Sunday, June 19, 2011

Coming to you now from FLORIDA

I can't believe it has been 2 months. Although I knew that I would lose a lot of time during the move, it still surprises me just how much.

So what have I been up to? Well after Easter and my girlies' birthdays, we prepared for my older daughter's graduation from ECU with 2 degrees no less!! I couldn't have been prouder.

Copyrighted 2010, "Flutterbys" NESTLINGS by Robin

These little framed butterflies were good-bye gifts to a wonderfully fun group of women I met with occassionally. They were gracious enough to invite me into their world and I will be forever grateful! Thank you!!

It was then time to visit my mother in Virginia one more time before moving. On the way, I FINALLY got the photo of the Tobacco Flowers that I had been trying to get for 4 years. They are so delicate for such a deadly plant.

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Since the visit was right after Mother's Day, I was able to hand deliver my gift to her. Plus that gave me the excuse I needed to have a few more days to finish it:)

Added bonus: I was able to see my nephew that I hadn't seen in 2+ years...WOW he had grown and what a little personality. Here he is being a ham AND being licked to death by my Juni:)

All the work I had done before my trip to finish entries for the local quilt guild show paid off with 2 Blue Ribbons. Here is one for the challenge quilt that I named, "Snow Bird". The second one I will not show since I have entered it in Houston and don't want to jinx it:)

So now I live in Florida (Tampa Bay area) and this is a flower from my backyard. I don't know what it is but it is Orange, one of my favorite colors, so it doesn't really matter to me as long as it keeps blooming:)


Katherine said...

Is it a canna lily?

KevinB said...

Welcome to Florida. Not too far away, I'm in Orlando and a fellow QuiltArt member.

Janice PD said...

Hi Robin! I may be moving to your area in the fall. I used to live in Sarasota and can't wait to get back.

Susan said...

Congrats on the blue ribbons. Can't wait to see the other winner, hopefully at Houston!

Robin said...

Katherine, it is a canna lily and I have always wanted some of those plants:)
Kevin, thanks for the welcome.
Janice, email me when you get here!
Susan, you and me both!!
I appreciate you all taking the time to check in over here at NESTLINGS:)

norma said...

Kudos on your blue ribbon and good luck on getting into Houston. I hope you enjoy your new digs in Florida.

Stacey said...

Good to finally hear from you, i have been checking to see if you made it to your new destination.
Your work is an inspiration, i have made a quilt and red white blue themed runner and banner....i am very proud of you!