eQuilter Newsletter - February 3, 2013
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Children will love the
adorably fuzzy 'Best Friends' by Giordano Studio from Spectrix.
The Polar Express comes alive in Timeless Treasures'
'Winter Train Scenic', while
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Alexander Henry's 'Prehistoric'.
Lonni Rossi presents 'Fairmont Park', a
ramble through leaves and meadows touched with metallic highlights.
land of enchantment in 'Simply Southwest' with desert imagery and
mysterious wise women totems in luminous sunset hues.
'Koala Bears' brings you our favorite cuddly marsupial of Australia, while the
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Prehistoric from Alexander Henry
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African Dancers, Mother & Daughter Patterns by Sew Fabulous
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Clover 4 1/2" Mini Patchwork Scissors
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Blue Morning - Clothworks, Mind Your Ps & Qs - Keiki for Moda
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|Flying Home from Tokyo
This time I am writing to you from the gate at Honolulu airport, waiting for my late night flight back to the mainland.
I stopped in Hawaii on the way back from Tokyo, so I could check in on Paul's parents.
I got lucky and also got to see Paul's nephew who was also visiting.
(Who I hadn't seen for about 9 years!) I was originally booked on the Dreamliner round trip to Tokyo, but ended up rebooking with this 1 night stopover on Oahu.
I had lunch with an old friend (my neighbor 30 years ago in Hong Kong) and even went for a quick swim in the chilly ocean.
While browsing in the airport gift shop, I came across a magazine article that posed the question - what if you never had a "to do" list again? ("More" Magazine) Wow, what a thought! But then again, part of my stress-busting is pretending for short periods of time, like I have nothing to do.
Actually one of my favorite things to at night is to watch part of a movie for an hour with Paul, and I often say to him "I want to pretend like I have nothing to do for an hour".
It may sound crazy but it works!
This is my same method of dealing with jetlag.
When I get on the plane for a long flight, I immediately set my watch for the time at the destination, and from then on I never think about what time it is in my departure time zone.
Basically I psych myself into the new time zone.
This strategy also applies to making a large complex quilt! While I was at the Tokyo Quilt Festival this last week, I found myself unconsciously doing quick calculations of what must have been involved with making the most mind-boggling and detailed handmade quilts in the exhibit.
There is a perverse kind of pleasure we take in examining and exclaiming over quilts that we know took 1000 hours to make.
It makes our hair stand on end, our stomachs turn over a little bit, and we can't help but think.....could I ever make a quilt like that?
So how do you psych yourself into making a 1000-hour quilt? You pretend like you have nothing else to do! Haha I am half kidding but I think you get my drift.
In order to accomplish something like this, we have to be obsessed...in a good way!
Not all of the quilts have the names spelled out at the Tokyo Quilt Festival.
Many only have the Japanese Kanji (characters) but it is still important for the quiltmaker to get credit.
These days there are many people who go to the show and start posting quilt images on their blogs, but without the names.
So right now I am pasting the images of the name cards (where the name is only in Kanji) onto the images of the quilts.
I am obsessed!
Tokyo Quilt Festival photos to pop up on
my photo page this weekend.
Many thanks to my friends in Tokyo - old and new - who helped me to navigate the quilt show and the subway system!
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