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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Instant April Calendar

Tea room!
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Talk about coffee!
How To Make Cappuccino And Latte At Home.

I love coffee and tea that have to be strong.
I like French Roast for my coffee, Earl Gray for my English tea.
Of course I love Green tea and Chinese tea.
I never had a problem with Caffeine. I can sleep anytime.
It seems I have a special body for caffeine.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

ETSY night and my small quilt project.

My friends (Michele and Amy) needed to go to ETSY for interviewing a Quilter who was Emily Fischer. Amy Milne (AAQ) put the interview on Facebook. Check it out!

I was with them at DUMBO, an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass!
What a cool name for the area. (I love a young circus elephant who has enormous ears.)
After interview - ETSY night (Monday 4:00 to 8:00) was ON!
7th floor / Entrance
I heard, this is a new place for ETSY night.
Coat rack and reception

They prepared materials for today's project.There was very expensive Bernina sewing machines.

View from the room.

This is a project. Emily was teaching how to make a wrist band that she wore on her left wrist.This picture is showing my wrist band project.
Run out time because of our dinner.
Besides sewing machines were taken. It was very cloud.

So I brought it with me and finished at home.
Emily's had a button hole, but I completed it without sewing machine. No button hole!

Emily and her quilt! (New York City Map)
More interesting things were in the room.
It reminded me my favorite movie "Amilie"

New Jersey girls don't go to Brooklyn often!
It is not a good attitude. Take F train. It is easy to get there!
It is very interesting and trendy area. I love the area very much.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts

Tomorrow is last day of the show
"Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts"
If you are in NY area, please go to PARK AVENUE ARMORY
643 Park Avenue, New York City

It is amazing!

It is hard to say which was my favorite, but I picked these two quilts.

Monday, March 28, 2011

I found free sewing projects.

I mentioned "pot mats at the corner of the picture" on last post.
It wasn't "pot mat" It was Veggie Oven Mitts.
Click the image, you can download instructions @

Sunday, March 27, 2011

My veggies are on Quilt Magazine!

I see pot mats at the corner of the picture that is using joy basket and made veggies. I love these, too.


Don't forget Eggplants and Peas (Veggie Patch group) in your kitchen too.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Be a strong, like a weed. Like Tampopo!

I remember,
My American friend was pulling Tampopo, and she was very upset about Tampopo at their yard.
She mumbled, "I hate weeds."
Americans pick up Tampopo, blow the seeds and wish, too.
Their wish is going to everywhere and became weeds.
Then they hate Tampopo again.
I'm happy to see yellow weeds at my yard.
It should be OUT, but I let them stay.
I have good memories of my childhood with weeds and my father.
My father didn't want to stay his country side where he was born and raised. (Nagano)
He moved the city (Osaka) with his family. I was three and half.
He missed nature in the city. So he and I went to fishing and correcting plants at the mountain often.
We walked and walked. He never drove the car in his life.
When he lost his way, he said,
"Don't get a panic, the road will show where we should go. It takes us right place."
We picked up weeds and played with them.

When people see Tampopo in Japan where is destroyed and suffering right now.
They appreciate it, and they will be a strong like a weed. We should be like a weed.

Wish! - Prediction
P.S. New Notecard set of 6 $12.00 - click images above three and Framework $35.00 "Prediction " Postcard set of 8 $10.00 available on Hoodie in the box
Free shipping for Tampopo Notecards and Frameworks 8x10 any artwork until APR 31st.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Alliances: People, Patterns, Passion

I had been thinking what is my imagination from Alliances: People, Patterns, Passion for a long time.
I started making it 4 days before the dead line March 7th.
I'm a last minute LUCY! as usual.

I have been making quilts since 2009 for the "Small Wall Quilt Challenge 2009" by Simplicity.
I got first place for 2010
The Breast Cancer Awareness Designer Bandana Quilt Challenge.

I made one for our Tokyo show.
It is still 4th quilts in my life.
I should make more quilts.
BUT I don't still. So I can't miss my opportunity to make
a quilt.

I have been using my own fabrics for my quilts so far.
I have had chosen from more than 100 fabrics for Blank Quilting, wow!

Fabrics - Hoodie's recent fabric line Veggie Patch
Spoon & Fork, Egg dots for Bias Tape from Morning Call, Joy Basket for Blank quilting

Title - A veggie doll has a dream. Size - 16x16
My statement for the quilt.
The image is a paper doll that I played with when I was a little.
I drew many dolls until I got satisfied to find the right doll after I made the veggie field.
There was passion, harmony and healthy fresh harvest in veggie field.
She was the ONE who wears the "Tomato Dress".
She dreams every day. She enjoys each dress 7 days a week.
Her dream is coming true, soon.
I'm sure mine is different from others because I'm not a quilter yet.
Soon I will be.
I enjoyed the concept and making it.
Amy E. Milne / Executive Director / The Alliance for American Quilts
She is putting all quilts on Youtube.  She put all now. #1 to #119
Please check it out.

Special THANK YOU!!!! to you.
I have been praying for my country, Japan.
I'm receiving many email and messages on Facebook from my American family and friends.
My love who are in Japan, they are all right.
A family, they used to living by us. Their second girl, she was same class with my son when they were in Kindergarten. They went back to Sendai, Japan 2004. We lost our contact for 5 years now. I have no clue to find them right now.
Please pray for them.
We need to be strong include me.
Thank you for your support.

Best Regards,

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Instant March Calendar

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I haven't posted since February Calendar.
Ooops, Today is in March already.

February was a short month. Besides there was President week.
I was sick. I was skiing. I was making new fabric groups.
I'm working new people since new year started.
It is adjusting time in many way right now.
Please patient, new things are coming soon!

Shrimp Scampi

  • 2 pounds large uncooked shrimp, shelled and deveined*
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • lemon wedges
Directions for Shrimp Scampi

*Leave shell on tail section, if desired. Preheat oven to 400°.
Melt butter in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan in oven.
To the melted butter, add the salt, crushed garlic, and 1 tablespoon of the chopped parsley.
Stir well.
Arrange shrimp scampi in baking pan in a single layer. Bake, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
Turn shrimp; sprinkle with lemon zest, lemon juice, and the rest of the parsley.
Bake shrimp scampi for 8 to 10 minutes, or until just done.
Arrange shrimp scampi on hot serving platter; pour garlic butter from pan over the shrimp and garnish with several lemon wedges. Shrimp scampi serves 4 to 6.

* I added recipes on January's and February's. These are all my favorite menu.