Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday Finish

I finished the chicken scratch into a dresser scarf or runner, not sure what to call it.   (I guess I should have given it a press before taking the picture.)



I did not line it and just turned the edges under and stitched by hand.  


I'm pleased with how it turned out.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Turtle Island

I love seeing turtles and other creatures when I am out and about!



Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Work In Progress Wednesday - More Chicken Scratch, Plus Fabric

I continued with the chicken scratch this week.  It is hard to put down!  




I'm also thinking about what I will make out of these beautiful fabrics my friends brought back from Kyoto.  Arigatou!



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Easy Orange

There are many different kinds of citrus fruits in Japan.  Some are easy to peel, like the mikan.  Others have a thick skin and are harder to peel.  


I was given these big, thick skinned citrus fruits and this handy dandy tool!




The tool opens up and can be taken apart.



The white side is for scoring the skin, making it easy to peel.




The orange side has a little blade to take off the outside of each section.




Amazing, isn't it?  What a great gift!


Monday, April 23, 2018

Monday Morning Star Count - Week 51

Week 51 of the temperature quilt 

April 15 - 21 

70, 64, 54, 63, 70, 77, 79




Sarah at Sarah Did It! is hosting a link up for those making temperature quilts on Wednesdays. Check it out.


This is my temperature/color (Fahrenheit) scheme: 

100 + Brown 

90-99 Red  

80-89 Orange 

70-79 Yellow  

60-69 Green  

50-59 Blue 

40-49 Purple 

30-39 Pink 

20-29 White 

10-19 Black

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Until Next Time ...

Good-bye Okinawa!  


Here are a few more odds and ends from the trip.

















Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Mystery Beach

Sometimes we just go where our feet take us without knowing exactly where that is.