Thursday, December 14, 2017

Stitch Group Christmas Party

First, another Kogin finish!  Isn't this a gorgeous bag? 




I was having such a good time stitching, I forgot to take many pictures during the stitching time. 




After stitching, we had delicious home made pizza and Christmas cake.  








These are the only snowmen we'll see in our town.



Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Work In Progress Wednesday - Fob Finish and More

I finished five fobs that were given as gifts to the stitch group ladies.



I stitched a little more on my kogin project, one of the 17 in 2017.





Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Shimizuko Line

While out for a walk, I came across this.  





The sign is new and in English so I crossed from the walking path, over the biking path to read and take photos. 



I didn't know about this railway line.  I read a little more about it on Wikipedia.  I want to ask someone who might remember about it, but it has been a long time ago.  Every place in Japan holds on to so much history.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Monday Morning Star Count - Week 32

Week 32 of the temperature quilt
December 3 - 9
54, 54, 59, 50, 52, 48, 50








Sarah at Sarah Did It!  is hosting a link up on Wednesdays for those making a temperature hexagon quilt.  Check it out and think about joining in.  You can start at any time.  


Also, linking with Anthea's Piece Yourself Together at Hibiscus Stitches.


This is my temperature/color (Fahrenheit) scheme: 

100 + Brown 

90-99 Red  

80-89 Orange 

70-79 Yellow  

60-69 Green  

50-59 Blue 

40-49 Purple 

30-39 Pink 

20-29 White 

10-19 Black

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Seishun Ju Hachi Kippu

One of my students told me about a special deal the JR train company offers three times a year. For 11,850 yen, you can purchase five one day train passes that can be used all over Japan on local and rapid trains (not on Shikansen or express trains). 


The current time period is December 10th - January 10th. Yes, I bought the five ticket package!


Where do you think I will go?

Friday, December 8, 2017

Stitch Group This and That

Last week I got together with three stitch group members.  One had her finished crazy quilt bag to show.  




One finished the pull tags on her kogin lingerie bag, so now it is finished finished.  



We all worked on felt snowman ornaments, which will be continued next time.  





Next time we meet will be a Christmas Party!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Not the Ethnic Restaurant and Akihabara

I met two of my friends for lunch out.  They wanted to eat at the "ethnic restaurant", but we changed our plans because everything served at this place had bits of meat.  Instead we ate at S. Colina, and it was delicious.



After lunch, we visited Akihabara Shrine.  Later in December there is a festival here that I want to attend.  (It involves fire).















I had a good day and look forward to getting together again soon.