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 Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse, Maine, January 2023

Greetings from the train

My January was relatively quiet until last week. I taught and presented a few times, celebrating Lunar New Year's day, and announced two Korea Textile Tours of 2023. My husband and I've been dreaming about taking a trans-America trip. So we decided to go on an adventure this time. We flew to Boston to visit close friends and started our journey back home. The first leg is from Boston to Chicago and it took a 22 hour train ride. I am at the Chicago Union station and waiting for my next train. To the final destination, Emeryville will take 52 more hours. As many of you guessed, I brought my sewing pouch with me and am excited to put pieces of squares together while I pass the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada. My collaboration piece with my father's calligraphy practice sheets is growing slowly but steadily. I also brought a small  Saeksilnubi piece and decide to nubi (qult) during the trip.

Since the Lunar New Year came early this year, the first full moon of the year of the Rabbit also is coming early. It will be this Sunday, February, 5th.  It is called Jeongwol Daeboreum, 정월 대보름. I usually prepare 5 different kinds of mixed grain rice and 5 namul (cooked vegetables) for this day. Koreans prepare various nuts in shells such as peanuts, walnuts, chestnuts, and ginko nuts. In the morning, people crack open nuts and wish for a happy and healthy year. When the full moon rises in the evening, people go out and watch the moon and wish for their family members' good health and happiness. If I can make home on time, I will make this food to follow the tradition this time. Or I might stop by the grocery store and pick up a few dishes.

My February teaching trips are lined up and I am excited to meet people in Austin, TX, (I still have a few spots left!) and Atlanta, GA (QuiltCon!) If you signed up for my workshops or classes, I will see you there!

I made it home safely after a few hours of delay. I was able to add some more stitches and photos.

Have a wonderful month!!

Upcoming classes and talks in 2023

February 10-12, 2023
Austin School of Fiber Arts workshop
Remnants of Memory: Korean Bojagi
This is an in-person class in Austin TX

I still have a few spots left!

February 17, 2023
Oksa Hanging Mobile Class with Making
Join Making App to sign up and learn!

February 23-26, 2023
QuiltCon 2023, Atlanta, GA 
This is an in-person class

March 3, 10, 2023 Tatter Stitch Sampler Book: Part I

March 24, 31, 2023 Tatter Stitch Sampler Bool: Part II

March 13-17, 2023
Aya Fiber Studio, Stuart, FL
This is an in-person class in Florida

March 17-19, 2023
Ritual, a new virtual retreat for makers
with Making

This is a virtual class

March 25 &26, 2023 MAFA (MidAtlantic Fiber Association)
Jogakbo-The Art of Wishing Happiness

This is a virtual class

March 30, 2023, Nueva School the Koreans at Nueva affinity group
Flower pouch workshop for school students

April 1, 2023, San Francisco School of Needlework and Designs
Gwi Jumeoni class

April 7, 2023, or September 9, 2023 
Tatter's Saeksilnubi: A Quilting Tradition

July 31-August 6, 2023 
A Gathering of Stitches: Slow stitching Retreat

Yes! I am going back to Maine!

Korea textile Tour -Two tours in 2023!
October 9-19, 2023, and October 23-November 2, 2023. 
Both sessions are full now. 

If you would like to be on the waitlist, email me

Covid-19 vaccines are required to participate in the tour.
Thank you!
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