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Mia’s “Sick” Day

M & M have been home sick all week; Miles went back to school today, but Mia still had a bit of a cough and needed another day away from the classroom. Steph’s washing machine stopped working in the middle of a load of laundry. So the two of them came over and spent the day. I had a wonderful and relaxing day entertaining Mia — or was it the other way around? Stephie did laundry and worked on the final edits of the book of their 3191 blog — A Year of Mornings. It was a win, win!

It was a pretty nice spring day so Mia and I took Maggie to the Rhodie Garden.

We saw these beautiful tulips along the way:

I love taking photos with my new camera. This blue heron was way across the Crystal Springs Reservoir:

This squirrel was looking for a snack:

But, Mia had given all the corn to the ducks:

I love this photo with the purple rhododendron:

Love, love the subtle spring colors in this photo:

You can see the rest of the photos on my Flickr set. When we got back to the house, Mia drew a bird on some fabric, and I set her up to embroider it.

I have been invited to take part in a state-wide critique group for fiber artists. They meet every six months. We are meeting here in Portland tomorrow. The critique is done by a non-fiber artist. I think there are 20 some artists participating. June and Terry have been part of the group for a year. I am a bit nervous. But, if I want to call myself and artist, then I guess I should be able to take the criticism.

2 Responses to “Mia’s “Sick” Day”

  1. Judy says:

    I have never seen a purple Rhodie before…is that for real?
    What a great Mom and GrandMom you are! Mia must have had a wonderful day, and it was super that Steph was able to complete her work at your house!


  2. Kristin L says:

    Hopefully you will be pleasantly surprised by the crit. I would expect you’ll walk away with far more food for thought than bad feelings. It’s hard to grow and move forward when all you receive is glowing responses — a bit of constructive criticism should give you direction and impetus for change and growth. I’m jealous and want to know all about your experience.