Each year (since 2013) I make one of these Stepping Stones quilts for an upcoming 'graduate' of an orphanage in Tokyo. This year I have "Sara" who wanted blue and pink. A little pink goes a long way against the blues.
Backed and bound with some wild Kaffe Fassett fabric -
All set to be packed into David's carryon the next time he travels to Tokyo!
Meanwhile.... a big clean-up and clean-out in the office/sewing room...
We are prepping the house to be sold... We are in no rush... but it feels time to downsize and simplify. This 1752 farmhouse is ready for its next steward!
This means a LOT of decluttering... which is just the best feeling. KonMari! I love a creative mess, but a good straightening up and cleaning out gives such a feeling of calm and clarity. I need more of that, and less anxiety and depression, in my life. Having less stuff around does help!
In the process of decluttering, I texted with my daughters a lot... do you want this? do you want that?
My middle daughter wants this family of vintage kokeshi dolls as a memento of our time in Japan (which included her senior year of high school). Aren't their faces so charming? I have another grouping ready for her older sister.
And on this snowy Saturday afternoon... with chores all but done... there is time to nurse a cold... watch some Netflix... catch up on quilting blogs... list out my current projects.... and piece a few blocks!