Sunday, March 28, 2010

Housewarming Gift

No sewing for a week. I had to take my sewing machine in for servicing. I accidentally sewed through my cutting mat. Now I have a pinhole in my mat. Oh well, my sewing machine was due for servicing anyway. It hasn't been in for over two years, I think. I'm glad it will only take a week. Maybe I can get my scraps under control. They're a mess.

I also have a picture of the quilt I sent to my brother and his wife for their house warming gift. It is the Japanese Buzzsaw Quilt I started over a year ago. Barbara  did a beautiful job of quilting it, as always. This is my second quilt.

Here is a picture of the front and the back. I had to piece the back because I didn't have enough fabric for the back. Luckily, I had enough leftover fabric from the front of the quilt. I love how it turned out. I wanted to keep it, but knowing that I loved it, I knew they would love it too. I did tell them that if they didn't like it, they could send it back to me, (heh, heh) but no such luck luckily, they loved it. That makes me happy. Now to start on another one...hopefully, this next one will be for me. 

Sunday, March 7, 2010


These dolls were at my MIL's house. I couldn't see just dumping them no matter how much I didn't like them. We don't have room at our house. The dolls are about two feet tall, have real hair, are made from cloth and are in excellent condition.

I called around, but no one could tell me if they were worth anything. I finally emailed a doll expert on Antiques Roadshow and sent him these pictures. He emailed his friend, Alan Pate, who said that these dolls are sakura-ningyo made from a kit popular in the 1920s. 

We'll be looking to donate them somewhere. I guess they're not worth much, if anything...learned something in the process, though.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Chinese New Year at Ala Moana Center

We were at Ala Moana Shopping Center the week after Chinese New Year to buy shoes for my daughter's prom dress and we saw all these different clubs performing all over the center. There were at least two clubs per floor. We saw this one while shopping at the Apple store for a hard drive. It turned out to be my daughter's classmate's club.
The sales person at the Apple store told us that the club will only go to the store if they have the red envelope out in front of the store.
Note where the red envelope is. It took them a while to get it. Can you see it?

Later, we saw another club at Robins. The red envelop was right below the B. They had to have the head jump on the tail's shoulders to get the envelope. I took a video of it, but I have to figure out how to post it.