Sunday, January 24, 2010

Holly and Jan have set a teaching record!!!

Holly and Jan here and getting along famously with all the help of Shizue and the rest of the girls.  Busy day of instruction and crowded exhibit.  Had a total attendance of about 1,000 people in 2 days!  Whoooha!  Had an interview with Patchwork Quilt Tsueshine (I am sure I massacured that spelling!) and a photo shoot with all of Reiko's students who were there.  She has about 70 students in all - photo with about 50 or so.  Jan and I had to laugh...This morning I got up and it is rather cold and I decided to wear my pretty red sweater.  Needless to say, you will be able to pick out the crazy american in the photo - the one in the middle with the blinding red sweater in the sea of grey and taupe!  (I might have been the only blonde, too!)  Dinner tonight with Fumiko, Reiko, Shizue and another of Reiko's students.  Was supposed to be homemade sukiyaki at Fumikos, but she's been dragging us around everywhere, so no time to cook.  Ended up at local Korean restaurant - yum!  Habatchi grilled steak and pork and of course a bowl of rice.  A glass of wine for Jan and a beer for Holly and we're about set for the night.  Touring around town tomorrow and giving Reiko a private lesson before leaving for Nagano on Tuesday.  Don't know what our internet situation will be when we get there --- but look out hot springs here we come!
Hugs to you all.  We miss you!  Holly and Jan


  1. Glad you guys are doing so well. Sounds like fun too. Wish you could post some pictures, though. Will have to wait 'til you get home.

  2. I know! I was all psyched for the photos NOW! Jeez, you would think that this tech stuff would be TOO easy in Japan!! Maybe the weak link is the girls but let's pretend it is the Japanese. . .