February 13, 2010

Funk-Buster #4

Sharing some fun with a new friend.

Let me elaborate...

Back in January, i gave away some fabric. I had asked people to leave an inspirational quote on my blog to be entered in to the drawing. Every time a new one popped up i'd eagerly read it and then, being the curious type, i'd click on the name to see where the person was from. It's amazing to be a part of a community that spreads so far and wide. Thanks to the internet, we have a chance to cross paths. But i digress..

One day, this quote came in. It was from Joyce.

No legacy is so rich as honesty
- William Shakespeare

Clicked on her name...Cleveland...then I saw that she has a blog...so i went to her blog...fun! This was her blog entry the day i visited. It was so touching that i wanted to celebrate too!

So i left her a comment.
She sent me her address.
i mailed her daughter Sarah a little something.

And then just yesterday, i got a note from Joyce that led me to her latest blog entry.

I was so surprised and left teary-eyed after watching her heart-warming video.

So i just wanted to share this with you and to say that this was an invaluable reminder to me that if an opportunity arises where you can do something kind for someone...do it.

Thank you Sarah and Joyce, for giving me the wonderful chance to know you. (Sarah has a blog, too! why not stop by and say hi)


  1. that is super sweet, you truly are a sweet special person!!

  2. Beautiful video, and you are right...I too was touched to see her daughter with that fabric! We all wish that our children would enjoy what we love. How much more rewarding when she started organizing that fabric :) Thank you for sharing.

  3. This was so fun to read (and watch). Thanks so much for sharing this!

  4. Oh Kate, that was beautiful! You are so nice and thoughtful, and I can see the joy that you gave Sarah by sending her that little gift! You are a very special person Kate.

  5. Thank you for reminding us what love is all about. She is beautiful and so are you to share in that love.

  6. Kate, thank you for sharing this wonderful story about your new friend Sarah.... it made me smile!

    Also reminds us that we never know how we may touch the lives of other.

    take care

  7. That was just too beautiful for words. You did a wonderful thing.

    Thanks for sharing.


  8. Fabric is magic! They think the Universe is fabric now. That's what string theory is all about. We all respond to fabric.

    Anyway I just happened on your blog and want you to know that your fabrics are my favorites! I just ordered 12 Days of Christmas for my little shop. I love it so much! You are very talented! Well, just wanted to give you a shout out!

    Cheery wave from

  9. Wow, I got goose bumps watching Sarah layout all the fabric that you sent her. You really made her day. What a wonderful act of kindness.

  10. Very sweet Kate, you are an inspiration!

  11. Kate, I just want to tell you how much I'm enjoying your Funk Buster posts. Thanks for adding some warmth to this chilly month! Now I'm off to see those blogs... :)

  12. That was lovely. And a big pat on your back to you for continually busting your funk. Will I see you at the fabric swap and the Project Runway workshop at Make and Mingle? We are sure to bust a funk there! I will try to find some super fabric to trade for some Kate Spain originals...and I'll bring a nice bottle of wine...

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  14. I just listened to your interview with Pat Sloan today so I heard the story there, and then checked out Sarah and Joyce's blogs from your links here. What an amazing story! I am inspired by your generosity and loving spirit.


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