|Greist Zig-Zag attachment|
|Batik charm squares|
|5 RED fat quarters|
|goodies in Japanese box|
|Kasuri & goodies in Japanese box|
Annie at Adventures in Oz sent me these great RED (yes, my favorite color) fat quarters. Sew pretty! The bottom one has gears on it. Great after the TOGA this past weekend. Thanks Annie!
And look at all the neat things I won from Julie at My Quilt Diary. Julie lives in Japan. I knew this was coming, but, I didn't have any idea what would be inside the box. Just the box it came in is a fun thing to add to my collection. This box will sit by my hand quilting frame.
Look at all the goodies Julie put in this box. Fat quarters in tans and browns. A charm pack with 100 10cmx10cm charms in browns, tans, creams with some reds and greens. They go beautifully with the fat quarters.
Julie also included a stack of 10 Kasuri fabric pieces. The note Julie included says: Kasuri is a very old traditional form of fabric. The thread is dyed before being woven. The top weave and the check are most valuable and sought after. These are all quite old. My hubby and I were oohing and aahing over all of this. They are so pretty!
|Year of the... panel|
|Up close view of panel|
The last 2 panels are tenugi. Julie writes: Blue is made for Boy Scouts of Japan (now SAJ or Scout Association of Japan). The green (top panel) was dyed in Janap by a tradition method for a Scout Troop in San Jose. The kanji says "kokoro" or heart. Julie included these since she is involved in scouting, as is my family. It is another bond that we share.
here. Thanks Nikko for picking me.
I'm just catching my breath from being gone. I'll post about the TOGA later this week. Lots of fun things to blog about. Even a new machine my hubby found for me!