Sunday, February 3, 2019

Stitch Meditations

SM 24
Torn paper from the in-flight magazine.

SM 25
Cut picture from a catelogue. 
Winter is the season at the moment with sunshine and bitter cold winds.
Shinto priests.
SM 26
Paper receipt from dinner.
Day spent at Tokyo Dome at the Quilt Festival.

SM 27
Torn cherry blossom paper from a chocolate brochure, kimono fabric and a piece of kumihimo cord, meaning to gather, made by my friend Queenie. Samurai once used the cords as laces for their armor. The traditional belt of the kimono, the obi, was once bound by a cord of kumihimo called an obijime.

SM 28
Paper from chop stick folder where I had lunch.
Day spent at Asakusa and viewing the 5 story pagoda.

SM 29
Wandering the Imperial Palace East Garden. 
Paper torn of Palace in winter and kimono fabric for moat.

SM 30
Indigo fabrics with torn blue paper.
Boro exhibition and Blue and White shop visit.

SM 31
Torn star paper.
Sunrise over eastern Australia, nearly home.


  1. Your stitch meditations reflect your days beautifully! I am impressed that you managed to continue with them even while travelling.

  2. I really like the paper you add to your SMs, they add a lot of extra hints of how the day has been, where you have been and what you have done.
    Thank you for making use of the Kunihiko.

  3. Lovely to see your inspirations along with the stitch meditations. A beautiful memory of your whirlwind visit.

  4. Your SMs tell of your wonderful travels and sights.

  5. I like the way you have included bits and pieces from your trip in your stitchery. It will be fun to look back and remember your adventures.

  6. Such fun to use all those bits of your travels! I like the chopstick paper! And of course Queenie’s kumihimo.

  7. What a wonderful way to remember your trip!

  8. I liked the solitude and peace portrayed by the Shinto Priests.