Sunday, September 12, 2010

Where did the last week go???

It is Sunday again - I seem to have lost a week. Has anyone seen it?

Well, I do know what happened - it is all because of a small and very sick little black cat. She doesn't belong to me. But she has decided that I am to be responsible for helping her get well again. She refused to leave my doorstep. So this week has been tied up with trying to get her to eat, taking several trips to the vet's, washing her up so she doesn't smell so terribly and so on and so forth. She is very malnourished and has a wound on her throat. I hope I will be able to pull her through. Meet Ghost:


I did manage to get in a trip to the flea market this morning, before taking my husband to the train station. I didn't find much, just two pieces. A chain (looks like silver, but doesn't have a mark) and a carved resin rose.


While I was away, I received some goodies in the mail.
First, some gorgeous polymer clay "slides" with images of Venice from Angie at Hopemore Studio. I am so looking forward to working with these.


I also received a package full of love from Sharon, of Livewire Jewelry. Thank you so much my sweet friend! The heart is hanging in my studio, where it will inspire me. I love the ATC and the necklace too!



I did spend some time during my vacation with a bit of button sorting. I sometimes buy a box of buttons at the flea market and I culled through them to find all the shell and mother of pearl buttons.


Oh, and I did make a couple of things. A bracelet and a textile cuff for my sister.



A pendant for my sister-in-law, using one of LeAnn's (Summers Studio) precious little birds.


Another necklace starring one of LeAnn's gorgeous porcelaine focals.


I still need to edit the pictures I took in Italy - although I didn't really take very many this year.

Hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday.

26 comments:

Doreen said...

Oh, Renate, you have such a kind heart. I am wishing Ghost a speedy recovery. She appears to have had a hard life until she met you. I love all your new pieces, but that charm bracelet really speaks to me. Your sister is one lucky lady! Take care. It usually takes a while to get back in the groove after a vacation.

romantic decay said...

You have been very busy, all of your pieces are wonderful. I'm sure the new kitty will be fine with all the TLC you have been giving her! Have a great week.

Esther said...

oh!! lucky you!! wonderful treasures in our mail box!!
i looooove your cuff bracelet!! awesome.. and those buttons!!beautiful pictures!

Becky said...

Cute Kitty,glad he found someone to care for him.I adore your gifts you got through the mail How lovely.But my favorite is the jars of buttons love love buttons.I have a little tin full of unusual ones.

SummersStudio said...

You are such a generous angel to take in Ghost. I am happy he found you.

You've been busy! Gorgeous jewelry and I especially like the wire nest you made for the birdie.

Welcome back!

Judy said...

You have been so busy! That little kitty knew where to go to find love, I hope "ghost" does well with all of this wonderful attention.

The Joy of Nesting said...

What a Lucky girl you are Hermanita!! Ghost must be a gift from fate. Do not all good stregata have ratty looking, rescued from near death, other worldlyt named kitties?? Yep I thought so, you and Ghost were meant to find eachother! :)

Oye your sis&SIL are also both very lucky girls!! To have a gift made with your loving, amazing talents is truly a gift to cherish!! It's also very apparent that you are one of the few artists who can truly do justice to one of LeAnn's creations!! How beautiful!!

Must run I'm quite smitten vith your polymer slides!!! I think I'll hop over and visit Angie!

Take care and have a lovely art filled week my Lit'l Sis
Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

lilylovekin said...

I was worried about you, but am glad to see you were busy taking care of the helpless. The kitty was smart to adopt you. What great gifts you received in the mail, I always love getting packages it is like Christmas.

sharon said...

You are truly such a generous heart Renate...that kitten will be okay with you.
I am so glad you like your goodies! Your creations are so gorgeous, the cuff...WOW! The charm bracelet, and I love the dangly green beads on the last one....fantastic sweet friend!

SharonP said...

What a lucky kitty to land on your doorstep, and how generous you are to spend time and money on Ghost, poor thing!

Lovely pics as usual, and that textile cuff is superb!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

God Bless you for helping your little friend. Love the cuff...what terrific colors!

Barbara Lewis said...

Ghost ... a perfect name. You're a saint. I had a dog I got from the pound who had had a hard life. That dog adored me ... he followed me wherever I went. My husband said that I more than made up for whatever his previous life lacked. Good girl! I know you will love her ... and already do, in fact! I know she is ever so grateful. Love all the eye candy you posted, too!

Diana said...

What lovely eye candy. I particularly like your bracelets. Wonderful texture on the cuff. Thank you for sharing,

Diana

Janet said...

Such lovlies!!! I just love what you have made. The Cat Bless you. My daughter just took in an Assasynian that someone dropped off at her apt. The little guy was so scared. Bless you what would these animals do without us...
ox

Lenna Young Andrews said...

renate!
Thank you for your wonderful comments! I'm glad to see you back posting such beautiful things - including ghost, but happy you had a lovely vacation. (although you were missed!)
I will be back more after our move next week! lenna

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Only someone who makes such beautiful things has a heart to go with it. please keep us posted on Ghost Kitties are wise they know who to pick. I will say Ghost looks very old too.

mermaiden said...

To pick a favorite out of a bevy of lovelies is difficult! but i have to say how terrific your textile cuff looks!!!

Laura Haviland said...

First time visiting your blog and I love it. I will be back. Hugs Laura. xoxx

Pretty Things said...

SO many wonderful things to look at. I loved this post.

Cindy said...

Hello Renate
What an angel you are, taking care of poor Ghost. I hope with your attention, he'll be back on the mend and healthy again soon!
Wow, what sweet gifts from Sharon...you both sent one another such heartfelt gifts. I especially love Sharon's fabric/stitched heart.
Your new jewelry is just beautiful...love that copper charm bracelet. It really has your touch!

alteredbits said...

your cuff and bracelet are so lovely!! the cuff is just divine -- i have a cuff fetish.

and you must be so loved and adored to have received so many wonderful gifts and treasures! they are all so wonderful!

Head full of stuff said...

Good luck with the cat! We have just lost our poorly cat to cancer. She was such a sweet little thing.

cat said...

Your cuff bracelet came out awesome! Luck sister!
It's always nice to spend a little time with family.

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Renate, thanks for stopping by! Love all your pieces you made, and the lovely gifts! And what an angel you are to Ghost, so cool you're helping her. She knew who to pick out for sure. Big hug, Riki

kokali said...

Yesterday I accidently stumbled upon your blog and I am blown away by the beautiful things you made and I love your fleamarket-pictures. I hope it is o.k that I linked your blog on mine. Thanks for the inspiration. I'll be glad to have a look on your page every now and then.

Kokopelli said...

Beautiful pieces! And I hope Ghost makes it!