- Kumano Kodo Trip
- Japanese Festivals
- Japanese Castles
- Finish It in 2019
- Stitching Finishes in 2018
- Stitching Finishes 2017
- Stitching Finishes 2016
- Stitching Finishes 2015
- Stitching Finishes 2014
- Stitching Finishes 2013
- Stitching Finishes 2012
- Smalls Stitch A Long 2018 - 2019
- Smalls Stitch A Long 2014 - 2017
- 6 & 6 in 2018
- 17 in 2017
- Take A Stitch Tuesday
- English Paper Piecing Projects
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020
In Japanese, the number two is read as ni or with some stretch of the imagination nya, which is often what your children call cats - nya nya. According to this wisdom, February 22nd or triple two, sounds like nya nya nya, and that is why we celebrate our feline friends on this cold winter day.
Friday, February 21, 2020
The Guinness World Records has now named Chitetsu Watanabe, a 112 year old Japanese man, as the world's oldest man. He was born March 5, 1907 in Niigata. The previous record holder Masazo Nonaka, also Japanese, died last month, age 112 years and 266 days. Watanabe is married with five children and claims the secret to a long life is to "not get angry and keep a smile on your face." The oldest living person is also Japanese, Kane Tanaka, a 117 year old woman.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
With a large elderly population in Japan, you might be able to guess that adult diapers are big business. In Japan, adult diapers have outsold baby diapers since 2011 and are growing at an annual rate of five percent.
Unicharm Corporation, in collaboration with Hyogo University of Health Sciences, has developed the first adult diapers to help wearers with walking difficulties move around more easily. This new product went on sale in Japan in early February. According to Unicharm representatives, aging causes abdominal muscles to weaken, causing the body's natural center of gravity to move forward, making it more difficult to walk. The new adult diaper stabilizes the pelvis through a special sheet that increases pressure around the abdomen. Unicharm's newest product is priced at 1600 yen for packs of 18 medium-sized diapers (waist of 60 - 85 centimeters) or packs of 16 large-sized diapers (waist of 75 - 100 centimeters).
How does that compare with the price of baby diapers?
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
I finished the eyelets and started working on rhodes stitches in the openings. I'm using accentuate threads in the spaces.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
The quilt festival is held in the Tokyo Dome. You can't imagine how many quilts and people this place holds!
I liked this woman's dress. Maybe I'll make something like it. So many ideas!
Afternoon cake and coffee. You really have to take a break in the afternoon.
Thank you, my friend for spending the day with me at the show!
That's all for this year.
Monday, February 17, 2020
Year Three of the temperature quilt
February 2 - 8
54, 57, 52, 57, 43, 43, 54
I am reporting the high temperature each day. My Year Three temperature/color (Fahrenheit) scheme remains the same:
100 + Brown
20-29 White10-19 Black
You can see my finished Year One Quilt here.