Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hello there,

Well, I had quite a weekend. The "tennis elbow" ended up being muscle aches from a bug that hit me full force Saturday morning. I don't know why it took over a week to hit me. Anyway, I have an aversion to throwing up, even when I try, so I didn't get the relief that I needed. My tummy hurt so badly. I did the usual trips back and forth to the little girls room, but mostly stayed in the bed Saturday and Sunday. Woke up Sunday evening feeling as if nothing had ever been wrong. I have a new respect for folks that have illnesses. I am never sick and probably haven't been for twenty years, so I just didn't know what was even wrong with me. My DH wanted to take me to the hospital, because as we know, heart attacks in women have symptoms that are sometimes confusing. I scared him so badly. I'm sorry darling, really I am. I don't mean to sound like a drama queen, but I'm one of those folks that has a very high pain threshold and things have to be really bad for me to slow down.

But I'm all better now and back to work in the studio. I had to take a picture of my table. I don't understand it at all. I sewed for six weeks at this same table and at the end each day there wasn't as much as a thread out of place. But two days of doing polymer clay led to this...

So instead of cleaning it up, I made just enough room on the table for another project. I am currently in love with gemstones and glass. This little beauty is created from jasper teardrop shapes combined with smooth wine colored glass bead that I put onto gold tone wire links.

I always like to share little tips with my friends. After being under the weather I felt a bit shaky and found it difficult to retrieve the jewelry findings from their hidey holes. I came up with an easy way to pick out my eye pins from their little area in the storage box. I used a tapestry needle, and picked them up with that. I don't know if I have ever mentioned that I have very bad close up vision and most of the time have to work under a magnifying glass, so any idea that I can use to pick up small elements is always implemented.

So that's all from me for today. I am feeling good and thanking God for my health and praying for those that are ill. Take care of yourself and try not to get the "bug".


Nezzy said...

Great necklace! I'm so happy you are feeling better. Being sick just sucks!

Have a wonderfully well day!!!

suze said...

Glad to hear you are all better. I am scared to death with all those germs floating about. I keep my mask in my purse and if I think someone near is sick I whip it out.
If I get this new flu I could die or lose my kidney.Your table looks like it should...an artist at work...love it!

Artgalcrafts said...

Susan so glad you are back to your usual self so much for the Tennis Elbow, ala Doc Elizabeth. Well it could have been and you may not have been so sick.
I am like you and have a high threshold for pain so it has to be pretty bad before Ill give in, like you .
Funny thing about that poly clay it does seem to let you get in a mess more so than other crafts. But why not As a real artist you cant be wasting time cleaning up when the urge to create is upon you.
Theres always another time for that.
My workroom looks exactly like that too.
Suze, keep looking after your self like you are, and you wont have any trouble
No more bugs SusanXXX
I dont like it when I dont see you round.
Bye and HugsXX

Tricia said...

susan, that necklace is gorgeous! and so glad you are feeling better---i have the same aversion to throwing up...i just pace around the house, holding my tummy, proclaiming loudly that i think i might throw up...but i very rarely do. :)
take care!

Angela Recada said...

Terrific necklace! I'm glad to see that you're feeling better again.

Sea Gypsy said...

Beautiful necklace!!!!!!! Great tip!!!!!! I am so glad you are feeling better. From the time my kids started school to the day they left the school system. My household caught every bug that went around. I would sometimes just sit and cry and thinking it would never end. It did when my last one left high school. Six years and no flu or bug. Knock on wood! Looking back I would read every art book I could get my hands on, because there was no time left to do art after taking care of everyone. I laugh now, but it was a nightmare. Keep feeling better!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a gorgeous necklace! And I had to laugh at your pushing aside stuff for a place to work. I do exactly the same thing!
I'm glad you're feeling back to yourself again. That bug sounded bad!

BlueRidgeLady said...

Hey!! I'm sooo sorry about the tummy troubles! You will have to tell me how it hurt so I can help diagnose you rofl!! I have had some tummy issues too. I'm so glad you are feeling better and I laughed when I saw you table, same as mine! I thought of you last night when I only had 2 inches of work space next to my collage...I was ready to start throwing stuff to get some space! I do it to myself...everyyyytime! Your necklace is so pretty!! I have some of those same tearshaped abolone beads! Small world! Have a great weekend!