Finishing and Starting

This is the week of finishing things! Yeah! I always feel so accomplished when I actually finish something, especially when the project has taken forever.

This week I finished my koginzashi table runner that I've been working on for, oh maybe, two years. It's done! Just in time for my presentation on koginzashi for the Kansas City Fiber Guild. A better more professional picture to come. I promise. Time to dream up another koginzashi project....

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I also finished my Oma's socks! She only wanted them for Christmas but instead she'll get them for her birthday.

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In other fun news, we started painting on the MUNS mural last night. The whole family is in on the action. That's me standing, bare foot on an ammo can, to paint the seal, finicky part. My right shoulder is really going to be buff by the time this is done. After half an hour of painting I finally realized just how big this mural is. Slow and steady wins the race.

Upcoming Cool Stuff:

The Sogetsu school of Japanese flower arranging in Kansas City is having their annual spring show at the Loose Park Garden Center April 23rd and 24th. They have asked me to come make an arrangement! My arrangement will be down stairs with the tea ceremony display provided by the Japan America Society. Come out and see all the great floral art!

I'm going to be in the Mid Missouri Artists Spring Show on Saturday April 30 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM and May 1st, 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM at the ABC Building at Grover Park in Warrensburg. This is the first time I've attended the show so I'm excited to see all the local art.

I'm giving a presentation on Kogenzashi, a traditional Japanese counted embroidery, to the Greater Kansas City Fiber Guild on May 11th at 7pm. Check out their website for more details.

My next ikebana class at Powell Gardens will be on Saturday, May 14th from 10-12pm. Check out their website to register!

Farm Report: Things are sprouting, I found some more pots so I might get all the seedlings that I started planted. There are white marks on the leaves of my sugar snap peas. What does that mean? They seem to be growing just fine.

Reading: The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeen Sahota. I'm learning so much about Indian culture and clothing that I practically have to read with google at my finger tips to look up the meaning of worlds.

Listening to: Birds! I had maintenance come remove the starlings that were living in out dryer duct and we put out a little feeder in the ugly bush. Now I've got birds all the time. This makes me happy. I saw a downy woodpecker!

Cooking: My husband turned thirty this week. He doesn't really do cake but loves oreos so I got the great idea to create a "cake" out of a stack of oreos. Then I forgot to go to the grocery store for some number candles because we were playing an epic game of Firefly with both the Blue Sun and Kalidasa expansions. We ended up using a gardenia candle and stacking the oreos around it. Smelled great. Happy Birthday Adventure Buddy!

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