Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Quilot/Stash Project-2020---Determined Quilter

Quilt/Stash Project-2020---Determined Quilter

Tuesday.November 24,2009....Week 16---Blog 25--Day 103 of 4, 014

Quilt/Stash Project-2020 and JAPAN


10th day home...and finally life is getting back to regular "normal"...so managed to drive the 10 miles north on the 10 lane highway to the two nearest quilt shops--one a Ben Franklin--amazingly good and well stocked,,,and an lovely independent quilt store near by.

And....I bought fabric to complete backing...and a glowing gold orange/red Japanese fabric for binding. Total cost $6.45...so the "Pink Fan/Star Quilt in the "unfinished" drawer for at least six years......WILL be completed......

Thanksgiving will be a quiet day for me this year...so I will sew..and sew..and sew.

Then...the adventure of using the fabric acutally bought in Japan...and that is another story for another day.

Quilt Tour to Japan

13 quilters from all over the United States..an American tour guide...and a Japanese quilter interpreter/translator guide. We arrived variously in Kyoto on Friday, November 6.and gathered at 8 a.m. Saturday morning for...what else? a excursion to a fabric store on a major shopping street about 6 blocks from the hotel..

Most of my companions bought fabric..bought fabric..bought fabric.....I was overwhemed and restrained.....really nothing appealing to me..and I had "only" a carry -on suitcase..which had to accomodate EVERYTHING purchased.

Four of us decided to abandon the fabric shopping and go to the acclaimed HANDCRAFT CENTER--good decision for us...we spend 2 happy hours investigating the many many special authentic Japanese goodies that 7 floors provide--I could easily have spent $15,000; the afternoon was free-I read and slept....

The evening gathering at the Orizzonte buffet resturant on top floor of the near by Kyoto Hotel was a special exciting 'winner"--SPECTACTULAR VIEWS OF THE RIVER AND THE CITY...and good food...what more can anyone ask for the beginning of any adventure????

Three days in Kyoto/Nara....and that is for another day...

Library closed Thanksgiving and Friday 11/26-27 MAYBE by Saturday the "Pink Fan/Star" will be finished... yes!! Celebration!!

Happy Quilting--Determined Quilter

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