Thursday, December 22, 2022

Time for an update

My Ohio Star Log Cabin was finished November 13th and went directly to my futon. Though this time of year, I am usually sleeping in a military "extreme cold" sleeping bag, this quilt over a fleece blanket that came from my Portland family, and a light down throw on top to protect the quilt from excess sun, makes a nice toasty sleeping nest.

This month, I have added two small Christmas pieces.
These both went to church friends,
This one to a member who has given me money to pay for gas as I drive to town for onigiri delivery.

The second one to a fellow onigiri deliverer who came in the early morning to rescue me when my car battery died and I had to travel to town by train. She caught up with me and showed me how to find the right exit in the maze of Shibuya station.

 These two are my angels, thus the center block.
I figured this might make a small table center or even a warm lap rug.
Just a small thank you for their kindness.

Tuesday was the last day of school for me, so hopefully a bit of time to tidy up my messy livingroom and get my sewing things organized before beginning a new project.There will be two Christmas eve services to sing with the choir. I don't enjoy riding the crowded trains at that time of night, but singing together after such a long break is such a joy. 
Warmest holiday wishes to you all.





  1. A quilt for yourself, love that one, and the gifts, they are beautiful. Keep warm Julie, remember to have as much under as on top, when we were camping, and YES, did that in winter here too many years ago, we found we needed lots of padding under us, and many nights I wore a fleece hat to bed as well, waking up to ice on the windows inside the caravan. Once, it was so cold, the canvas awning could stand by itself when we were packing up!!! Thankfully, no more adventures like that at our age now. Fondest greetings, dear friend , have a joyous Christmas, and sing your heart out, as the saying goes. XXXX

  2. Warmest holiday wishes to you, too, Julie!! - ;))

  3. Best wishes to you. Your quilts are beautiful. Thank you.

  4. That is such a beautiful quilt to keep yourself warm with.
    The gifts are charming and the angels in the middle say it all
    The very best of holidays. God Bless.

  5. Your sleeping nest sounds beautifully cozy and warm. I admire you so much for the service you continue to do, under difficult circumstances. Enjoy your choir! Merry Christmas my friend!

  6. That is a lot of blankets, I do prefer cooler air and have a furry type comforter and polar fleece PJ's. Wonderful pieces and I am sure they were much appreciated. I hope you get to spend time with the family for Christmas. Blessings to you and your family.

  7. I've got a duvet, a blanket my grandmother crocheted, a microfibre blanket, and two pairs of pjs. I can't help but feel a bit bundled up!
    Lap blankets do wonders to stop random drafts - I'm sure your gifts will be well received!