Friday, February 02, 2007

Excellent news

I just got word from Liz, our Custom Sales manager, that a scarf we produced has won a Gold Award in the Service Industry Advertising Awards competition. It's great news to me because it validates the quality of custom work we can do. This was also the first time we had been asked to design a custom scarf; usually, it's ties that customers request.

The scarf was created for the philanthropy department at the Lahey Clinic in Massachusetts. It was a long and very involved process, but as you can see, the end result was beautiful. (We also designed a tie that complements the scarf.)

Here's Liz modeling the award-winner. Doesn't she look elegant?

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Fond memories of Frank

Some sad news to report: My goldfish, Frank, known for his great age and girth, has passed on to the aquarium in the sky. He lived a good life of a decade or so. Frank was a very loyal and low-maintenance pet, asking for little in the way of attention, food or accommodations. His eyes were the first to go. Can fish get cataracts? Deb seems to think so, since Frank's eyes were cloudy for the past several months.

There was no burial at sea for Frank. You see, he was so large that there was a very real danger of his earthly (or water-ly) remains clogging our plumbing. We gave him a modest burial plot in the backyard instead.