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Posts about a quilt I made for Adam as a graduation gift

  I’m excited and a little embarrassed to tell you I finally finished the quilt I was working on for my son’s graduation … I’m calling it “Aloha ‘Oe.”  It’s such a lovely quilt despite it’s simple composition.  I chose the colors of his high school and used aloha shirts that belonged to his dad […]

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Aloha ‘Oe quilt update: Words cannot describe how pleased I am to be wrapping this one up!  Today I finished the quilting and attached the binding… all that’s left is to tack down the other side and I’m done!  Beyond the simple act of finishing up, and getting my groove back, I think what most […]

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i started stitching and something old and familiar came back to me.  i could feel myself relaxing back into this. (i’d like to thank all you for commenting on my last post.  i’ll be taking a trip soon to arizona and although we won’t have time for the grand canyon, i’m sure i’ll have a […]

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Things are just a tad calmer without him here.  Still, he is on my mind constantly. This quilt, a gift for his graduation, ahem,  his going away, keeps him within reach. Somehow working on it makes me feel better about this situation.

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I’m making progress on my son’s “Aloha ‘Oe” quilt.  Just 16 more blocs to go!  I have mixed feelings about him going off to college… part of me wants him to stay near, the other part sees that he needs to move on.   I guess this is how it goes.

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We here in Hawaii are familiar with a phrase “aloha ‘oe” which means farewell to you.  It’s also the name of a popular song known by many to be Queen Liliuokalani’s favorite.  The song, translated in english goes  like this: Farewell to you, farewell to you The charming one who dwells in the shaded bowers […]

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