Secrets Revealed

When Jientje came she brought gifts.

book & lace

She brought a lovely piece of lace which she designed and created with her own two hands. On the back of the frame she included the original pattern and a hand-written note explaining that the lace was a one-of-a-kind piece that was mine alone. She also signed the frame with both her given name and her nickname.

Look at the incredible colors in my piece of lace. I keep this right here on my desk beside my computer.


Jientje also brought a coffee table book of her own photographs. That she also signed. You can see the inscription below:

I am sharing this now, so long after Jeintje left the island, because I was sworn to silence until after she returned home. She provided each of her hosts with similar gifts and she wanted them to be a surprise at every stop. I can’t speak for the others, but I know Melli & Thom are sharing theirs today, too, so go by and check out the designs of their lace.jientje

Shopping bag in one hand, camera in the other. Jientje couldn’t resist the stores and had to visit every one. I think she saw more of them then any other sites in Hawaii. I’m sure though, when she gets to publishing her photographs, her camera will tell a different story!

42 thoughts on “Secrets Revealed

  1. Jientje was making up for lost time with the shopping there! I only took her near a store once and she only had 15 minutes to buy her phone before the mall closed! After that we never saw another shop again!!! LOL!

  2. Quilly, I so enjoyed this post, as I do all that you do, even when I don’t comment :o) The work Jientje does is incredibly beautiful. What a blessing to have a piece of lace designed just for you. Wow. Glad you had such a wonderful visit.

    • Gigi — Makaha and China Town provided unique. Ross — not so much — to me & you anyway, but it was a store Jientje had never seen before. I didn’t go with her that day (I was home ill) but I understand the low prices just blew her away.

  3. Those were very unique and interesting gifts, Quilly. Sounds like Jientje is a very unique, creative and interesting person. It’s great that you were able to meet her in person.

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