I went back to the stitching store that I visited the last time I was at the mall. I didn’t notice the DMC thread section or the Liberty fabrics when I was there before.
At a table in the back of the store were eight women with their sewing baskets and fabric pieces. I think it must have been the quilting circle. They didn't know I wanted to join them.
In the housewares section, I saw these rugs. One says “clean and agreeable life” and the other says “proposal to a new life”. If you already have a clean and agreeable new life, does that mean you don’t need rugs?
I thought these little girl manikins were interesting with their green eyes and red hair. I haven’t seen any little girls here with green eyes and red hair.
Is a dust box the same as a trash can?
Somehow I missed this store the first time I came to the mall. Another stitching shop! More fabric and yarn and beads! One shop like this in a mall is unheard of in the US, but two! This shop has a line of embroidery thread called Cosmo.
I did make a purchase here – a little piece of sashiko fabric and white sashiko thread and a package of little fob things that I might use with some beads. (Never mind that I already have two unfinished sashiko projects - more on that later). I spent 814 yen and the cashier gave me a little frequent buyers card and stamped the first box. I couldn't ask her what the reward was for filling the card. Maybe I will be able to by the time the card is filled. I also bought some white glue at the stationary shop.
I wanted to eat lunch at the mall, but I couldn’t figure out what did not have meat in it. Surprisingly to me, most Japanese food has fish and/or meat in it. They don’t have the little animal pictures, like in the university cafeteria. I ended up having a mint chocolate chip ice cream cone for lunch. I know what Baskin Robbins is.
Ornament finishTed chose blue Kreinik blending filament, red Kreinik #4 braid, white silk thread for the design, red and blue #5 perle cotton for the cording and Mill Hill beads for his ornament. Here are close up photos he took of the two ornaments.