WIPs and a Tiki

I've been working on my swap quilt, and I think I probably shouldn't have chosen to do a swap for my first quilt. Although I've scaled it back quite a bit, I'm still wracked with self doubt about my progress. I hope my partner can see past my novice skills.

I'm adding an embroidered button for some pizzaz. At least that I know I can do!

Also, I've been working on a custom order baby set (for twins!), some diapers and wipes cases, and a couple of Christmas projects. Check out all of these flannel squares I've cut:

In other news, I got my commemorative Kahiki tiki mug from Tiki Farm last week! Yea!

If you've never heard of the Kahiki (you poor thing!), it was probably the best example of a mid-century polynesian supper club in America, and it was in my hometown. I spent many a birthday and special event at the Kahiki. In 2000 it was demolished to make room for a Walgreen's. What a shame.

This is what the Kahiki looked like in its heyday:

And this was the huge fireplace inside (the inspiration for the mug):

If you're interested in seeing the demo of this great building check out this Flickr stream:


Jane's Designs said...

Don't be to hard on yourself, I'm sure your swap buddy will love it.

Was that firepleace wonderful or what. Such a shame when a local landmark is torn down. I'm sure lots of good times were shared there.

Thimbleanna said...

Love that little gobble gobble button. What a cute idea! Can't wait to see the whole quilt.

My Happy Turtle said...

That button is a great touch!

I'm so glad you had a post about Kahiki! Kevin and I were wracking our brains just yesterday trying to remember what the heck the name of that place was!

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