Apr 17, 2012

Ornaments of April

I finished ornaments of April.

Needle Print~Free Chart
By Gone Stitches ~Quaker Virtues


I used the old clothes of the family of the birth month for the back of the ornament as wrote before.
It is my birth month this month. I used the blouse which I wore in old days.

It is the third that I perform a stitch of this motif. If a color and sewing are different, impressions are different.

At last  winter is over and spring has come to this part of northern Japan.

The snow of the field melted and the soil steamed and has begun to dry.
The apartment of birds has melted, too.

The water of the brook began to flow, and  adonis has begun to bloom on the bank.

The frog woke up, too.

We picked up a butterbur sprout.

We chop these finely. And I dip it into the water and pull lye.
Then, I season it with miso and sugar roasting in oil.

The butterbur sprout miso is very tasty to have with rice! I've enjoyed the meal.

Thank you for visiting my small blog.
Have a happy day.


  1. These are so beautiful ornaments!


  2. What a great batch of ornaments.


  3. I love your ornaments, Sana, and it was so interesting hearing about butterbur sprouts and how you prepare them!

  4. Hello

    Your ornaments are beautiful.
    Lovely photos of the melting snow and the flowers and frog.

    Thank you for the info on the butterbur sprouts.
    Happy stitching!

  5. Wow!! Your ornaments are sooo beautiful!!!!!!!!

  6. Your ornaments are lovely, Sana, and such pretty photos of spring coming to Japan :)

  7. Those ornaments are beautiful- I love the colors you chose for them! The photos are so nice, too! The frog poking through the flowers is so cute.

  8. Beautiful pics and beautiful work!

  9. oooo well done on getting all your ornaments finished and love the photo's of spring coming to Japan .. the meal looks nice too :) love mouse xxxxx

  10. Dear Sana, your ornaments are very pretty!
    These foods are also very interesting, and certainly are delicious.