Aruba is a Dutch island in the Caribbean. This is so beautifully obvious in it's architecture as you take a stroll around town. Shall we?
This is the beautifully restored house of a national hero Boy Ecury. It is now part of the of the complex that houses the Archeological Museum.
|Sometimes you just need to look up...|
|I am so happy that some of these old private houses have been 'saved' by turning them into Government offices.|
|This is a lovely example of a restored traditional 'Arubian House'.|
This one turned into a dutch restaurant.
|Fort Zoutman, for a bit of history, go here.|
Hope you enjoyed that. Now let's sit on the veranda. Can I offer some of my mom's lemonade?
I have been so wanting to share my niece's pinwheel quilt with you.
Remember how I told in early december how easily it was coming together?
Some quilts are like that, aren't they? After simmering for a while they almost make themselves. Others simmer for years!!!
This quilt was a wonderful way to end 2010. And my niece's joy receiving it and her proudly placing it on her bed, was quite overwhelming to me.
|Enjoy it, my sweet!|
Something struck me so deeply as I was taking these pictures. I realized for the first time (duh!!!), how much my quilts are influenced by the colours sprinkled throughout the island. I am serious, I never stopped to think that I carried these colours of my childhood with me.
I look forward to see how this new realization and acceptance translates into the quilts to come!
If you are, like me, wanting to help our Australian sisters, but so overwhelmed not knowing what to do, please Visit Robyn. She has put together a very comprehensive list as to how we can lend a hand.