She loved my jacket and asked if I would stand so she could photograph all the motifs... which I did and then she saw the little needle book that I made with Susan Elliott and she photographed... I showed her my page for broken needles but I couldn't remember the name of the ceremony (of course now I do...harikuyo). Susie knew a few Japanese phrases but not enough to make this connection.
She is a kimono designer in Toyama-City and her quilt won 1st place in the landscape category and it is quilted. embroidered and painted.
My wanderlust granddaughter came last week for a short visit and I thoroughly enjoyed having her. As I mentioned before she spent 5 months last winter backpacking all by herself all over South America. She stayed in hostels, traveled by local buses and did it all on $100 a week for food, lodging and transportation... She boarded down volcanos, traveled up rivers into jungles and climbed to the top of Machu Pichu. Molly made the most of her visit as you can see here.