We just recently returned from a wonderful WARM stay in Hawaii. Our visit included three stops on The Big Island: Hilo, Waimea and Kona. If you know me, you know I like bargains and fabric shopping.
Two years ago we stayed in Kona and we stopped by this lovely fabric store. Well, a visit to that area wasn’t complete without revisiting Kimura’s Fabrics in Kainaliu again.
This is the neatest place. Not only can you find all kinds of fabric there, you can also buy soft drinks, flip flops, and other stuff. If you can’t find something, the staff is right there to help you.
The two laces are for me to play with dyes and paints! The one on the left reminds me of the lace that “chapel veils” were made of years ago when I was a kid. All girls had to wear them or hats at Mass. The other piece has palm trees. I asked if they had any lace with palm leaves and this is all she had.
Here’s a close up of the lace with palm trees. She says brides buy it for their wedding dresses in Hawaii. Pretty interesting.
Then right across the street is a thrift store. How convenient. This was one of the four thrift stores we checked out in Hawaii. Dave found a shirt and I bought a dress. Prices there were pretty steep for a thrift store, but we liked our purchases so we forked over the cash.
Doesn’t Dave look good in his snow dyed shirt?