There is a place selling loose green tea and the smell from these huge piles of tea is quite overpowering at times, I am guessing its when they open a new box that the aroma is at its strongest.
I met these two lovely ladies (Yasuko and Fumiko) and with the help of Nireko who translated for us I learned that they read look at the pictures of my blog everyday :) I know that there are many of you who visit me everyday and thats why I love writing my blog so much x x
We were busy yesterday but I sneeked out later in the afternoon to take another look in a different area of the quilt display. This quilt is huge...
There is alot of detail in this quilt, it must have taken ages to make.
The lily flowers were satin type fabric and again the detail was amazing.
This fun courthouse steps quilt caught my eye.
It was beautifully handquilted too.
This wonderful pictorail quilt was captivating, you could stand at tlook at if for hours and still find some detail that you missed befrore, for instance I hadnt noticed until I loaded the picture that the cat at the bootom is peeking through the bushes to spy on the mice who are out and about while the other animals are sleeping!
There is a bees nest hanging in one of the branches.
The bees are scattered all over the quilt
I think some of the appliqued mice have been gently padded to give some dimension, this big fat fellow is having a chat with a caterpillar! I love the scattered embroidered flowers, they are all over the quilt and add a delightful surprise when you get up close and can see them.
The outer border also has some embroidery on it to great effect, different types of stitches (crazy patch style)
I have more photos but its time for me to get showered and ready for day 3....bye for now