Last weekend we went to a city close to our home (2 hour drive ;) called Onomichi. It is an old city and the landscape is beautiful. The Cherry Blossoms were still in bloom and it was so beautiful. We had a great day together and I am so glad we decided to go :)
This day had it all. Laughter, misunderstanding, good food ...
We don't take a trip in Japan except we get lost at least once. We got lost three times this trip ;) When we wanted ice cream all of the shops with soft cream suddenly decided to disappear. And on our way home Apple Maps made me miss a turn three times so I had to continue for 10 minutes before I could correct it, that was funny (at least now).
Margret was so happy to be able to play so much and be outside in the good weather.
I don't know what we will do next weekend but maybe we will take another trip :)
I make a lot of quilts, specially in the last year or so, but I have given most of them away.
However there are two quilts in our house that will never be given away.
The first one is my first quilt. I did it under the watchful eye of my grandmother. She is so great at making quilts and knitting and just everything crafty. We made this over a long period of time since I was working and in school at the time and very busy. This little children's quilt taught me so much. We used the classic rail fence pattern and I just love the prints and how they work together.
The second one is a quilt my grandmother gave me for Christmas when I was a teenager. She said she wanted to give me a smaller quilt than my cousins because she knew I had wandering feet and she wanted me to be able to take it with me. So this quilt is now with me here in Japan and as you can see the color is faded and it needs repair in some places but I love it and take it with me everywhere :)
Do you have a fave quilt? And what is the story behind it?
Just a fraction of what I plan to add to my sectret quilt project. This will take some time to sew on !!!!
Yesterday I took a walk at Haji Dam. It is a public park beside a lake made from a dam. It is beautiful and right now all the Cherry blossom trees are blooming!!!
I took a lot of pictures and some I am going to use as a pattern for a quilt. But most of all I was just relaxing and enjoying the view :)
Today I think I might take Margret to another park closer by to play and take a look at more cherry blossoms :)
Today we went to Iwakuni to meet some friends. It was so much fun and we enjoyed it a lot. While there we walked to a famous bridge that I have blogged about before. But today it was espesially beautiful since the cherry blossoms where in full bloom. We walked through a tunnel of trees and Ohhh my God how beautiful.
We watched this sean swim around for a long time, Margret really liked it :)
My friend told me that ehen she was in high-school this place was on her way to and from school every day!! What a beautiful way to bike every day.
Margret is so energetic and I love to go for a walk with her. She loves rocks and trees and usually has her hands full of small rocks and branches after a while. She also loves to climb and if you look closely at this picture you can see that her knees are quite dirty by that point ;) White dress or not, these statues wont climb them selfs!!
Tomorrow we might go for another Cherry blossom viewing, but lets see if it will rain or not. For now, good night :)