We spent the holidays in Hawaii. It was nice, but I’m glad to be home… with electricity!
I mentioned that I sat about and did nothing in Hawaii… but you know me… I can’t actually sit and do nothing. I started making block #23 from The New Hexagon book called Dawn. It seemed like an appropriate block to start with. 😉
It was actually a great travel project! I used the acrylic templates from Paper Pieces to cut out my shapes. This sped up the cutting and made it so that my finished hexagons are all the same size. Now I can assemble the blocks by machine! I don’t really even like putting the blocks together by machine, let alone by hand! I managed to make 60 blocks on this trip. Woohoo!
There were lots of rainbows after the cloudy mornings.
It was also pretty windy most days… 🙂 Each morning I went for a walk so I could sit about and do nothing for the rest of the day. I never even put on my swimsuit this trip. (I did mention the clouds right?) We had some very nice family time on this trip. We watched the complete first season of Friday Night Lights and everyone (except me) went to the beach daily. It may not have been sunny all the time but it never dipped below 80 degrees during the day which was nice.
Today I saw a whale just splashing for fun right outside our room. First the tail is up…
then a splash.
It was pretty cool. The whale just kept splashing about. Apparently at the beach where the kids and Dude went the whales were breaching. Oh well, a whale playing right outside my room is pretty nice too.
I saw an awesome whale jumping about when I went on a little walk tonight. Unfortunately I only had my crappy phone to take the pic. 🙁 So I didn’t even bother, I just came home and made up this photo… Heehee… Could you tell it was a fake?! My kids didn’t even see the black blob that I drew in the middle of the ocean as my faux whale so maybe you didn’t either? ((What else would that black blob be after I title the post “whales ahoy?!”)) After taking these I’m now spoiled. My long lens on my good camera does such a nice job. Maybe tomorrow I’ll remember it when I head out. 😉
Do you think we are sitting around doing nothing?! Of course not!
My youngest just taught herself how to crochet and then made this cute hello kitty inspired purse. It is the second purse that she has made so far on the trip.
I am of course working on appliqué blocks. So far I have finished two blocks. Yay for getting stuff done on vacation. 🙂
This whale jumped so many times that I was able to catch him on my phone! I wish I had my other camera… maybe tomorrow. I have never seen so many breaching whales, in fact I’d never seen one before this week and so far I think I’ve seen like five! Sunday I was calling them all lazy because no one was jumping and now they are jumpin’ left and right! Yeah for energetic whales. 🙂