Friday, May 20, 2016

Daily. patchwork. stitch

{High Five} to the end of musical season recitals! The last season violin recital, S played Concertino in the style of W.A. Mozar; such a gentle and lightly piece in this spring recital! I again, a proud ma and enjoyed every young violinists who played in the violin studio recital. Such a nice way to wrap up the year around hard working and study. 

Over the years, I have been saving every EMS boxes shipped from our family oversea! The other day, the packing started and I found there are total of 6 different addresses in the boxes. I talked to Fifi about it and she was quiet not impressive about all the moves we've made! I can't really tell you "the why" I saved all these boxes, but it feels great and maybe that some of the evidences of our family with us years after years. They also became my favorite packing boxes where ever we move to {laugh}! Seeing them all together is quiet emotional and bitter sweet to flash back all the changes we've made. 

I went through scrap boxes and spent a few afternoon time to piece them together. They will be transferred into pouches, the zippered ordered just arrived last night, but too dark to walk out to the community mailboxes, so got them this morning; the zippers are colorful and the zipper teeth is bigger than the usual zipper I used.  They seem like some last minute of patchworking, but is helping me to have a different focus away from sorting and packing!   

The quilts have been gather and a few are still upstair. To cut down some of the moving supply costs, I plan to use the quilts to wrap some of the furniture pieces. I think it is probably the best and economical way for us and we can always wash, dry and reuse the same quilt over and over. I still very much love and like seeing the wears on the quilts, seeing colors faded after every wash,  exposed overtime during sunlights , and some food stains. It is alright, that's what they are for, being loved and used!  

Sitting on the floor is probably the best and resting way for me lately! Made all the hand-basting job on the floor, folded all the not quiet perfect cut fabric pieces on the floor, getting planner fill with the weekly events and schedules, hand-quilting little by little on the floor, planning the next quilt for {me}. The daily bounce is getting all these agendas check off and have a little peaceful mind back to what I hope to accomplish before the upcoming changes. I can't tell you, how much I still enjoy the downstair space more than upstair. The glass door gets open all the time and sometimes, when the showers drop down, I love watching all the animal friends getting their way back to the hide out pots. 

Here is the plain scone recipe that I found and will not be able to make it at this time, probably this Fall. I would love to know how it turns out if you bake them. I bet they are going to be great with fresh homemade jams or even just butter with tiny bit of honey drizzle on top! 

3 C. Flour
1/2 C. sugar
5 tsps. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 butter {cold}
1 egg beaten
1 C. Milk

Bake at 400 for 15 minutes.  

until then, i should be down here stitching.. 



  1. Chase! So much color and and inspiration. I love stopping by your space and seeing what crafty and life adventures you're up to! I have to agree that I love a quilt being used. Eating on them, sleeping with them, throwing them on the grass and making memories. I think that is the best possible way to honor the time and love that goes into them - to really use them! Thank you for sharing! Good luck with everything!

  2. Love your blog, love your work, so inspiring. Great blogpost again.

  3. wonderful post Chase. You are a proud momma - so happy that the school year ended well. And you are moving again? Nearby?


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