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Monday, March 14, 2011



I have never been to Japan, but I am so sorry about the horrible time they are having now.
They seem to be a people with much inner strength and resolve. I think they have a philosophy of accepting things as they are......and seeing the inner beauty.

Very difficult at the moment!


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Whenever I think of Japan, I think of their unique art and aesthetic sense. For generations they utilized indigo fabrics in their every day life. Now these are being collected and some are for sale on-line. [Just Google "Japanese indigo fabric"]



This is an antique boro, a futon cover which has been mended many times. [Wonderfully "wabi-sabi"!] Rather like our patchwork quilts, especially those from Gees Bend, Alabama.

Below is a stack of vintage indigo pieces. I have ordered these, for backgrounds in primitive applique and stitchery and possibly for wonderful pillows and a table runner.



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This iron skillet holds a delicious meal! The recipe is for Apricot Glazed Chicken Thighs from "Delicious Living" magazine and website.

6 comments:

Piecefulafternoon said...

My heart breaks for the people of Japan - I hope we are all doing what we are able to do through legitimate relief channels.

Gloria said...

We all are saying prayers for the people of Japan. So very heartbreaking. Beautiful material.

Gloria said...

I went to the website and immediately fell in love with the materials. Yes, I did order some material and when I receive it, I will post about it. Thanks for the link.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It really does break your heart to see the images on TV. I am praying for the people...especially the children! Hugs to you, my friend! The recipe looks yummy! I'll check the link, too! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

One of the links was for Etsy and I love to shop there so I'm looking at what they have! Thanks! ♥

Shopgirl said...

I have never been to Japan but my sister Sharon has and she loved it there. She was there for two years and learned to cook some of there wonderful food. They use very little meat to feed so many people.
they have so much history, a life that we may never understand. We can learn from these people. I know that we are good people here too, but the past few years I have felt a seperation in this country. I cry everytime I see something on the news...this is so awful...we can pray for them and give what we can. And pray for ourselves, we are in a different kind of trouble, we just aren't watching our life float down stream. Big Hugs, mary

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