Thursday, January 12, 2006

Guess what I found at my mom's barn after 14 yrs!!

I happened to find an ancient boxes over last weekends when we all visited my mom's house. It was my unfinished patchwork projects!! Gee, this is really old!! The feet you see is Jade's, for your info. Ha ha ha!
I started patchwork when I was 16 or 17 yrs. Back then I was a high school kid in Lake Mary, a town near Orlando, Florida. I haven't seen them ever since I put them into boxes when I left there after high school graduation.
Wow!! I have to be thankful to my mom who kept the junk for such a long time, I mean 14 yrs!!
Now I'll need to finish my work, right? Any idea for border design/color? You know, I've never finished any project in patchwork/quilting so far!!!

12 comments:

joyce said...

it's nice to find old memories and crafts from the past- and actually ones that you can continue you to work on in the present!

*Kumi said...

Hi, Joyce!
Yap, it was nice to see them in boxes.
I had such a great time back then.
High school in FL was so GREAT!!
I had so much fun with friends there.
Time flies...

nico said...

cool kumi! old projects die hard- haha! great quilting job at 16! was it part of a school project? its such dedication for a teen.
p.s. i love seeing jades foot in the pic.
p.p.s. i love even more the new fabric in your shop
:p

Jessica (Kika) said...

Nice pastel colors - they were popular back then weren't they? It's great your mom kept it safe all those years. Maybe continue with the pink as a border?

Sofia Barao said...

Hi Kumi :)
Beautiful patchwork you have to finish it now after 14 years...never too late !!!
I would do a pink border I think.

ps: how's the weather ?, I've heard that a lot of people were dead because of the snow in Japan, hope your family is ok.

*Kumi said...

Hi, Nicole!
I don't remember why I started to learn patchwork/quilting when I was 16 yrs old.
I guess I really liked the old lady!

*Kumi said...

Hi, Jessica!
Was it popular back then?
I guess so.
And I still like these colors!
Umm, pink border sounds so great to me.
Thanks, Jessica, for your good advice!

*Kumi said...

Hi, Sofia.
You're right.
Never be too late!
I know I need to finish this after so many years!
You also like borders in pink?
I'll start in that way, then!
Cool!!

Thank you for your kind concern.
The snow in Japan is really terrible this year.
Fortunately, Tokyo Metropolitan area has no snow so far.
But other areas have some damage and poeple are dying...
Strange weather!

nico said...

lol kumi! ya ol' lady! ...bout the weather it is strange- global warming? its been raining in vancouver for like 25+ days straight (guess whos stayin home hehe).

*Kumi said...

Hi, Nicole.
It's nothing new to hear you're having rain every day in winter in Vancouver, Canada.
It was like that way when I was living there, too!
But it snowed a lot, too if I remember right.
Say, how many years you've been there now?

Kathleen Marie said...

I have a patchwork quilt top that I made during the days when I was pregnant with my daughter... all done in blues and pinks. I still haven't finished it yet into a bedspread, but I will someday. :)

I just wanted to stop in and say hello again to you, since I live in Longwood which is right next to Lake Mary, Florida.

I bought an amigurumi book from you a while back and have enjoyed making the little critters! Not much time for crochet these days though, for I'm drawing and sketching a lot right now.

I'll keep checking on your blog to see how you are doing. So glad your little one had a successful ear surgery. :)

*Kumi said...

Hi, Kathleen Marie.
Yes, yes, yes, I remember you well. I had several friends in Longwood when I was a student at Lake Mary High. Oh, what a good thing to hear from you again! I'm so glad that you left a comment on my blog. Thanks!

I love to see your patchwork!! Sounds quite similar to mine. To tell you the truth, I still haven't started yet! Quilting sounds quite complicated and taking lots of time and patience. But just like you, I'll finish some day!

Hope to hear from you again!