Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Japanese Kitty Quilt

I made a quilt with Japanese kitties fabric probably around the beginning of this semester. Each kitty is playing with a Japanese traditional thing. Size is approx. 62 x 63 inches, it is square. Most of the fabrics used for the top was imported from Japan.









Backing is batiks in navy blue.







Before cutting the panel of cats. One panel contains 24 kinds of kitties :)


Making rice cake kitty, playing with Sakura kitty, playing with a big ring (usually placed at a shrine or a temple where people pray) kitty, calling prosperity kitty, flying the ocean to catch a fish kitty, and dancing with the moon drinking kitty.


Playing with dragonflies kitty, being in part of a family emblem kitty, leading a festival kitty, dreaming of fish kitty, calligraphy kitty, and playing with snow kitty.


Praying good health to the moon with rice cakes (one of the Japanese traditional festival in September), Relaxing with a baby kitty kitty, Coin bank kitty, Trying to catch a moon kitty, Drinking in Hyotan (calabash used as a container to store alcohol) and playing kitty, honored kitty who caught a tai (expensive big fish used for cereblation).


Playing a drum kitty, enjoying the moon in a family kitty, calling money kitty, playing with music kitty, enjoying flying kite kitty, and trying to play with a little fish kitty :)

This quilt is available at etsy. Hope someone enjoy it :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Long time no see!
It's hard to believe the last post was made in August, which was the beginning of this semester. And, now this semester will be over three weeks later...! Wooo.

I found this object (below) on a door in a bathroom in a service area of highway sometime last year. If I can picturize inside of my brain, probably it looks like this.


R showed me a video this morning that he took on the last year's Thanksgiving. What we were doing was reading materials of Atomic bomb and talking about the history for my research paper.

This year, 200 level English class is suffering me. The professor of this class demands a lot to do to students, read, discuss, write..., due comes every two weeks for a different unit. Finally, I am working on the last unit, and take the final exam and 2 more papers, that's it. I feel like galloping for the whole semester - maybe it's usual.

I asked R if I am improving on something, and he said "Your English is not much improved from the last semester, but your thinking is more focused and organized, which is good." And I am glad that reading became much easier than a year ago. Amazing.

Learning would be much, much more fun if a grade is not a matter. R told me that "Good grades = money" and I think that's true, so I am doing my best - and he is doing his best to help me.

Anyway, I cannot wait the last day of this semester! We are talking about visiting Grand canyon during the winter break. But not sure if we really head for there since we make ourselves too comfortable at home; or we may actually leave home but may not able to get there. S said "in winter? no." and "better to go in spring but crowded" - and I do not have a break in Spring. Anyway, driving with him is fun, always.

Have a happy Thanksgiving to you all :)