Thursday, March 27, 2008

Hola!



Hello, blogging friends!   I have missed you and am anxious to get caught up on all your quilty doings.   Since I last saw you, I traveled over 5,000 miles--whew!    DH and I have been to Tucson and Mexico.     I love, love, love Tucson.   This was our second visit there and I just adore how the city has a ring of mountains around it.    We took a tour to the northwest part of Mexico to see  Copper Canyon, San Carlos and the Sea of Cortez, the Spanish-inspired town of Alamos and some amazing ruins in Paquime.   We had some amazing food.   I have to say, though, that I was awfully glad to re-enter the US and felt a strong urge to get down and kiss the ground of America.

The first photo is of a gorgeous sunset we saw in San Carlos.   The town is just beautiful and is a resort spot.    A bit pricey--glad we got the tour prices!!!   Second photo is a basket made by a Tarahuamara Indian.   The Tarahuamaras are a gentle people who live in the canyons in crude housing.   The baskets are made from the agave plant (yep, same plant they make tequila from.)  It was intriguing to watch the Indians work on the baskets.  The leaves are cut into thin strips, then woven into baskets.   I think everyone on the tour bought at least one Tarahuamara basket!   I brought several back for gifts.   Third photo is all my quilt shop treasures.   Tucson has some fabulous quilt shops.   I shopped at three and was so tickled--each had its own personality.   I actually do have plans for most of the purchases.

I am so ready to get back into my sewing room.   I am picking up the Madeira strip quilt from the longarmer tomorrow so binding will be the first order of business.  Then I want to tackle some UFOs so I can start using all my new goodies with a clear conscience!!   

16 comments:

CONNIE W said...

Welcome back...looking forward to more posts now. ;)

Jacquie said...

Welcome Back! First glimpse of the trip looks pretty darn great. Can't wait to see and hear more.

Patti said...

We missed you Vera - glad you are back! Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation. The basket is beautiful!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Welcome HOME! You were missed. What a treat to read of your adventures and see all your quilty goodies, too.

*karendianne.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Glad you had a wonderful vacation! Fun goodies! It is so fun to travel, but there is no place like home!

Libby said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip . . . you probably need a little 'siesta' before you get back to all regular everyday life. Glad you're back *s*

Yummers! said...

I'm glad you're back and had a great time. I know that feeling of returning to the states and wanting to kiss our soil. Tears roll every time I return from another country.

Happy quilting!
Joni

Finn said...

Hi Vera, welcome home *VBS* We are happy to have you back in blogland! Sounds like a wonderful vacation. I've been longing to see Tucson ever since I read Barbara KIngsolvers book "High Tide In Tucson". It sounds beautiful.
Happy getting back to stitching, Hugs, Finn

kjquilts said...

Welcome home! I love the fabric!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks like you had a great time...welcome back

Karen said...

Glad you are back. I missed you.

Pen Pen said...

Welcome home! Can't wait to see more pictures.

Darlene said...

Hi - welcome home! Tucson does have some wonderful shops! I love that they all have a different 'flavor'. The basket is beautiful.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Welcome home and that sunset photo is beautiful.

Karen said...

Oh, to have been looking over your shoulder at all the beautiful sights, including those three quilt shops with the distinctive personalities :-) .

Mary said...

Sounds like a great trip! I'm ready for some fun travel too but it will have to wait a few weeks. I do plan to tag along with Keith on a trip to San Diego after the move - I probably will plop myself by the pool with a stack of books and not move!