all your success, Dede

  2. clarice says:

    I thank you for being an example of being yourself, doing what you love, not compromising and then the success will come. I am so sad I do not live closer. I can only imagine how fun and inspiring your show must be. Plus I could bring cookies xoxoxoxo Clarice

  3. Christine says:

    Congratulations Jennifer! I had so much fun! You are one of the most inspirating amazing artists I know! You deserve all the success you have worked so hard to achieve.

  4. Maija Lepore says:

    Jennifer- you have touched everyone who has ever met you! You deserve every success- good things come to good people!
    oxox

  5. pam says:

    Soo happy happy for you! Wish I could have been there. xop

  6. Bobbie Lynn says:

    Wish I could of been there. All the best to you and you are an inspiration for all of us. Cheers to you!

  7. That sounds so wonderful! I was there with you in spirit.

  8. sounds like it was a great turnout!! Congrads! I wish I could have gone but alas I have to get ready for my show this weekend coming up!
    Hopefully its not too hot so people come to the show and not to the beach!

  9. terri says:

    Wow What a lovely Post…I’m so sorry I couldn’t make to the big happening…whens the next one?
    xo
    Terri

  10. Well it seems to me Jennifer that your Mum is a very wise woman. May I borrow her words of wisdom too? :0)
    Alicia ~ time worn style

  11. Congratulations on a successful weekend! So glad it went so well for you. I so believe in never giving up. Good for you!
    Diana

  12. sheree says:

    Your words make me smile as much as your fabrics do! I so wish I could have stopped by to soak up some of your inspiration. Thank goodness for the internet. :)
    Keep doing what you do!!!
    Sheree

  13. Wow! It sounds like a fabulous day! Even more sad now that I could not make it! I am just in love with the paintings in the picture with the adorable girl…does the painter have a website! And of course I agree with everyone else, you are such an inspiration!

  14. Jennifer P. says:

    wish I could have been there! One day when I have my own private jet…. :)

  15. So glad you had a fantastic turnout. Of course, I expected nothing less. :)
    I look forward to seeing more pictures from your special weekend.
    I so wish I live closer and could have made it to your fun event..And I mean EVENT!
    I certainly hope the next one coincides with some free time and I can make it a road-trip.
    Thanks for the continual inspiration you provide.
    Kimberly :)

  16. Tanya Whelan says:

    Oh my goodness, I was thinking about you all weekend and knew the show would be wonderful but now I wish even more that I could have been there. It sounds so very beautiful (how could it not have been!), and like so much fun. You deserve every bit of love and admiration of your work that comes to you and you send that much and more out to the world. I agree with Kimberly, you continually inspire me!

  17. Congratulations on what was, I’m sure of, a PERFECT showing! Wow, if this were a book, I’d have begged for the movie! “Picture perfect, stories from the heart” would have been the reviews! Hugs!
    *Heidi*

  18. Jennifer ~ This is such a perfect, and moving, post! I can feel your gratitude. I wish so badly I lived closer and was able to attend. Someday, I hope I will! Way to go, on what I’m sure was a fantastic weekend, inspite of the heat.
    I love the frames in the picture – very cool – especially the green/blue one behind the little girls head!
    ~ Jennifer

  19. paige says:

    you have been such an inspiration to me for many years….so fun to watch you continue to have much success.
    you are wonderful
    xo

  20. LuAnn Smith says:

    Darn, I wish I could have been there…

  21. I am so happy that your show went well for you..the Captain and I were out on the boat all weekend, trying to keep cool. It is always rewarding when things that we have a passion for go well and are embraced by others too..it sort of validates it all for us creative types. We would do it anyways, but nice to have kudos from friends and followers.
    Good for you…always follow your dream no matter what!
    best,
    carol

  22. Polly says:

    You’re so inspiring! Wish I coulda been there. What a plan He has!! Blessings… Polly

  23. taylor says:

    Wish I could have been there. Sounds like a great day. Even George had a blast. Hope I can somehow make it to the next one. Be the Best,
    taylor

  24. always a joy to visit you miss jen! your show was amazing {as usual}…love all my treasures…especially the tunic! hallelujah for the different cut this time! woo hoo!!
    anyone want to see more eye candy from “sis boom”…visit my blog!
    blessings,
    danielle
    http://www.thevintagedragonfly.typepad.com

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  26. Hey Sweets!!! I am starting destination weddings so if ya hear of anyone needing a photographer who is having one shoot them my way :) Thank you sweets!!
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  27. Stepherz says:

    Thank you for such a beautiful post & for sharing your creative, lovely spirit with us. I’m so glad I stumbled across your blog and can get to know you a bit through your words.

  28. Tatania says:

    Again I wish that I didn’t live on the other side of the world…
    Congratulations on a wonderful event.

  29. Congrats Jennifer! We just wanted to let you know we couldn’t resist doing a write up on your launch with the AB girls over on Ebay. Feel free to stop in and drop us a line! We enjoy being addicted to your fabrics!

  30. Karla says:

    I was sick and had to miss but looks like such a great time! I’m sorry to have missed out.
    Karla

  31. What a beautiful picture and beautiful little girl. So sweet:)
    Blessings,
    Carol

  32. Gina says:

    Wow, what a wonderful post.
    Your words “despite my insecurities and doubts I prayed for for the willingness to believe. Well fast forward ten years of shows hard work has revealed itself…never give up!” were such a great inspiration to me. I bet eveyone left with a bit more “I can do this” and the biggest smile with a warm heart.

  33. shawn says:

    I visited the show, and as always, I leave inspired and filled with awe! The show was bustling (of course my girlfriend and I were there right when it opened Thurs am) and such a feast for the eyes! I hope you are using the journal I made for you with your gorgeous paper! Hope the next round of designs you have make it to the printed page….love making creations with your vibrant patterns. Wishing you continued success!!! xoxoxox shawn-in the yellow shirt =)

  34. shawn says:

    left off the “s” in my signature for the blog………

  35. Jennifer, I love going to your shows! They are such an inspiration. Thank you for taking the time to greet and speak with me. Can’t wait for the next one! http://www.frannieandme.blogopot.com

  36. Laura says:

    Congratulations! Thanks for an inspiring post.

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