by Cindy Knight of cksilver

Introducing: Susan Williams
(aka auntsuesoldnewlovely) and a GIVEAWAY!

Please take a moment and visit Sue's shop, and give her some love!

Sue is hosting a giveaway!
A $15.00 value item of your choice will go to the lucky winner of Sue's giveaway. To be entered to win, please comment on this blog posting with your favorite item in her shop. The winner will be announced on next Wednesday's Featured Artist post, and will be able to select their $15 item.

I am a wife of 31 yrs. and a mother of 12 children, ages 10-36 (2 of which reside with the King). I thank God for His promise of eternal life and that we will see our loved ones again!! I also have 2 grandkids, Hannah 14, and Adrian 8. Adrian is mildly autistic and the 1st time he ever spoke to me was when he was 5. He said,"Gramma can I have more chocolate ice cream?"

We have homeschooled for 20 years and are currently homeschooling the youngest 4 children.

I enjoy: walks in the park, finding Victorian items,having our girls weekend each Fall with my sister,daughter-in-law and middle daughter at my oldest daughter's in NH, finding the tiniest flowers possible and being in awe of God's marvelous wonders, holding babies, spying a Red-Tailed Kite or a Blue Heron as I am driving along, enjoying our memory garden and the flowers that bloom in it from spring till fall, working on my king-sized quilt has has been an on-going project for over 10 years, meeting people in the store and asking, "Do I know you?" my 10 year old says I always say that!! LOL, having Victorian tea parties where we speak with English accents and talk about the queen, de-tangling a mess of necklaces (I'm a problem solver :o), eating salads and organic foods, watching old classic movies........

How did you get your start on Etsy?
My mother was a Depression Glass and after my she'd passed away I started selling her inventory for my dad. Little by little I bought more vintage supplies and made handmade items to sell.

What does a typical day look like for you?
OY! ... First thing each a.m., I walk my 6 mth. old Shih-Poo, Muffy. After that I usually start a load of laundry. I do a load of towels and my personal laundry nearly each day. At one time I did 18 loads of laundry a week! :OP ( Now each one has their day to do their laundry!! YAY!!)

Next, I have my quiet time. Getting my spiritual tank filled is necessary for me. Then, I usually check my shop to see if there are orders to pack or convos to answer. Now it's time to get the kids started on their schoolwork. Sometimes I pack orders while answering questions or giving directions. Soon it's time to drive kids to their co-op art or Science class. I might go to the PO to send out my orders at that time. In the afternoons I can be found taking pictures or listing items. At the present season, 3 of our boys are on 2 baseball teams, so I take along a project to work on. I like to keep my hands busy.

We all share the supper meal duty...(my 18 yr old daughter's idea!!!) so on Sun. and Wed. I make the meal. That's generally what my day looks like. I am usually the 1st one up and the last one in bed.

If you could be anywhere in the world for one day, where would it be?
I think I have always desired to see Switzerland. You know, Heidi, The Alps!!

What is your favorite Bible verse?
I have a few favorites, one of which is the Aaronic Blessing: Num 6:23-27
23 Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, 24 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: 25 The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: 26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. 27 And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them.
Also, Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

What is your favorite Etsy item listing to feature?
I guess I really love the Victorian items.

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And the winner of Connie's giveaway by way of is... Drumroll please... Sue! Congratulations! Please work with Connie to redeem your prize!

Comments (9)

On June 2, 2010 at 1:37 AM , pfd said...

Susan - I am overwhelmed listening to all that you do! You must be incredibly organized.

I easily found my favorite item in your shop... it is like walking into a little antique shop where you peek at all these cool items. Unfortunately if I win, I would have to add a bit more than I have to purchase this brooch... it is gorgeous!

On June 2, 2010 at 4:14 AM , Julie Riisnaes said...

Great to get to know you better Sue - What a mum! Well done with fitting a business in too! I love the red gloves!

On June 2, 2010 at 7:32 AM , DHElegance said...

Wow!!! I think it's amazing that you have such a large family!! I love it! I love the red flour sifter it reminds of a similar one I used growing up with my grandma when we would bake together!!
So wonderful to meet you!!
Donna :)

On June 2, 2010 at 9:36 AM , ZudaGay said...

So lovely to learn a bit about you Susan! This brooch is gorgeous!
Your shop is so fun to browse!
blessings, Zuda

On June 2, 2010 at 11:03 AM , MYSAVIOR said...

I LOVE this print from Susan's shop.

I can't believe I won last week's giveaway. Thank you so much!


On June 2, 2010 at 11:12 AM , sweetybird09 said...

It was nice reading about you and your family Sue.

This is my favorite item...

I love baking and love antiques.

On June 2, 2010 at 11:40 AM , Jan said...

You amaze me! Thank you for sharing your story. I love learning about all the wonderful people on Etsy.
Favorite item...that was tough...but I picked the Dogwood sugar bowl.

On June 2, 2010 at 8:57 PM , KippysSoMature said...

Absolutely amazing :o)! and lovely to get to know you !

On June 8, 2010 at 1:43 PM , Aunt Sue said...

It was sweet to be featured...
Thx so much!