Friday, March 28, 2008

Some Newsy News!

Good news I'm so excited to share with you! Sorry for this awful space......

I wish I could give you a better scanned picture, but I don't know how. This is a picture from the gallery catalog of Impressionist, French Artisit, Pierre Bittar, who has galleries in several States, including Naples, FL. Today, he hired me to be the manager of his Naples gallery!! Yes!!! I'm so excited, and I absolutely adore his work. It's simply gorgeous. Once I start working there, I'll take better pictures. The light in his work is so serene and beautiful, many pieces are done showing the water and the skies and water are just unbelievable. This painting above is called: Reflecting Pool

I've been struggling with the decision to keep staying home, or to go back to work somewhere. I just couldn't decide where to work. Did not want to do interior design anymore, and I felt a hardcore fund raising job would be too much for me at my age, and where I am in life. When I found this Gallery manager position advertized, I thought it would just be perfect! After talking with Pierre, it was ringing true to my heart that it was right for me.

The Gallery is on 5th Avenue in the heart of downtown Naples, "the" posh area of town. It also has an evening business, as well, because people like to walk to the different open-style cafe's at night.

Can you tell I'm excited!!?? The other thing I love, of course, is there is lots of "down time," so I can do my stitching and reading when things are quiet, and I can make my own hours! :) I'm slippin' on sunshine, friends!!
Speaking of slippin' on sunshine...here's my darling granddaughter, Amelia, wearing the fairy outfit Grammie sent her for Valentine's Day. She was chosen to play "Wendy" in the "Peter Pan" play her school was doing...but she insisted on wearing her fairy costume!! LOL I love that she's a girly girl after Grammie's own heart! Amelia's having a babysister come late in April...he parents (my Frank and partner, Coco) are calling her "Peanut" which they think is really "smoothe." "Ha ha," we say!! But, Jessica and I comply and now we call her Peanut all the time! :) And, here's my other little granddaughter, Hadley, with mommie, Adrien, and the Easter Bunny. Hadley thinking and acting...."No thank you, Mr. Easter Bunny....stay away from me!!" :] It was, of course, freezing outside with snow on the ground. Not a "peep" around!

Many have sent me emails wondering what I've named the little Voodoo/McGoblin Girl. Do you think this is up to me??? I really think Harmien should name her. Maybe we should help her.... I propose a contest of names. To the one who sends the name that Harmien decides to adopt, I will send a mystery package of stitching items that will make her eyes pop!! Let's say you have until Sunday, April 13th. We'll have Harmien choose the winner simply on the basis of the name that's her favorite.

Jessica has been in and out of the maternity ER with high PB and dehydration. Please remember her in your night prayers...
Have a wonderful, stitchy weekend, too. dear friends!
Hugs,
Deb

20 comments:

xstitch.nl said...

Ooooh, Deb how utterly exciting, I'm so happy for you!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Love the family piccies and will be sending many good thoughts to Jessica!
I would love everyones input and inspiration on naming Voodoo Girl, she is looking fabulously funky and you are a sweetheart to stitch her for me!! Thank you so much!!

Cheryl said...

Congrats on the new job Deb! That's great news and i hope you will enjoy it! Lovely pictures of your granddaughters.
I'll have to think about the name thing...i havent had caffeine yet LOL

Barbara said...

I'm going to have to think about Harmien's VooDoo girl.... ;)

Congratulations on that dream job. That is seriously custom-made for you, Deb!! :D

Please tell Jessica that I'm thinking of her and sending LOADS of positive vibes her way. Lots of love to her and little K.

Sally said...

Wahoooo! Congratulations Deb! That is fantastic news.

Keeping Jessica in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy A. said...

Managing a gallery - that sounds just like you. With your flair, it is the perfect choice for you. Congratulations. Your granddaughters are beautiful - must take after grandma.
Sending all good thoughts and prayers to Jessica.

lena-lou said...

Goodness Deb this is lots of news!! Absolutely great news on your new job, it sounds so ideal and such an enjoyable position , many congratulations from me :-)) Well done you !!

Loved seeing your little grand-daughters they are little cuties!

Positive thoughts are being sent from England for Jessica, such a shame she is having some pregnancy problems.

As for Voodoo Girl hmmm I am pretty rubbish at things like this but I will choose 'Gertrude Vile-emma'

Have a nice weekend Deb

Itching To Stitch said...

Congratulations on the job!! It sounds wonderful. Cute pics of your granddaughters and I hope Jessica is going to be okay ;)

Wanda said...

Congrats on your job you will be terrific! Thanks for sharing all of the pics your grand kids are lovely! I will be thinking of Jessica I hope she gets better soon!

monique said...

Prayers for Jessica :) The voodoo girl looks like a Molly Mojo to me... and CONGRATULATIONS on your new job!! It sounds wonderful!

tkdchick said...

Congrats on your new job! It sounds like its right up your alley!

Susimac said...

Congratulations on the job you really do sound excited and it sounds just wonderful.

BTW I love your voodoo girl she is so cute.

Christine said...

I'm happy that you've find an interesting job. the Artist picture you've scanned is beautiful. I like it a lot.It looks like gardens in France.

tintocktap said...

Yay - congrats on the job! It sounds just perfect for you. Here's hoping all goes well and you enjoy it.

Love the McGoblin Girl - she looks like a Hetty to me.

{{{Hugs}}} to Jessica and Kellan too and hope things improve for them!

Meari said...

Congrats on your new job. It sounds like SO much fun!! Your DGD's are so adorable. :)

Simone said...

Congratulations on your new job! Sounds like it's the perfect job for you!
Your granddaughters are so sweet...
All good vibes from the Netherlands are heading to Jessica!
And a name for the Voodoo-girl... ScaryMary ;)

Wendy said...

Congrats Deb, on the new job! It sounds perfect for you!!

And I shall send good thoughts for Jessica and the little one and hope all goes well for them.

For Harmien's Voodoo girl, I keep thinking 'Prissy' because she is anything but that!

Marie-P said...

Congratulations!!! It is wonderful that you have found exactly what you want...Good luck.
Your grand-daughter is beautiful (I am still stunned that you are a grandma!)

Lody said...

amelia and hadley looks so adorable in their costumes... good thoughts and prayers on their way to jessica.
and of course, congratulations on a perfect job that fits your personality!

Michelle said...

Congrats on the new job - it sounds fantastic! I'll be thinking of Jessica too, hope she is better soon!

Patti said...

Congrats on the job - sorry I've not been around lately bad bad bad Patti - what more can I say. Love the photos of your granddaughters - they are gorgeous.
Lots and lots of love Patti xxx