tonight hana told me she doesnt understand anything.just out of the blue.totally seriously.she did then go on to say she understands hello and things like that.but i am not to tell her cousins..i wish i told her i didnt understand very much either but i didnt.because i didnt think of it. so i will tell her in the morning.and she probably won't understand me.
peach? blossom petals this time last year
i am sorry.incase you were wondering, i should have written sooner, that my family and i are all fine after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit japan.it was very very hard for me to leave japan and my husband to come back to australia. if you can please donate money to the redcross
or second harvest or help japan in anyway you can.
red turnips made into pickles with cucumbers.very nice colours.next time eat as is.
the pink hyacinth grew huge and kept tipping over so i had to cut it off.i had visions of it tipping over on my new mac while i was sleeping.a new one is growing now though not as big out of the same bulb.
bought walnuts that have so little edible nut in them that i will boil them and change the colour of some cloth (hopefully).apparently dont need a mordant when dyeing with black walnut.hanas old kindergarten (we changed to another a bit further away) had boxes of these nuts hanging around the yard although i didnt notice the tree.
yesterday on the bike road home from a very emotionally challenging trip to the kindergarten i stopped and asked a lady who was cutting the pansies back if i could have her 'rubbish'.
i had seen what india flint had made and i fell in love with textiles again.
patterns dont excite me like they used to.if i was to do textile design again i think i would find it really difficult.but to stain and colour cloth, thats joy.
who knows what i will do with them or how permanent they but i did just really enjoy the process.and as they fade and change maybe back to white silk i think that is just part of their magic.
was a public holiday in japan today.we all went to a bookshop.hana and i went upstairs to kids books while koichi stayed downstairs reading fashion magazines.then we swapped.
there was a book upstairs about making different animals from your mandarin skin.you draw on the peel the instructed lines and then make cuts and peel.i didnt know what to think.i kind of put it down just shaking my head.
when we got home koichi pulled it out of his bag.he had bought it.
the cold wind and too many dishes are hurting my hands.ive just searched 40 of 18o something pages of mitten patterns on ravelry and have decided on these☞ (oh looks like i cant copy the photos so i will take my own when i finish them).they are called pescovegetarian mittens incase you are on ravelry too.
i liked this knitting too..
i liked this knitting too..