Showing posts from September, 2008


I received one message from my friend last night.
Her bunny Naru has passed away in the Tuesday morning at the age of 11. Naru had been sick with some health problems since he was a baby. Even new problems were found one after another especially in the last few years. My friend kept working with the dependable vet for resolving his health problems, for giving him better quality of life.

I know how she has been feeling since her baby has gone. I went through all this experience 2 years ago, when I lost my rabbit Charlie. He had been sick as well, my husband and I did anything we could for him. But he also went across the rainbow bridge. He still doesn't release me, catching my mind tightly. He was my everything at that time. It's been 2 years... already 2 years? only 2 years? I don't know.

I should expect that Naru would go back to the moon, since I often check her blog written about Naru. He was really getting weaker and weaker in the last month. I was feeling like my friend …


Pillowcase dress

My friend's daughter wearing a pillowcase dress I made!

My friend lives in Japan now, I met her at the English conversation club in my area of the USA. She lived in the USA for 2 years, and went back to Japan. It is very interesting her daughter's birthday is Dec. 26, 2008, that was the day of the D & C surgery for me, and also our anniversary. It's just a coincidence, but I feel like something special for her daughter. I unfortunately haven't seen her daughter in person though. She gave the daughter a birth in Utah after moved from Virginia, then went back to Japan.

I don't have any human children, so I don't have a model for my pillowcase dress. I am very happy to see the dress fitted her daughter! :)

Playing Outside the Block

This is the quilting group I belong to. I am a q…

Perfect Bread!

How exciting!
I have been finally able to bake the bread, not "something like a bread", thanks to Cyndi! I was lucky enough to have a comment from her, which offered me "a no-fail recipe" without eggs, milk, and butter!

Here is the result I had. It's perfect!!

The dough was enough swelling during the time for "rising", my expectancy was swelling too! But I was still worrying about it may shrink since I had that experience before. When I found it went well, I called my husband, his first voice was "WOW, nice texture!!", and he finished most of the bread in a day -- hope he doesn't get fatter --. Now we can add some vegetables or fruits to the ingredients, enjoy some variations!
Thank you very much, Cyndi for stopping me to give up baking bread!! Woooo, I am glad! :D :D :D

We are going to have the storm with the hurricane Hanna tomorrow. Hope it will change the scale smaller and streak across the land to the ocean. I may better to prepare for …

Bread Maker

Glad to hear that the hurricane Gustav didn't bring huge damages than we expected to Louisiana this time. I have a Japanese friend who moved to Tennessee after experienced Katrina. Her husband's family didn't evacuate this time.
I didn't know where she lived at that time (we met on the internet), I didn't even connect her to Katrina, just wondering how she is doing after she stopped to post on the website we met. It was miracle I could see her again at the other website, we both uses different name there, but once I saw her quilt in a picture I recognized it's her.

She also has a Etsy shop. It's closed now, but would be opened soon.

Siam Square

Please check out her shop and check the sold items for future, you may find something you like. She would take custom order when the shop is opened :)

About Bread maker.
Since my friend gave me a bread maker, my husband and I keep making bread one after another. He was so excited when he knew my friend gave it to me. (I d…