Summer days!

It’s been a lovely summer week here in Ireland. A great start for our daughter’s summer holiday of three month!! But I have got a bit tired of watering my vegetable patch everyday  so today’s little shower was a welcome.

アイルランド、この一週間ほどは夏模様でした。娘の三か月に及ぶ夏休みの皮切りには、もってこいだったかなと。小さな野菜畑への水やりに少し飽きてきた頃でしたので、今日は待望の時雨となりました。

This is my last week’s work. Now it is pinned and I am waiting for quilting idea to come to me. It’s a minimalist and improv. I wanted red and white quilt but something told me to add some black too.

先週はこんなものを作っておりました。すでにキルトサンドイッチとして仮止めして、キルティングのアイディアが浮かんでくるのを待っております。ミニマリストで思いつくままのピーシング。赤と白のキルトにしようと思ったのですが、ちょっとだけ黒も入れてみました。

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Since the weather has been good, I was out in the garden a lot. I have dug up some patches of lawn around the trees and am going to plant some potted plants left behind and some over grown ones from the existing beds.

お天気がよいことを幸いに、庭仕事に精を出しております。植木の周りの芝生を少し取り除いて、鉢植えの花や大きくなりすぎた株を分けて、植え変えようかと思っております。

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While I spent days digging, some robins got very friendly. This is the skinny one and the other one I know has got only one leg.

庭を掘り返している間に、どんどん平気で人間に近づいてくるコマドリ。この子はやせっぽちの子。もう一羽は足が一本しかありません。

robin 02

I tried to take some picture of honey bees but they are faster than bumble bees and it was difficult!

ミツバチの写真を撮ろうとしたのですが、マルハナバチより素早いので、どもうピンボケばかりです。

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Some of my favourite flowers of this week 🙂

今週のお気に入り。

oriental poppyalliumcactus

Now I have an exhibition, pop up shop and travel for the summer and I need to do something while sitting long hours. Hence I am not good at reading in the public (not even on train or hospital waiting room), I decided to do some English Paper piecing I am admiring for a long time. It’s La passacaglia. But no fussy cut for me!

夏といえば、展示会やお店番、そして長旅で座っている間に何かしないと、なるのですが、同も本を読むのが苦手な私は、長いこと見惚れていたイングリッシュペパーピーシングの”ラ・パサカグリア”に手を付けることにしました。でもフシーカットは、しません。

This is the layout of the first block. I am still tacking a loooooot of small pieces. When that tacking is done, I will start designing the second one.

これが、一つ目のブロック。ひとつずつ型紙にしつけている真っ最中です。このしつけが終わったら、二つ目のデザインを始めます。

group one

 

The exhibition with FORM will be starting this Friday, 10th at Carlow library. Hope you can come!

 

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3 thoughts on “Summer days!

  1. What a great way to use paper piecing. I love those stars and the variety of sizes of flowers you can make … lots of possibilities. y the way, your Easter cactus looks in a much better shape than mine.

  2. What great photographs from your garden! It must have been so nice to spend time out there when the weather has been summery this past week…

  3. I admire your minimalist design, Tomomi, this new piece and others from your gallery. It’s interesting you decided to embark on something so “maximalist” as la passacaglia :))). I also like EPP for waiting time))

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