Turtle goodies and fun socks from Kona vacation

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Paula has decorated the fence in her backyard with a variety of items (license plates, signs, frogs, and more!). I've found it relaxing to sit and just look around at all the things there are. Of course, each piece has meaning for her - I just find them interesting to view!

When I saw the 3-piece set of turtles, I immediately thought I might start my own backyard art fence-wall. Now that I'm home, they probably aren't going to be put in the backyard - lack of space and I spend more time inside than outside... Bill has offered to exchange his "office" (one of our extra bedrooms) for my current craft room (a smaller space). If this exchange of space is made, there's plenty of room for hanging the turtles! If not, I'll still find a place for them in the current craft room or my home office. I'm not exactly sure where I'll put the turtle hook or what I'll hang on it, but it matched the 3-piece set so I got it!

The stuffed turtle is so different from other stuffed turtles I've seen! The fabric is dark and dramatic - and soft and cuddly. This guy now sits on my nightstand.

When I saw the turtle and babies pool set, I just had to get it! I don't have small children, I don't have grandchildren, I don't have a pool (not even a kiddy pool), and I don't take baths. I don't know what I'll do with it, but...it's mine. All mine! Too cute!

I got all of the above, 2 wonderful t-shirts with really nice turtle designs, and a few gifts at a small, crowded shop run by a really nice man - Pacific Nature in the tourist-friendly Kailua-Kona shopping center on Alii Drive. I recommend a visit to the shop for all!

I found the fun socks at a different store in the same shopping center. These very comfortable and cute socks are made in the USA for For Bare Feet. I got 2 pair of turtle socks for myself, and a bunch of other designs (tropical fish, hibiscus, sea horses, sandals) for gifts. These sandals socks and another of the green turtles design are the only pairs I haven't yet given to their intended recipients.

At a fine jewelry store, I found a lovely pair of 14 karet gold earrings in a turtle design on posts by Wyland for $130. Years ago on a Kona vacation, I bought a wonderful pair of gold turtle earrings, but recently lost one of the set at work. In the past 8 years or so, I've fallen in the habit of rarely wearing earrings - or any other jewelry except a watch. Because of this lack of jewelry wearing, I managed to avoid buying the pair of turtle earrings...but I have the salesperson's name and business card if I change my mind... Other turtle earrings on posts were found at different stores, the $230 set was similar to the $130 set, but the design of the $36 set was much rougher (not finely detailed).

[update] Well, slap me silly! I just found the earrings on Wyland's website for $89!

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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