This is a view I go back to every time I come to Kauai... it's near Princeville, looking down onto Hanalei valley and the taro fields. I've probably posted a similar photo before, and I always say that it's going to become a quilt some day.
Today I roused myself from my book (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo -- exceptional vacation reading!) to go to my favorite place on the island: The Kilauea Lighthouse. This is also a wildlife preserve and it's a beautiful location for hanging out and watching seabirds.
This is a little cove that always fascinates me. The color in the photo isn't perfect, but the water has an incredible milky teal that just kills me!
Al told me he had bypassed a few squalls, so I was interested to see a few little storms out at sea...
I have been doing some sewing, too. I think I mentioned a while back that I was in two birthday block swaps this year, and I asked for blue blocks on the theme of "wind or water" to make a little quilt for Al. I brought the blocks with me to assemble, and got it done this evening. I'm not sure yet if it will have a border or not -- right now it looks like a photo album to me and I sort of like it this way. (it's pinned to a curtain, so looks more wobbly than it really is!)
It always seems that in any set of swap blocks there's one that blows me away -- this one did it for me this time. It's better in person, and was made by Sue Vermeland.
At the last check-in at 9 pm PDT, Al was 101 miles from the finish line, so I'm expecting to see him tomorrow mid-day. Can't wait!