Using a jar of random tiny scraps....
I ended up making some potholders, log cabin style.
I added some sashiko here and there for fun.
It was a good way to use up random extra batting too - four layers of thin cotton batting:
I'm keeping two sets, and giving one set to my son.
This was inspired by Janet's "baggie challenge" which you can read about here... although I've started something different, with different scraps, for Janet's challenge.
Meanwhile the weather has been so gorgeous here and I've enjoyed some outings both solo and with small groups. The parks are beautiful.
This is such a beautiful time of year in Tokyo. If it was like this all year, I'd never want to leave!
Tokyo looks like this in every direction.
It is overwhelming. Population almost 14 million. I prefer to think of *my* Tokyo as a series of a few small neighborhoods where I feel more or less at home... and I'm not a huge fan of views like this. I always just feel anxious and think "if there's a major earthquake, I will never get out of here"...
After any outing, or quick trip across the street to the convenience store, here's my "view" getting back home (these are little things I will want to remember) - the entrance to our building:
We use our key or a code to open the lobby doors.
Check the mail (handy garbage can for the usual junk mail, usually ads for other apartments, and food, and things I completely do not understand):
This is what I see when the elevator doors open at the fifth floor. The building is built around a central atrium.
Our front door (no decoration allowed) -
Home sweet home;).
On a completely different topic, this movie, Red Notice, was just pure fun, on Netflix:
We also recently watched the new Marvel movie, Shang-Chi. It was really good too! We saw Dune a couple weeks ago in the theater and it was amazing to be back in a movie theater, with popcorn, an audience, etc. again.
That's about all for today! I probably won't blog again before American Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to those of you celebrating! David and I will probably go out for a Japanese dinner;). I'm of course thankful for so much. Family mostly. There's also a lot to love about living in Tokyo. Thankful for quilting always! Thank YOU for visiting this space.