What better way to celebrate the final countdown of my blogiversary than to host it from Japan?! “What?! But how?” I can hear your thoughts screaming from here! I know, it is so unbelievable that it has to be true! I’ve told you before, I was gonna pull out all the stops for the last 33 days! Here let me show you!
See! That’s me, standing next to some creepy doll wearing a polka dot flamenco dress. This kind of craziness only happens in Japan! Oh, and maybe this kind too:
Did I leave you guessing with my cryptic Thursday suitcase post? No, that wasn’t the Magic Suitcase V.2 (Grandma Sparkles touches down September 25th). Nor, did I have David Butler in there (scary!), it was just my clothes, sillies! Oh yes, my clothes that are now with me in Tokyo! Boom! But, if I need to go shopping for more, I know straight where to go… Um…
This shop obviously knew it couldn’t compete with me coming to town, so it locked the doors tight! I told y’all things were gonna get bigger, and I think you could say they just got jumbo jet big! So what’s a boy to do on his first day out in Tokyo? Meet up with Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts and go fabric shopping of course! Oh, and we hit ’em up style big time.
We met at the crazy Tetsuya Starbucks first for some well needed caffienation, and well, to formally introduce ourselves! This is that moment when bloggy friends become real friends! Alyce was one of the very first blogs I discovered and I thought it was only fitting she be part of my blogiversary festivities.
But believe you me, I am big in Japan, and it wasn’t only Alyce that wanted to get a piece of me. I finally had to don my incognito glasses (from my guard pups) for fear of being recognized and then mobbed. Have you ever tried running with bags full of fabric? No? I hadn’t either, but I can now confirm it is no easy feat!
Now I know you wouldn’t dare forget, but for any new readers, the Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone Quilt Along (#MSBHQAL) starts on Monday. Get your weaves on because there is gonna be some dramatic hair whipping needed and they confiscated all three of mine at customs. See, even the Japanese find that horrific.
A giant big hug to Alyce for showing me around Tokyo, and for making this cute-as-a-pearl-button wall hanging for my desk at work. Jealous, much? We totally set the fabric district ablaze and you’ll get to see how it all shook down tomorrow for Sunday Stash #38 – The Tokyo Edition!
Now, wasn’t that worth the wait?