Sunday, April 20, 2008

Arisa goes home

I took Arisa to the airport this morning, at the end of her 11 weeks in New Zealand. She is going back to Japan with the 26 other girls from her school in Hokkaido. She gave me this card at the airport, which I was to open when I got home. Although I was looking forward to having the house back to myself, I cried at the airport.
And this note was left in her room. While it was difficult for me to have a teenager from another country live with me after 5 years of living alone, I couldn't have had a nicer student than Arisa.

Today I'm doing some more experimenting with stitching first, dyeing afterwards, this time with layers. More soon!
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Julie said...

How lovely that you and Arisa have enriched each others lives. You must have some good memories of the times you've shared with this youngster.

I'll look forward to seeing more of your stitch and dye experiments.

Janet said...

Oh, I wish I could do this! How nice for you :-)