Simple machine quilting in hanging diamonds.
I think it will be pretty hang up in Sept/Oct. Thanks Wendy for corralling us into this mini challenge! When Wendy posts our minis at The Constant Quilter I will link HERE.
In other news.... the minutia of living in Tokyo....
In our apartment building we all got the following note in our mailboxes:
I am *very* conscientious about our garbage. I keep order by my morals;).
The last time we lived in Tokyo, in a different neighborhood, I made a careless (lazy) mistake by leaving a plastic bag in with the plastic bottles on recycling day, and I was caught out on surveillance camera. The apartment people called DAVID AT WORK to ask him to tell me to obey the garbage rules. !!!!!
Three garbage cans plus a bag for paper and cardboard:
Getting outside at least a little every day (or, OK, at least every other day) helps me not sink too low. Yesterday I walked to my old neighborhood Azabu Juban to stop into Blue and White, which is open a few days a week again. I wanted to pick up some more blue and white tenugui (yes, mostly for mask making):
My little needle books are still for sale there:
Such a lovely shop..... a breath of fresh air at the entrance:
Meanwhile, other signs of Tokyo opening up - an ad for the movie Little Women, being marketed as "The Story of My Life":
What are you reading. listening to, watching? I just finished listening to How to Be an Antiracist by Imbran X. Kendi and I highly recommend it. One chapter at a time, to really process.
Difficult listening and reading... is somewhat balanced with nonsense like the shows Brooklyn 99 and Community on Netflix...
and THIS fun podcast I just discovered. I've only listened to a few, but I'm hooked - it's just delightful background "talk"! Mel was one of the hosts of The Great British Baking Show. I know I'm missing so much of the references to British pop culture, but, I still just love it:
Hard to believe July is right around the corner. Stay safe and healthy everyone;).