I just returned from a wonderful 10 days in Hawaii. It was our first visit and we stayed at a lovely resort in Kona, on the big island of Hawaii.
I spent many hours just sitting on the beach, listening to the waves, watching sea turtles sunning on the sand, children playing in the water, reading books and working on embroidery while listening to books on tape. I must admit, I was on the lazy side; I had intended to finish an embroidered copy of my pattern, but didn't. However I do have a good start on it
My biggest frustration was the pen I used to copy the pattern. It is the type of ink that washes out in water and was a brand new pen, but it really bleeds, making it virtually impossible to draw fine detail. I am also not totally happy with the line of the bottom of her skirt, it sort of goes up in the middle. But I am not sure if it bothers me enough to rip it out and re-do it.
This weekend I popped into a local thrift shop and found a wonderful set of vintage plates with roosters on them. There isn't any marking or name on the back, so I am not sure who did them, but I would guess they are from the 1940s or 1950s.
By the way, the rooster chocolate mold was found at a little antique shop in England. The sales lady told me, it came from France.
Finally, I am busy on a bit of a face lift on my work area. I have decided to give the boring brown peg board a nice, bright coat of paint and do some new curtains for the window. I hope to have the painting part done tomorrow, and then I will start on the curtains. (And yes, I like kitties almost as much as bunnies, especially those of a vintage sort!)
And by the end of the week, I need to sit down and organize myself on what projects I want to get done and in which order. My goal is to do at least some work daily, in the hopes of starting an online Etsy store. My Little Red Riding Hood clothespin doll is the first item I hope to offer.