- Japanese Festivals
- Kumano Kodo Trip
- Japanese Castles
- English Paper Piecing Projects
- Take A Stitch Tuesday
- 17 in 2017
- Stitching Finishes 2017
- Stitching Finishes 2016
- Stitching Finishes 2015
- Stitching Finishes 2014
- Stitching Finishes 2013
- Stitching Finishes 2012
- 2017 Smalls Stitch A Long
- 2016 Smalls Stitch A Long
- 2015 Smalls Stitch A Long
- 2014 Smalls Stitch-A-Long
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
This year I plan to stitch the calendar cats (free charts at Happiness is Cross Stitching). One small ornament per month, so this month is September. I will wait to finish them all at the same time in December so that they will be the same size and somehow coordinate.
I'm linking up with Heather, at Stitching Lotus, the hostess of this stitch a long.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
One of the big themes is to learn from this horrible event and make sure it never happens again.
This museum was opened in April 1996. As you enter the museum, you go back in time. The years are on the wall as you wind down the walkway.
Tickets to enter the museum (200 yen) are sold from a machine.
Sanno Shrine One Leg Tori
This shrine was 800 meters from the center of the blast. One leg of the shrine's tori fell over and one remained standing.
This was a sobering day. It is unbelievable that history may repeat itself.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
I followed the next set of instructions and have the individual blocks pieced. All of my blocks are different. (I should have pressed the seams before taking photos.) The more I look at these blocks, the more I like them.
Just one more set of instructions! Maybe by next week, I'll have the completed quilt top. We'll see. The directions for this quilt can be found on Cheryl's Meadow Mist Designs blog.
I did finally go back to the Janome Shop and was able to buy a walking foot for my machine. I still don't have the hang of it yet and need to "unstitch" some puckered areas. I don't consider this to be any progress on this quilt.
These are two of my 17 in 2017 projects.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
I love getting together with my stitch group! They are finding out that it is hard to know when you are finished with a crazy quilt project, so we continue stitching.
This is my bag. It looks like it could be finished but it is not. I want to add more stitches to the side and some beads on the flap. It's hard to know when I am finished.
Grapes and cheesecake and omiyage treats.
It was announced yesterday that the baby panda born on June 12th at Ueno Zoo has been named Xiang Xiang (Shan Shan in Japanese). She weighs 6 kilograms and is 65 centimeters long (as of last Thursday). She has been witnessed taking a few unsteady steps by zoo staff.
Monday, September 25, 2017
Week 21 of the temperature quilt