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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Every month, the International Quilt Museum in Nebraska, USA, features a Quilt of the Month. This is a great website and I encourage you to take a look!
This month's quilt is called My Rob Peter to Pay Paul II by Japanese quilt artist Keiko Goke. Here is the quilt and information from the museum's website.
Monday, March 29, 2021
Year four of the temperature quilt
March 14 - 20
64, 68, 72, 64, 63, 64, 61
I am reporting the high temperature each day. My Year Four temperature/color (Fahrenheit) scheme remains the same:
100 + Brown
You can see my finished Year One Quilt here.
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Today is election day where I live. This is the city council election. Whenever there is an election, boards with photos of the candidates are put up everywhere. You can't miss seeing them because they really are everywhere.
I don't know anything about the political parties or the candidates, but it is interesting to look at the pictures.
There is only one woman, which seems strange to me, especially for a local election.
Some of the candidates put their ages on their photo.
They seem to like putting their hands up in a fist. Does that mean they will fight to get what they want?
This guy looks like he is dreaming about the future.
This candidate wants to give us all a big hug.
The other thing that happens in the two weeks before the elections is that vans with loud speakers drive around saying the candidates names and other things. To tell the truth, I think these loud speakers are annoying. I asked my students this past week if they would be voting today and many said no because of the pandemic and the rainy weather, as well as not caring about the local election.
Saturday, March 27, 2021
I received this big 128 page book about pandas as a gift and I love it. A lot of the headlines and captions are in hiragana, so I can read some of it. And there are tons of panda pictures! I've looked at it many times and will continue looking at it and trying to read it. I've been to Ueno Zoo to see the pandas there, but I see that I really need to go to Adventure World in Wakayama Prefecture.
Friday, March 26, 2021
I made a pillow case and stitched the Fairies to the cuff. I stitched this piece a few years ago and then never finished into anything. It was a free pattern another blog. I had forgotten which one and Vireya reminded me: Brenda Ryan Embroidery Designs
I'm always happy when I can finish something, especially when it is something useful.
Thursday, March 25, 2021
My stitch group has been meeting for almost five years. This year we haven't been able to meet as often because of the pandemic, but we are still meeting when we can. We've gained a member and two have gone to university. I've pulled some finish photos from our get togethers and was surprised to see how many different techniques and projects we've worked on. I'm sorry that I couldn't put them in order and apologize if I have missed some.
|This was our first meeting in summer 2016|