It's here. After more than 1 1/2 years of living abroad here and there, it made it back to Japan.
Actually it found a home on the wall in my craft room.
About a month ago gosh, it's been almost two already... time keeps flying... so, about two months ago I wrote I was waiting for the book to get to me, and the quilt also still was traveling between continents...
Shortly after that both reached within a week or so, but you know me, I am a bit slow and it is taking me some time to sit down and write a new posting...
"The leaf block can easily be transformed into various other projects, such as coasters, pillow covers, curtains, and an embellishment on a front pocket of an apron.
The size of this project is flexible - make more blocks or increase the size of the blocks for larger items such as blankets or coverlets."
Various other projects...so true. And since I am not really a quilter anyway, I recently used my leaf pattern for making those coasters for a friend.
Same construction as for the leafy appliques, simply using wool felt for the back side.
Before those coasters I made quite a few smaller felt backed leaves with some kind of branch/ leaves installation in mind... yet, while making them it rained a lot and this leafy raindrop hanging was born.
It's in front of my window and I love how it almost never hangs completely still... always in motion.
The rainy season is around the corner and I am very much looking forward to it. Everything is growing like crazy, the hydrangea are about to bloom.
It is the time of drinking Calpis, Ume Sour or fresh green tea... eating watermelon. Japan...* sigh*
I love walking in the rain, especially when it is rather warm, but don't you think that more or less inhospitable weather simply enhances the joy you can have staying at home? Looking outside?!
And speaking of home... I have a new, old bookshelf in my craft room and right now it is looking like this:
An additional copy just arrived from Chronicle Books. In case you'd like to put it onto your very own shelf, why not telling me whether you like rain or not and what colour your umbrella is?!
I'll be picking a winner on Sunday.
Your chances might be relatively high since I like to hide occasions like this under lots of photos and text because for one thing I am not one who likes to shout g i v e a w a y!, and for another thing I love to reward those who actually read my blog ;) It's your precious time, after all!
Hope you'll excuse today's audacity to focus on my contribution to the book only - blogwise I feel like being a bit on the geriatric side and sense the need to take it slowly to get things done.
One step at a time :)
I hope you are all well.
In case you commented on one of my last postings you might be hearing from me soon, I have just begun to write replies. I said I was slow... but you know that already.
Update: Laura in Toronto won!