Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My Favorite Shop in Kilauea Town

Thrift store shopping is at its best in Kilauea at Christ Memorial Church's parish hall store.  Helen Mitsui is the grand dame of sorters for all the donated goods.  I just found a Van Briggle Blue Stallion to add to my growing  collection of  knick knacks. 

Monday, January 28, 2008

Quilting Weekend

This weekend I almost finished this quilt from Bunny Hill Designs.  I had it finished enough to use as show in tell at our monthly No Nene Quilt Group meeting.  I always learn so much.  This meeting  I learned what  indigo dye in powdered form smells like, very earthy.  Now when I buy anything marked indigo I will give it the sniff test to be sure it is genuine. 

Friday, January 25, 2008

Sharing Something Hawaiian

Just as a quilter sews little pieces of fabric together to make a quilt.  Mrs. Bailey Hawaiian lei maker from Honoululu made this haku lei with the smell of the mountains. Her son shared this lei with us and we say mahalo. 

Thursday, January 24, 2008

My Handmade Dolly

Here is a doll I made using an old dress pattern from my husband's grandmother.  I always wanted to sew this dress but the pattern size was too small for me.  Making a doll with the vintage dress pattern is a great alternative for vintage sewing fans.  Now when I go thrift store shopping I look at vintage sewing patterns in a new light.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Daily Inspiration Looking Back

When I need inspiration I look at old family photos. I see determination and the will to get the job done on their faces and they are mentors to me.  I also enjoy seeing a woman in a skirt and carrying a gun.  We have it so easy today.   

Monday, January 21, 2008

Kauai Craft Fair

Pictures from the Church of the Pacific Craft Fair, held monthly on Kauai's Northshore.
Some of my friends have booths selling aprons and quilts.
Pictured are me and my daughter at the craft fair.
They also sell great homemade cookies.

Martin Luther King Day Is Peace Day on Kauai

Here's my Peace Day quilt block from Bunny Hill Designs Website see their free pattern link.  

Saturday, January 19, 2008

My First Post

This is my first post.  I'm at the Fruit Stand and will have to bag up some longan soon.