Reading and Stitching

When we go on vacation I always read several books and take some type of art with me. This year it was hand stitching. As for the books, three were what I call “beach” reads. I take them specifically to read and then leave in the library area at the condo so others can enjoy…

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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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Asheville Arts

Asheville is such an artsy place – so many artists and so much talent. Being soap makers, we love meeting fellow soapers. Victor Taylor owns a great soap shop,¬† Appalachian Naturals, in downtown Asheville. Even though we have enough soap to last us a lifetime, we LOVE buying other soapers products and love talking to…

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Stop Two: Sydney Part 2

We booked a tour of the Blue Mountains on our last day in Sydney. It started with a stop at the Sydney Olympic Park. Then we were off to Featherdale Wildlife Park. Then to Scenic World where we rode the railway and the cableway, and walked through the rainforest before climbing aboard on a rivercat…

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Stop Two: Sydney Part 1

This was our second stop on our Bucket List tour of Australia. Pictures and info on our first stop at Melbourne can be found here and here. So we were on to Sydney where we stayed in a Bed and Breakfast or what they called a Boutique Hotel in Potts Point, a semi-short walk to…

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Our Second Honeymoon – Kona

My blog has been quiet these past two weeks because Dave and I traveled to Hawaii for a “second honeymoon.” We spent one week at Kailua-Kona on the Big Island, not enough time to see everything we wanted to see. But we did see alot and ate pretty local. As you know, Dave grows most…

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Trip Goodies

Well, we just returned from a trip to northern New Mexico and Colorado. It’s always so good to get away. I’ll tell you more about our trip later, but wanted to show you some goodies I picked up. Before I go into that, I took this pocket journal with me that I had made earlier…

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