Showing posts from February, 2012

Japanese mafia quilt?

At the quilting meeting, the meeting place was at the fabric store, I found interesting fabric on sale.

Clouds all over.

I remembered one fabric that I have would go with this clouds fabric well.

They are Japanese Sesar, I don't know correct spelling for it, which is a lion or a dog who guard God, I don't know what kind of God they are guarding, at the front of shrines or temples. These are seen only in Okinawa, not in main land of Japan.

I anyway got this clouds all over fabric, and came home. Then I found another clouds all over that came with the Sesar fabric.

When I saw it closely, there are dragon's pattern all over. And another fabric that I have would go with these very well.


Lined them up.

Wait a minute.

It is becoming "Yakuza (Japanese mafia)" atmosphere.
Yakuza Image

Dragon, Sakura, clouds or water flow, and Oni (Japanese monsters) are popular for the pattern of Tattoo for Yakuza people.

Well. I don't think many Americans would know about …

Book Review

This week since the last Thursday was the most stressful, tense, and busy in this year because of the assignment of writing a book review for my history class plus usual assignments :(

Since my history professor is a half Japanese, her cousin's name is the same as mine, she somehow seemed to feel close feeling for me. She added a book "The Internment of Japanese Americans During World War II" on the book list to choose a book to read from especially for me. She said all other books have 200 - 600 pages, but this book was around 120 pages. I think an audience for this book is a teenager. THANK YOU, professor!!

It was still HARD for me to finish the book. I took 8 pages notes reading the book, but had to squeeze my notes into 2 pages, double-spacing, 12 points font, 1" margins all sides, which there is not much space to write. She said the grammar and spelling are also graded, but suggested us to take the paper to the writing center at NOVA (free tutoring) for proofr…

BUSY January!

January was really crazy! Correctly, probably after Christmas last year. I missed many segments that I had thought to put on my blog. Birthday lunch for me, gifts from Japan, visiting friends, visitors of cats, about new classes, panicking with the history class (continuous), new diet, friendship, appreciation, met my customer in person for a custom order, etc, etc, etc. Everything including both happiness and unpleasantness came to happen during this month were very meaningful and interesting for me. Life goes on, so I will leave those which already became parts my history. I took many pictures of these events though.

So, because of this crazy weather (?), I found a small cherry blossoms 2 days ago in my community. I hope we won't have snow so that they could survive longer.

Place mats + a table runner - custom order -

Table runner - white houses -
This table runner matches with this quilt.

Quilt - custom order -
I cannot think a good name for this quilt. This is a custom or…