like a wraparound skirt 巻きスカート(風)

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The combination of the blue sky and the white roof had been beautiful, though the snow on the roof melted now.



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I got a stollen. I slice it very thin in three for my family everyday. It is said that the taste will change because it becomes mature day by day. I wonder if I can taste the difference, but I have enjoyed eating it.



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I finished sewing this skirt at last. This cloth was made of wool and thick. It is like a wraparound skirt. The front of the skirt has three stacked layers (It is like a 'Z' line.). So, they make my stomach and thighs warm. I was satisfied to make it, and I was going to wear it for the year end party.

However, my husband looked at me in this skirt and said that I looked fatter because of the three stacked layers ! I was shocked to hear that.
I ended up wearing another skirt for the party.

I realized that it was difficult for me to not only make, but also wear handmade clothing. The more I make a comfortable clothing, the more it becomes unstylish.






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up and down 最高の日と最悪の日

I went to my hometown to attend a reunion party last weekend. I had a great time.

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I wore this my handmade dress with a black lacy cardigan I had bought before.

The party was held at a nice restaurant. Forty five people out of nearly one hundred fifty came to the party. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was really good. I had escargot for the first time. It was nice, too. We enjoyed talking, eating, and drinking there.
Especially, many women looked younger than I had imagined. Some people had changed their characters in comparison with their childhoods. Almost all people have mellowed out over some decades.
At the end of the party, I received a warm applause from people because I was the person who came from the farthest among them.

After the party, some of them including me went to a Karaoke room. I was surprised that nearly half of men were singing English songs and they sang really well.
I discovered their other good points through I listened to their singing and talking.

Next day, one of my friends invited me for lunch.
Her mother was a nice cook. She made a wonderful lunch for us. It was amazing! I wish I were a good cook like her.

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Actually, my son has been coughing since last Friday. I had wanted my husband to take him to a hospital last Saturday, but they didn't go there because his coughing was not so bad.
However, his coughing got worse the next day and he was absent from school last Monday.
As my husband couldn't go out from his office during the day, I was going to take my son to the hospital after I came home from the trip.
However, the flight had been delay as many as two hours because the mechanical problem had occurred. So, I had to give up going there in open time.

After I arrived at Hakodate Airport in the evening, I took a wrong detour bus. Hakodate's bus route was really complicated, so, I often made a mistake. Unfortunately, it took more time and I had to pay more than usual. After I arrived at the first destination, I had to take another bus.
To make matters worse, I took a wrong bus again. At first, the bus had approached to my house, but it went to a different direction on the way. I asked a driver to drop me off on the way as soon as I noticed, but he turned me down and I had to wait for the next bus stop. Unfortunately, the next bus stop was quite distant from the previous bus stop.
I ended up walking with carrying a heavy suitcase and a couple of bags for thirty minutes to my house.
I was really tired.






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motifs モチーフ編み

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Winter is really here.
When it's snowing, I want to use an umbrella while walking though many people don't.
And when I use my car, I have to remove snow before driving. It's a tough job for me. My car is usually at our apartment parking lot. It's not spacious that means the car doors can't be opened widest because there are other cars on both sides closely.
An old man who parks his car next to mine always removes snow neatly, so I can't leave snow between our cars after I remove it from on my car. Therefore, I have to estimate about thirty minutes for removing snow before driving.
I want to be at home all day long when it's snowing.

After I went out in the morning, I sewed a moss green colored pullover as the same pattern as I posted before.
And then I started to crochet a motif, but it was more time consuming than sewing a pullover. I stopped it in the way. It will take a long time to make a scarf using motifs. I don't know when it's finished.

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↓I like motifs. I made a lacework with motifs before.
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I want to knit a scarf. マフラーを作りたい

It's windy and snowy now. It's going to snow a lot today according to the weather forecast.
Many people living snowy area need to have a scalf, gloves, a cap, a hooded coat, and boots with non-slipping devices.

I usually stop by a handicraft shop about once a week.
When I went there yesterday, I felt like knitting a scarf used thinner yarn. I haven't decided the pattern yet, but I bought some my favorite colored yarn and cloth colored moss green.

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The shop always has some shorter cloth on sale, so I often go there to look for good one. It's usually difficult to find my favorite cloth, but I bought some the other day and made a simple pullover. It was very easy to make, because I didn't need to cut for sleeves and didn't sew shoulders lines either.

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↑I referred this page of a handmade sewing book, '一枚裁ちでつくるかんたん手ぬいの大人服', but I used a sewing machine and altered the neckline to an easier round one.

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↑I made it for a few hours.







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a shirtdress

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What do you think of this shirtdress?
Don't you think it is like pajamas?
I think so.

When I chose this cloth, I thought its print was pretty. I bet it looks prettier when you look at it at close range, but it looks blur and sober from a distance.
It was difficult for me to make it, and it took a long time.
However, unfortunately it turned out to be like pajamas when I tried on it. Also, my family didn't say it was good on me.
I was sorry, but I liked this pattern. Especially, I liked this collar very much. It was not so big, and not too tight.

Of course, I'll never wear it as pajamas, but I'll make another shirtdress using cloth having darker color next time.



My son's summer vacation started today, July 25, and it will finish on August 18.
I'll be busier during the vacation.








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I'm married and we have a son. I live in Hokkaido, Japan.
I like handmade things and Ikebana(arranging flowers).
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