It is another linoleum block print and a pretty traditional subject. I think this was 1976, the year Emily was born. I was doing a lot of block printing at that time. It was something I could fit into a lifestyle that included a two-year-old and an infant. I was a stay-at-home Mom and was selling a few prints at the Pocatello Art Center. I have happy memories of that time in my life, despite the fact that I found it very difficult to get out of the house with two such small children. But being housebound was a good excuse to work on art and sewing projects. I was more productive in those days than I realized at the time.
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Today I had the great pleasure of meeting, in person, someone that I have known online for several years. That is Del Thomas, sitting between Gerrie and me at Starbucks. A nice young woman offered to take a picture of the three of us together. Del, who lives in S. California, was in Portland visiting her ailing aunt, but took time to meet us. Del is a wonderful supporter of art quilters and an art quilter herself. She owns one of the largest and best collections of art quilts in the world—The Thomas Collection of Contemporary Quilts— which are often lent to shows around the country. Turns out she is as delightful in person as she is on the web.