I made a sale!!!

Now, don't get me wrong, that title in no way demeans the 50+ people who have purchased my book. I feel incredibly blessed to belong to an online community that has supported my book venture so heartily, but when I checked my email this morning, and saw the etsy transaction email, i expected another book sale...but it wasn't. My Brown knot bag sold, and I am so excited!! Not just to make the sale, but to make it online, with no touching or feeling. What a buzz.  I don't think I even know the buyer (if I do, please say hi). I feel validated, and extremely happy as that money will help pay for my drive shaft seals (that is NOT exciting, but necessary and expensive).

Bye bye baggie. Be happy in your new home.


edited to add: I was driving home from aquarobics, and I remebered about the lovely Kate who purchased a pinchushion. You're not chopped liver Kate!! It was just such a buzz to see the ETSY transaction email and expect a book sale, but it was a bag!!

9 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Congratulations!!! It's a big thing to sell something you've made...to know that someone else loves it and wants to own it. It's such a great feeling.

black bear cabin said...

What a wonderful feeling to sell something you made with your own creative hands...the first time i sold something i thought i was going to pass out! :)
congrats to you...i hope it is just the beginning!

sewfunky said...

I agree it's really exciting to sell something that you've created. The first time I sold something I spent 5 minutes jumping around the house, my kid's thought I'd totally lost the plot! :)

Linda Walsh said...

Congratulations, Jo. I'm so happy for you. It really is so exciting when you've sold your first item. Hopefully this will be the start of many, many, many more sales of your beautiful creative embroidery items. Have a great day. Linda

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Way to go, Jo! The bag is lovely - I am not surprised someone snapped it up!
Hugs,
Kerry

MichelleMermaid said...

That's awesome! Congrats!

katelnorth said...

Not feeling at all like chopped liver, fear not. It's different though, as while I haven't touched & felt the pincushion, I am a long time reader, commentor and admirer, so it's not a "cold sale" the way this one is - I totally understand why that's exciting.

TattingChic said...

It is a pretty bag - of course it sold! :)

Susan/CqLily said...

Well, Jo, I found out who bought your purse...your beautiful purse! My dear sweet husband. I had seen it one your etsy site and told him I loved it and evidently he ordered it right away! It arrived today safely and was a wonderful surprise. If possible, I think it is more lovely in person than in the photo!
I am soooo excited! All of your work is gorgeous!

Thank you!