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Mon-kun found a new home.

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This morning, I had a great breakfast at IHOP with Carol and her family. I met her daughter and her ever so cute little girls! It was literally fun and pleasant meeting.

This is my Mon-kun. I made him as a model for my scarf for sale a while ago, but he was just be on my couch since I got a mannequin.

I thought the little girls might like him, and they looked absolutely liked him, which made me very happy! I am also happy for him found a new home. He will have a exciting life after boring with me. Good :D

My printer died (maybe).

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Since my printer stopped to print color of yellow and cyan, I am kind of determining to use it as a black and white printer. I am expecting to go back to Japan to live in future, I might want to leave it without fixing it.

My printer is Epson photo printer R800, it requires 8 color inks to run. I tried all I need to do to know what the problem is, and I think the printer head need to be replaced... or I should try to place new ink cartridges one more time after I wasted 3 of new ink cartridges. The cartridges are remanufactured, so it may work with genuine without problems.

Unbelievably, there is no way to change color mode from "color" to "black and white" on this printer. And still required 8 colors to print in black and white. Since I couldn't set black and white on the printer, I tried to change it on application, and printed it as black and white. What the result of this printer gave me was .... all red and purple in very light color. But depends on applicat…

Steam-a-Seam 2

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Very convenient and popular tool for applique. My friend Mai said she has never seen this kind of things in Japan. I feel different culture here too. I think Japanese people prefer to do needle turn applique than fusible web applique.

I use this fusible web for my alphabet quilts - Japanese, Korean, and English -. It works wonderfully!

When I make multiple alphabet quilts, it is time consuming to trace all alphabets onto this fusible web. I have seen other fusible web product that is available to print with your inkjet printer. But it is expensive. The price is about 2 times of Steam-a-Seam 2.

The other day, I was working on this process at Playgroup meeting, and one of the member who saw what I was doing said,

"What are you doing?"
"Why you are taking such a troublesome way?"
"Can you just use copier? I usually do it."

I concerned a little about the fusible web may melt in a copier since heat is used for transcription, and also afraid of the sheet may jam insid…