Special Visit

I had the good fortune today to have a visit from robin and thom atkins, and thom's delightful wife, jennifer! It was the most amazing few hours of show-and-tell I've experienced in a very long time and I will treasure this memory of their visit.
I think we all know the vast difference between a photo of an original work of art and the work itself, so you will not be surprised to learn that robin and thom atkins' work is even more stunning in person than it is on your screen. I really, really wished today that you all could have been looking over my shoulder so you could have seen it...
Robin brought her beautiful bjp pieces and a few pieces from her new book, as well the book itself...and yes, I'm definitely hoping to be at the top of the list for a copy as soon as it's printed....I think I can say you will all find it incredibly inspiring and full of great ideas for your bead embroidery!
Thom brought his "large" bjp pieces and a couple of his wall quilts, including a partially beaded, totally over the top piece he calls Fire and Ice...so far he's beaded most of the fire and I'd really love to see it when he's finished beading the ice!
I was pleased to share a bit of our little corner of the universe and I'd love to see them all on their next visit...this one was just too short!
And it went by in such a whirl, none of us got a single photo! Next time for sure!


KV said...

Hard to imagine YOU not getting any photos! Sounds like you all had a wonderful time. Personally, I would dearly love to see Thom's work in person, too. And I just know Robin's book will be the best!

Kathy V in NM

beadbabe49 said...

hi kathy...yeah, you know when I'm too busy to take photos, I'm having a LOT of FUN!

Anonymous said...

What a special visit indeed!

I'm wishing I could have been a fly on your wall that day.

Your piece is great!

Beadily yours
Susan Feldkamp

The Lone Beader said...

Very cool!!! I would love to meet Robin someday.

Sue in western Washington, USA said...

Oh, you lucky duck you! I'm another one who wishes I could have been a fly on the wall of your home while they were there (your cats don't catch and kill flies do they?)!

beadbabe49 said...

nah...the cats go in for bigger "game"!

Robin said...

I've just started my March BJP on the "rain" pattern batik I bought at YOUR local quilt shop. Oh boy, what fun we had! As we were driving back to Reedsport, I suddenly thought about not bringing my camera with me and not getting any pictures of us.... Drat! Guess we'll just have to plan a next time. I'm back on the rock now (our island in NW Washington)... Thanks for a grand day!