Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I am now almost three weeks back from a lovely vacation and back to work! Laundry has been done and life is back to "normal".  I did have time to go to MQX East Quilt show in Providence.  This show is always inspiring with the focus on the quilting.  Here are a couple of my favorites from the show.

 This was best of show and you can see why.  It is called "America Let it Shine" made by Sherry Reynolds of Laramie, WY.  Here is  the description she wrote. It is just fabulous!This one is called "From a Dark Place" made by Lisa Teichmann of Amherst, NH.

 ICU- Do u c me? made by Brigit Scheuller of Germany. Here is a close up.

and finally Turtle Bay by Claudia Pfeil of Germany. There were several international entries to this show. Of course, there was shopping! I bought some needed thread and a couple of pantos and played around on the set up longarms at the show.  A wonderful time with friends.


As for my March goals - they were basically ignored but I am coming back with a vengeance in April as I have just returned from a FOUR day quilt retreat.  I completed 6 baby bibs for a new nephew and niece. I completed all of my Sampler blocks and SAL blocks so I am up to date with them and I completed three tops. Pics will follow later this week. Really happy with that progress!!
In other news, the lovely lady ibelow is coming to live at my house in the very near future. Although I love my Sunshine 16, I am ready to move onto more detailed quilting that is not possible with my Sunny.  I will be looking to find a good home for my Sunny and the Grace frame she lives on.  If you know of anyone who might be interested, let me know. I'll be posting pics of Sunny and her frame next week. Can't wait for my new quilting partner to arrive!!! May 1st is her arrival date.  Maybe I'll call her MAY!




Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Buenas Dias from Puerto Rico

Hola! Arrived in San Juan on Sunday morning and spent 2 days in the "New York" of PR. We rented a car and headed out to the western part of the island yesterday and will spend 3 days in Rincon. This is a much quieter laid back place. Lots of bars with rum punch and mojitos. Had dinner high in the treetops last nite. An excellent tapas menu and great wine selection.


This was our view from a little bar on the beach last night. We are going to snorkel today and of course more laying around on the beach.


This second pic was our view from the balcony in San Juan.
We are staying at a little inn here in Rincon. There are no chain hotels here. It is a little more rustic but everyone is very accommodating. The roosters woke us this morning.
I hope to get some pics of them tomorrow morning. Adios!