Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Wrap again

A few posts back I shared two wrapped band temari I had stitched. I was planning to do the black base one again on a S10, well that didn't happen because I accidentally marked a S6 again. So I decided to mix it up again by changing the way the bands were laid out.

This time I again laid two bands in each colour but the difference was that I laid them running in the same direction on two sets of lines next to each other instead of in a V on one set of lines.

I imagined a spiral look to it with all the threads moving in the same direction, probably should have done just one row in each of the nine shades, maybe it would have made the spiral work better.

As you can see I used the same colours as the last temari but this time on a cream coloured base. I used the same amount of thread on this temari which means there is still about a third of a skein left in these shades for my next go. Don't you think this temari reminds you of candy or icecream? Maybe it is just me but I ate a bunch of Peppermints the day after I stitched this one... Maybe it was just because I found a bag of peppermints.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Japanese food party

The last few weeks have been a little rough, lots of overtime at work and general business. I haven't had a second to put towards temari making.

Last night we did take time out to celebrate our Mum's birthday with a Japanese menu. Miho and I prepared the menu and my DH helped by cooking the Karaage.

It was so yummy. Here a few of Miho's pictures.

Table set and ready to go

 Yum loaded up and about to dive in

 Mmm Chicken Karaage

The menu included all the Japanese favourites, to be honest this mostly isn't everyday food, but their was plenty of dishes. We has individual cheesecakes for dessert. It was a great night.

What is your favourite Japanese food?