Off to Hawaii

Well, I pulled another almost all-nighter last night (I did get a couple of hours of sleep), working hard to get everything done before I head out of town yet again. This time, however, I’m not going for work. Sterling and I are headed to Hawaii for a much-anticipated getaway!


One of the things I was frantically trying to finish was a quilt square. Justine’s sister is making a quilt for Dad (the deadline was last week), and she asked family members to make quilt squares. I intended to get it done earlier, but I haven’t made the time to finish it until now, so I have to do what I have to do! (smile)


I did like the way it turned out, though. I wouldn’t normally choose Tangerine Tango (definitely feels like Halloween!), but orange and black are Dad’s favorite colors. I sewed the alphabet letters on (made the letters using the Serif Essential Alphabet dies, of course!), but if you look closely, you’ll see I slipped in some stamping along the side too! I can’t do anything crafty without stamping being involved in some way!


Now upward and onward to Hawaii! It’s been at least a couple of years since we’ve gotten away, just the two of us, and Hawaii is one of our favorite places, so we’ve been counting down the days. I will work a few hours each day (I always do, it seems), but I stayed up all night so I didn’t have a ton of work to do.


I am taking a novel to read, which is kind of different for me. I love to read, but I usually choose nonfiction books. My daughters love the Twilight series though, and we already have tickets to see the movie the weekend it comes out, so the girls insisted that I read it. This trip is the perfect time to do that—I would never make the time to fit it in otherwise.


Other things I’m looking forward to are the warm weather (always a selling point for me), lots of time with my sweetheart, no meetings or appointments, walks along the beach, a few sightseeing adventures, and eight hours of sleep every night!


I don’t know if I’ll be posting or not. I am taking my camera, so if I don’t post from Hawaii, you know you’ll get a report when I come back. In the meantime—Aloha!