Here’s an apology to all of those who have emailed special orders, been waiting for a package to ship from me, or even just a reply to an email sent in the past week. There have been a few downturns in the ever spinning world of kimono life here at Chez Kimono, and I’ve been doing my best to keep everything on the up and up.
As far as the explanation goes I can’t go into much detail at this time, but it involves a family illness and a relationship breakup. The illness isn’t mine, but the breakup is, and dealing with both has me doing my best to maintain some semblance of “normal life”, however unsuccessfully. Some days it works, some days it doesn’t.
On the bright side, I’m getting ready for the upcoming fashion show here in Bend, Oregon on July 17 and the one in Forest Grove on July 26 (details a few posts down). I’ve got a plan for the sashiko project I promised to start a while back, and a photo to prove it.
This is just a rough idea of how I might piece the fabrics. I haven’t cut anything yet, and all of these were just folded into triangles in a desperate attempt to come up with something decent to work with. I might go for a modified yabane (arrow) pattern, perhaps. The vintage boro quilt we’ve been using on the sofa is getting really ragged, so I’d like to replace it with something new. I figure I’ll have this quilt (no longer a tablecloth, but an actual quilt) done by the time it starts snowing again.
Well, it could happen.