This is the view out my front door this morning. It has been raining all night and things just look soggy and drippy and cold out there, so we wimped out of our walk this morning. Normally we walk, rain or shine, but it sure feels good to stay in this morning. Besides it's Friday and we haven't missed a day this week until now. Even with all this rain it seems so Spring-like. I keep seeing Blogging and Facebook friends photos of piles of snow and I feel lucky for the rain and the flowers.
Yesterday on our walk we noticed that the Parks people had been out trimming trees and they hadn't yet been back to gather up their trimmings. Some of them were flowering trees with tight little buds, so we each gathered a few cut branches and brought them home. I put mine in water when I got home yesterday and by afternoon the buds were starting to open.
This is what I'm working on today. I am going to Cleveland, Ohio next week to tape three segments for Quilting Arts TV. One of the things I will be demostrating is making one of my little stuffed birds. So I am making multiples of one bird in different stages of completion to use. I don't think it's any secret that it is done this way. It is like the cooking demo on Martha where she and the guest (let's say Carrie Underwood) start putting something together, then they switch out one pan of raw onions for one of nicely carmelized onions, then, voila!, the oven door is opened and out comes a fully cooked pork tenderloin smothered in carmelized onions and the studio audience bursts into wild applause! OK, this will be something like that, but with Pokey Bolton, instead of Martha and me instead of Carrie Underwood and no studio audience. Yeah, you're right—it will be nothing like Martha, but everyone who has done this assures me that it is a really fun experience and everyone, especially Pokey, is just great. I'm looking forward to it. Then after the TV stuff is finished, Ray and I will go visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and find out what Cleveland is all about.
So, enough procrastinating on the internet. I have bird parts to make. If I finish later I think I'll go shop for an orange shirt to wear to Cleveland.