We met last Sunday on Tanabata (July 7th in Shizuoka). Tanabata is the one day of the year that the two lovers Vega and Altair meet in the Milky Way. This is the day to write down your wishes and hang them on bamboo branches.
My stitching friends are so creative! They had a decorated bamboo branch and paper for us to write our wishes. I wrote mine in Japanese. It wasn't gramatically correct, but my friends could (almost) understand what I meant to say.
Some of us worked on our NHK Partnership Quilt Blocks. Those who completed their blocks worked on Assisi, and I made some hexagons for my temperature quilt.
|A hexagon shell turtle, with a frog on his back.|
|A lion made with Japanese fabric yo-yos|
|Last time's hedge hog had some back problems so this is a seal or maybe a sea lion, I forget.|
|This is a kakigori eating polar bear.|