Temperatures here have been reaching highs of 98 to 100 for days now and the evenings are cooling(?) only into the mid 70s. Good news is, it's supposed to drop down to the upper 80s by the weekend. That will seem positively balmy, I'm sure. But the high temps do keep me inside cross stitching like crazy. I am trying to finish up Hawaiian Quilt Patterns IV to get it to the printer ASAP. Here's a sneak peek at one of the designs:
Other quilt patterns will include ti, manako (mango), ipu hula and pu'ili, nana honua (angel's trumpet) and lilikoi.
If I can come up with more of these small designs, I'll publish Hawaiian Quilt Patterns V in the distant future, perhaps.
Everyone stay cool and keep on stitching!
You can see by the copyright date on the above design that I actually completed these designs years ago and am only now getting them ready for publication. Talk about procrastinating! Actually other stuff got in the way, but better late than never, right?!
I can hardly believe it's been two weeks since my last post! Where, oh where, does the time go? Summertime is here early. This week will be in the mid to upper 90s with heat index temps of 100+. Fortunately, I am inside where it is cool, cross stitching. I just finished the Oahu Sampler. I am currently finishing the layout for Hawaiian Quilt Patterns IV. I hope to send Aloha Shirts 2, Hawaiian Quilt Patterns IV, aloha and mahalo (Small Kine Things) to the printer within the next two weeks. I'll keep you posted.
. . . okay, I started this post two days ago but today I am going to finish it. I am finishing up the layout for Hawaiian Quilt Patterns IV but the other publications are ready to go. My goal is to have everything at the printer next week.
The weather is unbelievably hot! Every day has been in the high 90s with heat indexes about 100-101. These temperatures are expected to last into July. To add insult to injury, we've had no rain at all, not even a pop-up thunderstorm to provide some relief. I am growing concerned about the danger of fire from fireworks on July 4 if there isn't a break in this weather pattern.
Speaking of July 4, here is a complimentary design from News That Counts originally published many years ago. If stitched on 14-count aida fabric or plastic cloth, this design fits nicely into a plastic mug created for needlework designs and still available from Yarn Tree or perhaps your local needlework store.
Can you believe June is here already? In just three weeks the days will start getting shorter. 2015 is flying by! As you already know by now, I just released two new charts: Koolau Mountains Postcard and Hanauma Bay Postcard. I have many more postcards in the works featuring scenic landmarks around the Islands as well as some of the historic landmarks such as Aloha Tower and The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, just to name two. I have also started some silhouettes of landmarks. I'll give you a sneak peak soon. Also new is a series of "Small Kine Things - That Are Quick to Stitch". Check out a sneak peak here. I just completed a chart for Hau'oli la hanau (Happy Birthday) and will be stitching it up soon.
Many of you are repeat customers and as a sincere mahalo, when you buy ten of my charts, I will send you a coupon for a free chart of your choice (up to $5.00 value). This applies only to charts purchased directly from me.
Please let me know what Hawaiian designs you would like to see. Suggestions are always welcome!
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