Monday, May 30, 2011

Quilt Guild Challenge

Our guild picnic is Jun18 and the challenge is to applique your favorite fruit onto an 8x8 piece of muslin and bring it to the picnic. The maker of the one choses as the best will get to take home all the pieces to make a quilt.

This is what I have been working at.

Design Wall Monday 5/30/11

I knew that my Japanese family would be visiting the month of May so when the Monochromatic challenge came out, I wanted to do it but I knew I had to do something small to complete it.

I choose a table runner for May Red Month. This picture is the back of my table runner. I am not sure which side I like best but when my daughter was in Japan, visiting her brother, the earthquake happened and they are both safe. She still had time to bring back fabric for me. This baking is just that fabric. Here's the back of my table runner.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Quilt and Your Favorite Daughter-in-Law-to-be are Back in Japan

It's exactly the size of our bed! Isn't it beautiful?

Thank you Ellen, for sharing North Carolina with me. Two weeks flew by so fast but we did so much! I don't blame you for being emotional; we all experienced a lot of milestones all at once, most of all you. I know you are trying your hardest to let go and adjust, but your heart just doesn't move as fast as that. Just remember we all love you love you love you! Every day, every hour, every minute! Your family soars so high because you taught them to be strong! That's why I love all of you so much. But sometimes that means we fly a little bit far away too.

I miss you!
Thank you so much Ellen.

Friday, May 27, 2011

this moment...

this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. -Soulemama_

The quilt is going home to Japan.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ugly Feet and a Quilt Story

A lot has gone on this week: Melanie's graduation from Wake Forest, visiting her professors, family time, a trip to Boone, another trip to Boone, Eric going to Winston to have lunch with his sister, and now I am alone in the house again for the weekend until Eric and Monica come back here.

We finished Monica's quilt. The story behind this quilt is that when I was at their house in Japan last summer, Monica started the quilt: some fabric bought, some recycled from clothing of hers. I told her I would bring it back to the States to finish and then send it back to her for Christmas. Well, Christmas came and went and their visit came in May. Melanie helped put the borders on and I sent it out to get it quilted and finally yesterday finished the binding. So the quilt is now ready to return to their home in Saitama Japan. It has come full circle.

It came out beautiful!!! Good job girls!

All the while, I had wanted to get my toes done for Melanie's graduation and there seemed to be no time for it. Today, I went and picked Melanie up and we went for lunch and then toes.

My feet are so ugly but with a pedicure, they are ok!

The blister is from the sandles I wore to Melanie's graduation.

This moment...

This moment- a Friday ritual, a single photo-no words- capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Soulemama

My baby boy, age 28.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wake Forest Pre Graduation Day!

Today was meet the faculty day at Wake Forest for the Graduates. Here are pics of our day! Congrats Melanie Jane!