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the season is changing

August 22, 2013

August moons

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when is enough, enough

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maybe? – yes! – leave it for a while

the grandkids have been so busy this summer it was not possible to get the girls together

so we had separate “girl’s days out”

both days we started at the craft shop with a budget for shopping

and they both choose similar items

a pre-packaged scrapbook with lots of extras

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a fun cut-and-paste time was enjoyed by all three of us

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Jill choose to ride the Harbour Ferry to Fisherman’s Wharf

several of the floating homes are for sale

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she thought it would be “cool” to buy one

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wonderful in the summer sunshine

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and maybe too cool in the winter rain and wind

almost time for back to school

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  1. August 22, 2013 7:31 pm

    I think it would be great fun to have one of those boats too! You are a wonderful Grandma, Jean. I bet the kids love doing all that stuff and I guess you will teach them on the loom too. I’d appreciate some advice about boy-stuff. If you have grandsons what crafty things do you do with them?

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    • August 22, 2013 9:02 pm

      Myra – Iain will be 12 on Sept.1st (we have a day out, too) he learned to weave several years ago, and he definitely didn’t like knitting but they don’t do any of that kind of craft at home and I don’t have them much any more. When he was younger we spent a summer doing solar dyeing with stuff from the garden, he really liked that and we tried simple paper making, that was good. School and soccer take up most of their time. He loves to read and mainly does his sports, he plays an instrument at school and loves music. Oddly enough he listens to the CBC (it’s similar to the BBC). He’s an absent minded, serious kid and loves science. 🙂

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  2. lagriccia permalink
    August 22, 2013 11:13 pm

    What a stunning piece, Jean. It gives me a lot of inspiration.

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  3. August 23, 2013 1:17 am

    beginning is a piece of cake, but ending is ..let’s say complicated and full of doubts.

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  4. August 23, 2013 1:45 am

    What a great day out with the girls. I would love one of those floating homes, a pot bellied stove would solve the cold problem in winter 🙂
    Is it finished? I don’t think we ever really know.

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  5. August 25, 2013 3:07 pm

    love the moon and that quilted piece, both so reflect the season between seasons.

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    • August 25, 2013 3:36 pm

      Susan – thanks. clear,full moon nights always remind me of walking back to Kawashima, from the eki through the rice paddies in Ichihara. My classmates would sing folk songs,it was magical.

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  6. August 26, 2013 5:39 pm

    i love this pojagi! it’s really stunning and magical with the light coming through. you’ll know when it’s finished, sometimes it just needs time for the ideas to ferment.

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