Thanks for sharing my joy in the Miracle of the Wedding Ring. To clarify, Neal has lost (and found) the same ring three times. The time before this one, he lost it in the fall and found it in the spring while cutting up part of the front yard for sod. Our yard likes to hang on to the jewelry for a bit! Margene shared a really nice story about wedding rings. It's worth clicking over to read!
Now on to Ten on Tuesday!
Today's assignment was to list Ten Places I Love to Shop Online.
1. Scout's Swag. Sure, she's my girly, but have you looked at the colors she puts together lately? She's got a fantastic array of cool bags and notions, too. Her customer service is great.
2. Stitched by Jessalu. Jess's bags are beautifully constructed. I'm partial to the bucket bags; I have one for hairpin lace projects, and one that hangs off my loom to hold extra bobbins. The box bags I have are big enough to hold lace or sock projects with room to spare. I also have my precious Bosworth spindle in one of her spindle bags. Jess is one of my online friends who became an IRL friend, but even if I didn't know her, I'd love her bags and customer service!
3. Pineapple Seed. Beautiful and affordable jewelry. I wear my Perseverance bracelet almost every day, and my number necklace (13 for me!)is dainty and edgy all at once. Everything comes packaged in a neat tin can, too, which makes gift giving more fun.
4. Journey Wheel. The Bosworth spindles and shuttle I have are among my most treasured tools. Just as important as the high quality craftsmanship is the great customer service (see a theme in my list?!). Sheila is quick to respond to email and offer advice, and the products are always joy producing.
5. Satsuma Press. I adore Lynn's style. I've been buying her calendars for years, for myself and as gifts, and they are lovely. Simply lovely. (shh...20% off until midnight 11/30 using code "secretsale")
6. Floto Imports. I've been buying bags from them since 2003. Each one is beautifully crafted and of excellent quality (and stuffed with Italian newspapers!). When I've had problems, Floto has taken good care of me. Another sale code: 25% off through Friday using "thanks10" at checkout.
7. Serenity Stitches. I'm partial to Christina's fiber, and she also has some cool handmade "go green" tools--snack bags, bowl covers. Nice quality, great customer service (and yes, we've become friends!).
8. Amazon. I've tried to keep my list focused on small Indie businesses I love, but I'd be lying if I didn't list Amazon. Here's how I try to make it a more worthwhile experience. When I know I want to shop on Amazon, I go to Ravelry, click on a book that leads me to Amazon, then shop. Even if I'm not buying the same book, Ravelry still gets the affiliate money.
9. Janine King Bags. Her work is high quality, and she uses great fabrics. I don't want to say anymore because I've already done some Christmas shopping there and the recipient may read my blog. Just go take a look.
10. Title Nine. The clothes are great, fit well, suit my style, travel like dreams. Customer service, when I've called, has been amazing. They make the only sports bra (small bones and back, large breasts...not easy to fit properly) that I can wear running. For that alone, they have my loyalty!
Sort of random, and I am sure I'm missing a ton of great places to shop online. I'm looking forward to reading others' lists to get more ideas. How about you? What's your favorite online shop?