Deadlines are looming. I am writing another magazine article and I have a little more than a month to make a large quilt and, darn it, life keeps getting in the way! Both of my grandchildren are sick. When they are sick they can't go to daycare so they come to me. And that is the way I want it to be, by the way. It's just that the timing is bad. Poor little babes—I think this is illness #3 for each since Christmas. They have bad colds right now and lots of chest congestion. The baby is pathetic. I spend a lot of time just holding him. Thankfully, they are getting better and I am getting a little more work done.
Then I had to laugh at myself. I had improved my piece by putting a bird on it. (Well, three) Have you seen the new TV show called Portlandia? It is about life in our own fair city and it is very funny—at least to those of us who live here and recognize the locations as well as the cultural references. Anyway, there was a segment called "Put a Bird on it" that made me laugh out loud as well as feel a little self-conscious about all the birds that keep showing up in my artwork. I have actually been in that shop on N. Mississippi Street. I think I bought a beautiful card there once with a, ahem.... bird on it.