Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I have been thinking about this long and hard and finally decided to let my blogger friends in on something... it's not a secret, but it's something I don't often share. I was recently interviewed by Cassandra from a great blogazine called Design: Handmade that is "designed and produced by artists and entrepreneurs who share a vision of a handmade world".

While I was answering some of the questions I found that I could not answer them truthfully without telling more of my story. At a young age I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, although at the time they didn't know what was wrong with me, just that something was. I've tried everything from getting my wisdom teeth out, cutting my waist long hair, herbal supplements, diet, etc., but nothing has helped. I've learned to live with it, but this dear readers is why I don't often answer all your wonderful comments, or comment on your lovely blogs. I desperately want to and I feel guilty about not doing so, but I just can't keep up sometimes. However, be assured that I have a wonderful husband and a fantastic supportive family that understands and nurtures me. AND... the snow is finally melting, Spring is on it's way... hope is in sight!

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Sharon said...

Oh Bella I am so sorry to hear that you have been suffring from that nasty fibromyalgia. I have a friend who has it but does water therapy and that seems to help.
Congrats on the interview. I always new you were famous. I hope they gave you a five page spread. We actually had 70 degrees yesterday. Snow is gone. Yeah yay! I have my wrist warmers finally finished and plan to wear them Friday even if it's 80 degrees out. LOL Smiling at you, Sharon

Pat Winter said...

Bella, Congrats on your interview. I'm so sorry you have to suffer with that disease. I know a few people who have it and it doesn't sound pleasant. You shouldn't feel bad if you can't reply to a comment. I have no excuse, and I don't get to reply to everyone either. I just enjoy your work, your writings, and your beautiful cuffs I own. :-)

nas_nz said...

Firstly, congratulations on your interview! You really are famous!! :)
And I'm so sorry to hear about your condition. It just goes to show you are doubly wonderful and talented for being able to create such gorgeous work despite it!

Debbie said...

Bel, Congrats on your interview.. Wow that is fab, you deserve it....♥♥♥ I hope all is ok and you are feeling good.

Terry said...

Oh sweet Bella
Congratulations you are most deserving .Way to go.
Now for the big pat on the blog,
Thank you for your honesty !
I am so sorry that you have to struggle ,you however are amazingly positive and inspiring wiht your creations.
Thank you for your lovely talent that you share.
May you finally have a real spring
with over flowing blessings .
Take care.
Happy Easter.