Thursday, January 21, 2016

Home Sweet Home

Made it home safely. We had to fly on a red-eye flight to get home...I hate red-eye flights. My husband takes them in stride since he is a Fed Ex pilot...just the usual routine for him I'm afraid. But we got a wonderful surprise on this one...the Northern Lights were out for our last hour of flight. I have never seen them from an airplane. It was wonderful. We landed at 5 a.m. and continued to watch them as we were driving home. 

In the mail was my freshly printed book from my 2015 blog entries. This is the first time I have done this. So excellent!!!

Now I have a wonderful journal to share forever.

I just had to put Kinley's picture on the back...she was definitely a major event in 2015.

Besides all the normal chores of getting back from vacation...I added the beards and star sequins on the three Santa ornaments I made on vacation.

And I did the beards for two Santas I finished before our vacation. Adding the beards is my least favorite part and for some reason I prefer to have "beard making sessions." 

On the way to the Kauai airport we had time to kill so I stopped in a second quilt shop, Vickie's Fabrics in Kapaa. Wonderful little shop that also has exclusive batiks printed for their shop. I got more turtle batik fabric but will have to look next year for their pineapple batik...they were out of it this year. It takes 10 months for their batik orders to be made and shipped so I hope I get some next year.

This fabulous quilt was in their front window. I've seen these Hawaiian batik layer cakes before but didn't know what to do with them...this is a great design. 

Yes...we always plan on making a trip to Hawaii an annual just doesn't always happen.


CecileD said...

Lovely and original printed book Debbie ! I love the quilt in the shop !
Do you have any good news about Kinley ?

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

sounds like fun to see the Northern Lights from a plane!

Donna quilts said...

Glad to hear that you had a good trip back. Your journal will be a wonderful remembrance of your year - all those photos of Paris and the great projects you made. Just reading the news about the earthquake in Anchorage - I hope that you and your family are safe and sound.

Lynette said...

Printed blog journals are fabulous. :) And that quilt looks likw a great design to use the batik and screen print scraps from my McKenna Ryan projects.