Sunday, August 06, 2017

Needle Book of Summer Garden Block



I happened to find a small naked block in summer color and embellished it heavily.
Finally it's made into a needle book looking very victorian.




I made two thumb pincushions. The instruction is from Annie Whitsed's blog.


Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Review for Hiroko's Book

Isn't this a big review for Hiroko's book? I am so glad her book has got such a big appraisal.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

My Friend, Hiroko Kubota's New Book- "Embroidered Cats"

Have you ever visited "hiroko kubota"s flickr album? You must be amazed her embroidered cats there. They look alive. I am sure whoever see her stitched cats would love them. I've been a fan of her embroidery for these ten years.

Last November I was asked to join her team to make her self-publishing book in English. I felt so glad and honored.  Her book has been finished and you can buy it now via her Etsy shop. If you see some example pages you will find how much her book is challenging and completely different from general ones. Very unique!!

She is so kind and generous to allow me to exhibit those work for this book in my gallery of "Granny's".  I am really lucky to see those cats in person. Of course she has got a perfect skill and artistic sense as embroiderer. Besides I always feel her warm love and human touch for objects she stitches.

私のもう一つのブログ、「グラニーズだより」の方でもねこ刺繍展ついてお知らせしております。日本人の方にはそちらも読んで頂けるとうれしいです。ヒロコさんの本は日本人の方はEtsy のお店では買えませんのでご注意下さい。

Tuesday, April 18, 2017



I've made a table runner from 6 small blocks only seamstitched. I am afraid the colour is a bit dark for this season. But I am very happy another UFO of mine has been done now. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

My Snippet


This is my first snippet trial. I have pinned my old brooches and pins bought or given on it so it looks like a pin holder.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

旅の思い出 My Memories of Trip to Scandinavia


These are my memories of trip to north Europe thirty years ago. I made crazy quilted folder covers for photos, postcards and leaflets I had kept.  I traveled to Norway and Sweden with my husband for his conference and had a trip to Denmark and Germany by myself after that.





To me Denmark was a land of Hans Anderson, Kierkegaard, and Hamlet Castle.



I traveled around Hamburg, Koeln, Dusseldorf to Frankfurt. When I was young I loved Heinrich Heine's poetry. I visited to the Museum in Hamburg to see his portrait and his house he was born in Dusseldorf.  

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

"I Capture the Castle"


My friend emailed me from England about this page because he knows I am a Japanese translater of  Dodie Smith's "I Capture the Castle".



Here's another book of  "I Capture the Castle" I made last summer of not paper but fabric.
Each page is collaged with vintage poster, liberty print and other embellishments. On each backside of page there's a quotation of the scene from original book.