So one of the fun things I did was to buy a brick of fabric squares at the Aloha Bowl Flea Market. The people who make Hawaiian shirts have realized that they can sell their scraps with just a little trimming. These are 400 6"squares for $16. I finally opened the brick today and sorted them out. Some of these are only one or two squares of a certain print, and others (evidently the better selling prints for shirts) have 20 or 30 squares. These are going to make some wonderful Hot Tropics quilts. And I'm thinking, maybe aprons? Am I the only woman still alive in America who wears aprons? These could make some wildly festive aprons.
Patchwork tea-cozies? DH had a friend that loves loud tropical prints and wears a size xxxxx shirt. Maybe a patchwork shirt?
On the left side here are some tropical fat quarters I got for a black, white and red patchwork. I feel quite giddy with the possibilities.
In the meantime, I am still not quite back into real life yet. The transition between vacation and retirement is sort of difficult to identify. We're unpacked, Mt. Washmore has been scaled, the cats have forgiven us, and the five AM alarm is less of a shock every morning. Knitting will happen here on Saturday. I can't decide between pineapple upside down cake, or carrot cake with pineapple and coconut. Ginger cookies, melon balls, chicken salad with pineapple and macadamias on King's Hawaiian sweet bread, something chocolate. Tea. Maybe mango lemonade. It's supposed to be warm here this weekend. Come on down!