Sunday, March 17, 2013

Back From Cuba!

I'm back!
Did you miss me?  We took a family trip over March Break to Cuba and it was just wonderful!

 

How could it not be?  Look at the view from our resort room on the first day!  Ahh sun and fun.  Just what we needed to escape the winter cold for a bit.  We stayed in Varadero Cuba - at a different resort than I stayed in last year.

I thought that I might share a few pictures from our trip.


We went on a few excursions to see more of Cuba.  We went snorkeling twice including once in the Caribbean Sea in that blue blue water.  The fish were absolutely amazing and would just follow you around.  We also did the swim with the dolphins excursion that I did last year.  Wonderful once again.

  

We went on a few boat rides as well on the different excursions - this one was a nice gentle ride up a river and back again while listening to live Cuban music - it was so nice and relaxing!

Great trip and great people!

On one of the excursions we went to a farm that had an example of a Cuban farm house on it and look what I found in the bedroom!

 

 What a neat quilt!  It looks like a half tumbler or wedge pattern with sashing.  It looks like the quilter ran out of some of the fabric used and subbed some in to finish it off.

Here's a close-up.  It is completely sewn and quilted by machine.

 

 Maybe by this machine?!  Although this machine is missing it's belt right now LOL!

 

And maybe pressed with one of these irons?  Although probably neither one of my thoughts is correct - it's fun to think that maybe it is.

I saw one other quilt in Cuba hanging from the balcony of an apartment building to dry.  I tried to snap a shot of it but the bus that we were on moved by it too quickly for me to get my camera out and grab a shot of it :-(  It was a string quilt much like the ones that Bonnie Hunter loves and I was thrilled to see it!  I tried to grab a picture honest!

 

It's behind the palm trees on the right - sigh.  Oh well!

All in all it was a great trip and I would go back to Cuba again.  The people are so wonderful and it is so safe and relaxing.  Next time I think I might try Holguin instead of Varadero.

5 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Welcome home! Sounds like you had a glorious time! I love that yellow quilt on the bed... very cool!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Can I ask which resort you stayed at this time? I have been to Veradero twice and Holguin twice. But the last stay in Veradero I didn't like the resort. Would be nice to know where you were and if you liked it.

Mary Lou Alexander said...

Thank you for your posts. I am an art quilter and am headed to Cuba later this month. I wonder if you have any tips on finding patchwork in Havana or in Varadero? Not to buy necessarily, but to see and document. I haven’t been able to find much in guidebooks or on the internet regarding quilts, handmade textiles, etc., in Cuba. Also, would sewers be interested in fabric if I took it to give as gifts? I wouldn’t want to insult anyone. Thanks for your time. Looks like your trip was wonderful!

Mary Lou Alexander said...

Thank you for your posts. I am an art quilter and am headed to Cuba later this month. I wonder if you have any tips on finding patchwork in Havana or in Varadero? Not to buy necessarily, but to see and document. I haven’t been able to find much in guidebooks or on the internet regarding quilts, handmade textiles, etc., in Cuba. Also, would sewers be interested in fabric if I took it to give as gifts? I wouldn’t want to insult anyone. Thanks for your time. Looks like your trip was wonderful!

Mary Lou Alexander said...

Thank you for your posts. I am an art quilter and am headed to Cuba later this month. I wonder if you have any tips on finding patchwork in Havana or in Varadero? Not to buy necessarily, but to see and document. I haven’t been able to find much in guidebooks or on the internet regarding quilts, handmade textiles, etc., in Cuba. Also, would sewers be interested in fabric if I took it to give as gifts? I wouldn’t want to insult anyone. Thanks for your time. Looks like your trip was wonderful!