Saturday, July 13, 2019

Stitch Group on Tanabata

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.

Tea time was a big treat with melon, chocolate cake, and macha cookies from a cruise trip. 

Next time we are starting a new project and going out for our tea/treat time. You won't want to miss it!


Queeniepatch said...

Yours is such a creative group! Fantastic idea to celebrate Tanabata (it's mainly done for children in schools), and the partnership blocks are so unique - they will all be show stoppers.
Assissi and treats are nice, too.
Enjoy your next meeting!

Janie said...

Sweet projects and treats. The wishes on bamboo is romantic I think.
The polar bear eating ice cream? is cute, very creative group!

kiwikid said...

Looks like a great day.

Lin said...

What a pretty way to make a wish! The animal blocks are so inventive. xx

Vireya said...

The animals are coming along nicely.

I hope the wishes of all the stitching friends come true!

Sheryl said...

Hi Pamela lovely work from the ladies,such a fun time you all had xx

Jeanie said...

I love the wishing branch -- it's so beautiful and a wonderful idea. And lovely to have such a good group to stitch with!

Julie said...

The bamboo branch looks lovely with all your little notes adorning it..

Leonore Winterer said...

Oh wow, you've all done a great job with your quilt blocks! I love the turtle, but the lion, polar bear and sea lion are awesome as well.

Faith... said...

Looks like a great time! Love the bamboo branch and note tradition.

Sheryl said...

What a lovely idea hanging wishes on bamboo branches, so creative.