- Kumano Kodo Trip
- Japanese Festivals
- Japanese Castles
- Stitching Finishes 2020
- Finish It in 2019
- Stitching Finishes 2018
- Stitching Finishes 2017
- Stitching Finishes 2016
- Stitching Finishes 2015
- Stitching Finishes 2014
- Stitching Finishes 2013
- Stitching Finishes 2012
- Smalls Stitch A Long 2018 - 2019
- Smalls Stitch A Long 2014 - 2017
- 6 & 6 in 2018
- 17 in 2017
- Take A Stitch Tuesday
- English Paper Piecing Projects
Saturday, September 26, 2020
With so much bad news and cheating/lying/dishonesty going on, this is a much needed feel good story. The 2020 Santander Triathlon was held in Spain on September 13th (last weekend). British athlete James Teagle was on course to win the third place when he made a wrong turn just meters from the finish. The person in fourth place, Diego Mentrida, overtook him, but noticed Teagle's error and allowed him to cross the finish ahead of him. Mentrida said, "He deserved it." Teagle shook hands with Mentrida as he crossed the finish line before Mentrida.
Later, Mentrida was awarded honorary third place by the organizers and given the same 300 euro prize money as Teagle. He has been congratulated on social media by many people, and he said this is what he has been taught and he would do it again. Thank you Diego Mentrida for reminding us how people should act.
Friday, September 25, 2020
Thursday, September 24, 2020
This is a lookback on what I wrote about on September 24th since coming to Japan. (Click on the year to see the full post.)
In 2019, I wrote about the Relay for Life Event in Nagaizumi.
2018 was a Monday post and Week 20 of the temperature quilt.
In 2017, I wrote about a day spent in Nagasaki, including the Bekko Craft Museum.
My 2016 post featured a famous Shizuoka Snack.
In 2015, I wrote about a visit to the Sapporo Science Center and Planetarium with my student Miyu.
2014 was a simple post about a small finish for the Smalls Stitch A Long.
In 2013 , I was busy with buttons.
And finally in 2012, I was working on Queen Elizabeth's sleeves.
It is sometimes good to look back. What an interesting time I've had here.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Japanese woman Kane Tanaka set the all-time Japanese age record Saturday at age 117 years and 261 days. She celebrated by drinking coke, her favorite drink and wearing a t-shirt with her face printed on it, which was a gift from her 60-year old grandson Eiji.
She was born in 1903, the seventh child of nine. She married Hideo Tanaka in 1922, and they were the parents of five children. At the age of 103, she was diagnosed with colon cancer. She has lived in a nursing home the last two years in Fukuoka and is in good health. She plays Othello occasionally and takes short walks in the facility's hallways. She credits family, sleep, and hope for her longevity. She has five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She would like to live to the age of 120. Best wishes to her!
Monday, September 21, 2020
Year Four of the temperature quilt
Week 20 September 6 - 12
82, 84, 93, 93, 86, 90, 77
I am reporting the high temperature each day. My Year Four temperature/color (Fahrenheit) scheme remains the same:
100 + Brown
20-29 White10-19 Black
You can see my finished Year One Quilt here.