The cruise was fantastic!! Thank you Gloria and Vicky (Olde Green Cupboard designs) for planning such a great trip. We were on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas and we went to St. Thomas and St. Maarten. We were supposed to make a stop at Coco Cay (RCCL's private beach in the Bahamas), but you don't actually dock there and the seas were a little too rough for the tender boats - thank you Captain for considering our safety!! We toured St. Thomas and did a little jewelry shopping and hit Orient Beach on St. Maarten for a day of sun and fun.
The group was small, so we really got to know our fellow quilting cruisers - some old friends and some new friends. Three teachers, three days of teaching and three different techniques - quilting, rug hooking, and wool applique! There was also 3 different Make and Take projects. Gloria and Vicky dazzled us with some wonderful gifts and prizes too -all coordinating with their "Getting Ready for Christmas" theme.
Let me share some photos with you. The captions should tell it all!!
|Here's almost the whole group in The Crypt - cocktail party on the last night|
|Saw a lot of these iguanas near Magan's Bay on St. Thomas|
|Magan's Bay from Mountaintop in St. Thomas|
|ME, Vicky, Lynn, Gloria, and Angie enjoying our free banana daiquiri's at Mountaintop|
|Our tour bus on St. Thomas. Open air = air conditioned|
|Orient Beach on St. Maarten. Water was heavenly!!|
|Orient Beach - spent some time relaxing in these chairs!!|
|Teachers and their projects - Gloria and Vicky (on each end) and wool applique, Paula and Glory Bound quilt and Katie Puckett and snowman rug hooking|
|Gloria's Make and Take - Christmas tea towel|
|ME, Katie and Gloria and Katie's Make and Take It - a wool poinsetta pin - yes I actually made it!!|
Until next time, happy quilting!