Thursday, October 27, 2011

3 Years of ERMIE & Scarf Giveaway!

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ERMIE Big Chiffon Scarf, Yarn Print in Big Sur.


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Spectrum Print in Venice.

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Yarn Print in Mojave.

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All Textile Designs © Jennifer Parry Dodge 2011


Time flies! This coming Saturday, this little old blog turns 3 years old!

A lot has changed in my life since I started this blog in 2008. I got married, changed careers, met amazing people I never would have otherwise. I've definitely learned how to take better photographs! I never imagined I'd be doing what I'm doing now, when I posted my first post. I find it remarkable that things that I have created, have made their way to Australia, Great Britain, Germany, Singapore! All because of this blog.

I'm not the best writer, or the best at responding to all of your wonderful comments for that matter, but I just wanted to take the time to thank you for reading & visiting this blog. Thank you for participating in this process, and for your support. I do appreciate it. So much.

To celebrate: I'm giving away a Chiffon Scarf from the upcoming ERMIE collection.
It comes in 3 different prints/colorways, as pictured above. 36 x 72." (a $175 value!)
Just leave a comment under this post: you could tell me your best possible scenario for yourself in 3 years, or just say hello :) ...whatever you'd like to say.

You have until 11/2/11 Midnight PST to enter. I'll draw the name of 1 person at random on 11/3/11. You choose which scarf you'd like. I'll ship it anywhere in the world free of charge!

Good luck, and here's to the next 3 years!


63 comments:

shayna said...

Wow, what a lovely giveaway! In 3 years....My new(ish) babe will be in preschool (!!!!) and I might have some time to finally paint again. Best case, I'd be enjoying my family and loving my work.

Congratulations on your blog and your new career and thank you for being an inspiration!

cats dreaming in keylime said...

Egads. I love your work. A scarf would be a dream. I try not answer "where I will be..." questions b/c I fear will miss the here and now, but I do hope to solidify a new job that I love. xx

britain said...

congrats on your 3 year journey. seems like you've come far. i'd love to design clothing and it has been something in the back of my head for a long time. for now, i'm just sewing and doing what i can as i have a 2 year old that needs most of my time. in the meantime, she sure is getting some cute dresses out of it. you're an inspiration to the ones who would like to start a design project. thanks. oh and i live in l.a., too. so if i win a scarf, shipping would be relatively free. wishing on candles...

erica said...

3 years already!! here's hoping i'll be gainfully employed on the West Coast and able to travel to near and far off places. your decision to change careers has always been so inspiring to someone like me, who has been on the same track since high school!

leFiligree said...

you had some big changes during 3 years. for me, in 3 years, all 3 of my kids will be driving so of course i'd rather not think about it. i hope my life involves more focused writing, and i am open to whatever else...perhaps our house will be finished in the "liveable" sense? (LOL! my word verification below is "proph" as in prophecy)

Angela Barnes said...

Congrats to you, Jennifer!

In 3 years time, my husband and I will have finally made a home for ourselves here. We are in the process of a spousal sponsorship, and within the next year, he should be approved to come live here and then, hopefully in the following 2 years, we will get to grow with each other, wherever we may be. Just to know that the next 3 years will be filled with love together!

Katy said...

Beautiful scarf. In three years, I hope to have a child or two.

Heather said...

Congrats to you - I take so much inspiration from this space, I feel like I should be sending you something! In three years? Oi. Life is too rich right now to wish on more than small desires for more sleep, more time to play music, more time in my garden...I guess I wish for a greater sense that I am always spending my time well. Thanks for asking, I really had to think about it!

Hayley said...

3 years sounds both long & short! My daughter will be 6 [!!] and in 1st grade- hopefully I will still in be in the field of nonprofit arts and have the time to develop & launch a creative business.

Cheers!

Krista said...

Congratulations on an eventful and fulfilling three years of Ermie! Three years from now I hope to be concluding work on my dissertation and preparing for the next chapter of my life.

All the best!

lauren said...

Your blog is one of my favorites. Your designs and styling have been a constant source of inspiration for me. Congratulations on three years, and thank you very much for the giveaway!

Emily Greene said...

Your work is so beautiful. congratulations on you achievements!

In three years I hope that I will be a little further along in my career, and have calm and focus in my professional life. I also hope that my husband and I will be in a place to start a little family, and be living in a home that we love.

Lynn said...

Congratulations on 3 years! In 3 years.. possible I'll have a baby? It's so strange to think about!

Thanks for the chance of for the giveaway!

Rob and Carrie said...

Beautiful scarves and blog! Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to wear one of those!!

modaspia said...

congratulations jennifer. it is amazing what you've done in those 3 years. you inspire me!
i'm with heather on this one. life feels pretty good right now and has for awhile. i wish my husband could do his career switch in the next few years.
the scarves are bloody brilliant btw.

Anne-Marie said...

Congratulations! How terrific to see your business and creativity grow.

In 3 years, I'll be getting ready to turn 40. I'm thinking my 40's will be my comeback. Shazam!

Belinda [simple things] said...

Three years! Congratulations! And thank you for this lovely little giveaway. I'm a huge fan of the Yarn Print in the Big Sur colourway.

I'm very pleased to have been one of those international recipients of more than one of your special little packages during those 3 years.

That is a lot to have changed over three years. I don't think I could identify so many tangible changes in my life over the past three years but internally I am a very different person. In the next three years I would like to move from a period of quiet and healing to one of abundant joy and energy. I know I am on my way there!

I think that one of the (usually great but sometimes scarey) things about having a blog is getting to look back and read the story of your life over that time.

I bet your Aunt Ermie is proud of you for following your heart and pleased that she is the inspiration for your blog and new direction in life. It sounds like she was a women who followed her heart.

Sophie said...

I think the best possible situation in three years for me would be that I will be (almost) done with college and will know for the most part what I want to do with my life!

oneeyedrabbit said...

In three years I hope to quit my current job and have started my own business and be my own boss! Yeah! Tired of this rat race and working with lazy people. And my littlest one would be 3 and the little one would be 6 and both happy and healthy.

P R I M O E Z A said...

congrats jennifer. i think i'm on a similar timetable to you - career change, getting hitched! wishing health and happiness for the next 3 years x.

Jade said...

hi jennifer! hongera na miaka mitatu ya ermie(congrats on 3 years of erime in swahili). best possible scenario in 3 years: mid-residency in internal medicine and teaching a medical anthropology class to undergrads or med students all while being stylish in ERMIE :)

TS Burton said...

What gorgeous scarves! Congratulations on 3 years and hoping for many more!

Jocy said...

Such a lovely giveaway! I am really digging the Spectrum print in Venice.

Your blog has been a source of inspiration for me. Changing careers takes guts and gumption! It's totally awesome that so many good things came out of your blog.

In 3 years? Eeek! I hope in 3 years to still be working as a human rights lawyer but from a more comfortable country where I can have pretty items shipped and find rubber spatulas and the like for baking - the UK, Europe, or even Bangkok. I hope to still be able to travel (probably won't be able to do it as much as I have this year -crazy Cambo holidays!) and to be able to share my experiences with someone I love.

Erendira said...

I recently found your blog and your work is so inspiring! In three years i would love to have a great grasp on sewing and be making the majority of my clothes myself. Congrats!

*PrairieGirl* said...

Yore such an inspiration! Congratulations on your success! ~Dana

Saffron Craig said...

Great question. Got me thinking! I would like to sail a yacht around the Great Barrier reef. Have another daughter. Be in the moment. Live life to the fullest. I would wear one of your scarfs everyday. Thanks for a chance. :)

lamina@do a bit said...

Happy 3 years!!! I love your work it's just beautiful and what you do is really inspiring! In 3 years, when my little man has started school, I hope to be running a little screen printing business :)

Great giveaway.. those scarves are gorgeous!

amy h said...

These are all lovely! In three years? My littlest girl will be starting kindergarten, so I'll have more daytime hours for my own work (ceramics). I'm hoping I can kick things into high gear right around then!

judahross said...

Congratulations Jennifer, you are a wonderful and talented person and so deserve all the great things which have come to pass as a result of this blog!

In three years I hope to have some kind of an established garden, to be busy making clothes, to travel some.

sk said...

Happy 3 years!!! I'm so happy for you! In 3 years I would love to have started a family (I just got married this month) and being doing more creative things in my life-- wether through work or just in my free time. I would also love to save some money to use for travel :) Okay, those things sound really boring, but I'm sticking to them!

diana said...

Congratulations on 3 years! In 3 years I hope to have my business dream up and running.[Actually it is up, just in the baby steps stage] I hope your next 3 years are blessed and bountiful.

keepfeeling said...

congrats on 3 years, jennifer! so happy we were able to meet through blog land and that i was introduced to ermie. cheers!

xo

Cheryl Cambras said...

Congrats beautiful, talented, inspiring lady!! I would've never met you had it not been for your blog. I'm looking forward to many happy, creative, and productive years working with you! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hello, I`m so envy that you change your life, especially that you change your carrier. I wish you luck in the future!
noriko@go2.pl

Lindsay said...

It's inspiring to see what you've accomplished over the last 3 years, and I can't wait to see what comes next!

Linda K. said...

Jennifer, your blog and work is a constant source of inspiration. Thanks for sharing! I hope to have my career figured out in three years. -Linda K.

Emmily said...

Your work is truly beautiful and inspirational. Reading your blog, marvelling at your photos, and seeing your creations uplift me. I find myself ooh-ing and ahh-ing over Ermie. May your ventures and adventures always be blessed!

Jennifer said...

Wow!
It's been so wonderful reading about all of your hopes and plans!
Thank you for your kind words about my blog & work.
Giving away a scarf is the very least I could do.
Thank- you all!

db said...

Congrats dear!! Look at you go! you are inspiring!
In 3 years I hope to be living next door to you with a studio in my back yard. Rob will be a geologist and I will keep making awesome art and jewelry.

I love you!

Amanda said...

Lovely. Congratulations! I have no idea where I'll be in 3 years, but I know I'll be in a different town, with a different career, and (I hope) with a new addition to my family.

Nicole said...

Just stopping by to say hi and please enter me into the draw. Congrats on 3 years!

Natasha said...

Congrats on three exciting years!!! Your scarves are amazing.

Neza said...

Congratulations for three successful years!
I wish to be doing things I love in the coming years too.
Thank you for being a great inspiration!

caroline said...

Ahh I hate making time goals because when they don't happen I feel a bit deflated, but in 3 years I hope to be living elsewhere and I hope I'm happy wherever I am.

Paula said...

Congratulations. Your scarves are beautiful!

Jess Go said...

Wonderful scarves!

After Wikstenmade.blogspot mentioned your blog, I read the whole of it in a matter of days (at work!)- couldn't get enough honestly. Your writing is honest and has soul. Your photographs of your life and light are spectacular.

In three years I'd love to be more successful in terms of self-awareness and creativity. I'd love for my clothes, house, career, and relationships to match.

Have a great weekend!

saccharified (at) gmail (dotcom)

Mae said...

Jennifer,
I am really glad that you have kept blogging since it has been so wonderful to watch your path in life unfold. It’s fabulous that you have had the chance to pursue fashion and I think that you are doing great at it! Much love, Mae

jennifer said...

Congrats Jennifer, you've accomplished a good deal in three years, can't wait to see what happens for you in another three!

Jennifer said...

What a long road it's been, Jen... I remember back when you had moved to nursing in a private practice after working in a hospital (if my memory serves me right), and then when you took the plunge into full-time design... And I know that all of us (your fans and followers) are so thankful that you did! From the start, Ermie has been so well-designed and has just gotten more and more amazing with each new collection you've created.

If I can dream, in three years I'd love to have some success with my {gemmifer} handmade designs and be at a day job that I enjoy... possibly have a man in my life, too! ;)

Congratulations to you on three wonderful years--here's to many, many more to come!

Sujay said...

So beautiful the site is.What I am founding.Thanks.

Dewey Dell said...

Beautiful scarves. Congratulations on three years.

Luisa said...

Your work is inspirational! Keep it going... 3 years young!!

~ Luisa x

welliewalks said...

Wow! This would be amazing!!! In three years I would love to have a handmade business that was successful (in my terms), my girls would continue to be my best friends and enjoy a life that they love, my husband and I would be happy and financially stable. That would be great! Congratulations on 3 years of blogging. I've been with you most of the way, I think! Inspired by your nursing and craft- since I too was a nurse who spent my student days in the art dept as much as possible!

Julie D. said...

Congrats on the 3 years! In 3 years, my daughter will almost be 5 and probably in kindergarten. I hope that I'm sewing, knitting and making stuff, and teaching the little nut what I know. But whatever it is that I'm doing down the road, it will be awesome because I'll be doing it with my sweet little girl and my great husband in tow.

Norelle said...

congratulations on 3 wonderful years. your pieces are truly lovely and your story inspiring. wishing you many more years full of creative endeavors.

norellekeenan@yahoo.com

migration said...

Happy 3 years of ERMIE! I only found you & your blog this past year, but appreciate the inspiration greatly. In 3 years, I'd like to have both grown + down-sized my little business, if that makes any sense... Best wishes for your next three years!

scarabknits said...

In three years I will have graduated from Grad School and have my M.S. in fashion design. I'll be working for Anthropologie as a Knitwear designer and hopefully have more time to knit! Hopefully I'll find a man to love and start thinking about having a family!

I love your blog. The pics are so beautiful. It is so amazing what can happen in three years. I'm so excited for the future but continue to be awed by the present. Thank you for sharing all your talent,

elisabeth said...

Congrats to your three years! Your blog is such a lovely spot to stop by and visit.

leah of sang the bird said...

I would love to be designing for my business next year, so in 3 years i hope to have found my groove and be able to make a living from what i love doing xxx
leahdeighton at gmail dot com

Christa D said...

Congratulations! As a new reader I have enjoyed your posts and beautiful clothing.

joni sherman said...

Congratulations on your 3 year journey... and many, many more.

3 years down the road - to continue to be inspired, creative, healthy and happy ( AND bigger house, family, and more travel).

Joni Colette
ps- i haven't sent you any presents from Canada, lately.

Lindsay said...

Such beautiful scarves!

In 3 years . . . I hope to be living in the cabin somewhere in the mountains. A girl can dream, right?

Jackie said...

Congratulations! And thanks for all the inspiring posts through the years.

Jackie