At Yoko's quilt shop

As one of annual events, we visited Ishinomaki to give a lesson at Yoko's quilt shop, NASA, at the end of November.

Once we opened its door, students and wonderful homemade meals, were waiting for us to arrive!

After having lunch with all of them (time quickly passed by chatting!), we began the lesson to make a pouch!

We have to introduce this adorable girl to you :-)
She is a granddaughter of one of the students and one and 3 months old. Her name is Mei.

She could play by herself with some pictures books and toys ... but her favorite was my smart phone. She seemed to know how to use it already!

Many of the students could finish the top of the pouch and looked happy to take them home.
Some of them still live in a temporary house as they lost their houses because of tsunami.
A town looked like getting back to normal, but they still have a lot of issues which are unsolved yet. Most importantly we should not forget about the tsunami and them.


Anonymous said...

that looks like a very welcoming table of delicious tastes-I would say they were very excited about your visit. getting "back to normal" takes a lot of time in this case and by being there and having a day to make something, learn and teach something, and talk makes for a nice move forward for all. thank you Masako!

Bricolos du lundi said...

Happy to see Yoko's quilt shop!
alive and active !
Great that you came there .