We arrived home safe yesterday after a very bumpy flight through bad weather!! I still have photos to share from Tokyo so for the next few days I will continue to show pictures of quilts from the show and from both our fish market and flea market visits.
On Friday Vince and I visited the Imperial Palace Gardens which I am sure during Spring or Summer are glorious but in January there was not much to see. There was a winter chill in the air but the skies were a lovely blue and we enjoyed a brisk walk.
The moat walls were made from the biggest blocks I have ever seen.
The trees were bare and looked quite spectacular...it is of course the end of winter here unlike at home where its the end of summer!
This little bush did have these pretty yellow flowers, the sign said 'Chimobanthus Praecox' (Wintersweet).
The last day of the show I took a few more pictures of quilt and the angels on this quilt were so sweet, each little angel is holding something different. The appliqued music around the borders is very effective and on closer inspection the handquilting was also musical.
For those of you who love handbags as much as I do then I am sure you will enjoy looking at this quilt.
It is nice to be home. Hugo almost wagged his tail off when he saw me and the cats fought for a place to sleep on my feet last night! Having not had to cook dinner or wash up for the last two weeks (bliss) I guess I had better put my thinking cap on and go shopping for something to cook tonight!