Wednesday, June 13, 2012

 Our recent trip to Waikiki.  We really love to vacation in this calming and relaxing place.  We had a really nice condo with nice views.  We were in the penthouse of the Imperial of Waikiki.  Loved it.

Our visit is never complete without a trip to Duke's located in the Outrigger Waikiki.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Holy Cross 8th grade graduation. There were 23 students who have spent the last eight years together.  This is a great group of young adults who will be testing their wings in high school.  Many of them moving on schools near and a little further away.  Ocean, my grandson is in the second row on the right.  A Mass was held in the moring followed by a beautiful brunch.  Graduation ceremonies were in the evening followed by a reception.

 Ocean and one of his best friends Ryan along with Father Joe--all smiles.  

Ocean and my granddaughter Michaela.  Michaela goes on to high school as well. 
There was a very moving speech given by a representative from St Francis High School.  They  gave  out two scholarships.  One was a book scholarship to help a deserving student.  Another was a scholarship in the thousands to help with tuition for a someone that the school thought would be an wonderful and productive asset to St Francis.  We were so proud-----Ocean received both scholarships.  He really wanted to go to St Francis and now it is a reality for him.  He is truly a very kind and sweet young man.  He was shocked-and still a little dazed.

We love all our grandchildren and are so proud of all of them. To all the grandparents and graduates the best to all of you. 
For some strange reason I have been locked out of my old email.  I have not been receiving anything for just to let all of you know my new eamil address is  For those of you who may not have received a email back--sorry.

Friday, April 27, 2012

I started working on a set of pillows.  this is the first of several.  Using some of my very old fabric, along with some new.  It measure around 14" x 14".   I  am really very fond of black and cream--just need to get into making some bright colors.
I'm off to look for some bright colorful fabric for my next challenge.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

This is the next in the Alice in Wonderland--Machine embroidered.  I am still trying to decide what I will do with them when finished.  If you have any ideas let me know.  Have a Happy Easter.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Picture of Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge taken in Northern Ireland.  I think it is Antrim, Ireland.
Did not go across--this but thought it made a fantastic picture to add to our slide show.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Started working on a new project, not sure where it will take me but I found this material in my stash and decided to machine embroider on it.  I think I'll do a wacky Alice in Wonderland theme.  Fabric is cotton with a billiant feel and glow.  I'll work on the Queen of hearts next.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

I took this picture while on tour in Belfast, Ireland.  I just realized that on April 15, 2012 will mark the 100th year of the of the Titantic's tragic sinking..  As the picture remarks this was the last port of call for this ship.  On April 14, 1912 the ship struck an iceberg shortly before midnight.  2 hours and 40 minues later the ship was gone.  All the generations that never happened, something to think about.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Just had to put this on my blog.
Hand felted doll by Christine Benjamin.  For sale at Catus Gallery, Los Angeles

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Going through some pictures and found this on taken in Dublin, Ireland.  Windows and doors can be interesting. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

It's been a rough couple of months.  My brother-in-law is very ill and we are all praying for his recovery. 
I have spent some time straightening up my sewing and work area.  I have  started a new project and will be trying to get back to posting on my blog more.  Hope all of you are staying well and getting ready for Spring!!  I know I am.

Monday, January 23, 2012

So much fun looking through some travel pictures.  I thought I'd share a couple more before moving on.  Above the Spanish Steps and a view of Rome. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It's been a while since my last post.  Time just seems to get away and I have no idea where it goes.  I was looking through a few more travel pictures and remembering how lucky I am to have traveled to so many wonderful and exciting places.  These picture were taken while traveling through Italy.  Assisi, Italy was such a peaceful and beautiful place.  I thought I'd share a little of the village.