News item 1: Wow, I just received my 1000th comment - how exciting! Amidst all the exciting excitement, I decided immediately to send my 1000th comment maker a special present (don't know what it is yet, but I'll find something in my overflowing stash at home!!!) So, the 1000th Pinku comment maker is Kimberli!!!!
It was great to meet Kimberli a couple of weeks ago when she popped into our SNB gathering!! Originally from New York, Kimberli was visiting Japan on business.Thanks for coming to see us!
News item 2: I bought a Stitch-It Kit by Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching fame. You see I was buying a book for a friend on Amazon Japan, but you need to spend 1500 yen to get free shipping, so I just HAD to buy something to take us over the 1500 yen mark. Out of everything on my wishlist - this was one of the few things that could be delivered within 24 hours.....It arrived today and it is very cute. Am looking forward to doing some stitching this weekend. Have been desperate to embroider some t-shirts forever.
News item 3: I have been getting quite a few emails about yarn stores in Tokyo, and actually the Tokyo Stitch + Bitch has put together a list of yarn stores that we visit most often. Today I made it into an excel file and plan to make it available somewhere on this page. So if you want check it out by clicking here to download the Excel file !!
News item 4: I have deleted the flower swap blog, but have saved all the photos of finished pins which I plan to put up on Pinku soon. For some reason I can't upload the photos right now, but hopefully Typepad will be working later!! I know that some people haven't heard from your swap partners - I am so sorry! Email me if you still haven't received your flower and I will send out a group reminder to those people!! If you haven't made your pin and sent it, then get to it! Otherwise we'll have to list the names of the people here on Pinku who don't follow through with their Swap obligations!!!