Ta-da - our antique indigo furoshiki panel FINALLY hangs in the living room;).
It involved a trip to Michael's (not my favorite - visual overload) for some bamboo lengths, using a hacksaw for the first time in my life... and making some simple loops with indigo-dyed sashiko thread:
This crest is the one used by David's Japanese ancestors:
I recently wrote about this piece here. That was back in March and I guess I really procrastinated actually hanging this thing up!
It's about as wabi-sabi as it gets, and I just love it.
Today I also put my sashiko table runner back into the dining room:
And picked some peonies in the garden -
That scroll in the background is by Allan West - a brilliant artist and kindred spirit from our time in Japan - and is another treasure - in it he depicted peonies in a most beautiful way.
Today I also did some quilting, but did not take any photos of that. More on that soon!
I hope my quilting buddies near and far are heading into a nice weekend!