Hope everyone had the loveliest holiday and has enjoyed time with friends and family. I've taken a little break to just enjoy relaxing with John and the kids. Our Christmas was great we saw both our families and the kids had a great time. We also spent yesterday and part of today down at John's mom's house for a little vacation (she and her husband were not home), so we just hung out and our neice came and had a sleep over with Meg. All very nice. While in San Jose, we stopped at Kinokuniya - the wonderful Japanese book shop down that way. We forgot the key to John's mom's house and had some time to kill before his sister could meet us with a key, so we headed there. I ran into Pam there - so great to see her and meet her daughter Frankie.
I picked up 3 beautiful books - of course I need to start keeping track of what I already have (since I can't read the titles). There was a book there I wanted, but thought I might already have, so I was good and refrained. They had rearranged, which is really not good for those of us who don't actually speak Japanese, so I finally found the crafty area after much searching, but I did see some really amazing food and cooking magazines, which I may have to check out more next time, plus Sudoku books, which I have recently become addicted to!! Yikes! very fun! I had only one purpose (and with John and the kids in the car, very little time), so I found the craft books and scored these:
So pretty with really beautiful projects - pincushions, book covers and lots of little pretties - I have lots of wonderful Japanese florals from Lecien which would be so nice in some of these projects!
I love these pillows!
Cute placemat and coaster (or napkin)
Hot pads!! I could use these for practical reasons, but pretty is nice too!
All about journal covers - so adorable!!
Cotton Time Plus is the title - love the apron!
An adorable box with a teapot embroidered on it
So, I'll be spending New Year's Eve all curled up enjoying these magazines, my book and some old movies with John and the kids (though they won't be staying up until midnight). Happy New Year to everyone!!