birthday, haircut, quilt top and UME……

last weeks freezing cold weather has turned to a muggy rainy warm week.. ug….however,  Kayla was able to find this nearby…. so beautiful!!!!!………………..

maybe UME plum blossoms…

and on saturday, my living room was invaded by 9 year olds….. popcorn, cake and ice cream, and POKEMON!!!!

9th birthday…. kai…pre-haircut…
kai—after haircut….

kayla usually takes such great photos, she snapped this one of my haircut… it’s not so great, but i will share it anyway.

no. i am not going to smile…



old and new , white and blue.... with splashes of red...


i have started sewing some of my favorite blue japanese stuff together…. i really really enjoy sewing squares and rectangles together…just matching up sizes, pinning it together and then stitching…. i am in no hurry but it seems to go so fast and then suddenly……….. i have a quilt top….

"do you want me to lay down on it mom???"

 “Yes, there is the PATCHWORK QUILT! looking to the uninterested

observer like a miscellaneous collection of odd bits and ends of calico,

but to me it is a precious reliquary of past treasures;

a storehouse of valuables, almost destitute of intrinsic worth;

a herbarium of withered flowers; a bound volume of hieroglyphics,

each of which is a key to some painful or pleasant remembrance…”

–Annette (pseud.), “The Patchwork Quilt,”  1845….

(from the book…”This Old Quilt”)

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jude
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 01:11:32

    aha! all those blues look great! and so does your hair… i bet it is easier…


    • whereishenow
      Feb 11, 2010 @ 10:17:54

      oh yeah.. it’s blue and the back is going to be blue too… and then i will embellish the heck out of it with white sashiko thread.

      and yes the hair is easy. i think i will go even shorter next time.


  2. marianne
    Feb 12, 2010 @ 11:51:05

    “oh yeah.. it’s blue and the back is going to be blue too”…jeesh,thought you were talking about your hair for a second there;)

    Love your hair.I love short hair and wld also love to go shorter…a Sinead O’Connor skinhead is my dream but I need to be skinny to pull it off so I may as well forget it;)

    Great birthday piccie…those DSs must have been hidden away eh .Impressed that they all sit so nicely to eat the cake.

    Well done to Kayla on finding some beautiful ume blossom and also to you on that quilt…love it:)


  3. Jolene
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 04:05:37

    Your hair looks great, it’s so you! (And it wouldn’t kill you to smile.)


  4. Deb G
    Feb 20, 2010 @ 15:42:08

    Love all the blue! Plums are blooming around here too.


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