I Give Thanks for a New Friend


Meet, Yoneda, our interpreter; she is gifted in speaking Japanese, Chinese, English and probably a few more languages (like speaking business tech language to engineers and scientists).

She has been a tremendous help!

This is a tote bag I made to thank her for her help on this trip.

Thank you, Yoneda!

The Forbidden City in Beijing, China



The doors into the different parts of the Forbidden City were huge and dramatic!


It was so fun to watch people taking pictures of their family and friends.


The architecture was stunning and intricate at the same time!

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Touching the head of these symbols is said to bring good luck and good health.



The traveling quilt makes an appearance on a large copper container.


A silk appliqued bed quilt


There is so much to see in Beijing!


I have so many more pictures to share with you, including an eventful ride on a Tuk-Tuk.

I will be posting more pictures each day.

Thanks for taking in the beauty of Beijing with me!


East Meets West

There are so many beautiful places to see in the world. I consider it is a privilege to be going on a  trip for business and for pleasure.  Come along with me on a trip to China!


I have never been to Beijing or Shanghai; because these cities are new to me, I think this is going to be a wonderful experience!  I can’t wait to explore this part of South East Asia!