Friday, 4 April 2014

In a Whirlwind ...

Dear Friends,

I return to the land of online connection and blogging in a whirlwind of cherry flower petals.
 Among the back streets of Tokyo there are quiet temples,

 mature trees with impressively healthy growth of new flowers, directly from the trunk.

Some petals 'fell' on a piece of embroidery I did while away.

This is now being damp-stretched and I will blog about it when it has been mounted and is fit to face the camera.
I am lagging behind TAST and need to get those WIPW projects out of the closet...

Hope to be in touch again soon.

22 comments:

Pamela said...

Welcome back!

Julie Fukuda said...

How did you know I was just thinking of you! Today I was handed tickets to the show at Mitsukoshi ..." one for me and one for my friend" and you know who she was referring to
May 8 - 13 so save the date and your energy because it wouldn't be a show without you!
...

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Pamela!

Annet said...

Those trees are lovely. When I sit at my worktable I can see the blooming trees too, but they are not the same. I'm 7 stitches behind in TAST, so you're not alone catching up.

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Beautiful blossoms and the promise of some gorgeous stitching, I'm sure !
Hope your trip went well.......look forward to your next post Queenie,
hugs
Chris Richards
xxx

Juno said...

Lovely photos and beautiful stitches. Welcome back, hope you had a good time.

carorose said...

So glad to see you back. I hope that everything went well for you.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Carolyn. It is nice to be back!

Queeniepatch said...

Wow! Yes, let's make a date for the show! I am so looking forward to seeing you again! The best of tonics!

margaret said...

welcome back Queenie, hope you enjoyed your time away, it certainly must have been peaceful with no internet!

Susan Hook said...

Beautiful blossoms and nice stitching, I will look forward to your next post!

Queeniepatch said...

All blossoming trees are beautiful! The cherries have such a short life and you have to enjoy them while they last. The camellias keep their flowers for months on end...
I have now started on TAST 104!

Queeniepatch said...

The piece I worked on while away is now completed and I have actually started on the next TAST stitch too, so hope to publish a post tomorrow.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you for your kind words. It is nice to be back with internet connection and my thread stash!

Queeniepatch said...

Thanks, Margaret. It was an EXPERIENCE!

Queeniepatch said...

Hopefully the post will be ready for tomorrow!

Linda Calverley said...

I was just thinking about 10 minutes ago that my garden is lacking in beautiful blossoms. Lovely photos. I'm behind with TAST too.
Welcome back.

crazyQstitcher said...

Welcome home again Queenie. The plum blossom trees are beautiful and it is always a pity when the petals fall too quickly. I guess that makes the blooms all the more precious.

Kippy SoMature said...

wonderful blossoms - welcome back :) joyous springtime!

Queeniepatch said...

But your blog is NEVER lacking in beautiful or funky flowers! What you haven't got in the garden, you create!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Maureen, it is nice to be back with my needles and threads, online friends and stitching news.
We had some heavy rain during the night and I am afraid most of the cherry blossoms have fallen into the gutter... sigh

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you for your kindness. It is nice to enjoy the spring flowers. It is soon time for the deep pink double cherry blossoms. They resemble sprays of carnation and are rather sturdier than the paler ones that were finally washed off the trees in last night's heavy rain.