I've been quiet because I've been away with DH — we took a cruise around the Hawaiian Islands for our 40th anniversary, and we enjoyed ourselves just as much as you might imagine. ;) I'll try to make up for my long silence with a longish post!
From there we went to the orchid farm, which made me wish I had a place to have a few orchids here at home, but it's just not possible with the space we have (or don't have!). The orchids we saw ranged from tiny to large, and they were in all colors of the rainbow, some with amazing scents — even chocolate!
Of course, we saw and did a lot more than what I have room to tell you about here! I did buy a couple of little souvenirs, though:
This particular batik is sold only in one quilt shop in the world, so I had to pick some up, along with a little pattern for a plumeria. The yarn was in another shop we accidentally ran across, and it's a lovely baby alpaca. The little stitch markers were hand made by the owner of the yarn shop.
Now I'll leave you with a couple of photos of other things we saw during the trip. :)