Been working at cleaning out my yard — high winds and lots of rain has caused havoc. Trimmed the hedge and the Bird of Paradise flowers are now standing tall. I realized that it is a lot easier for me to do a needlepoint garden, especially since Alison Hodgkiss did these wonderful stitch guides for Raymond’s flowers. Bird of Paradise, Magnolia, Cherry Blossom and others can grace your home. They don’t need weeding, watering or trimming!
Laura’s Garden. This great canvas was taught by Laura Taylor at TNNA today. Great teacher who shares her thoughts and concepts on developing a stitch guide. Ribbon embroidery, stump work, darning stitches and needle weaving — all to create a garden that is forever in bloom. A true beliver that stitching needs to be enjoyable. This canvas is brought to us by Sundance Designs.
Had classes at market today.Got to take a class from Sandra Arthur. What a wonderful experinece. Introduced and re-introduced me to so many things — felting, ruching, sequins, beads, Japanese ribbon stitches. Got to try new threads. Enjoy Blossom Bay.
We are moving into July with stars in our eyes. The store has been set, rearranged and rearranged again. But we are home and loving every minute. Raymond Crawford has done a star proclaiming Mele Kalikimaka. What a great way to get our Christmas things done. I’m making mine all sparkly — check me out next week and I will show you how far I have gotten.
Sending out an ALOHA to all , by way of & More’s wonderful Aloha sign. Counted the pattern to fit the center column and had to make adjustments to the two end columns. So I added a little border with Alternating Scotch Stitch. It will be perfect to hang in my window to show that we are open. Come see the new space.
I am moved (well almost) and open at a new location. You can find us at 1134 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96814 (cross streets are Pensacola and Piikio). There is metered parking on the street but also there are about 6-8 customer spaces in the rear. Just turn left into the one lane driveway just after the sign that reads “King St. Apt Hotel”. Then come around the front to my front door. Phone number is still the same at 808 591-0377. But I have a new email address — email@example.com.
It is a wonderful space that is full of canvases and threads that you can use. Come and see me!!
The old space is beginning to look bare. Inventory is getting packed up and things will start to move next week. Carpet is going in today. The new space is wonderful — it will be gorgeous. It is always great to move into a new space that was been cleaned, painted and organized. I will be closed after today but still available for phone calls and emails.