Vacation Thrift Shopping

We just returned from a wonderful vacation in New England. Whenever we travel, I always try to find local thrift shops to search out bargains. On our way to Woodstock, Vermont, we stopped in Plymouth, New Hampshire to eat lunch at Six Burner Bistro. As we were getting in the car to leave, I noticed…

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Cat Sanctuary

While in Maui, we took the ferry over to Lanai to visit the Lanai Cat Sanctuary. Since we were missing our kitties, this was a great way to get our kitty fix. Before telling you about the cat sanctuary, I wanted to show you a picture out the front of the van on the way.…

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Dyeing White-on-White

Even though I’ve been busy with re-entry from vacation, I took time to dye some strips of the white-on-white fabric. I was really happy with the results, and now to decide what colors I’m going to use on these. All of these are 100% cotton except the first piece. For some reason the fuchsia pieces…

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Tags, Missiles, and Fabric

We have just spent the last two weeks in Hawaii. Dave was healthy and I didn’t fall this time! Just a little about tags, missiles, and fabric in Hawaii. Tags One of the things I’ve been doing since we started traveling years ago is to take fun, fast reads with me on our journeys. I…

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A lesson on just “being”

This year’s vacation was a lesson on just “being” for both of us.¬† This was not something I wanted to do; It’s something I had no control over. Dave and I flew into Maui on the 11th. On the way to the rental car shuttle I fell. I had fallen several years ago in the…

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Revisiting the Smokies

We just returned last week from revisiting the Smokies. Dave and I traveled there back in 2005 after we first met. The trip was somewhat of a disaster since we really didn’t know each other well and shouldn’t have been spending a whole week together. Anyway, we did survive that trip, and talked for years…

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Swimming with Radar

I love turtles. It all started when we moved here. One day I walked out to the driveway and there was a turtle. I took a picture of him for evidence since Dave was not home and I figured he’d never believe me. Here is his picture on my scrapbook page from 2007. Since then,…

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Dyeing Hawaiian Fabric

Whenever we travel to Kona on The Big Island we have to stop at Kimura’s Fabrics. Here is a post I wrote several years ago about this interesting shop. You can buy about any type of fabric here from Hawaiian prints to lace and silk. On this trip I wanted to find some silk to…

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