Today at The Quilted Pineapple Linda is blogging about my Omigosh quilt. She has lots of photos and a great story about quilting the pineapple in the corners. I loved it! And then I read the comments and I was so totally amazed by the good things people were saying. I was impressed when I saw Carrie Nelson's blog last night and Linda had done a quilt for her, too--now that is truly Oh My Gosh!
I am a bit disappointed, but not surprised, that I only half finished one quilt yesterday. The luncheon and prep occupied a big chunk of my time and last night I was glued to the tv. Last night through Saturday night the Merry Monarch Festival is running over on the Big Island. It is THE premeire hula competition. Last night was the Miss Aloha Hula contest. Twelve girls competed first doing a Kahiko hula (that is an ancient style) with an Oli (a chant) and then they did the Auana hula (a more modern hula danced to mele--songs--often sung by well-known Hawaiian musicians.) I was glued to my television from 6-11:30 last night. It is going to be some late nights!
Here is a photo of the winner, Rebecca Lilinoekekapahauomaunakea Sterling. On the left is her Kumu Hula (the teacher and head of the Halau--the Hula dance company.)
Tonight the halaus perform Kahiko--the ancient dances. Some groups are Kane (men) and some are Wahine (women). They all have wonderful performances. At any rate, you all are probably getting tired of hearing about Hula. If you are interested, you can easily find performances on Youtube by searching for Merrie Monarch.