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Monday, October 31, 2016
Sunday, October 30, 2016
The stitch group went to Yutori in Shizuoka for a weaving class. Three of us wove (past tense of weave?) today and three will weave next time. It was really fun! I'm going to make my piece into a bag. I already have ideas for the lining and finishing. I'll post a picture of the finished bag as soon as I can.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
I don't have a car or drive in Japan, so I don't usually pay attention to how much gasoline costs, but I snapped a picture as I was walking and got to thinking about it.
Regular gasoline is 130 yen per liter. I think that is about $4.75 (USD) per gallon. Expensive, isn't it? How much is gasoline where you live?
Friday, October 28, 2016
Recently, as I was walking, I started smelling something sweet and wonderful, but couldn't identify what it was. The smell traveled, so I didn't see the tree at first. Many houses have this tree in their back yards or walled gardens. I don't remember seeing or smelling this in Hokkaido.
It is the kinmokusei tree. I don't know the transation in English, but I think it is some type of olive tree. I hope it lasts a long time!
Thursday, October 27, 2016
This is a Cross Eyed Cricket chart. I used two strands of DMC floss over two threads on 28 count fabric, except for the pine needles, which were done with two strands of Krienik blending thread. I like the sparkle.
Linking up with Stitching Lotus, the hostess of this SAL.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
I finished the dragonflies on the sashiko piece and put it aside to finish into something later.
I picked up the heart ornament again and completed the eyelets and continued working on the tiny four sided stitches. I like this white on white design.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
I am so thankful these ladies let me stitch with them. They are so good to me!
They are almost finished with their biscornu pieces and will put them together next time. I was having so much fun Sunday that I almost for got to take pictures. Here are a few from the end of our afternoon as we enjoyed tea and treats.
Next week we are going to Shizuoka City to take the weaving class together. I can hardly wait.
Monday, October 24, 2016
My concentration hasn't been great lately, so I spent most of my stitching time on these easy to baste cotton hexagons. I can't seem to read a chart or count without making many mistakes, so this is the perfect stitching for me right now.
Linking up with Anthea at Hibiscus Stitches.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
One of my students told me that his neighbor, who is an artist had an exhibition at a nearby museum. I had walked by the Verkehr Museum before but hadn't thought about going previously.
It turned out to be even better than I anticipated. The admission fee was only 400 yen, and there was a lot to see besides the Chiaki Matsuse Exhibition. Photography was allowed on the first floor but not the second.
|Center of museum|
|In case of emergency, such as earthquake or tsunami|
Here are photos of the Chiaki Matsuse Exhibition. There is so much texture and detail in these pictures of Mt. Fuji.
Here are photos of other exhibits on the first floor.
|My apartment is in this photo|