how time does fly. today is the first day of spring vacation. 3 birthdays are over, i now have a 14, 12 and 9 year old. When the new school year starts in April, Kazu will be in ninth grade, Kayla in 7th (both of them at the same school) and Kai will start 4th grade. Kazu is in the Ping Pong club, Kai is joining his schools dodge ball team and Kayla is not yet sure what club she will join. I will once again be one of the people on the neighborhood council… because i love to be in the thick of things…. helping with the neighborhood sports day, summer festival and other seasonal activities. April is really the beginning of the Japanese year, so we’re winding down now as we get ready to start up again soon….
It’s still cold enough to quilt, and i am working on several right now before i put them away for the summer.. I picked up some treasures at my favorite place…. can’t wait till they speak to me and i make something….
unbelievable what people will throw away!!!! There is silk, linen and indigo….. i will probably make bags…
here is one of the moons stitched on my moon quilt…
HAPPY HAPPY SPRING EVERYBODY!!!!!
Once again we shall
see the snow melt
Taste the flowing sap
Touch the budding seeds.
Smell the whitening flowers
Know the renewal of life.
—from an Anishnabeg (Ojibway) thanksgiving for spring,
translated from the Anishnabeg………