Thursday, December 14, 2006

On the Second Day of Christmas

Look what I found in the precious little package I opened this morning! A beautiful soldered pendant created by Amy Huff. I only have one other very small soldered pendant, so I'm tickled to have it. To see what lovely gift the gals in group 2 opened, check out the 12 Days of Christmas blog.

Well, I am very happy to report that I'm feeling good again!!! The doctor put me on antibiotics as he was convinced I got some kind of bacterial infection after the flu- and after 3 days, I can feel the difference in my energy. I am so very thankful; I found myself smiling at everybody while doing my errands today.

One of my errands was an early Christmas present, for me, with my husbands blessing :-) I bought a brand new sewing machine; a computerized Janome DC3050. I am so stoked! I have a small sewing machine collection but they are all older mechanical machines from the 40's, 50's, and 60's. This new machine does 50 different stitches, 3 one-step buttonholes, and only weighs 20 pounds, which was the reason I got a machine; I needed a light one I could travel with. I think this machine will be perfect!

We have a BIG storm coming in this evening. We've already had lots of rain and the winds are going to pick up later. They are predicting gusts of 60 miles and hour, so there are going to be a lot of power outages around the sound. We've already lost our internet satellite; thank goodness we keep dial-up for a backup.

I played in the studio last night, and finished up this collage that had been sitting around for over a year. It was almost done, but not quite. It feels so good to have it *finally* done and on its way to a new home. I photographed the piece at a slant, unfortunately, so you can't see much of the green wooden frame around the edges.


miss*R said...

oh I am so glad that I stopped by again today :)
this is gorgeous - i love soldered pendants!
lucky you getting a new machine :)
when you speak of the sound - where is that in Washington? I visited there a few years ago and remember something about that.
Your artwork is divine - you inspire me so much. thankyou
oh & glad you are feeling better.

Colette said...

Katie! I'm so excited for you about the new sewing machine. About 3 months ago I got a Janome Jem Gold, which I love. It's so smooth and easy for a "sewing machine beginner like me"!

Glad you're feeling better. xox

Colorsonmymind said...

Congrats on the new sewing machine!

Samm said...

oooo new sewing machine... yummo! I laughed when i read that you have a small collection of machines.. I have two original treadle singers (both would work if they had the drive band thingie), one husqvarna from the 70's and my trusty singer from who knows when. I would lOVE an update though.... one that i can do free machine embroidery on so i don't have to borrow all the time.
Katie, so glad to hear you're feeling better, nothing worse than feeling less than average and not quite knowing whats going on. Love your collage too - I love the legs/feet coming out of the head!!!! xo

Marie said...

Glad you are feeling better Sweetie. Cant wait to see what you cook up with your new machine!

Norah's said...

So Happy that you are feeling better. What a fab Christmas present. Kinda to me from me (and dh). That's OK. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Love your collage.

Pam Aries said...

It is Wonderful to see you up and bloggin and feeling better! Your sewing macine sounds FAB!!!! I love the 12 days of Christmas gift idea!

miss*R said...

tapping foot patiently to see 3rd, 4th and 5th :) xox

miss*R said...

ooh, I hope you are ok xoxo