I bought this panel on my trip to Japan in 2007. We didn't have kids then, but we were trying, hard. I thought I'd make this wall hanging for our old house once we succeeded. We did succeed eventually, but we combined "new baby" with "new house" and I even made a "new quilt" for the house to keep myself busy in a stressful summer of pregnancy and house selling/buying. I read Texas Freckles' post today about all the stuff she's going through and commented on how I try to enjoy the slow moments in preparation for the hectic ones. It seems like I've had a lot of hectic moments between finding this panel and deciding what to do with it. I hope I've got enough quiet ones to piece and quilt it before things get too hectic again.