Just came back from the nursery school I "teach" at and also lunch out with a friend's son. He is back after a year in the States and since his parents are in Tokyo this week I dropped by and took him out to lunch. A very nice young man whom I've known since he was around five years old and it is so fun to be able to converse with him as an adult and in English to boot!
Nothing too much going on around here so maybe I'll show you a picture of an old quilt that I put up recently in the entryway. This is my one and only Bargello quilt which I love. I have a couple books of Bargello quilts and I had planned to make more but they take quite a lot of planning and in the end this is the only one I ever made. It is from the book Bargello Quilts by Marge Edie. Mrs. Ochiai and I each made this quilt years and years ago. (Rats, no label on it. Why do I do this all the time?!" She and I shared some fabrics and made two quilts in tandem. Hers is brown and blue and mine is brown and pink. I love the way the fabric color subtly changes from brown on one side gradually to pink on the other. We made our quilts before we had really delved into the world of machine piecing so this was an experiment for us. We were so proud of ourselves and told anyone who admired the quilts that this was a quilt that could only be done by machine. (Machine piecing was taking a bashing at that time in Japan.)
Looking at my quilt and looking through the books again makes me want to make another Bargello... Not yet, Tanya!