Monday, April 7, 2014

Here and There and Everywhere

I'm truly not sure how I drifted away from blogging for such a long time.  It was no one thing.  It was a little of this:

 

That's Santa Cruz beach and boardwalk with my youngest grandson and my DIL.  It was a gorgeous spring day.  Have no idea why we are crouched over...

And a lot of this:

 





 
These are a couple of photos from my birding trip to Cuba.  The 1950s American cars are amazing!  Actually, Cuba is an amazing place to visit.  I was only there for 2 weeks, but I think that had something to do with my blogging absence.
 
 
The next excuse erh.. uh.. reason I have for not blogging, is that I came back from Cuba and then put my house on the market.  It sold right away and I have until June 30th to move.  To get the house ready for sale, I had to de-clutter and pack up and empty out.  Yea, my stash had to be packed up...I thought I kept out everything I needed to finish a few projects, but I seem to be missing some critical fabric for my Gees Bend quilt.  And I packed the Robert Kaufman Kona solids card, so I'm not sure what the name of the missing fabric is for purposes of ordering more.  I could head to the storage unit to try and find the box that has that fabric in it, but it might be a needle in the haystack process.  Ordering sounds easier!
 
I did get a couple of finishes.  I was participating in the Q1 2014 FAL and had hoped to get 4 projects finished.  I am quite pleased, under the circumstances, that I got 2 projects finished.  Here they are:
 
The first project I finished was the second in a "study" if you will.  I'm thinking a third one is needed to round out the study.  No, I don't know what I am going to do with these babies - wall hanging?  gift?  Yes, I did quilt it myself which is not at all like me!

 
 

 





My second finish is a very long standing project.  I am quite sure I made the top in 2012...  Here she is - my improvisational quilt.  It's a fun little quilt made with scraps.  I like including the central fabric from a prior quilt in little bits and pieces that show up in a later quilt.  I did quilt this piece also.  I really need to learn to be a better machine quilter if I'm going to keep this up!



Whew - I think I have caught you up on everything that has happened in the last 3 months.  Let's see if I can actually get some sewing done before I move.

Aaaaaanyway, that's it from the Robertson household.

6 comments:

  1. oh goodness you have been busy and then some! Cuba huh? Don't get to go there every day! ;-)
    Your finished projects are beautiful! Yes, do a third 'study!'

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    1. Thanks Debbie for your positive comments! A third it is.

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  2. That's a lot to catch up on. You got more of your Q1 finishes done than I did and I didn't leave the country or put my house on the market. Your quilting looks great, keep it up.

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    1. Thanks Karen. I'm going to try again for Q2. Maybe I'll get some oldies finished.

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  3. Love your improv quilt. Trying to quilt and blog and move is something I know a little about....I'm still not recovered.

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  4. I can't believe you sold your house!!! I love your condo/apartment and it was so convenient to downtown Los Altos.

    Your quilts are great and I love the quitling on the improv piece.

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