My Father-In-Law, Bob, was also attending the conference so that meant Barbara tagged along as well :)
And my oh my, what a great time we had!!! Each afternoon, when the guys were done with their conference, we played in the water, hiked the National Volcano Park, snorkeled, and all around enjoyed ourselves.
The beaches and lava cliffs were absolutely stunning. I could have sat and watched the waves crash for hours. I am so memorized by the way water moves, it is like a dance.
And when the men were in their conference, Barbara and I hit the streets for some shopping. There are 7 quilt shops on the big island and we managed to visit 5 of them (2 we only drove by because they were on the other side of the island and the men didn't want to stop on our way to snorkeling, can you believe that?? :) Each shop was so fun!!! I especially loved finding fun Hawaiian prints. Aren't these so cute!!!
And one of the shops even had a Superior Thread Display. They couldn't believe I lived a mere 45 minutes from the warehouse ;) It was so fun to talk shop with the owners and see how the retail side works when they are so far away from everything. Very enlightening and so enjoyable ;)
And I had to smile when I even found Modern Baby at one of the shops ;) I told the ladies there that I had a project in it and they paraded me around the cutting counter showing everyone there my project ;) I know it is silly, but I was totally feeling like a mini celebrity, so fun :)
I bought 3 matching flower prints to make the girls some Sarong's and 2 turtle/palm tree prints to make the boys a pair of shorts :)
We got back to Cedar yesterday afternoon to find snow. But it's okay because we were welcomed with lots of warm hugs from the little ones who we missed dearly ;) And I got 2 fun fabric packages in the mail while I was gone, which is always a warm welcome as well!!!
Time to get back to some quilting ;)
Have a Happy Quilting Day!!