Friday, January 30, 2009

Not Much to Report On...

I've had so many run-ins with toxins this week that I haven't been able to accomplish much. I find it interesting that I can go along for a period of time without much trouble and then suddenly I spend a whole week practically incapacitated. It does help when I can just stay home, but that's not always possible. Nor is it a guarantee against exposures. It looks like DH is going to have to change his clothes before coming into the house after attending church services on Sundays. Last Sunday he inadvertently made me sick when he came in and greeted me while still wearing his overcoat and suit. The worst part is that I didn't even smell anything on him! Fortunately we have an attached garage - our toxic zone - that he can use for this purpose.

I have managed to make two more birds though. This first one I think I'll keep for myself.

And this one may go to a local friend:

I've also been struggling with the exercises for Jump Start January. Well, working with them. There's a lot of journaling and thinking and trying out new ways of approaching things. It's refreshing and frightening at the same time. I doubt any of this is going to show up in my work in a noticeable way. What I'm hoping for is that the stuff I do behind the scenes will come more easily and in a more organized fashion. I've got to do whatever I can to offset this annoying tendency of chemical intolerance to get in the way!


  1. I love your birds and the fabric combinations are so pretty.

  2. Must be the time of year, DH had been driven out of a couple of restaurants by other patrons who seem to have bathed in fragrance!

    Love, love, love your birds!

  3. Hope you are feeling better now. I remember that when my father retired from the Air Force he went to work in a local onion factory dehydrating onions. He had to change in the garage to keep the house from smelling of onions. Thank goodness for a garage huh!?

  4. How difficult it must be to live with reactions like that. Hope you feel better soon. Your birds are so wonderful!

  5. Your giveaway birdie has arrived at my house and flown straight to my studio. She's nesting in the baobob tree ~ will share a photo soon! Thank you!!!!!

    p.s. Did you see your HOPE quilt on the AAQI auction page?

    p.p.s I hope you feel more like yourself VERY soon...


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