Sunday, September 30, 2018

6 & 6 in 2018 - September Report

This is the month for showing new projects.  

I've been working on some triangle eyelet fobs.  

I continue making some bags from kimono fabric and handkerchiefs. These two are still in progress.

These are finished.

I worked on the watermelon chicken scratch a little.

You can see my 6&6 in 2018 progress here and  check out who is joining in this month on Meredith's blog here.  

Jo at Serendipitous Stitching just reported this problem with comments -

Finally, Blogger has a new glitsch to delight and entertain us all.  Specially selected commenters can no longer comment on blogs where the comment field is embedded.  They can only comment on blogs where the comment field is a pop-up.

So if you like to get comments - go into your Dashboard and change your comment field to a Pop-up.  Chatter is restored!  Thanks to Brigitte for alerting me to this latest vagary of Blogger.

Has anyone experienced this?  The number of comments on my blog has been down lately, I wonder if this is the reason?

Saturday, September 29, 2018


The stitchers hadn't met in a month or more - busy schedules. We were happy to get together again and catch up.   

Next time we meet, we will start a new project.

Friday, September 28, 2018

2018 Smalls Stitch A Long - September

This month's ornament is another freebie and can be found here (scroll down). I used DMC #3 perle cotton for the twisted cord and stitched it down with the same color DMC floss.

I'm linking up with Heather, at Stitching Lotus, the hostess of this stitch a long.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Relay For Life Japan 2018 - Nagaizumi

At the Relay for Life event in Shizuoka, I met many people and was invited to participate in another event.  I didn't know where this place was located, but was given train directions, then picked up at the station and driven to the event site.  The Ippo Ippo team took good care of me all weekend (yes, this was an overnight event!) 

Upon arrival, survivors were invited to put a hand print on a banner.

It was a rainy weekend, but there was a big covered open air area where each team had a space to hang out or sell things to benefit RFLJ.

The event started with an opening ceremony, then the first lap was the survivors lap. There were several participants who were hearing or vision impaired, and there were interpreters and mobility help.

This artist drew pictures of people.

When it got dark, the luminaries were lit.

The empty table, for the people who could no longer attend.

Everyone was very kind.  I am so thankful for new friends.

I didn't take pictures of where we slept, but each team had big rooms with futons to sleep.  We stayed up late and got up early! It was raining in the morning, but no one seemed to mind.

I wasn't surprised that there was rajio taiso after breakfast.

I hope they invite me back next year!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Work In Progress Wednesday - The Backside

We had another Monday holiday this week (two in a row!).  This week's national holiday was Autumn Equinox Day.  In Japan, we get days off work for the Autumn Equinox and the Spring Equinox.  So, I had more stitching time this week.  I worked on the fobs, kogin, and made two additional butterfly kimono bags that still need the drawstring casings and the drawstrings.  

Last week, Carol from Beads and Birds, left a comment saying she would like to have a peek at the backside of my stitching. Here are this week's backsides.  I try to be as neat as I can, but sometimes it's hard.