Monday, October 29, 2012

Sewing Life Again


Red sewing machine I longed for since last year. So beautiful and sophisticated, isn't it?
It is a present from my daughter and her husband for my Kanreki anniversary.

For my blogger friends overseas, let me tell you a little about Kanreki anniversary.
It is a Japanese tradition to celebrate one's 60th birthday which means rebirth. When someone reaches that milestone, people celebrate him/her by giving something red as a present. The color red is associated with a baby, representing rebirth or Kanreki.

As a matter of fact it was last year that I turned 60 but it took about a year for them to find a "RED" sewing machine. I hope the machine will make my sewing life fruitful so that the time and effort they spent for searching is rewarded.
The picture is from the maker's website.



Sewing book I bought for making cute clothes for my granddaughter. I used to do sewing for pleasure when my daughter was a little girl. But it was a long time ago. So I'm not sure if I can do the same as I did those days and how long it would take to make one. Anyway let's give it a try!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

One Afternoon in Autumn



With hubby, my niece and her family last Sunday. We had a big lunch in our place and spent some time at Kozuke Park in Gojo City, Nara, enjoying a peaceful afternoon in autumn.