Updates on designs: I have finished the Oahu Sampler and have nearly completed the Kauai Sampler. The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial postcard and the Diamond Head postcard are done. I hope to get them all to the printer in a week or two. I am thinking of reprinting the Hawaiian Christmas Ornaments in time for holiday stitching. Comments or opinions, anyone? Or perhaps, the Hawaiian Christmas postcards of hula dancers and nene geese.
I promise to finish the Hawaiian alphabet. I have five letters left: k - kohola (whale), l - la (sun), m - mahina (moon), u - ukulele and w - wailele (waterfall). I have tried to find subjects for which the Hawaiian words begin with the featured letter. For example, dog (ilio) starts with i. Sometimes it is difficult to find a Hawaiian word that begins with a particular letter for which a subject is easy to stitch. I could not find too many Hawaiian words beginning with the letter "e" that would be easily adapted for cross stitch. That's why I chose elepani. I could have used elelu which is the Hawaiian word for cockroach but I didn't think that would be terribly popular (much like the creatures themselves, with which I became intimately familiar while living in Hawaii). At any rate, I am always open to suggestions and welcome all comments.
One of the things I miss most about Hawaii is the food. Especially sahimi. How nice it was to be able to go to the grocery store and buy fresh ahi, take it home and slice it up for sashimi. Sadly, can't do that here.
(Photos are from my last visit to Hawaii in 2010).
ROYAL COURT INVESTITURE & OPENING CEREMONY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
ROYAL HAWAIIAN HOTEL & ROYAL HAWAIIAN CENTER, ROYAL GROVE
63RD ANNUAL WAIKIKI HOOLAULEA
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
69TH ANNUAL FLORAL PARADE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
FROM ALA MOANA PARK THROUGH KALAKAUA AVENUE TO KAPIOLANI PARK