WOW, I was just trying to figure out my schedule for next month when I realized in 2 days it will be...
As some of you may or may not know I have been very busy with personal things the last month and a half and have not really been active in any of my online groups or my filling my online stores as I usually would be..especially this time of year when that is all that anyone is doing.
The weekend of the Wonderful Soft Flex Bead Show in NYC my Great Aunt had taken ill and was brought to the hospital for a serious medical condition that no one thought would prove to be as fatal as it did and after spending almost 10 days by her side she finally passed and we were devastated. I grew up with my Great Aunt as much a part of my life as my grandmother and mother and it was a very sad time for all of us. Shortly after we began the task of taking care of her belongings & her place of residence which took almost three weeks, working very long days to do so that it was done quickly but with respect. I was basically put in charge of everything, which I did so willingly & with much love and a very heavy heart.. but everything else in my life had to be put on hold while it was being done.
Before I knew it, Hank had his shoulder operation, and Thanksgiving was almost here and I could not believe how much time had passed since I had felt like I'd even held a bead in my hand! If it was not for the Fabulous Trunk Show at Bead Mosaic in Nanuet, I may have gotten a paper route and called it quits! (kidding) Things are finally getting back to normal and I want you all to know that I was so touched by your wonderful emails and messages. I apologize for not answering any of them as I was completely overwhelmed..and when I tell you I have not answered any of them.. I have NOT. I hope you can forgive me as I did it as a way to maintain the level of anxiety I would have suffered had I answered them in a rushed or hurried fashion, perhaps not expressing things exactly how I would like to therefore causing more stress and anxiety. Its just my way of coping. I hope to be able to answer each of you in the next few weeks.
I am very happy to say that I did get back to the business of Beads a little on Friday and alot today! If you would like to see what new things were listed in my Etsy Shop please click on this link: Lisa Peters ART Etsy. If you would like to see what products are on Serious SALE today please click on this link: Lisa Peters DeStash. and if that isn't enough by using the Coupon Code: CyberMonday in any of my Etsy Shops you will receive and additional 10% off your entire order. It doesn't end there! Lisa Peters on BIG CARTEL also is having a huge sale on any item in the store. By using the Coupon Code: THANKS you will receive 25% off your order total! How's that for a comeback? I will begin getting back into the groove of daily listings and start opening those jewelry cases filled with beady-goodies for you to use!
I hope things are going to be calm for the next few weeks. I could use a little calm. Soon it will be time for me to get back into the studio to begin creating for 2011 and I am looking forward to doing so with a clear head and lots of wonderful ideas that have been swimming around in there even though I was not able to let them out due to my situation.. Ya never know, pain brought forth some phenomenal designs last year.. Maybe I can channel all the emotions I have been feeling the last 2 months into something meaningful for all of us to see.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving,