All the blocks from one person.
Please note the blue sky.
Photographic evidence to look back on when we revert to the winter default of grey clouds.
My husband paid a visit to the home in Mexico City last week.
The walls are slowly being replastered.
The director of the home thanks everyone who has helped. Apart from brightening up the surroundings considerably, he reiterated how important it has been for the children to have something that belongs to them only and is nothing like any of the other quilts.
It makes them feel individual, special and that they are wanted.
The children have also been busy baking cookies and cakes to sell in the local market, to help raise funds for the home.
And honing their icing skills.
Now, I know over the course of this year, as I have photographed the various Soy Amado quilts around this island idyll I call home, that I have no doubt massively boosted visitor numbers here. Much like when people visit LA and take a bus tour round the 'homes of the stars', I am sure the buses I have seen chugging round the island are on a Soy Amado quilt location tour.
However, before you go booking that trip of a lifetime, I do feel, in the interests of full disclosure, that you should know exactly what you're stepping in to when you arrive here. So, I'm sharing some of the headlines from the local newspaper over the past week or so, just to give you the bigger picture.
|Swap 'man' for 'woman' and add in 'in-law' after 'mother' and that could quite well be me|
|Wasn't me. Honest.|
|Top legal 'speed' here is 35m.p.h so he was probably hammering along at 41 m.p.h|
And my personal favourite:
|I'm still looking...|