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January 29, 2010



Wow. Look those amazing stash additions. What a trip! I'm so glad you are willing to share it with us. I can live vicariously through you.


Oh my gosh - I would think that I died and went to heaven with all that material. What a fantastic trip you told. I can't wait to see how you use some of those fabrics - they're wonderful.


Wow!! All that gorgeous fabric!!!
You have certainly come home with a treasure trove of delicious fabrics!!

I love the photo of the fabrics drying in the sun.

Judy's Common Thread

Looks like it was a great trip and lots of fun fabrics! :)


I'm so envious, but delighted at your chance to see the beautiful fabric, quilts, and all the inspiration that goes with any foreign place. Thanks for letting us see a bit of it.


Holy Cow Jan! I'm pleased that you were able to show such buying restraint LOL. Oh the fun you're going to have in the next year!

Sew Create It - Jane

Wow...what lovely fabrics! I love that picture of them all sun drying...very cheery!


Stash envy! Wow what a lot of interesting fabric you found! You're going to have a lot of fun with this, no doubt. Actually, I'm not really envious, just happy for you and delighted that we get to see all these goodies. I love Japanese fabrics with English text - they seem to have chosen it so randomly and out of context and often with endearing mistakes, very engrish.com
However, it is probably just as funny to them how people in the West sometimes adorn our fabrics and even bodies with Japanese or Chinese letters we don't understand...


Lovely fabrics and good Patchwork!!! Thanks for the pictures great festival Tokyo 2010!
Friendship Mamifleur.

Cascade Lily

Hehehe. Big plans are always flawed, especially when fabric is in the mix! And what gorgeous colours you have in those fab fabrics. You are going to be one busy lady using them all up...and you're going to, aren't you Jan?

Vickie E

My husband is coming to Japan on Monday. His colleague gave him the web llink to Yuwazawa and he has located a few. I was wondering if you know IF they sell Blythe dolls at their stores? I am just hoping he can find japanese fabric, cotton time or other quilt related magazines and books and blythe dolls all in one place. Do you have any advise I should give him?


Wow, What an experience and such inspirational fabrics - I can understand you wanting to be shut in your sewing room for a few months. Sad;y the Road to California quilt show did not offer such inspiration this year although the vendors were good!

Mazie C

Lovely fabrics! I picked up some similar ones but not as crazy as you. Just to let you know that I DO read your block! Have fun playing with the fabrics. ^=^


Jan, Wow! The fabrics are absolutely wonderful! I can't really say that I have stash envy, cause they're not really my style, but I am thrilled for you. I just now that you'll create wonderfully colorful fun new quilts to share with all of us in blog land. You definitely have had a busy time as of late. I sincerely hope that you are able to have lots of quiet time with the fabric in the sewing room. Happy Quilting! Jay


Jan, I sooooo envy your haul! I have been hunting for text fabric for the last couple of years with very limited success in the US and the web. It looks like your scored big time. Really looking forward to seeing what you do with your goodies!


Ah, what gorgeous fabrics! Total eye candy, thanks for sharing ;)

sonja poor

Thanks for sharing so many great pictures! I've been looking through the Flickr album. What amazing quilts. The mouse family in the attic!! Amazing detail.


That country is dangerous.


Looks and sounds like you and Molly had a great time together, Aunt Jan! Love all the fabrics you came back with and can't wait to see what you make with them!


All right. I just posted that I try to rush right over whenever I see that you have a new post and I missed this one??? What beautiful fabrics you chose. ::sigh:: I'm going to scroll back up and gaze at them with my dessert.

Lazy Gal Tonya R

oooooh oooh oooh. Love that fabric, especially the wordy ones. Why am I so surprised that some of it is in French? I hope to see some of these soon in your japanese print blocks. or did you finish all those? all of a sudden I'm remember a post about duplicating fabrics for it. anyway, fun to see all the wonderfulness.

Patti Fawcett

Congratulations on Five years blogging. Your blog is a favorite of mine. I'd love to be included in a drawing. Thanks.


Make your own face masks??? Hmmm, this is adorable and disturbing all wrapped together!!!

Great quilts too. Thanks for sharing it all!!!

karen sato



Just wondering which Yuzawaya who went too. I'm travelling to Tokyo next month and normally go to the one in kichijoji but it looks like it's temporary closed. I've also heard about Yokohama but never been. It looks like your trip was quite recent, any tips?


Wow Jan, this post is chock full of goodness. I hadn't see the entire line of Yuwa sewing fabric yet, so thanks for pointing me in this direction. I just had to laugh at your new fabric acquisitions from your trip. Totally fabulous and crazy at the same time. Perfect!

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