it’s Tuesday, but tomorrow I will be posting about my July Smalls SAL project and after
finishing my hussif, I just can’t wait until Thursday! This is one of my all-time favorite
finishes, alongside the yo-yo shawl, the slipper bag, and Japan Has Four Seasons.The hussif has a lot of details,
so there are a lot of pictures.
is closed, with the ribbon tied.
handle, with my name and thread spools stitched on it, is made of one inch wide
14 count "Ribband" backed with gross grain ribbon. The ribbon tie is tacked to
the top seam. The top corners have each have a snap to hold it all closed.
is closed, with the ribbon untied.
open – back and front, with the side pockets in and out.
large pocket at the bottom folds up when closed. I don’t have anything in it
are two side pockets that fold in when the hussif is closed.One holds two stencils.
other side pocket holds a needlebook, a pin keep, and a little tool with a
magnifying circle and a thread cutting edge.
center top has seven plastic rings for thread and a felt strip for holding pins
the felt strip is an envelope pocket, made from a vintage handkerchief. This
pocket holds my ort eating cat.
If you regularly
read my Monday posts, you know how much I like hexagons and epp.Below the envelope pocket is a little thimble
pocket, made from a hexagon.
Below the thimble pocket, is a place for scissors. The scissors handles are held in
place with a ribbon.
right of the thimble and scissors are slots to hold a small ruler and a disappearing
my initial idea for what goes where.As
I put it to use, I may rearrange or add or take out things. Over all, I am
extremely happy with how this turned out. The hussif is a work in progress
Wednesday challenge at Pintangle – check out the progress other stitchers are
making on their big projects.
Tomorrow (30 July) is International Embroidery Day - you can read more about it here. What will you be working on?
recently read this on RocketNews24 about how to make a green tea cake in the
rice cooker, using hotcake mix.Ted isn’t
so crazy about macha but he loves chocolate, so I decided to try to make a cake
with hotcake mix and chocolate. I really don’t like to cook, but this looked
the directions in the article, I put a 300g package of hotcake mix, along with
a cup of milk and two eggs in the rice cooker. I did not add the green tea
powder. After mixing it up, I put some chocolate chips in, then stirred it
running the rice cooker one cycle, it looked like this – not done.The article said to run it twice.I had to run it four times!
how it looked when I dumped it out of the cooker.Ted likes it and has been eating it for days now.
Japanese language classes in Sapporo.The students in these classes are constantly changing as people move in
or out of the area, or regular students have to miss classes because they are
on vacation or have part time jobs or other reasons. Who comes to class also
determines who stitches after class.As
it turned out this week, everyone who stitched could speak Chinese, except
me.I’m so fortunate to be exposed to so
many cultures and languages here, even if I don’t always know what is going on.
are a few pictures form this week’s stitching group.If you’d like to make your own point card
holder, check out this post, where I explained the process.
this book at Mariya in Sapporo.The
title Kantan Sashiko caught my attention.Kantan means easy.I also bought
a meter of the indigo sashiko fabric.The book is in Japanese and back to front, but there are good diagrams,
so maybe it really is Kantan.
as I get started on one of these easy projects, I’ll post pictures.