I thought I’d come out the winner this week. And I did, sorta. Eventually. I got my new fabric all washed and ready and started cutting. Unfortunately, I musta been half asleep at the time, because I cut it wrong and had to go back to the fabric store yet again! Sheesh! Fabric 6, Mokihana O. (more…)
Archive for July, 2003
In order to survive my grueling work schedule (7 days a week, sometimes 12-hour days), I decided to begin making a Hawaiian quilted pillow. Every Tuesday I attend a group where the focus in on our creativity; I’ve done beadwork and handspinning there, but for the summer decided to start doing some Hawaiian quilting, which I’ve been wanting to do for many years. Each woman brings what she wants to work on, so there is considerable freedom and variety in what kind of projects make their way out to the log cabin in the Oregon woods. (more…)
What a night! I got to go hear Willie K and Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom at the Oregon Zoo Summer Concert series. It was wonderful. We went with 2 of our friends, and sat on the lawn area of the zoo, surrounded by hundred-year old fir forests, barn swallows darting over our heads, while the half moon rose lazily in the sky. (more…)
I was born and raised on O‘ahu up in Mānoa Valley. I spent my hanabata days hiking, ti leaf sliding, horseback riding in Kapi‘olani Park, swimming in the ocean and sailing outside Waikīkī Yacht Harbor and around Diamond Head in our very small sailboat. When I was a teenager, I got to sail to the neighbor island for a few summers with a good friend’s ‘ohana who had a 43′ sailboat. What a wonderful life! Now I live in Oregon; I’m so homesick for the ‘āina, but Oregon is nani. I live on a 12-acre farm with sheep, goats, 2 llamas and a horse; my husband and I have a real estate appraisal business. I’m an avid reader and a prolific writer; during my spare time I enjoy beadwork, knitting, Hawaiian quilting and handspinning. I’m on staff at www.alohaworld.com, where I get to talk story with my friends from home, full on pidgin all the way!