Project Quilting 12.3

I don’t know about you, but I’m having trouble imagining vacations and being able to travel again.

I thought of going to visit kids, grands and great grands and that sounded busy and fun. My mind then took to wandering down the Pacific Coast Highway which DH would like to do in the next couple of years. Then I thought of the one vacation spot that I would like to return to. In my virtual, dream vacation I will get to Havana and go to the Coco Cabana and have a Cuba Libra in that famed bar. It’s on my bucket list since I didn’t get there when I did vacation in Cuba.

Can you imagine blue water, white sandy beaches, incredibly friendly people and a few side tours away from a resort to keep you entertained? Mangrove tours and riding on a double decker bus were highlights. That was my trip to Cuba back in 2012. I went with some good friends and had fun. We spent sunny days on the beach under the palm thatched cabanas, reading, walking and swimming. The ocean swimming ended for me when a fishing boat pulled up beside me. They had caught a barracuda which was swimming right beside me! I’ve never seen such big sharp teeth on a fish!

It was a lovely vacation and I’m going back someday 😉

To keep the palm thatched cabana, beautiful sandy beaches and blue, blue water in mind I made an abstract mug rug to sit on my sewing table.

My embroidery is rusty so the palm fronds don’t look quite right 😉

Now I have a daily, visual reminder that some day we will be able to travel and a real vacation is on the list for “Someday…..When we can…..”

Thanks for visiting. 😉 Carol

Linking with Persimmon Dreams PQ 12.3


Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

13 thoughts on “Project Quilting 12.3

  1. Cuba was never on my list of things to do, but a friend went in 2019, and she feels like you do. Her pictures and tales of the sights were wonderful. Hmmm…. She’s also from Canada, though very Eastern. Maybe it’s a Canadian thing? LOL

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    1. Susan it could be a Canadian thing, especially for those of us from the east coast. 😉I don’t know where your friend is from, but I was born in New Brunswick? Maybe it’s the water and beaches that’s such a draw. The people were amazingly friendly and service was great. It was just so nice to enjoy the warm, sunny beach from the shade of the cabana. Perhaps it has something to do with our long winters?


  2. I love Cuba also. I live in Alberta and my husband and I have been there twice. We stayed at more secluded and smaller resorts and had excellent experiences both times. In fact, we had plans to go again and then covid happened. We plan to make Cuba an annual vacation when the world gets back to normal.

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    1. Delaine the friends I went with in 2012 go twice a year with Sol Cayo Coco being the choice of resort; small and such friendly staff. I had hoped to get back there this year but with Covid, bought a long arm instead. I’m hoping in a year or so to go again with my friends. I hope you manage to make it an annual occasion. I’m guessing my next real vacation will be to Alberta to see kids, grands and great grands 😉


  3. I’ve never thought about visiting Cuba, either, but your description certainly makes it sound like a lovely place to visit. The barracuda episode, might have given me pause as well! I like your little project to remind you of your hope to return.

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    1. Wendy it’s not surprising since Cuba has been on America’s No Go List. I don’t even know if it’s allowed again or if the orange monster put it back on the list. The people and the mangrove swamp tour made it so much fun. The barracuda; not so much 😉

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  4. Snap! On both of us loving our trips to Cuba. That water is otherworldly isn’t it? Were you in Varadero? When you said double-decker bus, I wondered, because that’s how we went into town. Hopefully next year we can return. I like your mug rug reminder of warmer days!

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    1. We were out in Ciego d Ávila Province at a resort on the Jardines del Rey islands. We weren’t in a town but Moron is about 65 km away. We went by double decker bus into town and to a few other destinations and did a couple of tours to the cigar factory and to a mangrove swamp. Mostly we just enjoyed the beaches and did a lot of walking. 😁


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