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Rachel came to visit!
Submitted by Pam on Tue, 04/14/2009 - 13:37
Do you happen to remember my little mashmallow men?
Check this out! Rachel made this "gingerbread" apron just for me! She downloaded the marshmallow men photo from my post, traced it perfectly and embroidered it onto the apron! Just look at those perfect little stitches!
I am still smiling as I sit here writing. This is without a doubt the coolest apron I have ever owned! Before leaving home, Rachel hand-crafted a suitcase full of gifts for all her friends who were gathered here for the Portland showing of "Handmade Nation". I can't believe that with all that work to do before she left home, she still took the time to make me this fabulous apron. I just love it! It now hangs in a special spot in my kitchen where I can see it everyday and be reminded of her sweet generosity.
Diane's bus was running behind schedule so she didn't make it to the airport in time to meet Rachel's plane. Kirby and I were the only ones there to meet Rachel at the gate when she landed at PDX.
Her expression matches her thoughts exactly! "Who are those strange people waving wildly, calling my name and taking pictures?" After all, she was expecting to see Diane, not paparazzi!
Once she realized just who we were, it was hugs all around and off to meet Diane who had arrived at the airport and was waiting in baggage claim. (How did we ever manage without cell phones?)
At Diane's home, Rachel got a sneak peak at the proof of Diane's soon to be published book Kanzashi in Bloom. Meanwhile Katin, Diane's sweetheart and world-famous deviled egg master, prepared a delicious snack.
What is that phrase, "gone in 60 seconds!" These are - oops! - those were the best deviled eggs on the planet earth!
At Rachel's request, Diane taught us Temari. She had pre-wrapped several balls so we could get right to the fun of creating the design. So here we are - using paper tape to divide the ball into sections. And that is about as far as we ever got into the project!
Can you tell the two of them were enjoying this time together!
Aren't they both beautiful!
The time I shared with Rachel and Diane was one of my best crafty days ever!
Thank you Rachel! Thank you Diane!