|The 4 lovely ladies from the Cherokee Quilt Guild|
|Paula demo-ing in the first class to 2 of the Cherokee Quilters group and 4 lovely ladies from the Tyler Quilt Guild|
|Repeat cruisers and Robin from Stitchin' Heaven|
|This is Elephant by Cliff! He joined us one night!! He's wearing Paula's earrings as eyes and the pieces of fabric from Hampton Ridge as his nose and spots!!!|
|Robin and Lucy (in the green shirts) were with us from Stitchin' Heaven|
This year's teachers were Paula, Denice Lipscomb from Common Threads in Waxahatchie, TX and Jerry Stube from Quilter's Quarters in Leavenworth, KS. Paula taught our Simple Star and as you can see from the pictures, we had quite a few "finishers"!!! Most of the group went home with 1 or 2 finished quilt tops!! Congratulations to all of you!!!
|This one is Anne from AZ with her finished extended version of Simple Star|
|I think that is Jane hiding behind her finished top from Jerry's class|
Now did I tell you we were on Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas? You may have heard about us on the news on Sunday, March 23rd, because we were one of the two cruise ships that were floating around the Gulf of Mexico all day and not sitting in the Port of Galveston! We woke up to dense fog and news of the oil spill that closed the Port!! We finally docked around 6 PM and were on our way home by 9:30!! I have to applaud the crew of the Navigator. They were wonderful and made every effort to ensure that we enjoyed our last, but unplanned "day at sea"!!! And to think that as we finally left the port, they were just beginning to board the next group and heading back out to sea - probably around midnight - and I'm sure they greeted them with the same enthusiasm that we received when we boarded on the previous Sunday. Job well done Navigator of the Seas crew!!!!
|We were not alone out there. Someone counted at least 50 other||ships of some sort.|
|At the curb in Galveston and waiting to go home!! Yup, that's 8 suitcases (3 big ones are quilts for our trunk show)!!|
Until next time, happy quilting!!