Friday, February 4, 2011

Updates...of all sorts

Hello, Hello,

I was very productive yesterday and got to check a lot of things off my list. What a good feeling. Because I was so good yesterday, I am taking it easy today. I'm blogging this morning and then I am going to go do some drawing at a coffee shop and then see where the day takes me. Fridays are always supposed to be my design day but for some reason the last three or four have been taken up with other things.

So let me tell you what all I have been working on this week. First of all, the store. Looky there...I have some things to sell. It's still pretty bare, but some work is better than none. I have been painting and glazing away this week. I have three kiln loads of pottery to fire over the weekend and some other things drying. Monday, shelves should be filling up around here. I just am happy to see all my bright colors instead of all the white.
The other big task I got accomplished yesterday was in my Etsy shop. I have been wanting to get my buttons in there for a long time. There are so many choices, I wasn't sure of the best way to list them. I think I have come up with a solution with a "you pick the color" kind of thing. Anyway they are up. Let me know if you find this way difficult.

I also got some fabric cut up and packaged for kits for my Daisy Pin Cushion Pattern. I put some of those in my Etsy shop too.

Last but not least, with all the Etsy shop updates...I put a handful of my little dishes in the shop. I just put a few so I could save some for the shop shelves.

I have been working hard this week behind the scenes on my website too. It's probably going to be another week before it's up and running though. It's now my job to arrange products, add new items, etc. It has a whole new look and I can't wait to show you.

Not that this is a very big update but for some reason, my follow me link disappeared from my blog awhile ago. I added it back today, you'll find it at the bottom of the list on the right hand side of the blog.

So all this hard work his week has been because next week I will be taking it easy. I have to have surgery... on my thyroid. Half of it has to be removed or maybe all of it and then I will be recovering. Sorry if I am grossing you out, I get queasy talking about it. I am not good with hospital stuff. If I were reading this blog I would have to stop I won't say anything else.

Here, I will leave you with some pretty pictures to take your mind, and definitely my mind, off of the above.


Have a great day!


  1. My goodness, all of this bright happy colour is a welcome sight on a dreary bitter cold winter morning. Wishing you good health and rest for next week.

  2. Take.Good.Care.
    I am thinking of you.
    And that place is so happy I am grinning from ear to ear. Love it all.
    Enjoy the day!

  3. Good luck with your surgery.
    if you are having follicular neoplasm there is 80% chance that it is not a cancer and you will keep the other side of your thyroid.

  4. Thanks Thyroid Geek! Who knew you were reading my blog, that's super cool.

  5. I had that surgery in 2004. There was nothing to it--and I only had to have the left side removed. The right side is functioning normally.

    It did remind me of the episode of Seinfeld where Elaine was doing some volunteer work with an elderly lady with a goiter--she told the guys that it looked like another head was growing out of the lady's neck. That's what I told everyone I had ;-)

    It will be a breeze, and you'll be up and running in no time. Good luck!

  6. Sending well wishes.
    I imagine by the time you leave the hospital you'll have 'redesigned' it with your Happy fabric and beads! Really, wouldn't Happy hospital gowns be cool?!

  7. Wooried for you but thinking positive thoughts and wishing you well. Your shop looks fantastic!

  8. Greetings from Southern California :-)

    I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You, ~Ron

  9. That's good to hear Dorothy. It seems like it's a pretty common surgery, I am ready to get it over with!

  10. Hey Jen! Love all the cute stuff you are making! What fun!! Good luck with the are a it will go great.

  11. I had to have my thyroid "killed" with radio active iodine and could not be around my kids for a while- not to mention thyroid issues are no fun. Take care- hope by now you have made the turn to getting better. I will say a prayer for you and watch for more colorful stuff. Rest while you can!


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