Time is flying by; to paraphrase, it stands still for no one. It has been nearly two years since my mom died and I think of her every day. She's the one who introduced me to cross stitching. She was a master cross stitcher and I sure miss her stitching my designs for me and helping me to find my mistakes. Nearly every chart that I publish has a mistake (or two) in it. No matter how carefully I edit, I still don't catch them all. Please don't hesitate to let me know if you find one. I can manually correct any charts I still have and update layouts so future copies will be mistake free, hopefully.
The Hawaiian Islands is finished. I am still trying to get a suitable photograph for the cover picture. Then I need to proofread the layout and send it off to the printer. I am still stitching the Maui Sampler but my goal is to have it ready by the end of this year. I still have several programs at the library to plan and execute and then there are the holidays . . . so finding time to stitch is problematic. And one of the issues with working at a library is all the books coming across the circulation desk that I want to read - there are so many books and so little time, especially when I want to stitch, too!
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, Lihu'e, Kauai
The Kaua'i community bands together to create a display of holiday cheer at its historic county building. It is a tradition sparked in 1996 by Auntie Josie Chansky, who would open her own home-filled to the brim with handmade ornaments-for families to view. Ornaments are made of recycled materials and volunteers work day in and day out to decorate the space for public viewing, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December.
CHRISTMAS LIGHT PARADE AND HO'OLAULE'A, Kaunakakai, Moloka'i
The merry march starts with "only-on-Molokai'i" floats and includes a performance by a marching unit. A ho'olaule'a (celebration) follows, with live entertainment by local keiki (children) and the naming of the best marching units and floats.
PEARL HARBOR MEMORIAL PARADE, Honolulu, O'ahu
Marking the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, marching bands from across the country join together in Hawai'i as they make their way from Fort DeRussy to the Waikiki Shell. Huey and Cobra helicopters will be showcased, a highlight courtesy of the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.
All event listings courtesy of Hawaii magazine. My subscription to Hawaii magazine keeps me informed as to what's going on in the Islands with articles about local culture, food and of course, events.