Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Ngaire, thank you for this little challenge. The Ginkgo is native to China and thought it was very suitable for my interpretation of your theme. I have painted the leaves over one of my batik fabrics added glitz in the form of foils and did a little stitching.
Friday, October 2, 2015
Thursday, October 1, 2015
My immediate thought for 'The Orient' theme was the centuries old and very lucrative spice trade. My research found that, at present, eight of the top ten spice producing countries are in the Orient.
And Margie and I haven't shared ideas for our quilts!
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Each flower represents a season of the year - Summer/orchid, Autumn/chrysanthemum, Winter/bamboo and Spring/plum blossom.
Thank you for all the work you all put into the little quilts. It is always great to see what everyone does with each given topic.
The 'beckoning cat' is a common Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman) which is believed to bring good luck to the owner. It is also called the 'Chinese lucky cat' and is popular among Chinese merchants. The Maneki-neko is also the subject of a number of folk tales.
I had fun researching this challenge Ngaire - thank you. I will look at these little cats in restaurants and shops with a different eye now!