Our class! Ms.Maggie Backman who is an organizer of a group called The Silk Experience , coordinates many various classes with SILK at Houston. This will be our 2nd try. Last time we showed how to do punchneedle with Silk embroidery thread "Soie et" with Gail's help ( who is an owner of Gail Bird/ Birdhouse Enterprises ). The next time, as a twist, we will show to cut the loops to make it fluffier then paint it with dyes. Gail will be with us to loan the punchneedles to students!
Last night we went to a sushi restaurant called "Yayoi-Zushi" in our neighborhood for having dinner. A son of the owner has lived in Italy to study Italian cuisine, so we can have a 7-course dinner that comes with Italian and sushi plates!
It has been so hot here, in Kawasaki. Today it goes up till 32 degrees with sticky humidity. Besides we have a problem of the nuclear power plant so that we try not to use electricity as much as we can ...but finally we gave in. We could not resist to put on an air conditioner after 2 pm!
We have some additions to our collection. Thank you so much for friends/customers who purchased them for us!
I've just arrived at Sapporo for lessons next 2 days. A big shopping mall is at the next station to the airport one, so I stopped by. We can buy things at savings of 20-50% discount! I'm in the middle of shopping now!
We are happy to announce you all that we participate in the quilt show in Alsace, France this September. The show is called "European Patchwork" and has a selection of more than 1000 antique traditional and contemporary works from all over the world.
This will be our third try:-))) We look forward to seeing customers whom we met last two times and also new ones!
Our booth number is J83. Please note that we will not be in the white tent this time!
Yoko living in Ishinomaki came to CRIB QUILT for the first time in a long time! We talked about each other over lunch with CRIB QUILT ladies.
She and her mother work part-time at the same corner store with no days off. In the meantime they open their quilt shop from 10am till 5pm!
It is getting better, but it is not easy to say, as they are all in different situations. The area where she lives called Ishinomaki was not offered any of donation that Japanese red cross society gathered.
She always has an attractive smile on her face, which gives us so much power!