|Ricky at Kaimuku Dry Goods took this photo for us.|
Shannon picked me up at the hotel and we grabbed a quick breakfast - Cinnabons - and then started on our fabric shopping journey around Waikiki. Kaimuki Dry Goods has a lot of lovely prints, evening fabrics and notions. The ladies at Kaimuki enjoyed chatting with us and hearing our stories.
|A few pieces from Kaimuki Dry Goods to take home.|
|A bit of carry on luggage.|
|Hawaii turned on the wonderful weather with clear blue skies by the time we reached the peak.|
|We chatted so much going up and down the peak, we didn't really get very puffed.|
On a whim and with lots of fabric ideas dancing in my head, I did a Google search that night and found another fabric store in Waikiki via Yelp.
So the next day I hopped on the bus and found Hawaiianfabrics.com This was a smaller store but they have a great website and are interested in international sales as well as local sales. David gave me a Yelp discount.
|Some of his fabrics.|
|These are the fabrics and classic Hawaiian patterns I bought. The darker prints were David's fabric gift to me.|
Total Hawaii fabric weight - 11 pounds. Most of these purchases were hand luggage.
Total US fabric haul weight - 31 pounds. A true sign of a fabricaholic aka sewing geek.
The day after we arrived home, I had high tea with the Sydney Sewers.
We're back home. It's winter here now. I'm sewing again. So it's still all about the fabric. But I'm so glad (and very lucky) I got to meet up with Grace, Kyle and Shannon on our 2 week visit.
Happy Independence Day too!