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Travel Japan – Kyoto Shopping

My last day in Kyoto was for shopping. I went to Teramachi-Dori St. where it intersects Marutamachi.

I walked south along Teramachi-Dori and saw wondrous places. I stopped at a tea shop for Matcha. I remember the owner from a previous trip. He has a gentleness of spirit.

I stopped at a Japanese Washi paper store. People were inside at a u shaped table,making collages out of saturated color papers. I bought a pad of them.

At a used kimono shop were these socks for children celebrating the year of the rabbit.

I went to Somushi’s, my favorite tea house, for my last time.

There was a yarn shop to tempt me. And Sou Sou, a clothing designer who modernizes traditional Japanese wear. By this time I was back to Nishiki Market. There is a knife store there that sells all types of prized Japanese knives.

I do love shopping, especially in Japan.

© 2011 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

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Posted by on June 14, 2011 in Abundance, Japan

 

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FATHER’S DAY GIFTS TO MAKE — E-reader Cover and a Circular Needle Giveaway.

For the Father in your life who has an e-reader, you can knit or crochet a cover for it. On Ravelry there are a few different patterns to choose from. One person designed a cell phone cover that looks like a pop tart!

I won’t be making one for Father’s day this year but I have saved these patterns in my favorites.

I have an abundance of circular knitting needles and am giving away two. One is US size 11 and one is US size 10 1/2.

Leave a comment with a way I can get in touch with you when you win. That’s all you have to do. Tell me if and how you follow my blog for an extra entry.

Best luck to all of you.

I will pick the winner by random generator, on June 24th.

See also how to make a seatbelt strap cover, placemat/towel, crown, or bedside pocket.

© 2011 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2011 in How to

 

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MY EXPERIENCES WITH CREATING ABUNDANCE — Give Of The Overflow.

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I have heard it said to give of the overflow. My experience has been that this is an excellent way to avoid some problems.

When you give of the overflow, you don’t deplete yourself. You give from your excess, after your own needs have been taken care of.

This doesn’t mean you don’t put yourself out and give a lot. It does mean you keep an awareness of your needs and take care of yourself first. By doing this you are able to be at the ready to help take care of others. By depleting yourself, you are much less use to anyone.

It’s like on airplanes, if you are with someone who needs assistance, take care of yourself, ( put on your own oxygen mask first.)

It is also useful as a criteria for saying no. I’m envisioning a world where it is as acceptable to say, ‘self first’ as it is to say ‘family first.’

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Posted by on June 9, 2011 in Abundance

 

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Travel Japan – More Shopping — Fabric Store

During my last trip, I found a three story fabric store.

I found it again this trip and got some sashiko thread in colors I still needed. I was enchanted by this fabric. It is sturdy and textured, yet soft.

And this border print felt so smooth, like a fine percale.

I noticed Hawaiian print fabric there. It was about $10. a yard, which is about the same as here in Hawaii for the better quality fabric.

Last time I was there I bought these patterns.

Even though they are in Japanese, I thought I could figure them out based on the diagrams.

Cotton yukata are so comfortable to wear. I bought this hand painted fabric here to make one.

They give me joy just looking at them. XD

© 2011 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2011 in Abundance, Japan

 

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FATHER’S DAY GIFTS TO MAKE — For the cook.

 

For the man who likes to cook, this place mat can also be used as a sturdy towel.

There is an older man I like to acknowledge on Father’s Day. He lives alone and still likes to cook. He uses place mats so I thought he might enjoy a set of these.  This pattern comes from Lion brand yarn. I used 100% cotton yarn.

 

 

See also how to make a seatbelt strap cover or bedside pocket.

© 2011 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2011 in How to

 

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