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Gorgeous Japanese Textile Projects

Look what was in my mailbox today! (This is why I love http://Paperbackswap.com…little treats mixed in with the bills and the ads.) The book that came today is Kokoro no Te: Handmade Treasures from the Heart. The author, Kumiko Sudo, never disappoints. Unlike her other books about large quilts, this title features smaller projects like bags and pincushions. Even the end papers …

Empty Walls

My walls are empty. Not one thing is hanging…no family photos, no favorite poster. All the framed items that have hung on my walls before are leaning against each other on the floor, or stacked on my dining room table. I realize as I unpack that the children in the frames are not children anymore. In the swirl of moves …