...normal service has been resumed. Whatever normal is!
I can't believe that it's been a whole month since I last blogged.
It's been so long that my friend Helen phoned to see if there was something wrong! I think there must be some rule that states that the longer you leave it between blog posts the harder it is to post as so much has happened that you just don't know where to start.
That's certainly partly been the case with me. I've been really busy with lots of orders, mostly through not on the high street, some commissions that came through my website, building up stock for a new outlet, teaching my City and Guilds class, crocheting another scarf like the one I made for Laura but this time for Mel, writing magazine projects, knitting a new project and, of course, the usual family organised chaos.
It's also taken me a while to post again as although when Helen phoned a fortnight ago everything was fine and it was just everything above that was keeping me away from here, it hasn't been fine since. I've been rather unwell, which is unusual for me. I entertained the neighbours, and scared my family, by being carted off to hospital in an ambulance and staying in hospital overnight. Not an experience I care to repeat. I'm deliberately not going to go into details of what happened as this blog is supposed to be a happy place full of funny tales and beautiful jewellery, but I needed to write some explanation of where I've been! It didn't really threaten my life, I'm on the mend, and thanking God for my wonderfully loving and supportive family and friends. I'm also thankful that I do a job/run a business that I absolutely love and find relaxing and invigorating. I've been able to meet all but one of my deadlines as I've still been able to work, all be it at a slower pace. I'm sure my recovery would have been much slower without my work as you (and my family!) know how cranky I get if I don't get regular shed time!
So, normal service is now resumed! I've got lots of things to show you over the next few days, including a knitting project which had me swearing a lot at one point!