Mahalo to those of you who have followed me on Facebook and who have waited so patiently (or impatiently) for me to get a website. Feel free to let me know how I can improve it.
As some of you know, I am caregiver for my almost 85-year old mom who has mobility and cognitive issues. It is very much like caring for a toddler. I have to watch her almost constantly to keep her safe. I am honored to be able to care for her but it has greatly limited me in other activities. It is even difficult to find time for designing and stitching new designs. I am working on samplers like the one above for each of the individual major Hawaiian islands. I currently have completed charts for Oahu, Hawaii and Maui. I am working on Kauai. I have completed a second book of Aloha Shirts and have several new Postcards From Paradise designs. I have the rest of the Hawaiian Alphabet nearly done and almost ready to go to the printer. I have enough designs to complete one more book of Hawaiian Quilt Patterns. I also incorporated the original designs for Hula Kahiko o Hawaii into a sampler for hula halau. You may have seen it on my Facebook page. So I am still working on Hawaiian designs for cross stitch albeit slowly.
Some of you may remember newsletters that I published (many) years ago. I am thinking of incorporating some of them into my blog posts from time to time. The first issue was Summer 1989 and was little more than a list of the patterns that were available then along with an order form. The Summer 1991 issue of NEWS THAT COUNTS was the first to include a complimentary design for cross stitch. The design featured was Hang Loose, Hawaii. The chart is in the next post.