Thursday, May 31, 2018

6 & 6 in 2018 - May Report

This is the month to show a new project.  I started and finished a little pre-made bag with a yellow and orange cross stitch butterfly.

I'm doing well with starting new projects, but not with finishing the old ones!

You can check out who is joining in on Meredith's blog here.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Work In Progress Wednesday

This week I started a new ornament.  

I also continued working on the chicken scratch apron.  All the parts are "scratched" and I'm putting them together by hand. I stitched this heart for the pocket.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Yamamiya Sengen-jinga Shrine

My tour guide friends invited me to spend another great day with them.  They had a full day planned and they treated me like a queen!  What a wonderful day I had. I appreciate their kindness. 

The first thing on the agenda was visiting the Yamamiya Sengen-jinga Shrine, which is part of the Mt. Fuji World Heritage designation.  This shrine does not have a buiding for worship, but is a remote worship site. Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taishi Shrine was relocated from this original shrine.

It was a gorgeous day and we had the perfect view of Mt. Fuji from this remote worship site.

This area is the very tip of the lava flow from Mr. Fuji.  A stone mound surrounds this remote worship site to protect the sacred grounds.

There is a small information building with toilets near the entrance to the Yamamiya Sengen-jinga Shrine, with a parking lot.

I will soon post more pictures and stories about my day.  Stay tuned...

Monday, May 28, 2018

Monday Morning Star Count - Year Two, Week Three

Year Two of the temperature quilt  

Week 3, May 13 - 19 

68, 81, 81, 84, 86, 81, 77

Sarah at Sarah Did It! is continuing to host us on Wednesdays, so please check out the temperatures around the world.  Feel free to join in! 

My Year Two temperature/color (Fahrenheit) scheme remains the same: 

100 + Brown 

90-99 Red  

80-89 Orange 

70-79 Yellow  

60-69 Green  

50-59 Blue 

40-49 Purple 

30-39 Pink 

20-29 White 

10-19 Black  

Year One Progress - none this week.  I hope to work more on the borders this week and have something to show next Monday.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Shibori Museum in Arimatsu

I originally planned to visit this museum and take the shibori class over a year ago, but that was when I broke my arm, so I had to cancel.  You have to make a reservation ahead of time, but you can do it online and in English here.  The first floor of the museum is a showroom, the second floor is the museum and classroom areas.  The sales clerk spoke English, but the Shibori teachers, well, not so much. I chose to make a "table center".  The class involves stitching and tying. The teachers thread the big sharp needles and have them all ready to go. They do the dyeing after the class and mail it to you later.

After the class, I took my time looking around the museum.

If you are in the Nagoya area, I highly recommend the musuem and the class! 

I have already received my table top piece in the mail.  It looked like this when I pulled it out of the envelope.  

After taking out the stitches, it looked like this.  

I followed the instructions and rinsed in cool water and let it dry, but did not iron.  

I like it!