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Putting Down Roots

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Today was a day that I have anticipated for some time. Kristin came calling with her two adorable children. I call myself her quilt mom. She has a wonderful real mom, but when I first met Kristin in an Art Quilt Tahoe class two years ago, I said, on my blog, that she was an quilt artist to be reckoned with. And I proclaimed myself her number one fan and cheer-leader.

Kristin’s other mom lives in Eugene and her MIL lives in Spokane so the family has been here for a couple of weeks and I got a day with them before they leave to go back to Germany tomorrow morning. I got so involved in the activities that I almost forgot to take photos. Terry came and Stephanie and M & M came. It was wonderful to see how the four kids enjoyed playing together.

Here is Kristin in my studio.


Many of you may know that she uses roots in her work. Her request was to make some thermofax screens of some root images. She brought this one with her; I think it is a drawing.


Then she created this one by blowing India ink with a straw. You can see the actual feat on Terry’s blog.


Here is a screened image from the above.


Here are other screenprints, drying.


Steph took a photo of the three bloggers:


This is Katja and Zavi. So cute and wonderful personalities.


The weather was not bad today. We had some sunbreaks and the temps were in the high 40’s so we took a nice trek to the Rhodie garden to feed the ducks and get some exercise and fresh air. Forgot the camera!!

Kristin brought us all German treats which were mostly consumed by the time the day was over. I saved some chocolates for my Twelve X Twelve research. I had found this at a local antique shop a while ago and had been saving it for Kristin’s fliegenpilz collection.


Terry gave us each one of her new birds that she has been making. Here is mine. I love it, of course.


It is so wonderful to have these generous and fun-loving friends.

Tomorrow, I am taking down the Christmas decorations. I left them up for Kristin. Amazingly, our tree is still not shedding. I am so ready to get back to normal activities and week-ends that do not go on forever. Enough is enough.