I learned a new Japanese word at stitch group this week - hesokuri, which means secret savings or secret money. You might be wondering what does secret money have to do with crazy quilt bags? This week the stitchers were all working on pockets for their bags, pockets made from handkerchiefs or hexagons or crazy quilt panels, and pockets are a good place to hide your secret savings!
Japanese is so difficult. Heso臍 means belly button, and kuri繰りmeans proceeding, but hesokuri臍繰りmeans secret savings! Who has a belly button big enough to hide their secret money? Maybe if you only have a little money, your heso is good place to hide it, depending on who you are hiding it from? Japanese is such a mystery.