Why am I freaking out about the date?!! It is the seventh? One month from today is the final day of having the movers here. By that evening our house will be empty of all our stuff less the two suitcases each that we will take on the plane. I cringe at thinking all that needs to be done prior to that. And here I was considering starting that star quilt I want to make for my bed. I also was thinking that since the movers don't come until Jun 4th, maybe I could somehow get the June Schnibble done in those few days?!!! Am I nuts?! One of the big jobs I have to do is tackle my sewing room. The last time I let the movers handle everything I went outside and saw my largest cutting mat in the yard under the blazing El Paso sun--already curling into a permanant ball. I was not happy.
I do have something to share! In Hawaii, May Day is Lei Day. There are festivities and best of all, a lei contest! The lei are dropped off in the morning, judged, then put on display and open to viewing at 1 pm. My MIL and I went. We had to stand in line for an hour before we even got to the lei! The craftsmanship is awesome!
The lei on the left is one of my favorites. This is the red/pink category. The one I love is holly berries strung and then braided green ti leaves are twined aroung them. Wouldn't this make awesome garland for holiday decorating? Of course, it would be hugely labor-instensive.
This is the white catagory. I would like you to notice the lei on the far right. It is made of pikake--the Hawaiian word for jasmine. Pikake lei are very popular. I want you to notice it because the next photo is another "pikake" lei.
These are the other ribbon/yarn winners. See the full one on the left? It is ribbon made into birds of paradise blossoms. Again, the talent is amazing.