Wednesday, September 28, 2011

CPK/Summer 2011

During the summer, I heard that CPK had gluten free items on their menu, so one day when we were at Ala Moana, I had to try the food there. This was their Waldorf Salad, a half-order, without nuts and cheese. I had the dressing on the side, of course. It tasted good, but it wasn't very filling and I got hungry a few hours after eating it. It was also pretty expensive. I would have tried the pizza, but I couldn't eat the whole pie by myself.
I recently heard that CPK removed their gluten free pizza from the menu due to cross-contamination issues. It's a good thing I didn't order the pizza. I don't think I'll be going back there anytime soon.

The next picture is of how the summer went for both DDs. It was the summer of removing wisdom teeth. Ouch!

I also discovered gluten free pizza at Down to Earth. It is the best gluten free pizza I've eaten. It soon became my weekly treat. I've had to stop this recently. I will explain about it in another post.

 I saw this quilt at the Hawaii Women's Expo. I almost ordered the kit for it, like I could make it (haha). I think my skills are not that well developed yet to make something like can dream right?

The last picture is of a big green lizard. It looks like it is a good six inches. I don't know what kind it is. This particular lizard lives at my voice teacher's house in Manoa. If you know what kind of lizard it is, please tell me. I would like to know.

Memorial Day

We visited the Veteran's Cemetery on Memorial Day to put flowers on my FIL's grave. I think the Boy Scouts always put flags on all the veteran's graves along with leis. They try to put fresh flower leis, but since the public schools got out before Memorial Day, some of the graves had plastic flower leis on them. The plastic ones looked real until you inspected them closely.

A Planning Meeting

 So much has happened since the last time I posted. We had dinner at PF Chang's (my favorite restaurant). We had the gluten free Singapore Noodles, Philip's Better Lemon Chicken, and Chicken Broccoli. Needless to say, the food was delicious. I think this was when we planned for DD#2's graduation party.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


 Our family went up to Oregon for Willamette's Hawaii Club's Luau. The cherry blossoms were in bloom when we went up. My picture didn't turn out very well, but they were so pretty.

The next picture is of one of the center pieces for the luau. They had these glass bowls with bath beads(?) in them with a candle and it glowed in the dark during the program.

The next picture is of the pineapple that was being served at the luau.

We were able to stop at Bob's Red Mill while we were in Oregon and ate at the restaurant there. I had the tofu scramble with gf toast. It was probably one of the best meals I had up there.

It was a good trip, unfortunately is was too short since we had to go during the school year and I could only take off for a few days.

Time to sew?

I made this bag back in February as a gift for one of MAC guests. She gave me some fabric that I forgot to take a picture of. She gave me mostly green fabric. Thank you to Kathryn Devine for all the fabric!

Now that school is done for the year, I need to get ready for dd #2's HS graduation.  Maybe I'll have time to do some sewing (sigh).

Friday, May 20, 2011

May Madness

Cleaning my room at school for the end of the year. Just dropped off about a dozen small wastebasket sized bags full of fabric at the Goodwill drop off point. Sorry, I forgot to take pictures. We were getting ready for DD#2's high school graduation.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

9-Patch Pot Holders and Wreaths

 I'm so far behind in my blogging, but this is what I made with those 9-patch blocks. I gave these away for Christmas gifts. I had a request to make more, but I haven't had time yet. I have been busy making other things.

Every year the City has a wreath contest. These are some of the wreaths. The first one is made from things a person found on their walks.

 This next wreath is made of balls covered with fabric. They also glued  some sequins on it. The small one below has little paper stars on it.
 This next wreath is made with bottle caps and little toys. The one below it is made from magazine pages.
 This particular wreath was made from puzzle pieces! It looks like the pieces that made up the anthuriums were painted.
 This wreath was made from scrubbers.
 This one was made from bubble wrap that was painted silver!
This one was my favorite! It is made of yoyos. 

Some people are so creative. I hope you enjoyed this.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Forgotten blocks

I know this post is really late...I'm a bit behind in my blogging. 

Last year I made these 9-patches as part of a sew-along. The sew-along was for a month...and I only made seven blocks, because I got distracted and started making the string blocks pictured below. The string blocks were so much fun!

So while people were making quilts out of all their thirty plus blocks, I had a few nine patches with about a dozen or so string blocks that I didn't quite know what to do with. I set them aside and forgot about them until Thanksgiving or Christmas, when Bonnie Hunter made, RRCB, another mystery quilt. 

As I was looking for fabrics for the mystery, I found these blocks. Well, I set them aside...again, and made some coasters for Christmas gifts.

The coasters pictured below were given to my SIL and brother for Christmas. They were a hit! I didn't know she loved Strawberry Shortcake until I gave these coasters to her. I had the hst on one side with Strawberry Shortcake on the other. I'm so glad she liked them.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Pancake Mix

 I received this mix last year and finally was able to make it. (I think I received it from my parents.) I didn't really care for it, but it did make really fluffy, thick pancakes. The reason I didn't care for it was because it was hard to cook. My first few came out a little undercooked until I figured out how to do it, because it was so thick. In my opinion, Pamela's Pancake Mix is better, but that's just my opinion. Thanks for listening.

Monday, January 3, 2011

RRCB steps 1 & 2

Here is step 1 of RRCB. This step was easy enough and I got it done in time to do step 2. After seeing everyone else's pinks I hope my pinks are not too light.

The next picture is of step 2 for RRCB. I was able to get this step done in time for the next step also. Again, after seeing everyone else's browns, I hope my browns are not too light. I didn't have much dark browns.

I am still working on step 3. I have 3 more string blocks to go...almost done. Then I will go on to do step 4. I have posted step 1 and 2 with the group photos. 

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy 2011!

Happy New Year!

It's been a while since I posted anything. Things have been crazy and I also got sick...I'm still not totally well, but will have to go back to school/work tomorrow.

Anyway, the pot holders on the left were made as samples for my sewing class.
 I also made a tea wallet, which I sent to my SIL in Arizona for her birthday. It was late, but I hope to be on time next year. Sorry about that, I hope you enjoy the wallet. 

I made more things for Christmas, but forgot to take pictures. I will post the pictures of what I have.

 I've been working on RRCB when I have time. I will post pictures of the steps I have completed. I'm currently working on the last ten string blocks of step 3.

I also need to finish putting Carolina Christmas together. Lots to work on this year...will keep you updated.