Don't ask... the days just flew by and I just couldn't... when there was time I have been knitting, what else, this addiction is hard to fight, especially because there is so much pretty yarn in the world and playing with wool just makes me feel good.
I don't like to write here before I have been answering some of your comments and dear mails or messages I got on ravelry, or thanking for magazines you have sent me, or get back to those quilt photos, or continue posting those photos I took in the plum orchards... but I need to post some pictures and a quick greeting today.
Because today is the last day I feel mentioning Hina Matsuri is still fine because it was only yesterday.
So, dear girls out there: I hope you had a happy day yesterday!!!
It was Hina Matsuri here in Japan, Girls' Day, and we enjoyed some special sweets and sushi, with our dolls on display and new tenugui in our washitsu (Japanese room).
Same dolls as every year... but we have a new tenugui for this season:
I totally love it. We changed the covers for our zabuton to black this winter, so only those little owls on the floor are adding some colour to the room at the moment. Still, I don't think it doesn't look cold. But what am I talking here about those things when all I wanted to post was a quick hello and wishing you well?!
Those are sweet, too...
This picture, as well as the first two of this post were taken at the kominka in Seseragi-koen, Nakamachidai. I think I have said it before, it's a truly lovely place - always changing with the seasons and always something new to discover - and so peaceful.
There's a beautiful, little exhibition of hina dolls and those hanging decoration called tsuribina (hanging dolls) at the moment. If you are anywhere in this area, go and see it!
This might well have been the first of a series of hurried posts to catch up and show you what I have been seeing and making lately... but who knows. I am not gonna promise to return to more consistent posting, promises almost always work as some kind of curse for me and I am better off without. This way there's still hope ;)