Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Being Ruby - Tanti Auguri!

A most excellent friend, Julie of Being Ruby, is celebrating her one-year blogging anniversary. I've meant to do post (that would do her justice) for months. That can't happen today for various reasons...but I want to make sure that she knows how important she is to so many people. I'm thinking an ode is the suitable form & I'll work on it while trying to get 'round town, the next two days, mostly stuck in Nuclear Summit security traffic.

You will love love love her work, if you don't know it. Go & be dazzled. And urge her, as I have, to sell some of it. Please, Julie! (She lives in Sydney but has travelled widely & well.) When I won a giveaway on her site, I was shocked, shocked. Now I can't say "I never win anything." I carry this bag every single day. Look at what she generously gave away. Let me tell you, it is not inexpensive to mail a beautiful leather bag from Sydney to Washington, DC. And then she included one of her sepia photographs of a kitty-at-the-Colosseum as a birthday gift, too. When I opened the box, everything was festooned with gauzy ribbons & bows. This woman knows how to make everyone feel special.

Ciao bella from rainy DC to Sydney,

Susan & Giulia (Julie the Cat)

[photograph by Robert W. Kelley/LIFE archives]


Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Julie, being Ruby, is one of my favs. We have had many a midnight{for me} email conversations. Happy Blog Anniversary to a most excellent blogger!!!! xo Joan@anythinggoeshere

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Susan you are so sweet... I certainly count you as one of my good blogging buddies... One of the great benefits of blogging....

So... that photo cracked me up... I have a birthday photo of me same age, same pose, same haircut!! ha ha... Thanks once again my friend.. xxx Julie

Angie Muresan said...

I agree. She's lovelier and more talented than she imagines.
Now put in a good word for me. I'm dying for one of her amazing photos.

Giulia said...

Well, I'm only 8 days late or so with Angie's comment. Consider it done, A. Though I doubt that will be necessary.