Thursday, April 10, 2008

It's been a month....

Since I last blogged. I have had so much going on in that time.

I finished this lovely stitched card as a thank you for an order that I received. I really love the colors in it. I finish the stitched piece as a magnet so that it can be removed and used.

I've been working really hard on promoting my website and making new jewelery designs. It has been extremely time-consuming and I am getting a little burned out on being in front of my computer. I had no idea how hard it is to actually try to get your name out there on the internet. Let me just say that it is NOT for the faint of heart - or for those with little patience.

Let's see - I celebrated my 34th birthday April 7th. I didn't do anything besides go to work and come home and take a nap. So it was a very mundane day.

The biggest issue I have dealt with was putting down my dog on March 13th. My poor girl had an advanced case of mammary gland cancer, and although I am grateful that she is no longer suffering, I miss her. I am still adjusting to her not being around. I have shed many tears over her being gone - but know I will see her again one day. If anyone out there has a pet - spend a little extra time with them for me. Give them an extra scratch or 2 - and let them know that they are loved.

The place that I took my dog sent me an ink print of her paws which I loved. One of my friends is going to design a cross stitch design for me using her paw print. I am going to incorporate the words, "You left a paw print on my heart" with it. This will be a long time off as I have so many other things going on right now.

With any luck, I will be doing my first craft fair at the end of June. It is a huge event here in Columbus. My other local Etsy team members and I are trying to go together to get a booth for this event - we are just waiting to hear now if we got accepted to the event. Hopefully we will hear something soon! I am getting impatient!

I will post some more pictures of my jewelery creations later, but this is enough for now.