Thursday, July 17, 2014
Four inches for the center is always a bit of a challenge. This is supposed to be a compass.
This friend likes blue, green, and purple. (the green points look a bit off in the picture but in real life, they are identify-ably green)
For the star points, I tried to find fabric resembling a sunset.
Can you guess who this block represents? If not, go to All Points of the Compass and pay a visit to Jean.
Long ago I accompanied my husband on a business trip to New Zealand. I got to do some sightseeing while my husband was working, and was impressed with the friendliness of all those I met along the way.
Around the time of that visit, my family of eight made a holiday trip to Shiobara, and in the resort area we met many young people from Auckland, which was their "sister city". It was New Years and those kids were working in the hotels, many earning money for college. They worked so hard until late at night serving the guests and again from early morning, always with smiling friendly attitudes.
Before we returned to Tokyo, my husband gave those youngsters his card and told them if they ever wanted a break in Tokyo, they would be welcome to stay at our house. From then began a series of visits from the most wonderful kids. We were even blessed to meet the parents of one of those youngsters. I think if New Zealand had wanted to send ambassadors, they couldn't have found better people.
Jean has only reinforced my attitude as all those who have passed through my life in Tokyo have done. Thanks Jean for your comments and warm friendship. New Zealand has more than sheep and beautiful scenery.