Thursday, June 28, 2007

Surgery and Art Nest Day 2

My surgery is all set for Monday Morning at 7 am. Sarah will be guest blogger that day and report how everything went. I'd appreciate your good thoughts that morning.

Ok back to the Art Nest, Here we all are having dinner, we ate on the deck and it was just gorgeous out.

On day 2 we had a class with Sally Jean. Here is a pic of the necklace we were making.

Here is the only good picture we got of Sally Jean, the others were blurry.

My plan was to do a necklace honoring my Irish immigrant grandparents, I was using their pictures and scraps of envelopes and pieces of their letters. I manged to try soldering some of the pieces but did not finish it. I need to tape some and redo the solder on others but at least it is a beginning. My back pain was just too much by then and I ended up putting it all away for another day. I will get some solder equipment and finish another time.

I am continuing to add more pics to my flickr acount. So be sure to check it out.


craftyhala said...

Soldering...did you teach yourself or take a course? I want to solder.
what you have there in the pic is the coolest. and dinner looked like fun.
Take care,

Julie Collings said...

dear kate,
such wonderful photos of your soldered charms!
i put a little piece of a vintage map of the irish sea in one of my charms. it is one of my wishes to go there and visit the place my great grandfather and grandmother lived. he was a priest and she was a gypsy.
i will be thinking about you on monday and sending you my love and hopes for a very successful surgery.
xo julie

Cindy Dean said...

I wish you well for your surgery. Hopefully this will relieve your pain. I like the charms you did. I never got a chance to really see what anyone else did that day!

Jen Gabaldon said...

Kate, i will be praying that you surgery goes well. It was so wonderful to meet you :) I didnt get to see your charms so i am glad you posted a picture of them...they are great! Jen Gabaldon

Gemma said...

Irish immigrant they are stunning...beautiful...would love to try something like that!
Hope you are relaxing before surgery....xo

Anonymous said...

You will be in my prayers for a quick recovery Kate. That's for sure! The necklace looks great! It's wonderful that you are going to be honoring your Irish Grandparents.I think that is very thoughtful!

LisaOceandreamer said...

I love the idea of using your Irish ancestors for the charms. I still haven't opened and played with my solder equipment...I need a retreat and do one new medium each day!

As for your surgery...I have nothing but good and positive thoughts about the outcome! I want more than anything to know you are pain free and ready to do an Irish jig!!
I am so glad Sarah is going to guest blog so we will know how you are! Sending gentle hugs and VERY healing thoughts to you.

mrsnesbitt said...

Monday, sending hugs chuck.