Thursday, September 18, 2008

T.G.I.F.

I have been feeling a slight nip in the evening air since last week and I'm loving it. After a long hot and humid summer, I'm looking forward to cooler weather. I'm often asked how cold it actually gets in Hawaii. I happen to live in a cooler area and have seen the evening temperatures dip into the upper 40's in the heart of winter. That's bone chilling cold to me. I know, I know, laugh if you want. The only snow that we actually get in the islands is at the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island. When the mercury dips into the 70's, many people start pulling out their winter wear. Okay, laugh again if you want to. Our average temperatures during winter in the daytime is in the upper 70's and the average lows are in the upper 60's. Of course, it varies depending on where you live in the islands. It is currently 65 degrees as I am typing this and my toes are freezing. I'm ready for winter. Bring it on!

This woven fabric heart would make a lovely addition to your holiday decorating. It would also dress up a holiday gift when used as a package tie. The heart measures approx. 4-1/2 inches and is adorned with a sweet little fabric yo-yo posie.


This woven heart ornament could be yours along with...

this quilted eyeglass case...


this set of 5 beaded strawberries...


this Violet Posie Handy Dandy Pincushion...


this pale yellow and mint green pin...


this 8-pocket travel jewelry tote...


these flower hairpins...


this ice cream cone ornament with beaded wire hanger...



this pretty Fall sunflower tissue holder...


and this Sunshine Posy handbag.


To be eligible for this giveaway, please share your favorite holiday cookie or dessert recipe along with the reason why it is special to you in my comment section under my post of September 3rd. You will not be judged by your recipe. The giveaway will end on Monday, September 22, 2008, which also happens to be the first day of Fall. A winner will be chosen by random number generator on Tuesday, September 23, 2008.

There are only 96 days until Christmas, my friends. The days are speeding by and the holidays will be here before you know it. Being prepared takes the stress out of the holidays and leaves you with more free time to spend with your family and friends. Take this time to start making out those lists before the hectic pace sets in. You can do it. I know you can!

Have a glorious weekend.

Aloha!

6 comments:

craftydiane said...

Oooh, cool weather, how lovely. It got cool here a couple mornings but then was up close to 90 by noon. I, also, am tired of the hot, humid weather. Here in South Alabama we do not get much cold weather. Just when it seems the weather is going to be cold for a little bit it will turn hot again. I love cold weather, especially Christmas day. You heart is lovely! All the things you are giving away in your give away are very lovely.
Have a Blessed afternoon,
Diane

Carrie P. said...

Your giveaway just keeps getting better and better. I love cool weather which we are experiencing the low 70's in North Carolina today.

Janie said...

I think I will come and spend the winter with you.
I don't like the ice and snow.

Janie

Lorraine said...

We're supposed to get down into the 40's tonight here in New Jersey and my husband just asked me if I wanted to turn the heat on, but we'll hold out as long as we can into October.

Your give aways remind me of that song "There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea". Just when you think you've heard everything that's on that hole, there's one more reason to take a deep breath. I'm taking breaths of awe at your talent and generosity. Stay warm!

sweetiepie said...

Wow, your average winter day and night time temps are about what I consider perfect weather. Funny how people in different parts of the world get used to different weather.

I love the heart you have added to the giveaway.

ivoryspring said...

These are absolutely lovely -- the heart is so adorable!