Monday, July 9, 2007







Wow, it has been a while, but life happens! This is the longest I have ever gone without posting, but for good reason...I have been having blog anxiety about it! Ha-ha...On the second of July, My daughter Stacie and my grandson came from Redding Ca. by bus so I drove into Seattle to pick them up...Stacie has been a juvenile diabetic since age five. She had been sick with some kind of infection so I really wanted her home. I took one look at her, and took her to the hospital where she still is. She had abdominal surgery on Friday evening and is still in intensive care but now on the mend. She had a huge infection that probably started in an ovary and went everywhere. My grandson, Daniel, who I talk about all the time is here and I have been taking care of him and then my youngest daughter and her two kids came on the night of the fourth. It has been crazy, but hopefully will settle down some. I spent all my time at work, the hospital or doing things with the three little kids. We did have a great time, but yesterday the stress and worry hit me belatedly and I wanted to crawl in bed and sleep all day! Lisa and her kids went home two days ago and I am still picking up toys in the house and the yard. They are so darn cute though it is worth it. I have a huge appreciation for mothers who can create anything now! Daniel is right there every time I walk in my art room..."what are we making" "Can I paint something" can I run the sewing machine pedal? "what about making this or that?'......you get the idea.....haha....I love that he wants to do it with me, but sometimes I miss the quiet! A LOT!



Then where he goes the dog and cat are too so I end up with a full room and a big mess. I did make a set of bird and nest atc's for a swap for some group...Not sure which one. Susan Burgess needed a few more players and asked me, she who cant say no.....Anyway, they were fun to make and Daniel and I had made some paper fabric and we used that. It is the green background that you see on each one. I treated them like fabric atc's so they have timtex in the middle and a fabric back. I really had to think, I got rusty in this short time....Now to go clean up the mess........

5 comments:

Heather Robinson said...

My thoughts are with you and your daughter. Sounds like a very chaotic time in your life. Take care of yourself. Do love the incredible artwork you managed to create in the midst of it all.

Judy said...

Just to let you know I'm thinking about you and your daughter...and your ATC's are great.. I wish I could have done that swap.. I love birds..I'm giving one away on my blog.. go sign-up!!

Helen in the UK said...

Sending more BIG HUGS to you and your family. You're still creating great art even with all your extra 'helpers'!!

Judy said...

I posted pics. of your treasures that you sent me... I love your little bird.. and my favorite color is lime green..so I really like the beads..Hope all is well with you..

Debby Harriettha said...

Melinda I am thinking of you and your family. Your latest atcs are just gorgeous!