Christmas is only five months away (what?!) and to make room for new Christmas designs, the Hawaiian Gingerbread Cookie charts are 40% off. Use coupon code 40%OFF at checkout. And if you order all four charts together you will also get this free chart:
Hurry! Offer expires August 15th!
We are in the middle of a heat wave here (as I understand, so is the rest of the country). With the heat index, the high temperatures here have been and will continue to be in the triple digits through most of this week. We've had no rain in ages so not only is it hot, it's dry! But I have been continuing with the rehabilitation of the grounds here. The garden and all the flower beds are weeded and mulched. I have reset the pavers in the patio and have one walkway left to redo. And I have an impressive case of blisters from poison oak. Just when I think all the itchy places are getting better, up pops another one.
I am stitching a little, here and there. I am two-thirds done with the redo of The Hawaiian Islands. And I haven't forgotten about the freebie ohana (family) charts. I'll get one posted soon. In the meantime, I had a request for a chart for a liliko'i flower to be embroidered on a baby's pillowcase and this is what I came up with:
Click here to download the chart. I have not actually stitched the flower, only charted it. Please let me know if you find any errors and please feel free to change colors, if you like. However, please don't reproduce the chart for sale in any form without my permission. Mahalo and Happy Stitching!
I can't believe it has been a month since my last blog post! Where does the time go? Oh, I remember: I was rehabilitating the garden which was overgrown after nearly 1-1/2 years of neglect. It was so overgrown that the individual beds were virtually unrecognizable. Everything was weeds with a few flowers peeking out here and there. Anyway, I finished up last week. Here are some photos of the restored garden. Sorry, as usual I forgot to make before pictures so you really can't appreciate the difference in the before and after.
I am working on a new series of free charts. I have been thinking a lot about family lately so I decided to do something featuring the subject of 'ohana. Here's the idea, so far. I was thinking of publishing the chart for each family member separately (mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, daughter, son) - one each month for six months and in the last month also the final chart, as shown below. But there are lots of options for stitching. Rather than stitching the family as shown together with Hawaiian names for mother, father, etc., each stitcher could stitch her/his own family members and then add their given names. Or they could stitch and frame each family member separately.
I am continuing to work on the Hawaiian Islands. New photo soon to show my progress.
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So glad to finally have a website. Life is good.