Finally finished this sashiko sampler:
I just don't know what to actually do with it! Make it into a pillow? Use as a medallion center for a quilt? Cut out the squares and use within a quilt? Not sure. If it becomes a UFO tacked to my sewing room wall, I'm fine with that!
|shippo (seven treasures) - a very traditional sashiko design.|
|sakura (cherry blossom) - the transience of nature/life/beauty|
|fundo (linked counter weights)|
Sashiko was one of my best windows into Japanese culture while I was living in Tokyo. I still love it and am happily back in the swing of stitching.
|tortoiseshell (long life)|
I'm starting to get a handle on my house, and have found it so relaxing to pick up some hand work in the evenings.
|ume (plum blossom) - beauty and hope - it blooms even in winter, as a harbinger of spring|
|arrow feathers - the strength and courage of a warrior|