Friday, June 26, 2009

Slowly But Surely

I thought I'd be able to use my recovery time to catch up on paperwork and email, list new items that I made pre-surgery and have been sitting here, etc. I've managed to make only tiny bits of progress, but I'm getting stronger every day so maybe I'll be able to pick up the pace. Yesterday I managed to write a short grocery list. It looked like it had been written by a 5-year-old, but it's the first time I've been able to use a pen for more than my signature in over a year! Yippee!

And I got my first incense burner listed for sale. I love this piece, the cloudy pattern has a beautiful contrast with the translucent cranberry glass. I've got a dozen or so more designed in my head, just waiting for the doc to okay me to cut glass again.

Monday, June 22, 2009

My Plate for the Local Animal Rescue

Recovering my my thumb joint replacement surgery has taken a lot more of my energy than I expected. My days have gone something along the lines of shower, nap, get dressed, nap, eat something, nap. I'm starting to take a few less naps, but I still can't do much without some assistance, and I'm getting really bored. Not being able to make anything is getting to me, so the most constructive thing I'm doing now is learning to be a bit more patient.

I did manage to get some help taking photos of things I made last month. I love this plate, it's a beautiful band of green sandwiched between two bands of blue, fused with a layer of clear, and then slumped in a mold to create a nice curve. It's going to a local animal rescue organization as a donation for their fundraiser. I hope they make a nice bit of cash for it!

Friday, June 12, 2009

I Have a New Thumb Joint Celebration Sale

You might have noticed me complain once or twice (or a gazillion times) about the arthritis in the joint at the base of my thumb. On Wednesday I had the offending little bone removed, and replaced with a wad of tissue taken from one of my tendons. This should last longer than I do, and I'm so excited about regaining full use of my right (dominant) hand!

For now though I'm sprawled on the sofa, my hand wrapped in many layers of bandages and a rigid brace, enjoying a nice pain pill buzz. Typing this short post is probably the only constructive thing I'll do today, so I've decided to have a sale.

Shop at my Etsy shop between now and Friday, June 19--the day I get a new rigid but removable brace--and save! Just type "NEW THUMB" in the comments to seller box during checkout and I'll either send you a revised invoice or refund your overpayment.

Buy 1 item, Save 10%
Buy 2 items, Save 15%
Buy 3 items, save 20%
Buy 4 items, save 20% and get FREE shipping
Buy 5 or more items, save 20%, get FREE shipping and a free GIFT

Saturday, June 6, 2009

I've Been on Vacation

I snuck away last week to spend a few days visiting my oldest daughter and my grandson in Indiana. I couldn't go without a few surprises for Gabriel, and this cute shirt was one of them. (I forgot to take my camera, so I'm hoping someone will snap a photo of him modeling this and send it to me. Yes, dear, that's a hint!)

I found it at Bella's Sweet Boutique, and everyone has "ooohed" and "ahhhhed" over it! Bella has a great selection of things for your little darlings, in fact I had a very difficult time not buying half of her inventory. Click on over and have a look around, and make sure you check out the bargains in the sale section!