We had an absolutely wonderful time in Maui....we didn't want to come home! The weather was great and the resort was lovely. We stayed in the same Wailea area where we had visited about 10 years ago, but at a different hotel this time. Other than a bit of sunburn the first day (not enough sunscreen - note to self for next time!), and losing my prescription sunglasses in a big wave (next time put them on a cord!), all was great. We ran into someone from the Dog the Bounty Hunter show in one of the hotel pools...not Dog himself but someone else on the show. It was funny as we had been joking on the way about maybe seeing Dog. Here's the views from our hotel room:
I did finish up the April selection for the 2012 Year of Small blog. This is "Tisket a Tasket" from Little by Little Designs. I made it into a standing easel. It was hard finding some fabric to go with the funky colors in this piece but luckily I had something in my stash that worked.
I also finished up my May ornament, the companion piece to Merry Skater from last month. This is LHN's "Happy Skater" from the 2011 JCS ornament issue. I need to do the finishing on both of these...I got some cording made for the hangers but that's as far as I've gotten. I think I want to do a beaded edge on these ornies which means I need to order some more beads. The LNS always seems to be out of red or green beads....grrrr.
Last night I started on an old EEF piece....this is "Liberty House". I've wanted this pattern awhile and when I saw Faye's finish on her blog last summer I had to find it. I was able to get it off of eBay a few months later and it was kitted up even so I was thrilled. My hope is to have a small basket of patriotic smalls sometime this summer so this will be the first.
It's supposed to hit 105 this week in Phoenix - ack! I'm not mentally prepared for the heat yet...hopefully it won't last more than a day or two and then go back down a bit.