oh. here i am.

some thoughts for the new year.

I want to create more wall art, like this one.

using stuff i have . and a needle. and thread.

happy new year everyone.


mom!!!! can you find the blog??? can you see it??


Imageyuki and kai about to run a marathon in Hitoyoshi.

Hi MOM!!!!

i think my mom can’t access her e-mail right now… so if you all will indulge me just a bit, i will post a few photos for her to see….

ya’ll can go ahead and look… but if it’s not so exciting, you can move on to something else. that’s ok. i understand!!!

Imagekayla’s birthday cake (from a bakery) and a barbie candle left over from when she was little. (16 years old!!!!)

ImageKai and i and a big ceder tree at a shrine on New Year’s Day.  He is getting so doggone tall!!!

Imagechristmas dinner. 2013. 3 kids.

Holy Cow…. (or should i say Holy Horse…..)

happy happy year of the horse. 2014.

holy cow.


holy fox!!!


merry christmas and happy new year from all of us to all of you!!!!! 

full moon longing…..

last month, i could bask in the glow of the moon on my parents’ deck in Washington.

we sat outside watching it rise above Mt. Baker.

Bittersweet these memories.


this would be the twin sisters, i guess.

last night, i was joined by some women from the neighborhood,

we sat outside with nice wine, and good food

and watched the moon rise over the hills… through the clouds…

i love the moon, waxing and waning.

no matter where i go, or who i am with.

there is the moon.

“Barn Burned Down

Now I can see the moon



a time for peace.

those who know me well

in fact those who barely know me

will notice that i am not a bible thumper

i do have a favorite bible verse

which gives a time and a season for everything.

so i stitched it.

on my favorite scrap of rough indigo hemp.

then put that on some lovely linen

with some more scraps.

and then i bedazzled it with my pin collection.

and old earrings.

and hung it up.

today, we celebrate the 68th anniversary of the bombing

of Nagasaki.

a time for peace.

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finally found my blog

time to update. it’s been awhile. 3 weeks in the cool PNW and now back to the heat and humidity of Nagasaki in August. Yesterday , a birthday. half a century.


i will get back to blogging and posting. if anyone is out there looking, i will have some stitching action posted soon. 

the plum tree is blooming.

while the cold wind blows  while fragile pink petals bloom  in the house, i knit.

though the cold wind blows ,fragile pink petals blossom , in the house, i knit.

nuclear weapon testing. asteroids exploding. cruise ships burning.

and yet.

the plum tree blooms.

near the front door.

near the front door.

and in the spring when the warm wind blows, i will pick the plums… which will be hard and sour…. and give them to my old neighbor so that she can make “ume shu” a very sweet kind of wine that she keeps in a big jar under her sink.


bloggus inturruptus

my oh my how time does fly

i have completed a quilt top


i have assembled a quilt back from pieces that arrived from all over the world.


it is so doggone big that i am having  a bit of a delay in motivation to get it sandwiched together for quilting.


I am procrastinating

and knitting


lots and lots of hats.


Kai is 12 now!!!

Kai is 12 now!!!

my youngest is 12 .

i hope he grows up soon so he will be ready for jr. high in april.

out for a hike

out for a hike

somehow i thought the hat made me look cooler…

Kayla is so close to being as tall as i am….

but she is a whole lot skinnier…

need to get something like this in the yard...

need to get something like this in the yard…

happy lunar new year to everyone…

I hope that the year of the snake is healthy and prosperous

filled with blessings and good cheer.

fall in the garden, 2012

well, this year too, the garden is just beautiful..

i take tons and tons of photos, but they just don’t do justice to the true colors…

fall 2012

fall 2012

i never get tired of it…..

happy december everyone!!!

view from the street

view from the street

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