Sunday, October 9, 2016

お友達へのプレゼント

お友達へのプレゼント用に作りました。
細かいところにちょっぴり秘密あり。でもここでは内緒♡


Monday, July 11, 2016

今日の収穫

今日の収穫は 桃!
去年は水不足で全く花が咲かなかったので、収穫しなかったけど
今年は枝が垂れるほどたくさん!
いい香りがするけど、果たして甘いだろうか?

Saturday, June 11, 2016

今年の収穫

うちの庭のアプリコット🍊
去年に比べたら量は少ないけど、粒が大きいです。
このまま食べてもよし。
でも去年はジャムが一番のお気に入りでした。
瓶を買いに行こうっと!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Bags Complete!

バッグができました~!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Making Totes

バッグ製作中!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 12

Hello,
It's time to go find this magazine at the local quilt shop or book store!

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol.12

They have designers' blog tour this week (it's already started...)
Vol12 blog tour this week socialmedia Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1
http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures/files/2015/10/Vol12-blog-tour-this-week-socialmedia.jpg

I haven't got my copy yet, but my block should be in this issue!  Please look for this block, "My Favorite Things".

I hope you like it...

Happy quilting!
-Keiko

Friday, October 30, 2015

Catching Up - Quilting Season

Wow, time flies!  It's already the end of October 2015!
Many things happen when I blink my eyes.  And I am struggling between what I want to do and what I should do or have to do.  Have you experienced the lack of energy?  Sometimes I don't feel like doing even what I love to do.

What do you do to motivate yourself?
I found my new (old) love in music.  I always liked  classical music, especially piano sound.  This time, it started with piano sounds again, but it dragged me into J-Pop and K-Pop.  The music gives me energy to keep me going, and it comforts me with romantic lyrics.  Sometimes you can feel the season with the songs.  It amazes me that some songs (I don't say all of them) the melody and lyrics combine together and create the harmony and its own world/scene.  I'm not good at creating the beautiful sentences (as you can see here), but I appreciate them very much.

People are born with senses.  Seeing, Hearing, Smelling, Touching, Tasting.  Beyond these five senses, we have feelings, and we can create things.  I am thankful that I can enjoy art & music with these senses.

The month of September, my quilting season starts every year.  I started with Quilting in the garden (in Livermore, CA).  Beautiful outdoor show at the large nursery.  The colorful quilts and the flowers really amused my eyes.
In mid October, we have the biggest quilt show in the area, Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF).  My friend, Kanako's quilt was displayed there.  It is made with PamKitty fabrics.  Isn't this so colorful and cheerful?  Love it!  (photo cropped to hide her identity)
The quilts that caught my eyes this year was the modern category.  I thought I would never be interested in Modern Quilts.  But WRONG!  It is quite interesting!  It is my goal to learn the modern quilt and twist in my own way.  These are the quilts I liked.

A week later, I departed to Houston for the International Quilt Market.  I helped Lecien/COSMO embroidery thread booth.  You can see the booth I helped to set up in the background of this photo.  Ruth Chandler did book-signing at our booth.
 We were able to sneak-view the quilt festival quilts in Houston.  This year is MODA's 40th anniversary and they have displayed many quilts that shows MODA's history.  This show has the highest quality, best of the best quilts from all over the world.  My favorite out of all the wonderful quilts is this one.
Someday, I want to design and make something like this.
My love of quilt-making still continues...

Happy quilting!
-K