Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Spreading the love!

Ok, here goes, ladies! In Hawaii, there is what is known as "the spirit of aloha" which is interpreted as showing love, kindness, gentleness, etc to all living things. It was a difficult decision for me, because you ALL have it & I THANK YOU! My congratulations to these 5 ladies...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Another award from Julie!

Thank you Julie for this award! When I first started this blog, Julie was ever so helpful whenever I needed help to "tweak" my blog, I could always count on her responding to ALL my email SOS screams! LOL Julie, you are truly an awesome friend, so deserving of "The Spreader of Love" award & I thank you for sharing it with me! Your example is one of EXCELLENCE! I can only hope to follow in your giant footsteps!
God bless you!
P.S. I plan to pass this award on to 5 more people's late & I need to get to bed...I have another full day of puppysitting tomorrow beginning at 7 a.m. while DD is off to work on the lava fields! So...I will sleep on it & probably pass it on tomorrow night! myspace graphic comments
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Friday, January 23, 2009

Words of wisdom~

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.
Ecclesiastes 9:10

Been pretty busy this past week trying to finish up another stichery I'd started awhile ago! AND tending to my chickens, now that the rains & winds have passed! They are such characters! I will try to remember to take new pictures of them to post~And then...I'm left to "puppy sit" this weekend! OH NO! LOL! DD & GDs are off to a softball tournament on the other side of the island & won't be back til Sunday evening, so I'm left to hold down the fort! Puppies are 8 weeks old now & into everything! LOL! Hootie (the blue merle boy) has been very sick for almost 2 weeks now with what his vet calls "puppy strangles"~~likened to the human he's on steroids & antibiotics~every 12 hrs..I can see how my weekend will be! Hah! stressing over "when did I give him his meds last?" hehehe! Nah, I'm sure it'll be just fine!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Yet ANOTHER giveaway!

Wow! De over at Bowls-n-Annies is having a giveaway, winner to be announced on Feb.1, 2009. Her name is "4ever & 4ever" and she is a 12" tall cutie! De also has other beautiful annies as well as her hubby's wooden bowls! Go to her blog & leave a comment to enter this giveaway!

Monday, January 19, 2009


Hey there! Go & check out this new giveaway that above all fabric has going on! Even a $50 gift certificate for FABRIC! Go to & check it out!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Be My Blogintine GIVEAWAY!

Hurry on to Lani's blog for her fantastic giveaway! All these giveaways & swaps are sooo much fun! Thank you Lani!

Windy day in Hawai'i nei!

The winds started kicking up around midnight (I was still up cruising the world in blogland LOL) I know weather is way worse than this in many parts of the world right now...but we'd just had about 4 days of BEAUTIFUL sunshine after WEEKS of RAIN (UGH!) And now this! So at around 1 a.m., hubby, grandaughter & I are outside batting down the hatches so our guinea pig cages don't fly away...our chicken coops tied down, so they don't all fly away (LOL!), along with any other loose objects that could become suddenly airborne! Weather forecasts said we'd have winds of up to 60 mph! You see, when we live such an "idyllic" life, we FORGET how it could be in the storm of things! Talk about teaching us a lesson! Earlier in the day, I WARNED my family what the forecast would be....but oh no....they tell me that the storm will hit the west side of the island (according to what THEY heard on the weather news) HA! I wonder what forecast THEY were listening to, because that's NOT the report I heard!!! We live on the windward side of the Big Island (East) & the weatherman SAID the windward side! I feel guilty about rousting the only 2 willing humans from sleepy-time to get out there & secure things? NO! Not at all! LOL! They should be THANKFUL that it wasn't RAINING too!
So it is now 1:30 the next afternoon & it is still very windy & temps in the low 60s (hey, that's COLD to us here in Hawai'i!) Because we live very near the beach, we get the cold winds off of the ocean too! that's brrrr... to me! And I LOVE snow!

We Are the World!

WOOHOO!! I am honored to have been given an award by Andrea over at Kimonos & Sushi! To sum it all up, it is a Portuguese award that~to me~means WE ARE THE WORLD! We share many common interests & have fun sharing our ideas, daily lives, joys, heartbreaks....we have all become friends...sort of a "sisterhood" I thank all of you for being such an inspiration~~I can only hope that I will be an inspiration to others!~~ & I know I will form many great friendships here! I've only been on this blogsite for a little more than 2 weeks & I've already learned so much from you all! THANK YOU!
And now I would like to pass this award on to:

Aloha & God bless you all!
OH MY STARS! I was also given this award earlier by Julie over at BUSH BABY JAG! I am truly honored! This is so fun & I really hope to get to know each one of you better! Thanks JULIE, you're awesome!

Friday, January 16, 2009

1 more PIF player NEEDED!

Good evening, ladies! I am still looking for 1 more player for my PIF! If you're interested, just check out the rules that I posted in an earlier posting!! The only change is that once I get the LAST one signed on, I will be mailing out something (including an item handmade by me) within 6 months...I know, I know....I did say within a year, but I MIGHT NOT REMEMBER by the end of this year! LOL!! So my target is by midsummer...So,any takers out there? JANICE: Wanna play?

C'mon! Three cheers for Janice over at "One Day at a Time" for being the 3rd player on my Pay It Forward! Hip, hip, HOORAY! The fun begins! so...let's get this show on the road! Now each of you girls can sign up 3 players under you & on & on it goes!
Thank you 3 ladies, once again!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

try again!

Ok, let's try this again! That beautiful blue merle that's looking right at the camera is "HootieHoo" My grandaughters named him!

Puppy updates!

Well, the puppies turn 7 weeks old tomorrow & 2 have already gone to their new homes! It's looking like the rest are here to stay LOL! Of course, the hubby's not too pleased with that idea! I really believe that daughter dearest is purposely dodging calls from prospective buyers! Especially after one lady called yesterday to inquire & then went on to say that she's trying to sell some "car parts" so she could buy one of our precious babies! GRRRR! ~~I REALLY DON"T THINK SO~~~NOT IN THIS LIFETIME!!!~~~What in the world?*%# Needless to say, my daughter was DUMBFOUNDED & quickly told the lady that she would NEVER consider selling one of her puppies to someone that obviously couldn't afford to properly care for it, let alone BUY IT!!!! GEEZ! The pups that left earlier this week went to great homes that are friends of ours' that we do know will provide the best care for them & we get to visit anytime!
***I'm not sure why, but I can't get those pictures posted! I'll try tomorrow....

Busy hands

Here are some of the pieces I started last summer LOL! I am finally getting them done & ready to sew them onto wall hangings OR (do I dare?!) small quilts, maybe lap size? I can't decide yet, depends on my level of confidence! All I know is that I AM HAVING SO MUCH FUN! Thank you again ladies!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Mountain riders

Just thought I'd share with you how we sometimes spend our weekends, far..far away from the rain! My daughter & 2 grandaughters go up to her friend's ranch up high in the mountains for some relaxation..BEAUTIFUL country up there! They get to ride (& somtimes work!) all day to their hearts' desire! Those 2 beauties on the left are my angels, Leihali'a & Anuhea. Leihali'a means "lei of fond memories" & Anuhea means "cool, gentle breeze" & I must say, their names befit them perfectly!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Yay! I spent nearly all day finishing most of my embroidery on (hopefully) quilt blocks that I'd started last summer!!$#% See! I told you girls what an inspiration you all are to me! As I took each stitch, my mind was flooded with all kinds of project ideas! Oh oh! Maybe I CAN do a project (or two) a month! Ha! Once again, ladies, thank you for being my inspiration!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Pay it forward

I have been inspired to join Julie's Pay It Forward, so here goes! Now I just need 3 people to join me!
The rules are that if you come aboard my PIF, you need to find 3 more to join under you & then those 3 each find 3 more under them, and on & on it goes! Anyway, once I have my 3, I then will send each of those 3 something & they in turn do the same for theirs'. We have until the end of the year to send our gifts out! I REALLY HOPE THIS MAKES SENSE! LOL
Julie or Robyn: did I get that right?
Thanks everyone for being such an inspiration for me to get back SERIOUSLY to all my sewing, crafting, & quilting!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Fun with "WHIRL INTO WINTER" giveaway!

Whew! I just spent a better part of this 1st day of 2009 checking out all the wonderful blogs that are having fun with "Whirl Into Winter"! Such fun! I am brand new to the world of blogging, and most of the blogs I visit are those of quilters and crafty people. I must say ( as my grandaughters say), you guys absolutely ROCK!! I am totally in awe! Not only your handiwork, but you all seem like such loving, caring people & I have so much fun on your sites, I think I'll easily get addicted to this computer! LOL
As we say here in Hawaii~"HAU'OLI MAKAHIKI HOU!" That's Happy New Year! And yes, it IS still raining! I woke up this morning to VOG! That is the gases emitted from our live volcano-Kilauea~Imagine waking up to the strong odor of sulfur! Ugh!
So because of the continuous rain, there wasn't much fireworks being set off in my neighborhood! I never did care for fireworks (that is, unless they're aerial displays) so the unusually quiet midnight suits me just fine!
Here's wishing everyone a very blessed New Year!