In my last post I showed two New Year's decorations without mentioning that they are not of my making. Sorry for any misunderstanding.
Actually, there is only one ornament to celebrate the start of the year that I have made myself.
Many years ago I was given a bag of scraps of elaborate fabric by a dressmaker who specialises in wedding dresses. By piecing and overlapping several layers of white lace, organza and silk I made a large disc which I placed on dark blue velvet - the moon on the night sky for an Harvest Moon ornament.
On the reverse I made a similar disc of muted red silk on a shimmering background - Hatsumode, or the Rising New Year Sun. It is a very simple wall hanging, and not quilted.
In front of it you can see some other (bought) ornaments in straw and paper, as well as the lacquer bento boxes in which the New Year's dishes are served. The other pieces of lacquer 'crockery' include black sake cups and red soup bowls with lids.
We are now enjoying the second day of the New Year holidays. My day will be filled with sewing, napping and watching TV.