Tuesday, June 26, 2012


This large moth was in my room at school when I was trying to clean my room to close up for the year. He was huge! Someone told me that these are getting to be rare, but I'd rather not have them near me!

When I asked people how to get it out of my room, they told me to leave it alone. Then they would ask me if one of my relatives died recently, to which I replied, "no". I looked up the "old wive's tale" on the internet and it said the moth had to be white, so I guess it didn't apply in this case.

I did close up my room for the year... and I have no idea where it went. I also don't know if it is still in my room. I do hope he is gone when I have to go back next month.

Saturday, June 23, 2012


 While I was in Oregon, I got to go to Fabric Depot. Wow! That store is huge! We had nothing like that here in Hawaii. They had an area outside loaded with clearance fabrics and on top of that there was a sale on their regular fabrics inside. The first two pics are of some of the fabric I purchased. I forgot to take pictures of the rest of the fabric because I shipped them home in separate flat rate boxes. I've got to go back there. I didn't get to see the whole store.

One can never have too many neutrals. I bought those fat quarters from Walmart before the trip.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Senior Art Show 2012 at Hallie Ford Museum

 My DD had her senior art show at the Hallie Ford Museum. She had 4 pieces in it about memory.  It is about how you only remember certain things.

The pieces are mounted between plexiglass to give the effect of shadows on the wall. The shadows on the wall came out blue in the photos I took.

The first piece is about how she remembered the bicentennial quarter as the drummer boy quarter, but didn't recall the words written around the quarter since she learned about the quarter before she could read.

 The next piece is about how she wished all the sand on the beach was snow.

The third piece is about how she remembered the big macs. She always thought they were huge when she was little, but now that she is all grown up, they're not that big.

Her fourth piece is a video tape about the Rugrats and Reptar, I believe it was the movie, but parts of the tape are missing.

The rest of the pictures are of some of the other pieces of at the Senior Art Show.

The one on the wall with the circles and squares was about patterns.

The clay pieces in front of them were about man's impact on the earth with automobile parts imbedded in the clay.

The next one is about endangered birds. They made paintings and paper macho' birds made out of books because e-books may cause printed books to be endangered like some species of birds.

The last two pictures are drawings about how people interact with each other. I just took pictures of them because I thought they looked like Japanese anime characters.

Here is a link to a video that someone took on the opening day of the Senior Art Show.



Friday, June 8, 2012

Gluten Free in Oregon

 We went to a restaurant in Portland, Oregon called Old Wives Tales for breakfast. I had scrambled egg whites with roasted potatoes, but then I didn't realize that it had spices on it that I might have been allergic to some of the spices, so we ordered some gf toast. I ate the gf toast instead of the potatoes.

DH had the scrambled curried tofu with the spiced roasted potatoes.
We also went to a restaurant called Seasons & Regions for dinner. The food there was delicious! I had the Honey Ginger Lime Salmon and it was sooo good that we went back there again for dinner.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Bernina Club

 I went to a Bernina Club meeting in April and we learned how to make this pincushion. It's called a Flower Tower Pincushion. If I have time, I'd actually try to make this pincushion.

This orchid plant in our yard was blooming. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

RRCB Part 6

    Hsts for RRCB part 5 finally completed! I had to make 600 hsts with 30 2-1/2" red squares. I lost count and turned the last 30 red squares into hats. Now I have to make more red 2-1/2" red squares...sigh. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Orca Bay & Fabric From Samoa

 I finished part 2 of Orca Bay. Mine consist of yellow/orange strings. I changed the color. It should have been red.

The next two pictures are of the fabric the Polynesian Club used for their costumes. I was asked to help them sew their costumes for their "I Am Samoa" competition at the Polynesian Cultural Center in May. The fabric came from Samoa and it was beautiful. I don't now if you can see the glitter on the fabric, but it was everywhere. So fun! We used the sewing machines in my room at school.
The administrator in charge of the club designed the costumes. The picture of the top you see in the pictures wasn't the actual design used for the performance. The top went through some major design changes after the picture was taken.

The students worked very hard and practiced a lot. In the end, they won some sort of cash prize for their performance, so the effort was well worth it.

Congratulations to the Polynesian Club!