The Best Laid Plans – and a Sale…

Well it’s been a strange few weeks around here…

At
the beginning of this month I’d just got my hands on a new kiln and
lots of other toys and was all fired up with lots of creative plans for
the run up to Christmas and then, as some of you know, I slipped down a
few stairs, broke my ankle and all my plans went out of the window.

That
was three weeks ago and after a week in hospital to have a plate
inserted I came home thinking I would be able to get back to work pretty
quickly…not so. I’ve never had an operation before and was totally
unprepared for how wiped out I felt both physically and emotionally and
it took me a good week to ten days just to be able to stay awake all day
and start to feel human again. I’m feeling a whole lot better now but
it’s still difficult to work for any length of time when you’re not
really comfortable and lugging a heavy plaster around on crutches while
muscles you didn’t know you had ache is not comfortable, believe me.

My
stitches come out tomorrow and hopefully I get a lighter plaster which
should make things easier and I hope to be able to do a bit more but
needless to say, my productivity has been pretty much nil this month.
I’d like to thank everyone who has ordered from me during this period for
their patience regarding delays in shipping and to those waiting for
custom orders that I’ve yet to complete…I really do appreciate your
kindness, understanding and support.

So whilst I can’t
make much at the moment I can take advantage of the the Thanksgiving
holiday and the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend to say thank you to
all my customers for another great year with a sale in both my Etsy
shops.

From Friday 29th November through to Monday 2nd December you can get 20% discount on components from THEA Elements and jewellery from THEA Jewellery using coupon code THEA20 in both shops to bag yourself a bargain (minimum purchase £15).

Whilst
I may not be able to get back into full production just yet this
enforced sabbatical does give me time to think about and work on new
design ideas for when I do so watch out – it could be a very exciting new year!

Finally
may I wish all my stateside friends a very happy thanksgiving and a
wonderful time with family and friends. Hope to see you over the weekend
maybe.

Lesley

5 thoughts on “The Best Laid Plans – and a Sale…

  1. I'm so sorry about your broken ankle—somehow I missed that you were injured. Take care and rest—sending you best wishes and thinking of you. 🙂

  2. It's unbelievable, isn't it, that your body needs so much time to get well after such an operation… The things you write about sleeping a lot and not feeling human are very famiiar to me 🙂
    And working indeed is almost imposible when you are not able to sit in a comfortable way.
    Take good care of yourself, and take your time to get well; the best way to do that is giving your ankle lots of rest. But I can imagine that is not as easy as I am writing that down 😀
    Best wishes !!

  3. I also missed your accident/injury. I've just started following your blog and am sending positive energies your way. I'm stateside and here we have a product you might find useful instead of those wicked crutches. Here's a link: http://iwalk-free.com/ My dogs' vet used one when he shattered his ankle and it allowed him to be quite mobile and much less tired. I used one for a couple weeks when I broke my foot. Loved it! Also, no pain in arms or awkwardness/danger going up and down stairs. Just an idea for you.
    Take care and rest as much as your body tells you to.

  4. I'm glad to hear you feel much better!! And the good side of this enforced sabbatical is indeed you have time to come up with all kinds of new and wonderful designs. I can't wait to see what you come up with!.
    Wishing you all the best and a very quick recovery.
    Hugs

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