Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Easter is coming up this weekend. I am not quite ready for it yet this year. I really like having Easter in April when the weather is a little warmer and I have a little more time to think about getting ready for it. The kids are having Gracie dedicated at church Easter morning, so I need to get the christening gown cleaned up and pressed. This will be the 5th baby in my family to wear this dress. I am looking forward to seeing her in it. I have a friend, Lizzie's piano teacher, that has a professional embroidery machine, so I am going to take the dress to her and have her embroider in white script the names and birthdates of all our girls that have worn the dress. I haven't decided if it will be along the bottom hem or under the overskirt yet.
I have been fighting a cold for over a week now, and been miserable, trying to go to work and keep up with life at the same time. I finally called in sick to work yesterday (and today) and slept a good portion of the day. I am feeling a little better now, I hope by next week to be back to normal.
Von and I are attending the Victoria Samper Retreat in Victoria the last full week of April. I am really looking forward to going. One of the activities will be a gift exchange, and I was wanting to stitch something special for a gift, so yesterday I pulled out my hardanger books, and found a small pocket (designed for potpourri, but I have other ideas!!) with a hardanger flap that I really like and so I started stitching it last night. I think it's going to be really pretty. I hope I have enough time to make an accessory or two to go with it!!! Von! No peeking!!!!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
My first cousin, Kathy. Lives on Oahu.
Connie Amundson (Cyberstitcher friend) and I at Princeville Resort
Watched 6 glorious sunrises
Stitched and relaxed on the beach,
Stitching on beach in front of our Hotel
Discovered the color pallette of Kauai
Looked for and discovered settings used in motion pictures:
Hanalei Bay, setting for movie South Pacific
Basically had an all around fabulous time!!!
Monday, March 10, 2008
We are having a wonderful time on Kauai...it's much different here than the other islands we have visited. We drove up to the Waimea Canyon yesterday, and the views were gorgeous. It is like a small Grand Canyon. I have taken lots of pictures and already filled up one memory card. This morning we went to the beach at Hanalei Bay, and stood in the spot where they filmed the movie "South Pacific".
The weather has been good, not too hot, and we are enjoying being outside.
More later, and I will post lots of pictures when I get back. Aloha!!!