- Kumano Kodo Trip
- Japanese Festivals
- Japanese Castles
- Stitching Finishes 2021
- 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
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Monday, October 25, 2021
I continue to work on the hand quilting of year two.I have quilted the hexagon flowers and will start on the seams of the squares next.
Year five of the temperature quilt
October 10 - 16
79, 82, 72, 64, 73, 77, 72
I am reporting the high temperature each day. My Year Five temperature/color scheme remains the same as previous years:
You can see my finished Year One Quilt here.
Sunday, October 24, 2021
I am fascinated by Japanese castles. As I was poking around on google maps, I was surprised to find out that just a few train stations and a hike away from where I live was the Kambara Ruins. I made a plan and thought I could walk from the Shin Kambara train station. I was quite pleased with my google map find. I thought I could find my way with the map on my gadget! I walked along and passed under the expressway. The roads I saw on the map didn't match up with the roads in front of me, so I checked the map again. This is what I saw!
The map didn't know where was! I didn't know where I was either. I started along this road, but it was going sharply downhill and into a tunnel, when I knew I should be going uphill.
I turned around and went in the uphill direction, even though the path didn't look like the map. I saw some interesting things along the way.
This strange road came to a stop.
As I got higher, I had some very nice views.
Aha! The map found me.
I finally saw this sign. I was sure this was where I wanted to go, but still wasn't sure how to get there.
An uphill path through the woods was next.
I walked and walked and followed this path to the shrine. It looked like it had recently been mowed, but otherwise was pretty lonely looking.
I felt sure I was very close to the ruins, but I couldn't find a way to go beyond the shrine. It was like a jungle and I couldn't see a way to continue. There was no opening or path.
After walking around and failing to find a way to continue to the castle ruins, I had to turn away and go back down. I plan to come back in the winter when the jungle has died back. There are so many adventures in Japan, but sometimes I get totally lost.
Saturday, October 23, 2021