Sunday, March 30, 2008

Pictures and updates

At last, the wire to the camera has been found and I have some pictures to share. Unfortunately, our pictures from the first four days are only memories as our digital camera was stolen. We left it in a cab going from the beach to the ferry on our trip to Calebra and although we realized it right away the cab had gone back for another fare. We did catch up with the driver on his return but the camera was gone -either taken by another passenger or the driver. Luckily, our video camera takes still pictures as well video so we continued on using that one. We hit 7 beaches in 10 days so there were lots of beach pictures.

This first one was taken in Old San Juan in "Pigeon Park". It is the only place you are allowed to feed the pigeons. They live in a wall with built in pigeonholes.

Pardon my slightly inebriated grin! This was taken at sunset on Joba Beach. It's more of a surfer dude beach where there is several places to purchase a Carona!

This was taken at Hacienda Juanita which is 1600 feet above sea level. To get there you drive on this super narrow winding road which makes the Coastal Highway in California look like a super highway! Scary! This place used to be a coffee plantation and still grows a small crop. It's been here since the 1800's. It's now a parador, or small hotel, the rooms were beautiful with a Mexican influence. Wish we could have stayed there for a few days.

This last one was taken at sunset from our balcony in La Parguera. We loved this southern side of the island. The beaches were absolutely beautiful. We would love to return to Puerto Rico. The beaches are spectacular and the people were very friendly. Once you get out of San Juan, there is so much beautiful country to see and one beach is more beautiful than the next.

I have gotten back into the sewing groove. As Calico Cat told me when I was whining to her last week about being unmotivated, Just do it!! I completed my March postcards, the theme was "Portraits". I have been collecting old photos of children for years and this theme gave me an opportunity to spotlight 6 of my favorites. Here is one of them. This cutie looks like one of my students from years ago. The photo is printed on fabric and the frame is a satin. I stitched around the opening and stamped "Forget me not" on them all. This one was a little off so I kept it for myself. The others are on their way to England and France to my international PC friends.

I also cut out a quilt for my bed for the spring and summer. I got the blocks all put together and hope to have a flimsy sans borders this week to show you.

Lastly, I have started working on a new project through my LQS. It is a pattern by Crab Apple Farm called "Winter Wonderland"

We have all bought the pattern and will get together once a month for "snowman night" to work on our projects together. I am doing my blocks in blue and white. That way I can keep it up all through the winter. I have two of the redwork blocks done already. I love doing them when I am watching tv at night. They work up so fast!! This is a pretty big quilt so I'm not sure I will do all of the pieced blocks. I'm thinking about doing a wall hanging for the entryway.

Whewwww, well that's me all caught up. I am also caught up in "March Madness" with the women's NCAA games. We are rooting for our UConn team to go to the Final Four and win it all!

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Will catch up with you in blogland.


Screen Door said...

OH to have a LQS!!!! I love the snowman quilt-- never seen one before like it. looks like fun. Keep us in tune with your progress,

Tracey in CT said...

Looks like you had a great trip! So sorry to hear about the camera.
The snowman quilt is very cute!

Diana said...

Wow, when you get going, you really go! The postcard looks great. Don't you wonder who the little girl was and who she grew up to be?

Clare said...

Lovely sandy beaches, clear blue water and plan trees. What more can a girl ask for! What a bummer about the camera. DH left his brand new Ptractika on the back of a chair in a restaurant once. Of course it wasn't there when he went back. Oooh France! Like Diana said, do you ever wonder who those children were/are.

Libby said...

Looks like a wonderful trip . . . although I would have definitely passed on the pigeons *s* The sunset photo looks like a postcard. Isn't vacation wonderful?

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Your trip pics look fab. so sorry about the camera loss...I can't imagine how frustrating it must have been. The new project looks the pattern.

YankeeQuilter said...

I have an advertisement for that pattern pinned up on my board! I was debating getting I need another project. But I love the setting.

Thanks for the sunshine photos...I could use a few days on the beach with a few coronas right now!

Finn said...

Hi Annie, what wonderful pictures...wish I had been there too. Maybe someday *VBS*, altho I'm not much of a 'beach' babe, more like a babe in blogland as Marcie calls us...LOL
So happy to see a LQS(unknown in these parts) and a new project(known all too well!). It looks like a winner for sure. Big hugs, Finn

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Congrats on the 25 years, well done! The holiday looked a great way to celebrate, pity about the camera.
Love the postcards, tracey

julieQ said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time! Too bad about your camera...

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