Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fall Craft Fair Schedule 2013

It's the end of the year and now I have to get ready for the fall and Christmas fairs that I have coming up.  This weekend on Sat, Sept 28, I will be in Plainview,  New York at the Episcopal Church of St. Margaret. 10% of the profit from this fair goes to help local families in need.  Please come out and join me for a good cause. The church is located at 1000 Washington Avenue in Plainview New York. You can find them at

On Saturday,  October 19th I return to Staten Island for the Fall Fair at the Reformed Church of Hugenot Park.  This is my third time at the church.  This church will have activities for kids of all ages and there will be tours of the church building which was founded in 1849!  It is located at 5475 Amboy Rd, Staten Island, NY 10312.  Visit their website at

I end with the 3rd annual Holiday Shopping Boutique in New Milford, NJ at the New Milford Public Library on Saturday, December 14.  This is one week before stop by for your last minute holiday gifts and stocking stuffer's!  The library is located at 200 Dahlia Avenue, New Milford, NJ.  You can visit their website at

Come out and visit Feith Hodge Creations!!!!


Monday, September 23, 2013

Surgery :-(

I know it has been a long time since have submitted a blog post, but I spent this last summer recuperating from surgery.  As some of you may know I was diagnosed a few years ago with a lupus like disorder, and as a result of that disorder ran into some complications with my lungs.  This surgery was a result of those complications.  A benign cyst was found on my left lung and something had to be done about it so that I would have less pain.
me, 1/2 an hour before surgery....sorry, no make up! 

The combination of just trying to feel better saddled with lovely pain medications made this summer seem like a  muddled blur.  Sitting for long periods were not possible, so my bead work went on standby.  All I could do was read my beading magazines and look over at my bead table, longing to make anything!

I realize during my recovery that creating with my hands was very important to me.  After the third week I couldn't take it and began to use my knitting loom.  Yes, you read correctly, my knitting loom.  I started loom knitting with my daughter in the late spring.  We had made plans to make beautiful hats and scarfs for the fall.  Since the loom could be done while I was laying down it was the perfect craft for me until I could get back to my bead work.  I started making socks, and hats and also a few fall poncho's.  It became my new love!!!!  That doesn't mean I'm abandoning bead work, it just means I am expanding my creative horizons!
Loom knitting in bed....literally.

It also made me think about my blog here and how I can expand my topics to bring more  to you the reader.  So I guess some creative good came out of my down time!

 I am focusing now on getting back up and running!  You can still find my jewelry at  and I will be starting the craft show circuit here in NYC and New Jersey.  So come back Wednesday and I will let you know a little bit more about my schedule.

Happy Beading!!!!!