rice, sports, scraps.

The kids planted the rice at school April 28 (coincidentally, my older sister’s birthday) and it is growing quite well in flats in the school yard.  The seedlings are about 6-8 inches high and we will plant them in the field next week, June 6.

Fine young daughter running to place second…..


fine young son with some friends


finally where would we be without scraps.  My good friend BLOOMING (she’s in my blogroll) was kind enough to send me some scraps from her bag making.  I applied some newly learned FRENCH SEAM awareness…. (like I had never even heard of them until recently) to some patchwork and look what I got!!!!!!!!!









“your beauty is beyond compare

with flaming locks of auburn hair

with ivory skin and eyes of emeral green

your smile is like a breath of spring

your voice is soft like summer rain

And I cannot compete with you, Jolene.”

——Dolly Parton———–


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jacadamia
    May 28, 2008 @ 07:58:39

    Wow wow wow that’s gorgeous. Damn should’ve kept those scraps and done something myself … I will have more one day for you. Great to see them being put to good use. It’s really lovely.

    Jacadamia (aka blooming)


  2. whereishenow
    May 28, 2008 @ 08:54:23

    thanks jacadamia, just keep those scraps coming!!!!

    i have sewn this with french seams and eventually it will be a bag, or maybe a furoshiki….you know, just a few days ago I had no idea that french seams even existed and now I am DOING them. DAMN!!!!!!


  3. Ravenhill
    May 28, 2008 @ 09:05:46

    I love seeing the shots of the children out and about in Japan with thier piers. They all look so very athletic! I guess physical ed is big in Japan? I wonder how much time most kids spend there in front of the tv or computer?

    So you got excited by mairuru’s french seams too?! Yours are so beautiful! I hope to do something with it one day too!


  4. Grandpa H
    May 29, 2008 @ 04:30:15

    I like seeing the pictures of the children, also enjoy seeing the different stages of the rice growing. Keep that up for me. I always did like the song Jolene but you know who didn’t like it all that well, guess that is why they make red and blue cars, we are all different. Love to all, grandma H.


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