Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Work In Progress Wednesday - Chickens and Stitchers

This is the waist band for my Chicken Scratch apron.

Sunday the stitchers met and we continued with our chicken scratch projects.  (I'm sorry my pictures are so bad.)

We had some delicious treats after stitching.  

We ended out session discussing our next project and choosing a date for our next get together.  

Until then...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Chamorro Village

I saw "Chamorro Village" on the map, but didn't know what it was. I thought I was going to visit a historical area.  As it turned out this area hosts a weekly weekend flea market and other events, as well as some restaurants and shops.  It was interesting to see and behind this area was a path along the beach.

These girls were singing to an audience that were probably parents.  At first I thought, Oh, they are singing in English!  Then I remembered I was in the USA.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Monday Morning Star Count - Starting Year Two

I've been back and forth about starting a second year of temperatures, but I've had a good time with the first year, so I decided to go ahead and start a new year.  I'm also curious to see how one year compares with the next.

Year Two of the temperature quilt 

Week 1, April 29 - May 5 

75, 77, 82, 75, 82, 73, 75 

I haven't decided on the background, so you are seeing my ironing board cover in these photos.

Week 2, May 6 - 12 

79, 70, 55, 55, 61, 70, 75 


Sarah at Sarah Did It! is continuing to host us on Wednesdays, so please check out the temperatures around the world.

My temperature/color (Fahrenheit) scheme remains the same for year two (happily I did not need brown, white, or black last year): 

100 + Brown 

90-99 Red  

80-89 Orange 

70-79 Yellow  

60-69 Green  

50-59 Blue 

40-49 Purple 

30-39 Pink 

20-29 White 

10-19 Black  

I'm still working on finishing Year One.  I stitched this identifier for the top border, but haven't managed to attach it yet.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Fishing in Guam

I didn't fish, but I did walk by a fishing area when I was out walking and took some photos because I thought it was interesting. When the first people arrived on the island 4,000 years ago, there were no mammals to hunt but there were an abundance of fish.

The Chamorros have fished from their sailing canoes in the open ocean for mahimahi, marlin, sailfish, swordfish, and tuna.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Plaza de España, Guam

The Plaza de Espana, in Hagana, Guam, was the location of the Governor's Palace during the island's long period of Spanish occupation.  Most of the palace was destroyed during the shelling of Guam in World War II. There are three structures still standing including the three-arch gate to Almacen, the azotea or back porch, and the Chocolate House.  The plaza was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

Kiosko  or bandstand was located in front of the Governor's Palace during the Spanish time.  Early in the 1900's, the Americans moved the Kiosko to one side of the Plaza de Espana to allow for the Marines' baseball field.  In 1930, the plaza was landscaped and the Kiosko was placed in its present location.  The Kiosko was destroyed in the naval bombardment of Agana in 1944 and was later rebuilt after the war.