April 19, 2022: Six teddies were shipped out yesterday. Today I'm working on the post-bear desk cleanup so that when I'm able to hold a needle again, I can get right to work sewing again. The cleanup phase is crucial because that's how I find all of my tools again. If you saw my desk while I have work in progress, you'd be horrified... so maybe try not to look at it. I might try to convince Jeffrey to put pegboard strips on my wall so that I can hang up my tools each time I use them, rather than let them weave their way into the mess on my desk. I spend more time looking for my tools than sewing and shading. My hand surgery is happening sometime tomorrow. Hopefully, that goes well. If not, my left hand is always an option. I'll just have to train it because right now it's my most useless hand. I'll just stop calling it my "trash hand"-- which really isn't fair anyway, because I can't expect dexterity from Lefty when I never use that hand except to type and to awkwardly throw things. And to flip off other drivers (that's 100% Lefty's domain).
April 17, 2022: Happy Easter, everyone! I'm just updating the site to give you a preview of a few completed bears that will be hitting Etsy soon. I'm assuming my surgeon will ban me from sewing for at least 6 weeks, but I'll follow through with the physical therapy so that I can get back to creating ASAP. Jeffrey and I spent the past weeks hurrying to finish a fence replacement during the day, then I was sewing as much as possible each night to get these bears done before my hand goes out of commission. We managed to pull it off with a few days to spare. That gives me Monday and Tuesday to ship my orders-- any orders that come in after Tuesday will be shipped sometime this weekend.
Feel free to stay tuned for updates here, or at The Peach Peddler page on Facebook. I don't maintain an email notification list because I don't want to be a bother. 🤓
I understand that a lot of people avoid social media. I try not to share family photos or personal information anywhere online -- so trust me, I get it. While I keep my personal life offline, for the most part, the bears are a different story. I'm plastering them all over the place.
For the sake of fairness, I'll try to post information on upcoming bears here, prior to updating social media sites.
I hope that you're all staying safe and healthy.