Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Room to grow...

My family just relocated to sunny South Carolina. So far, we love it! It is a truly beautiful state to live in, and very much different than Massachusetts, though we will miss Mass for all of its unique beauty and qualities, especially those gorgeous autumn leaves!

During the move, all of my various websites went on "vacation". It was hard putting my business on hold, but also good to have a much needed break. Currently, all the websites are open again for selling in-stock items. Unfortunately, I don't have much inventory, and I'm not taking any special orders at this time.

Not that I don't have plenty of good reasons to be taking it easy. I am currently six months pregnant with my third baby. I've had many struggles with this pregnancy and found out recently that I have vasa previa, a very dangerous condition for the baby during the third trimester. Not to mention the fact that I have to keep up with my two boys (5 and 3) and unpack and reorganize my new house (quite the feat when I'm not allowed to lift anything).

Needless to say, my studio is still not set up. It's one of those things that has been set on the back burner for the past month. All of my glass, tools, and supplies are still boxed up, sitting in the art studio, awaiting my return. (You can see the room in the above picture, before our moving truck had arrived.) I miss the process of creation so much, but have so many other priorities coming before my work at this point. Only time will tell when I can start creating jewelry again. If all goes well with the rest of my pregnancy, and if my new little baby girl is easy-going and happy (as I'm praying she will be), then I can resume work. Until then, I will sit back and enjoy the time off while I can!


Anonymous said...

What does Vasa Previa do? Sounds ominous.

Your new house is so cute!

Amanda Fall - PersistentGreen said...

Wow, Becky, so many changes and adventures! Your soon-to-be studio looks fabulous. How wonderful to know that it's waiting for you whenever you're ready.

Wishing you all the best in your pregnancy. Hang in there.

Have a wonderful day--and enjoy your "break" (as if you aren't still busy, ha!).

Suzy said...

Congrats! That's so exciting that its a girl. I hope all goes well with the rest of the pregnancy. We'll be thinking about you.

Hope you like it down south. We are enjoying Georgia although the heat and humidity are killer. I can't imagine being pregnant in this. You're new place looks great. Hope the boys are doing well.

Plainbellied said...

So, we have a shared follower in Melissa. But I think we have even more in common than that. I got my BA in Visual Arts in 2002 from BYU. I'm living in SC. I make handmade goods, though haven't had time to stock my etsy shop recently. (Really, I'm more of a graphic designer.) I'm guessing we're not in the same city since I haven't seen you at church (this isn't one of the tinier states), but I found your blog and wanted to wish you luck in getting back into production as well as wishing you a healthy pregnancy and baby girl. I had my second, a boy with DS, a year ago next month and definitely struggle to create for my own purposes.