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  1. It's a great experience for the whole family. We hosted several exchange students before we moved here. I think it helped the kids to understand cultural differences, which may have made the transition easier. That's my theory anyway!
  2. My son is at ASIJ and we play the base schools in sports. We're getting to know Yokosuka naval base quite well. : ) I haven't been in a huge earthquake--we were gone in 2011. The smaller ones I think are kind of cool. It's interesting how they can be different... some shaking side to side, some kind of rolling, some like a big jolt. I don't want to experience anything stronger than that!
  3. I hope he gets the opportunity. There is so much to see and enjoy over here.
  4. Thanks, Holly and Collette. Nice to meet you. I actually found information for one of the patterns I was looking for - the photo was of star ornaments that were sold at Ikea a few years back. So I'll just have to be on the look out for similar patterns if I want to make my own, and I will start at that crochetpatternscentral. I found a link for the other that lead to ravelry, but the link is now dead. I hope to find the pattern in their archives. My problem is that my searches keep getting waylaid by all the other patterns I'm finding to add to my list of wanna-do projects! (I can think of worse challenges, though...)
  5. Thanks for the welcomes! I like it here already. Also, thanks for the database suggestions. I'll poke around and see what I can find. (And probably get distracted by other great projects along the way...)
  6. OK, so I'm in Ohio at the moment, but currently live in Japan. I stumbled upon this community while poking around online, searching for patterns to go with some beautiful project pictures I've seen. I'm sort of new and old to crochet - that is, I tried it a bit when I was younger, but didn't pick it up again until recently - at a writers' retreat of all places. Everyone had a project except me, so I borrowed a hook and bought some yarn and rediscovered the therapy that is crochet. Happy to find a home to share the love, and I'm eager to learn from you all. I truly am a novice, but I'm figuring it out as I go along. I'm also hoping someone might be able to teach me the tricks to finding patterns to purchase (reverse image search on google has worked for a few items, but no luck with two of my favorites.) Are there other strategies I might try? Arigato!
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