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What next?, I wondered last night. The earthquake and tsunami in Japan has added to my stress level. Our tour leader says he would like to make the trip as scheduled, even though the US government is advising against travel there. I feel a bit uncomfortable going on holiday in a country that is reeling with devastation and grief. It is true that Kyoto, where we will spend our first week, is not affected that much. Jerry, our leader, says he will reassess on Monday or Tuesday.


Going to Pilates this morning was so helpful for dealing with my angst.

I have spent part of the last two days, removing the lutradur bridges from my river piece. They were not working. The colors were too dull and there was no value change. I picked up the solid batiks, above, yesterday. I decided I need a lime green bridge. (ha!) I have redrawn the bridges on freezer paper and have almost finished cutting them. The fabric is Mistyfused and tomorrow, I will fuse them to the quilt and stitch them, add a binding and be done with it. Yay!


2 Responses to “STRESS”

  1. Judy says:

    I had wondered about your upcoming trip. I’m so glad that you weren’t there, but I am grieving for those who were there, and for others who have lost loved ones. What a horrible disaster.
    I feel similar to connie: just don’t think I could or would want to be there under such circumstances.
    Yup: you and your lime green! LOL


  2. Connie Rose says:

    I forgot about your trip to Japan — when were you supposed to leave? Personally I think it would be too much for me to be there under the circumstances.
    Hope you have a good weekend. Besides sending a lot of love and whatever else we can to folks in Japan, we need to be counting our own blessings. xox