Yesterday we went a shrine for praying easy delivery. There were lots of couples and families waiting their baby.
In Japan, people go to shrine in the second month of pregnancy.
They put a kind of obi on the day praying safe delivery.
In my case, my friend went to a famous shrine for me and sent these items to me.
The most right one is an amulet for safe delivery.
There is a small square piece of paper to drink when I feel bad or at labor pain.
And the last one is a piece of cotton which to put the obi.
If one doesn't want to put the obi during pregnancy, she can put it in her pouch or bag (I'm doing so).
These days women don't use the obi so much because it's too tight and said not so good for their baby. My doctor didn't tell me about the obi so I don't put it but when I get bigger I put some kinds of girdle.
By the way, I began making new items on my shop with Sashiko stitch.
It's very easy (* v *).
I just did four running stitch lines.
Then, turn it in 90 degrees and do the same making crosses.
I did the same on four kinds of cotton fabrics. What they are for? Please wait for my next post.
See you (* v *)!!!!