Friday, December 25, 2009

Mele Kalikimaka....Merry Christmas!

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say...
On a bright Hawaiian Christmas day
This is the island greeting...
That we send to you
From the land where palm trees sway

Hear the song sung by Jimmy Buffet

In Florida we're putting on our new Christmas flip flops and turning the air conditioner down low to get in the Winter mood. Grab a Bloody Mary (with it's appropriate red and green holiday colors) or some ice cream with macadamia nuts (but don't have this combination together...tummy ache) and open the presents. Then go to the Marina for a little holiday brunch...ahhhhh.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Zen Koi and Bamboo by Stephanie Kimura

This is my latest fave embroidery. The background fabric is designed by Lonni Rossi at Andover Fabrics, the Koi fabric is from Michael Miller Fabrics, and the thread used is Robison Anton. The embroidery was designed by me and licensed to Amazing Designs. The lightweight batting I used was from Air Lite.

Friday, December 18, 2009

2010 Year of the Tiger

The Morikami Museum in Delray, Florida celebrates the New Year festivities with traditional Japanese food and entertainment.
The Tiger represents the third year in the 12 year cycle of the zodiac. The year 2010 is your year and you are a Tiger if you will be 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, or 96 years old. The tiger is one of the most dynamic signs of the zodiac. They are dependable, unpredictable, fearless, tender, and loving. They love to pack up and travel to some far-flung exotic destination. They have a primal desire for adventure and first-hand experience of life.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fashioning Kimono

Fashioning Kimono - Art Deco and Modernism in Japan

Exhibiting at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, FL from December 5, 2009 through January 10, 2010.

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An exhibit of incredible Kimono...a "must see" for those who love textiles and history.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Jury 'em Danno....

Well you have to be pretty old and have watched Hawaii Five-0 to recognize that phrase. I just came home for a lunch break. I've been down at the courthouse since 7:30 am to make sure I got a parking space. They said all jurors numbered 1 through 350 had to come in. There weren't 350 people there so they must skip some numbers. My number was in the high 200's so I had to go. They picked three groups for cases and then I guess the plea deal did not go through so there was a fourth...and my name was called. Marsha Ewing is the Clerk for the Circuit Court of Martin County and she has a great sense of humor. I'm going back now and if I am picked to stay I can't tell you anymore than it's a Criminal case and we are lucky to have Judge Levins. Our town is so small and our newpaper must be all of twelve pages...who knew we had four criminals? Talk to you later...but NOT about this.

I'm back. I didn't get selected for the jury...thank goodness. The case was very sad. I'm worried about the youth of our country.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

I have some great friends who invited me to share their day of thanks at the Pirate's Cove Resort. Their father owned the land when it was just waterfront land. They reminisced about the good old days. The photos above show the view from the restaurant. The photos below are of the Dock Master downstairs, the sign that shows who caught what, and Jack, Bones, & Dave. I forgot how beautiful it is here......thank you!